Thursday, May 3, 2007

Three for Thursday

Item #1: Show Me the Money

According to an analysis by, the work that at-home moms provide for their families would earn them $138,000 per year in the marketplace, Reuters reported. The folks say they came up with this figure because they believe at-home moms do 10 jobs including: Housekeeper, cook, day care center teacher, laundry machine operator, van driver, facilities manager, janitor, computer operator, chief executive officer and psychologist.

“The typical mother puts in a 92-hour work week . . . working 40 hours at base pay and 52 hours overtime,” Reuters said.

Item #2: Speaking of Mothers. . .

The New York Post ran a piece this week entitled, “Mothers Grim,” which said that moms are usually the saddest people in the house. Citing a national poll of 1,000+ mothers, the Post said that 47 percent of the moms reported that they were “the least happy person in the household. Husbands, sons and daughters accounted for 70 percent of the votes for ‘happiest’ family members.”

The reasons for the sadness: Stress and not enough time to do everything.

Item #3: Hot Moms Club Picks “A Suburban Mom: Notes from the Asylum” As a Good Mother’s Day Gift

I kid you not.

First the nomination for “hottest mommy blogger” last week. Now this.
Stefanie Wilder-Taylor, author of Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay and Hot Moms Club editor, included “Suburban Mom” on her list of good books to buy for moms with ‘tudes.

“Anyone with kids will relate to Meredith’s sense of fun and want to immediately set up a playdate with her,” Wilder-Taylor wrote.

E-mail Meredith

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