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Across My Desk: Stay-At-Home Moms

We all know that stay-at-home moms don't get the credit they deserve for the work they do 24/7. And, if they received a paycheck for that work it would be a whopper.

According to a recent study from Salary.com, here's the skinny on the current state of affairs for today's at-home moms:

  • If stay-at-home moms got a regular paycheck for their daily responsibilities, this year's check would be 2% larger than last. The latest study of how much compensation "nonworking" moms deserve pegged their 2006 pay at $134,121 up from 2005's $131,471.

  • Moms who work outside the home should be entitled to $85,876 annually for the "mom" portion of their work, in addition to their regular salary.

  • Psychologist, laundry machine operator, computer operator, and facilities manager are new to this year's list of top 10 mom job responsibilities.

  • Working moms and those who stay at home both send about four hours a week nurturing the emotional needs of their kids and work an average of 90 hours per work.
With Mother's Day right around the corner, how about giving Mom some extra credit, respect and love. Odds are, she deserves it!

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