Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mothers Day Inspirations

I've come across some articles on mothers that I want to share in honour of mother's day.

Raina Kelly talks about how modern motherhood is impossible and how there are not enough hours in a day to do everything we need to get done. It lists some things that we need to learn in order to let go of feeling not good enough. I particularly like it when they talk about how we have idealized perceptions of our mother that might not always be 100% accurate. I'm sure my mom wasn't perfect but I forgot about the little incidents and remember all the happy times.
A Mother's Day Uprising

As moms we do a lot unpaid household work such as cleaning, cooking, daycare, teacher and driver. Apparently my husband should be paying me $135,00 a year to be a stay-at-home mom. He sadly doesn't make anywhere close to that so I guess I'll keep volunteering. For those who work outside the home, you should be paid approximately $83,000 for all your work outside of work.
What's a Mother's Work Really Worth?

You can also calculate your personalized annual salary. Try presenting your husband or kids with a bill for it.

I hope everyone has a Happy Mothers Day!

7 comments:

  1. Happy Mother's Day to you! You have a beautiful family :)

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  2. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

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  3. Happy Mother's Day! (Congrats on winning the Aurora giveaway at my blog. I was just waiting on the codes to be sent my way before emailing. But, if you could send your email address to me, that would be wonderful!)

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  4. Wow- I'd make between 141-181,000!!

    Steph

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  5. Hope you had a great Mother's Day!

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  6. Great articles. I always knew I was under paid ;P

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