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Stay-At-Home Moms Should Be Paid P8 Million A Year, According to Study

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They don’t officially have a job designation and are not entitled to any day-off, leaves or corporate benefits, but stay-at-home moms are worth $160,000 (more than Php 8 million) a year, or Php 621,483 a month* according to job site Salary.com.

Salary.com, which, according to their website “helps people understand their worth,” arrived at the computation by looking at several jobs “that reflect a day in the life of a mom” in 2018.

Among the jobs a stay-at-home mom does are: teacher, coach, psychologist, janitor, photographer, plumber, tailor, dietitian, and event planner for a 96-hour workweek (about 16 hours a week, 6 days a week).

Putting value to the work that stay-at-home moms put in has earned praise among women who have given up a career in favor of their family — and to them, this information is refreshing. For the longest time, stay-at-home moms have had to put up with condescending comments implying that they “do nothing” just because they stay at home. Among Filipino parents, some of the common misconceptions they hear are “Mabuti ka pa, walang ginagawa,” “Nasa bahay ka lang pala,” and “What do you do all day?”

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But raising kids in general is challenging, to say the least. Whether you’re a working or stay-at-home mom or dad, it’s hard to put monetary value on all you do for your family. But it sure is nice to know you’re worth all that

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In truth, staying at home with kids is even harder than a job, and many SAHMs share the sentiment that they don’t even get any help from their partners.

This story originally appeared on Smartparenting.com.phMinor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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