Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Mothers - do you know your value?

Did you know....

On average, mums spend 74 hours a week on household tasks - such as cooking, cleaning and childcare - which is valued at £631 a week! Or £32,812!*

The state, my symbolic husband, doesn't pay me that much. (My symbolic husband would rather not pay me at all)
Many women, I know, aren't paid for any of it as they troop off to their "proper jobs" each and every day.

Then of course there's the mother's value in terms that aren't financial.

Many mothers do not know their own value. No idea. Society doesn't tell them, rarely tells them. No, society finds it easier to devalue them.

My son lets me know how much I'm valued.

Do you know your value?

*Legal & General survey figures. Trying to flog me life insurance....Why does all this always feel like such a scam?

Do you know your value oh valuable one?

6 comments:

Frankie P said...

Didn't know that at all, will have to make sure Mr P is aware of it.. Of coure feeling valued by the boys is what counts the most...

Stigmum said...

Interesting sums aren't they! From that legal & gen trying to get hold of our cash!
Yep, for me too, the non monetary value is the most priceless of them all. We're lucky to have the children we do x

Frankie P said...

Crikey that was as quick reponse.. Yes you are right about the children...

Stigmum said...

Finding it hard to pull away today! Lots to do I'm not doing! (Though for pots of cash I'm sure I'd get a hurry on! Er, maybe!)

Rachel Faith said...

It's a crying shame isn't it? It's such a cliche to say this, but there are places in the world where mothers (and babies) are more respected and revered.

Hey, at least we know we're awesome.

Sigh, oh well, off to juggle ten thousand things...

Stigmum said...

Yeah, here we're stigmatised whatever our choices (hence user name considering where I am!)
What the coalition thinks of mothers, flip, no regard for the roles they play at all - though a little if they're married, to someone wealthy of course...
Pffff, back to the never ending, oft repeating domestic chores...thanks for the break!!