I read a newspaper article once that listed all the jobs a mother actually does during the day. Among those listed were housekeeper, laundry machine operator, janitor, computer operator, facilities manager, chauffer, psychologist, and CEO. Salary.com compensation experts estimate that stay-at-home moms work an average of 91.6 hours a week! Can you imagine? If we analyze all the jobs covered, stay-at-home moms should be worth an estimated $134,121 annually, which comes out to about $28.16 per hour. Amazing... and sadly we don't see a dime for that.
The good news is that a mother's love is priceless. Who better to watch our children, care for our children, and raise our children but us? I possess a college degree, and actually, I will be finishing up my Bachelors degree next March. However, once my second child was born I realized that my place is at home with them. Luckily I have a husband who is a wonderful provider, so I have the option of staying at home with my children for the time being. However, the way our economy has been going, I realized that will not be an option for much longer. Once college is complete the student loan bill rolls in, once my daughter hits pre-K the need for school supplies, lunches, after school activites will roll in, and gas prices are on the rise as well as grocery prices. I was at a loss for what to do. With much prayer, I was able to find an answer.
I found a groups of ladies who were in the same boat as me. A group of ladies who were determined and motivated to find a way around the traditional "work 40 hours a week and leave my kid at daycare" option. That is exactly what I was looking for.
The program I found also is something I can believe in. It is not something I am throwing myself into just to make some cash and stay with my children. It is something I researched, that I was not pressured into, and that I feel confident about.
My goal is not to market the information that I have found, but to provide it to others. Other mothers just like me who are desperately searching for something better. We can help each other! It is only right for me to share my story with you!