Blogger explains why he can’t afford a stay-at-home mom – Poll
In this day and age, it often feels like we take the work of moms for granted, especially the work of those who stay at home full-time to take care of the kids and home. One man seeks to change that perspective.
How much do you value what stay-at-home moms do? One daddy blogger doesn't think most husbands could even afford a stay-at-home mom if they really thought about it.
In the blog "We are Glory," Steven Nelms writes about all of the hard work his wife puts into raising his three-year-old and taking care of the home, adding a dollar amount to the plethora of services she provides to the family every single day. Nanny services? About $36k a year. Cleaning? $5200 a year, he claims. These, along with personal shopping services, meal preparation, and finance budgeting (among other things) mean that a stay-at-home mom's work is valued at over $70k a year, he states.
It's a price that he just can't afford, says Nelms. Because of this, he wants to emphasize how lucky husbands are to have stay-at-home partners who can devote so much time and effort into making home and family life such a success.
Do you think Nelms is onto something? Do we really undervalue the work that stay-at-home moms do on a daily basis? Or is he just making other dads and husbands look bad? Answer our poll below!