According to, stay-at-home moms would rake in $117,000 a year for services they provide if they sold them on the open market. The activities included in the total include: housekeeper, day care teacher, van driver, psychologist and chief executive officer. A 2006 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics study did not include all of those elements (van driving and psychologist were not included), but they did show how irreplaceable mom is.

ALC #025 - All of Mom’s hard work adds up - May 7, 2008