by Dr. D ~ April 17th, 2012
(Ann Romney -Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)
Do stay at home moms ‘never work a day’ in their lives like Democratic advisor Hilary Rosen recently accused Ann Romney of? Ridiculous, right? Here’s a study that estimates the worth of full time homemakers at $112,962 a year.
The controversy started when Hilary Rosen made the following comment on TV about Ann Romney’s value to Mitt as an advisor:
"His wife has actually never worked a day in her life. She’s never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing, in terms of how do we feed our kids, how do we send them to school and why do we worry about their future."
Ann Romney who raised 5 kids and has 16 grandchildren responded on Twitter:
"I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work."
Response: How valuable are stay at home moms? I really don’t believe that it can be accurately calculated even though Salary.com came up with the figure above. The value of moms raising children whether they ‘work’ (have a job) or not is beyond any financial calculation to families and society.
Rosen’s comment does put the liberal bias against traditional American families on display. Unless a woman has her own ‘career’ she is considered relatively worthless in the progressive hierarchy. Stay at home moms are a devalued life choice among many in America.
However, are latch-key children today really better off than those whose mother is always there when they come home from school? Obviously not. Yet most mothers find it necessary to work at least part time in today’s economy. In the meantime, mothers that do stay at home should not be looked down upon but celebrated for the sacrifices that they have chosen to make for their children and families. *Top