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A new study done by a compensation company,, estimates that if a full-time stay-at-home mother were paid for her time and work, she would earn $134,121 a year.

And, women who work outside the home would make an extra $85.876 for the time and effort they put in at home taking care of their families after-hours.

MSNBC reports that "to reach the projected pay figures, the survey calculated the earning power of the 10 jobs respondents said most closely comprise a mother’s role — housekeeper, day-care teacher, cook, computer operator, laundry machine operator, janitor, facilities manager, van driver, chief executive and psychologist."
KC's View:
Not to demean the contributions of moms, but this study assumes that the dads aren’t doing any of the work at home. Last time we checked, we spend a fair amount of time taking out garbage, doing laundry, cooking meals, driving kids around and refereeing fights. And we are absolutely sure that we're not alone.

So let's spread the wealth a little bit.