Consider this: many families today have two working spouses. Many do so because that is the only way to meet today’s financial demands for what is considered success (education and training for one) and to handle the rising demands of life (the many bills that accompany home ownership and raising children). Other couples believe it is more important to have one non-working spouse to manage the home and raise the kids, especially in a society where children are facing much more hostile environments than in earlier times.
How much would you value what a stay at home spouse does?
Some of the articles online are a bit over the top. Mandi Woodruff in her article, Here’s How Much It Would Cost To Replace Your Mom, suggests that a stay at home spouse does things that includes things like chauffeuring and psychology.
Does the other spouse not do the same thing and hold down the job? Does the other spouse not have to deal with the psychology of the family members as well?
Free Money Finance presents a more down to earth value of the stay at home spouse, but there are probably better articles. Stay at home spouses are important, if not critical to the success of the family, but let’s not lessen the value of the other members in the family. What do you think?