Magazine article USA TODAY

How Much Is Mom Worth? (Your Life)

Magazine article USA TODAY

How Much Is Mom Worth? (Your Life)

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If you would like to repay your mother for everything she's done for you, start saving now. A survey sponsored by Hallmark Cards, Inc., asked 507 American children between the ages of six and 11 to put a price on motherhood and, according to the results, moms are quite valuable indeed. When asked to list the favorite thing she does for them, 23% of youngsters said "plays with me," which outranked "kisses me" "hugs me," and "feeds me."

If they had "all the money in the world," 29% of the kids surveyed said they would pay Mom $1,000,000 for everything she does. When it comes to putting a price tag on specific jobs, they are willing to pay Mom an average rate of $50 per hour for playtime.

"Other studies have attempted to determine Mom's worth by looking at real-life salaries for the multitude of roles [she] plays, such as nurse, taxi driver, and executive chef," indicates Dee Dee Myers, the former White House press secretary and a new mother. …

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