I am surprised by the negative reactions to this story. I read it as acknowledging the great job millions of stay-at-home moms are doing across this country - including mine.
Maybe I need to read the story again.
No one is denigrating the work that mothers do. But it is silly to overinflate them into a monetary value that is ridiculous.
It is this exaggeration that many here are having fun with. Yes, wives and mothers (stay-at-home and otherwise) perform valuable functions. So do fathers and husbands. Neither should be doing these because they expect to be compensated like a chief executive officer for it.
You and I both! Not everything in life is a big conspiracy. LOL I read the article as you did, and took away with it the simple thought (and true one), that stay-at-home moms and working moms do alot of work and they deserve some kudos for their efforts.
I'm with you. The only message I gleaned was that stay-at-home-moms work really hard, and are providing a valuable service to their husbands and children.
Now, if the IRS starts trying to tax families with stay-at-home moms based on some kind of intangible income, then there might be an agenda here. Until then, I think it was just kind of a pat on the back to all the moms out there who left the workplace to raise a family.
It looks like we have a lot of bitter, underappreciated husbands and fathers here. (Gentlemen, Mother's Day is approaching. This is just a nice little puff piece to honor mothers. Nothing sinister or scary. The truth is, what mothers AND fathers do is priceless.)