Being a mom is the best job in the world, but it can also be exhausting and frustrating and seem like a thankless one.
An annual Mom Salary Survey that looks at everything moms do for their families found that if a stay-at-home mom were to get paid for her work, she would be making $118,905 a year! The survey also said that a working mom would have to add $70,107 to the salary she already makes to compensate for the 60 hours of housework she does each week on top of her full-time job.
Clearly the world couldn’t function without moms selflessly, lovingly, and self-sacrificially giving everything they have to make sure their families are well-taken care of, but a lot of times these same moms feel under-appreciated.
All it takes to lift their spirits, though, is for one person to tell them that they see what they are doing and are thankful for everything they do for their families.
That’s what happened recently when mom Kate Douglas had a rough day at home. Her boys had been giving her trouble all day and she felt exhausted and defeated.
But then her husband came home, saw what kind of a day she had, and sat down to write something that would leave her in tears. All it took was someone acknowledging her and thanking her and showing her what a difference she makes for her family for Kate to feel uplifted, supported, and loved.
Sometimes it’s the little things that make a world of difference. Read his kind words below:
So I had a hard day with my 2 boys yesterday when my husband got home I was defeated. They won. I went out for a few hours and he posted this. ALL queens need to know they are appreciated ❤️
‘After a hard day at work there is nothing better than clocking off. Some days I get home and see my beautiful wife worn out, tired, frustrated and overwhelmed by the challenges of being a mum. Unlike me she has no set hour to clock off or rewarded with overtime or bonuses for all the extra work and effort she has put in during the day. She doesn’t accumulate sick leave, Annual leave or long service, no weekly supper or weekend, no looking forward to a public holiday to shorten her week. On the 3.5.11 she clocked onto being a mum, on the 6.8.14 she started her overtime shift. 2 boys, 2 boys that never stop, that challenges every aspect of being a mother, she has never asked for a pay raise or looked for another job. So even though today was hard and you feel unappreciated or unsure if you made a difference in their lives this is how your day really went …
Your sons woke from their nice warm beds that have been lovingly washed and made by you. They ate breakfast that was organized a week ago when you wrote out the shopping list. You packed a lunchbox for 1 to go to daycare which you questioned “is it healthy enough, will he still be hungry’ whilst balancing another on your leg, arm, shoulders. You dropped off at daycare where you sat for an hour comforting him because he was having a bad day, letting him know mum will always be there. You returned home where you spent a day with a 2 year old, holding conversations and toilet training, teaching him how to make his way from toddler to a big boy. You put him down in his bed for a nap making sure he had enough energy to make it through the rest of the day, despite knowing you don’t. You spent your limited time between resting, house work, house work and house work. After all this and little rest you picked up from daycare where you took them to appointments, making sure they are as healthy as can be, Made sure they had dinner, had your first adult chat at dinner, the whole time still being a mum and solving the worlds issues.
So when you see a bad day, I see an amazing women who never calls in sick, never quits, never turns her back on the hard days and who has the power to go to bed knowing it will happen all again tomorrow, You are an amazing and fabulous mother, Even though it doesn’t seem like it, you are the greatest thing in these boys lives and we love you, for everything you do.’
I think every mom needs to hear these words more often!
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