Mom upside down is WOW. And once you understand, once you have walked in the shoes of a stay at home mom, you'll see why you need to show a little more respect for the WOW she creates in the lives she cares for.
This is just a partial list. But consider the salaries people earn for doing these jobs and you may start thinking about sending a check to your mother. You should at least pick up the phone and call her.
I say Private and Personal in the list below because when services like these are provided on a private or personal level, they cost more. A mom is a mom to one family, so these services are provided on a personal level in a private manner.
Private Child Care, 24/7 with no time off unless someone else is hired to do it. Going to a job and leaving your child with someone else does not necessarily make life easier. It might if you have live-in care. I would hope having live-in care would make life easier, but I think Maria Shriver would have a few things to say about that.
Private Chef, available at a moments notice to whip up waffles for one or chicken enchiladas for ten.
Personal Shopper and Errand Runner
Personal Maid, keeps everything picked up and organized.
Private House Cleaner, scrubbing floors, toilets and windows.
Personal Financial Manager and Correspondence Expert - calling on bills, taking creditor calls when things are bad, dealing with medical bills.
Personal Home Service Coordinator - scheduling of services, meeting service personnel for appointments.
Private Taxi, at the drop of a hat whisks the little ones off to where ever.
Private Tutor, for more that just math and social studies.
Personal Travel Agent and Entertainment Coordinator, planning everything from trips to the zoo to classroom field trips and family reunions.
Do I dare talk about SEX??? I don't know if I've seen that on the "what it costs" list... Okay, not something you want to think about when you're thinking about Mom.