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Published: Tuesday, April 15 2014 1:20 p.m. MDT

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Reenieman
Draper, UT

That is a very powerful interview. It made me think back to all the things that my mother has done for me. I am truly so grateful that I saw that clip and read this article, it's a real eye opener. I love my mom with all my heart and just hope she knows that. With mothers day right around the bend I think I might just be spoiling her this year a little more than usual!

JP
Chandler, AZ

I love my mom and I love my wife who's also a mom. Being a mother is a difficult, trying, often unrewarding job. I appreciate what my mom did and what my wife does every day. That said, this ad is ridiculous.

135 hrs a week? That's 19 hrs a day. Yes, there have been days where my wife maybe had 5 hrs off, including sleep. But no mother anywhere has had a full year of those days. That'd kill a person. If you want to make the case that even when a mother isn't actively mothering, she's still being a mother (which is a good point and an easy case to make), the correct sum should be 168 hrs/week.

Unpaid? Well, yeah, that's one way of looking at it. But if being a stay at home mom is unpaid, then many stay at home mom's are getting half of their husband's income for doing absolutely nothing. You know, 'cause the work they're doing is unpaid.

Sorry to be such a kill joy. I'll lighten up closer to Mother's Day.

MrsH
Altamont, UT

JP, you had me until that second-to-last paragraph..."doing absolutely nothing"?
Hope your wife and your mom do not see that...LOL!!
I was agreeing with you for a while, and I am a Mom.
I think the article exaggerates a little.
But it makes a good point. Moms should be appreciated. (And I did it all plus working full time, not by choice, mind you.) And lots of moms do it alone...
God bless mothers, it is not an easy job.

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