Entries in Moms (2)


Fathers Day 2012: Are Dads Worth Less Than Moms?

Maria Teijeiro/Lifesize/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- With Father's Day around the corner, the last thing a father probably wants to hear is that he's valued less at home than mom.

But according to's 2012 Father's Day Index, a dad's home front contributions were valued at just over $20,000 -- nearly one-third of what mom would earn.'s index assesses the value of dad's domestic duties based on the hourly compensation individuals receive for performing the same tasks, according to data from Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Turns out, dad's work around the house would earn him a paycheck of $20,248 for the year, up a mere $103 from last year's index.  The site assessed mom's valuation for 2012 at $60,182. assigned more 'fix-it' jobs to dad, and more nurturing jobs to mom in the index.

The site lists dad's jobs to include barbequing, helping with homework, moving furniture, coaching a team and performing maintenance around the house.  Meanwhile, mom's jobs at home included shopping for her family, nursing wounds, giving haircuts and cleaning up. Specifically, One of mom's jobs was finding out what the kids were up to.  For this task, she earned $869 annually, which was extrapolated from BLS earnings of private detectives and investigators.

Still, moms and dads performing the same jobs for the same amount of time would earn different wages. Based on the index, a father would earn $12.03 hourly for driving the kids, which estimates he'd perform nine hours a week for 52 weeks out of the year.  However, a mom performing the same task for the same amount of time would earn $13.83 an hour, according to the website.

There were no projections for how much it would cost to hire a babysitter under "jobs" for dad, a task for which mom earned $19,196 annually, nearly all of dad's salary.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


Disney Study: Moms Spend 24 Hours a Week Online

Photo Courtesy - PRNewsFoto | Disney Online(NEW YORK) -- A new study shows that the typical mom spends 24 hours a week surfing the Web. Most of that time, according to Disney Online's Mom on a Mission research study, is spent connecting with family, searching for information and managing their lives.

"Our study results showed that technology and the Internet are helping to make moms' lives more manageable, so they can spend more quality time with their families,” said Paul Yanover, EVP of Disney Online.

The study, released Wednesday, included two phases: consumer immersion blogs and online quantitative study. In the first phase, nine moms interacted in a secure, online blog for one week, uploading video, images and text. The second phase was an online study of 3,300 females, ages 21-54, who were either pregnant or had one child 14 years old or younger.

The top subjects researched by moms online include deals and discounts and recipes. Other topics include family activities, entertainment and travel, personal health, arts/crafts projects, holiday planning and activities.
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