The value of a mum


What is the value of a mum?

We have just had Father’s Day, and of course fathers are important – but what is the value of a mum?

Did you realise that according to some recent research, mums are actually worth more than dads! That is when it comes to unpaid child care and household tasks. This research says that Dads are worth £23,971, while Mums are worth £31,627. I think Mums are worth more than that even!

I know that all families are different – and there are stay at home dads and mums, single dads etc etc so I am going to talk about the worth of my mum.

mother and baby

My Mummy’s Day

Mummy’s alarm goes off at 6am and she gets up at 6.30am.

It is a mad blur of getting me dressed, getting my drink and snacks together for the day, giving me my drink of milk and my breakfast, getting my other things ready, depending on what I am doing for the day. Plus washing me, brushing my teeth and showering herself.

Every morning Mummy could be… taking Bella for a walk, putting some washing on, washing up, packing up different school bags, finding lost shoes, coats, homework, pens and more.

All this and we have to leave at 8.15am!

She drives the twenty minutes to school, then it is just me and Mummy. She looks after me all day – except Tuesday’s when I go to Nana’s and Mummy works. I have just started playgroup on Wednesday and Friday mornings too, for two hours. Then Mummy goes up to Nana’s because it is closer to playgroup, and she works on the blog.

The rest of the days we may meet up with Mummy’s friends for a coffee, we go for walks, we go shopping, we go to the beach. We go home and if I have a nap, Mummy gets on with her work. At weekends, Mummy is usually driving big bro or sis to and from town, or friends, to meet ups or sleep overs.

After we pick up Lea and Luke from school at 3.20 we may meet Nana and Grandad for a drink or a walk, or we may go home.

Then it is … walking Bella, putting washing out – getting washing in, making tea, washing up, homework for big bro and sis and maybe revising. Bit of housework, tidying up, bath time and at 7pm Mummy tries to settle me into bed. I like stories, and my milk, and my little routine, so it can take up to an hour to settle me!

Then…. Mummy works on the blog until 10 or 11pm.

Phew! Busy Mummy!

I think Mummy does a great job 🙂




  1. You have a VERY busy Mummy, Ickle Pickle! You are very lucky to have her. I’m sure that she loves every moment of it though 🙂 x
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  2. It’s non-stop for us mums! She does do a great job x
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  3. This is a great post! Us mummies do work very hard x
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  4. Your Mummy sounds very busy! I’m a zombie come evening times, I couldn’t manage blogging until so late! Xx
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  5. Us Mummies do work very hard don’t we, but I wouldn’t change it for the world x
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  6. I think your mummy works very hard indeed. I do think that it is time that we saw men and women as equals
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  7. I think your mummy does a great job too. I try my best with my kids, but I know I am lucky that they are very helpful and lovely and that their dad is pretty good too!
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  8. Being a mum really is none stop – it’s the most exhausting thing I have ever done, but it is also without doubt the best thing ever!
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  9. Your mummy does work hard – and she does it because she loves you very much! x
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  10. Mums are priceless! As are Dads, of course.
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  11. This is a cute post and really gets the point across about how important both parents are to kids. But, especially the Mum! thanks for posting.
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  12. It’s hard work being a mom, huh? Worth every minute of it, though.

  13. We shouldn’t lose focus on anyone as the family unit as a whole works hard to be a valuable member of the family. All members are invaluable. If it wasn’t for my husband I wouldn’t be able to stay home, and I wouldn’t be able to have my kids in dance classes or activities. We wouldn’t be able to homeschool either. While my days are equally as long while hes at work he misses out on priceless memories, but someone has to bring home the bacon, no? He is out the door before I get out of bed, and sometimes home after we have enjoyed a hot meal. He doesn’t complain, while I tell him how many messes the kids make or how many items ended up in the toilet, he just keeps smiling. While Mommies are very important piece to the puzzle, so are Daddies!

  14. I don’t think you can put a price on Mums or Dads at all – we’re priceless 😉
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  15. It’s never ending. Mom’s don’t get breaks or vacations. They are the best.
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  16. Mummy does an awesome job, I have no idea how she fits it all in. There’s no amount of money that could show the value of your Mummy xx

  17. Love this story! You certainly do have a very busy day!
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  18. Wow! Crazy life as a mom!! I can’t wait until I can have kids of my own.

  19. I think moms are way undervalued, it’s true. It’s a always on job every single day (but so worth it).
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  20. A stay at home parent is worth millions. They work so hard.

  21. Yup, families do differ, but I definitely agree with you. While the dads try to earn for the family, the mom does all the job of taking care of the family, the house and then some.

  22. We do have to pack a whole lot into a day dont we!
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  23. It sounds as though your mum does a fabulous job and is worth her weight in gold x
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  24. I don’t even stop for breath some days it feels like. Better now my son’s at school, but different pressures still.
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  25. Mommy’s are really busy. There is zero doubt about that one in my book!

  26. Hope you were LOVED on Mum’s Day. It is our very special day to be cherished especially that day.
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  27. Interesting research but of course mums and dads are equally valuable…in so many ways.
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  28. I think parents are worth so much, to the exten you can’t even put a figure on it. They are in call 24/7 and it’s basically a chef, cleaner, carer etc all rolled into one x
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  29. We Mums do like to keep ourselves busy, but the worth of my kids is so far above my own so I think it’s a fair trade off 🙂
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  30. Your days are extra busy. Moms have the most demanding job in the world and we do it without expecting anything in return.
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  31. It’s certainly hard work being a mum. I feel really lucky to have a really supportive partner so think it’s so impressive when people do it without.
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  32. I think it’s impossible to measure the value of any contributor to the family unit, particularly in monetary terma, because how would you quantify it accurately? You can’t really put a figure on contributions, such as teaching your children to do things, and inventing new ways of doing things to make it fun. Plus, I always think The Husband should get extra points, when he does the same as me, but on top of being at work overnight! x
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