11 Jobs Moms Should Also Be Paid For

What hats do you wear?

There are so many hats we wear on a daily basis when taking care of our kids that sometimes we all start to wonder how much money we could really be making if we were doing this all in the real world.

Cook, clean, taxi cab … so on and so forth. You know it, because I am willing to bet you are doing it all the time just like I am.

Last week was especially crazy and I started to really think about all the stuff we do in a day, especially with three active kids — two of which are in school.

As I started to list some of them, I could do nothing but chuckle to myself and then I decided to ask the readers some of the really common jobs they could make a career, that they are doing on a daily basis.

Some of the answers made me chuckle because it is crap I do without thinking about as well.

Maybe this is why they say some stay-at-home-mothers are worth their weight in gold?

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  • A Maid 1 of 11
    A Maid
    Aren't we all part maid? After this past weekend I really realized how much my job as a mom should also be paid as a full time housekeeper.
    I know I am not the only one who feels that way!
    Photo Credit: Flickr
  • Short Order Cook 2 of 11
    Short Order Cook
    "Mommy I want a grilled cheese! Mommy I want a peanut butter and jelly! Mommy I want chicken!" I swear if I was cooking like this for a living I would be a millionaire!
    Photo Credit: Flickr
  • Referee 3 of 11
    Referee
    Child Number One! Penalty for roughing up a team mate... two minutes in the penalty box! This is how I feel these days! GRRRR!
    Photo Credit: Flickr
  • Cab Driver 4 of 11
    Cab Driver
    From school to the playground and from the playground to this friends house and that friends house...I feel like I should start putting a meter in my car!
    Photo Credit: Flickr
  • Laundry Service 5 of 11
    Laundry Service
    When I asked my readers what jobs they feel like they are doing on a daily basis, Ashley C said she feels like a laundry service! I hear ya Ashley! I am right there with you!
    Photo Credit: Flickr
  • Nurse 6 of 11
    Nurse
    I feel like I am often playing nurse myself! Reader Vicki M submitted this one!
    Yeah, and right after this my oldest toddler decided to empty the contents of his stomach all over my living room floor! Yay!
    Photo Credit: Flickr
  • Mind Reader 7 of 11
    Mind Reader
    Oh a mind reader! Looks like reader Ashley C and I have a lot in common!
    I swear that the kids expect me to be able to know exactly what they want or what they want to be doing for the day.
    Sigh!
    Photo Credit: Flickr
  • Librarian 8 of 11
    Librarian
    This was another good one! I feel like I am always reading a new book, downloading a new book or going out of my way to read... not that it is a bad thing at all!
    Reader Jennifer B submitted this one!
    Photo Credit: Flickr
  • Landscaper 9 of 11
    Landscaper
    I typically leave this one to my husband, not because it is a "man's job," but because I don't trust myself with a weed wacker. I am an accident waiting to happen.
    But reader Mary C submitted this one! Now I want to see her yard!
    Photo Credit: Flickr
  • Baker 10 of 11
    Baker
    A baker! If there is one thing I can do its bake... although I can't cook all that well!
    Mary C said she feels like a part time baker!
    Photo Credit: Flickr
  • Seamstress 11 of 11
    Seamstress
    I wish I had the talents of being a seamstress!
    Rebecca C shared that she thinks her kids employ her as a seamstress daily!
    Photo Credit: Flickr

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