It is a popular misconception that stay-at-home parents have an endless amount of free time. But really they have barely any at all considering they play the roles of daycare teacher, CEO, psychologist, cook, housekeeper, laundry machine operator, computer operator, facilities manager, janitor, and driver.
According to a survey by Salary.com, stay at home parents should be charging $115,000 per year for all the work they do. So, no, stay-at-home parents do not typically have a lot of free time.
"We see [Mom] as the compilation of 10 jobs in one person," Evilee Ebb, general manager of Salary.com, told Forbes. "Imagine if you had to attract and retain a candidate to fill this role?”