Is a stay-at-home mom worth $74K a year? A dad from Texas came up with that figure and found out he "can't afford" for his wife to stay at home

Steven Nelms write a Blog and did the computations himself. He wrote:

Now, I don’t at all mean to offend anyone with this post. I just have to say that for me personally, I can’t afford it

In his blog Nelms lists every job his wife does including:

  • cleaning
  • cooking
  • caring for their 2-year-old child
  • financial assistant
  • laundry services
  • personal shopper

The grand total: $73,690 a year

he wants people to talk about better appreciating moms who stay home.

Nelms says:

In short, I can’t afford for my wife to stay at home. And I’ve tragically failed to show my wife the appreciation that she deserves. She loves me, loves our son, and loves our family, so obviously she isn’t doing any of those things for a paycheck or even for recognition. But it certainly doesn’t hurt to know that as a Stay-At-Home Mom her appraised salary is nearly double my actual income. So in a very weird way, this is my way of saying how much I value my wife as the mother of my child and the one who always has my back no matter what. You are more precious than rubies. And I can’t afford you

 

Nelms wrote the blog to show is love and appreciation of his wife.

Here he is with his wife