What’s a Stay at Home Mom Worth?

What's a Stay at Home Mom Worth?

Obviously, there's no putting a price tag on the real value of a Stay at Home Mom, but if you consider all the jobs Moms do day in and day out (plus overtime), you might be surprised to see just how high their market value really is.

What Is A Stay At Home Mom

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Meridith Dennes is a co-founder and the CEO of Project Eve LLC, a leading women's lifestyle media company online including some of the web's best loved communities including the eponymous Project Eve, Getting Balance, Project Eve Moms, Project Eve Money and Scary Puppy Silly Kitty. With a digital readership in excess of 20+ million monthly uniques, and over 1 million social media followers, Project Eve provides the news and resources to inspire and empower women. Meridith also works as a digital consultant and social media strategist and has worked with several Fortune 500 companies to help increase brand awareness and improve social media engagement.Meridith holds a BA from Northwestern University and an MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business. Prior to founding Project Eve, she spent 15 years working in investment banking. Meridith currently lives in Vermont with her husband and 2 daughters and spends her free time teaching skiing, practicing yoga, hiking and snowshoeing.


  1. And stay-at-home moms should be investing the equivalent % in their 401K’s because they will live longer and have lower Social Security because it’s not recognized economically. If you are saving retirement in your husband’s account, remember yourself. Retired women make on average $10K less in retirement then men ($25K v. $15K).

    Jodi Detjen
    co-author, The Orange Line: A Woman’s Guide to Integrating Career, Family and Life

  2. Great point Jana! We are doing the lions share of work in and in some cases out of the home and our contributions are not measured in dollars and cents for the real economic value we bring! Its outrageous!

  3. Jodi, I never even thought about the retirement aspect. Before we had our girls, I was a contributing the max into my 401K every year so we’ll need to add that in out financial planning meeting this month! Thanks!

  4. Shame on you Eve. Why would you assume all stay-at-home parents are moms? Women will never make any real progress until we stop perpetuating sexist views of women, men and family.