Should stay-at-home parents be getting paid?
Being a stay-at-home parent is not an easy job, although some people may feel it is. You're responsible for other people's lives, literally. It doesn't get more serious than that.
A woman shared her relationship story on Reddit. She and her boyfriend have two children and want to have a third. She currently works full-time, but her boyfriend would rather have her be a stay-at-home mom if they have their third child.
The problem is they're not married, and she's afraid she would be too "dependent on her boyfriend, financially" if she stayed at home. He makes five times her salary, and she says they'd survive easily if she didn't work.
The only way she said she'd be a stay-at-home mom is if he paid her close to $8,500 a month.