If mom's arn't paid for their work and it's their only job when their children grow up and move away she won't have any work points to get social security when she becomes unable to work. Not every mom is married and not every mom's kids are willing or able to financially support and care for them. Being a mom is the hardest job there is. 365 days a year 24/7. I'd like to see any other job that you have to put in that amount of time at.