Mother's Day is only a few days away.
Due to the fact that I work with so many moms, I am aware of how little so many of them value themselves. Yes, they recognize that they wear many hats, such as caregiver, chauffeur, chef, cleaning service, bookkeeper and do so many things to keep the household running.
As Mother's Day approaches, I am wondering whether you and your family know how valuable you are.
As you may know, one of the most common issues I deal with in my clients' homes is paper management. Having a background as a paralegal working for an estate attorney, I am aware of the legal documents everyone should have, as well as having a life insurance policy.
So many times, I hear that my clients - the busy moms who are trying to balance all of their responsibilities and are just too overwhelmed to get and stay organized - do not have a Will, Living Will, Power of Attorney or a life insurance policy for themselves.
So many "stay-at-home" moms do not recognize their own value and don't think it's necessary.
Let me ask you a question? What would it take to replace you if something should happen to you, leaving your family without a Mom?
The misconception that you need to work full-time outside the home and can simply rely on your spouse to provide the only life insurance for the family is a dangerous one.
As a woman who advocates for busy moms, I urge you to take some time to consider getting a Will, Living Will, Power of Attorney and life insurance policy to insure that your family is protected in case something should happen to you. Have a discussion with your spouse or significant other and take the steps necessary to put these pieces into place as soon as possible.
When I work with my clients, we have a discussion about the documents that might be missing. For me, it's not just about making the papers in their filing system look pretty. It's about the function and the whole picture, including critical documents they need to have.
Do you have them? Don't you think this is something you should think about and discuss with your significant other and family?
Consider this my Mother's Day present to you. I would love nothing more than to know that all moms are fully taking care of their families.
Have a great Mother's Day.