The Wichita Eagle:

When her only child left for college this fall, Wichita mom Juliann Mathews wanted to stay a busy homemaker.

But now she gets paid to do it.

She recently launched Modern-Day June Homemaking Services — a private concierge service with a decidedly old-fashioned twist.

“‘Concierge’ sounds so pretentious,” says Mathews, 45. “I’m not a concierge. I’m just a mom.”

For $25 an hour — more for evenings, weekends or particularly heinous tasks — Mathews will cook, bake, shop, wrap, clean, iron, mail packages, decorate, help with party preparations, put up the Christmas tree and even walk the dog –“all those things busy moms do,” she said.

“Let’s be honest: Moms make the holidays,” she said. “But so many women get so exhausted that there’s nothing left to give to the kids. There’s no time to sit down and really enjoy your family.”

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