They Call Me “Mommy”

A Mother’s Job Description

I must admit that before kids I thought I could do anything. I could juggle multiple projects, meet deadlines, stay organized and work ahead of schedule with enthusiasm and ease. Little did I know that being a Stay-at-Home Mom would change my perspective on what it meant to be “busy”. Although I have lots of accomplishments to brag about on my resume, being a Stay-at-Home Mom has been the most difficult and challenging. So I started to think to myself, “What would a Mother’s job description look like on a resume?” Here’s just a few things I jotted down. I’m sure you can come up with a few yourself. Enjoy!

  • Hair Stylist
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Personal Shopper
  • School Tutor
  • Babysitter
  • Social Networker
  • Taxi Driver
  • Project Manager
  • Nutritionist
  • Meal Planner
  • Cook
  • Food Server
  • Trash Collector
  • Housekeeper
  • Dry Cleaner / Launderer
  • Dish Washer
  • Banker
  • Financial Advisor
  • Conflict Mediator
  • Rule Enforcer / Regulator
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Family Counselor
  • Interior Decorator
  • Gardener
  • Event Coordinator
  • Travel & Vacation Planner
  • Inventory Supervisor
  • Nurse
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Arts & Crafts Teacher
  • Storyteller
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Life Coach
  • Volunteer

I would also include… 

  • Princess Dress Up and Beauty Spa Owner
  • Sword Fighter
  • Lego Engineer

I decided last year to update my resume and actually put Stay-at-Home Mom in my list of achievements. Here is what I wrote:

MOST CHALLENGING JOB
Stay-at-Home Mom (2007 – current)

Learned humility, patience and flexibility managing 4 small children at home. Managed multiple projects, coordinated schedules, budgeted limited resources, resolved conflict, gave advice, disciplined inappropriate behavior, dealt with daily distractions and interruptions, learned to work without recognition or awards, learned the importance of staying positive, taking care of yourself and doing something even when you don’t feel like it. Discovered the importance and value in being a mom.

I have discovered the most challenging, most wonderful, most rewarding job on the planet. “What is my job title?” you ask.

They call me “Mommy.”