Occupation: Motherhood’s New Resume

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We all know the feeling of sitting in a waiting room and filling out endless amounts of paperwork.

Everything is going smoothly until you get to the dreaded question of occupation. For me, it has been 3.5 years since I have had a solid, clear cut answer to this question. But for some, only putting down your profession doesn’t seem like enough–shouldn’t they know that you can do so much more now? 

I find cute ways to answer now that I’m a mom and I stay home with my kids. But it never fails to seem like a punch in the gut–despite me loving being home with my kids

Whether you are a stay at home mom or a working mom, we all have skills that we can now add to our resume that only motherhood could attribute to us. 

Occupation: Motherhood's New ResumeThese are a few accurate, humorous, and incredibly true bullet points that I can now successfully add to my ‘mom resume’ in no certain order:

  1. Degrees in:
    • Meditation, Anger Counseling, and Just Winging It
  2. Expertise in re-rolling toilet paper that has been pulled all the way off…
  3. Food Producer
    • Milk production
    • Preparing bottles — always warm and tastes just right 
  4. Expert shopping cart driver throughout all Costcos and Targets
  5. Professional Butt Wiper
  6. Skilled coffee reheater
  7. Able to pull 24-hour shifts with no sleep or breaks required
  8. Excels in Multitasking
    • Can feed a human while doing everything else.
    • Able to pump while answering Emails
  9. Quick at deducing information 
    • Poop versus chocolate…
    • Who colored all over everything
    • Which one has the dirty diaper
    • Your kid’s cry versus another’s 
  10. Proficient in ordering food
    • Takeout 
    • Online grocery shopping
  11. Can quickly pick-up & drop-off children of all ages to different places 
  12. Hostage negotiation skills honed in hundreds of hours of bedtime routines
  13. Can handle many conversations at once
  14. Strong in serving others from sun up to sun down
  15. Consoling over injuries, frustrations, and disappointments

What would you add to this list? I would love to have more ideas to continue to add, as motherhood is never ending. Your resume is stellar, Mama.

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Katie is a Colorado Native, only knowing CO as home. She loves to travel though, but seeing the "Welcome to Colorful Colorado" sign will always be her favorite thing to come home too. She met her CO Native husband when she was 14, & they have been together since she was 15. They are best friends, tackling parenting their kids together. Norah (4), Jonah (3), Micah (1), & Maggie (coming in January) grow and stretch her everyday--literally. Katie is passionate for interior design, photography, and anything pretty. There's always music playing in her home, or a good podcast. She's a sucker for a good classic movie, and knows every part of "Sound of Music" by heart. This is her first year winging homeschooling her daughter, mainly to avoid learning how make cutesy lunches & continue serving those Dino nuggets daily. Solid in her faith, she gives all the glory to God for any grace, kindness, or love in her life. Writing for the Colorado Springs Moms Blog has blessed her more ways than she can count, and is proud to be apart of this tribe of mamas creating community in her hometown!

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