Why Stay At Home Mum Deserves That Official Job Title

The social media platform LinkedIn recently added "Stay at home Mom", "Stay at home Dad" and "Stay at home Parent" to their list of job titles and we are here for it.

Anyone who watched the movie ‘Yes Day’ recently could relate to Jennifer Garner’s character as she attempted to re-enter the workforce after spending time at home raising her children.

"I never stopped working", she tells the prospective job interviewer. "I just stopped being paid."

Yes to this. Yes.

From the second we open our eyes in the morning to the moment we close them at night, mammies are on the clock. If you are in the zone of night feeds or night terrors, bedwetting or sleepwalking, you are clocked in 24/7. For free.

Let’s be honest, can you remember a job you ever had before your mammy years that were ever as busy? I can’t! My current duties include (but are not limited to):

Chief Cleaner Of The Jacks

I may be many things, such as a writer and a business owner. But at the end of the day, my main daily function is the chief cleaner of the jacks. They are always filthy. ALWAYS.

Operations Manager At The Laundromat

I know there are people who have that thing figured out where they fold the clothes as soon as they come out of the dryer and don’t iron. I am not one of them. Please send help.

CEO Of Peace-keeping

"But you love your brother!" I plead as I try to decipher why his little sister has dumped an entire yoghurt on his head. And she’s the YOUNGER one!

PA/Events Organiser

'Tis far from playdates and birthday parties we are now but the fun must go on! We are now creatively hiring sleepover tents for indoor "camp outs" (really recommend these ones), scheduling garden visits to grandparents, virtual classes and camps. Where is my diary?!

Managing Director Of Finding All The Things

Why doesn’t anyone know where anything is in this house?!

Assistant Chef

Thankfully for my family, I am not responsible for the majority of the cooking but I am great at snacks! If you need a smoothie or a cheese and cracker platter, I am your gal. Just don’t ask me what’s for dinner, that’s dad’s department. If you need me, I’ll be ironing...!

Sharyn Hayden

Sharyn is the author of comedy smash, 'I Forgot to Take My Pill!' (Amazon) and mammy to two amazing kids, Jacob and Eva. She blogs at RaisingIreland.com and is the creator of Skinny Batch Bakery in North Co. Dublin.

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