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  • Writer's pictureFemme Cabal

Bye Bye Stay-At-Home-Mom, Hello Domestic Engineer

That term just smacks of a world view that understands nothing of what it looks like to be one.

It conjures an image of a woman in a bathrobe, watching Ellen at 2 o’clock in the afternoon; babies sleeping while she lazes about smiling smugly to herself about how she is doing the most important job in the world.

The problem with this term is that it is a caricature of the job. Stay-at-home. That alone is offensive to anyone who has ever done the job. Laps in IKEA in the dead of winter anyone? McDonald’s playdates at 7 am? Chauffeur, manager of multiple calendars, event planner, nutritionist, therapist. These are just some of the roles we play when we “stay-at-home."

Allow me to introduce you to the SAHM 2.0: The Domestic Engineer:

Lyndsay Millington

Ph: (780) XXX-XXXX


  • 5 years supervisory experience

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Highly skilled in providing coaching

  • Strong risk assessment skills coupled with solid financial understanding


2010               University of Alberta

Masters in Business Administration

2008               University of Alberta

Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology


2011 – Present        

Domestic Engineer, Casa Millington

  • Ability to work independently

  • Supervisory experience

  • Coordination of multiple calendars

  • Active social media presence

  • Photographic eye

  • Multi-tasker extraordinaire

  • Extensive researcher

  • First-aid training

  • Coaching, psychologist

  • Problem-solving

  • Improvisational skills

  • Event planning

  • Interior decorating

  • Financial management

  • Budget conscious

  • Noise/Crowd control

  • Advanced cake decorating skills

Awards and Recognition:

  • World’s Best Mom (according to the mug)


2014- Present           Coach, Millwoods Soccer Association

2015 – Present         Greenview School Parent Association, Treasurer


None. My life is not my own.


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