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:
Ph: (780) XXX-XXXX
HIGHLIGHTS OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS
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
Coordination of multiple calendars
Active social media presence
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.