This article is part 2 of a 3 part series on the requirements of being a full time mom. The articles in the series are:
Part 1: Do you have what it takes to become a fulltime mom?
Part 2: Full time mom job description
Part 3: Full time mom personality profile, skills matrix and personality traits
To become a full time mom you have to be able to die to yourself.
Every spontaneous thought you had you have to be prepared to lay down if it did not involve your little one. For the sake of this article I will make use of a typical family with two kids, two years apart. You can't run out for milk, run out for a quick lunch with hubby or a friend. You can't just jump in the car and go on a romantic weekend away. I guess that’s where the ”stay” at home mom term comes from. But this isn’t where the story ends. You can be a full time mom without being a STAY at home mom, and you can enjoy it…if you fit the profile.
So, to make all of this happen you have to be good at planning ahead. You have to be good at thinking on your feet- try that with a porridge brain! In other words in order for you to enjoy this job you need to be able to put your needs, wants and ambitions other than mothering and being a wife aside and have peace with that. If you don’t have peace with that you may end up depressed, unsatisfied and generally a pain in the butt.
My full time mom job description will look like this - you are welcome to add to it.
The person fit for this job will be on call for 24 hours per day, 365 days a year and if it’s a leap year - yes, that one extra day too.
The job will involve:
And any other surprises you haven’t prepared for or really bargained on
If you’re in – you’re not in it for the income but for the outcome!
If you want to know more about the full-time mom personality profile, skills matrix and personality traits simply click here to read the next article in the series