Like a Boss: The Mom Resume

Like a Boss: The Mom Resume | Twin Cities Moms Blog
 
Being a mom a tough job. In addition to cooking, cleaning and day-to-day family care, it requires expertise in childhood development, nutrition, conflict resolution and so much more. The job is exhausting and demanding, but the rewards are beyond measurement. After all, in what other job is your position affirmed with daily kisses, cuddles and I love you’s? 
 
Each year salary.com calculates the “mom salary” based on the day-to-day responsibilities. In 2019, this number came to $178,201, which got me thinking. What would a mom resume look like? It turns out our accomplishments are pretty impressive! Read on for a new perspective on the life-changing work you do every day for your family!
 
The mom resume 
 
Accomplished leader known for creating a nurturing environment that promotes growth of team members. Proven ability to prioritize team members’ needs in order to develop key skills and abilities. 
 
Skills 
  • Multi-tasking
  • Problem solving
  • Remaining calm under pressure
  • Mentoring
  • Scheduling & logistics
  • Time management
  • Flexibility 
  • Conflict resolution
  • Strong interpersonal skills
Family management / Leadership
  • Always available day and night / On call 24/7 to respond to the team’s dynamic, changing and sometimes irrational needs
  • Juggling kid activities / Coordinate schedules for multiple team members, arranging transportation to off-site meetings and resolving scheduling conflicts when necessary 
  • Paying bills / Manage team’s annual expenses, ensuring the business meets its budget for the fiscal year
  • Disciplining the kids / Use motivation techniques to inspire team development and collaboration
Kid interactions / Team building 
  • Playing with kids / Lead team activities focused on expanding and strengthening team members’ skills and passions    
  • Requiring siblings to play together / Facilitate collaborative activities that develop synergies between team members of differing ages and interests 
  • Dealing with tantrums / Provide team members a safe space to share feedback and grievances related to company policies 
  • Mediating sibling fights / Use conflict resolution tactics to help team members resolve disputes and understand differing viewpoints
Mealtime madness / Culinary arts 
  • Mastering 15-minute meals / Develop streamlined process to increase the efficiency of daily meal preparation
  • Dealing with picky eaters / Cater menu to team’s food preferences and adjust entrée selections based on feedback
  • Persuading kids to eat their food / Use cutting-edge food preparation techniques and creative persuasion tactics to expand the palates of team members
Regardless of how you frame it, being a mom is life-changing work. We’re nurturing the next generation of leaders, which is work that is worth putting your full heart and soul into. 
 
Rachel Anderson
Rachel is one of those rare people who has never had a cup of coffee. She’s decided to start drinking coffee once she grows up. In the meantime, she gets her energy from the loves of her life: her husband of nearly 10 years, 6 year-old son, and 1 1/2 year-old daughter. She also loves Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, the Thanksgiving holiday and the beauty of Minnesota. Rachel is a writer at heart and has built a career in corporate communications. The job closest to her heart is being a mom to her gregarious son and spirited baby girl. As a Christian, Rachel aims to give and receive grace every day.

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