I was preparing for a parenting seminar when I came across this interesting, funny article. LOL! Job Description for a Parent by Annette Clifford JOB DESCRIPTION: Long-term player needed for challenging, permanent work in chaotic environment. Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be willing to work evenings and weekends and frequent 24-hour shifts. There is some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in faraway cities. Travel expenses not reimbursed. RESPONSIBILITIES: Must keep this job for the rest of your life. Must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily. Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly. Must possess the physical stamina of a pack mule. Must be willing to tackle stimulating technical challenges such as gadget repair, sluggish toilets and stuck zippers. Must handle assembly and product safety testing, as well as floor maintenance and janitorial work. […]
If mothers were hired to do all that they do, they’d be well compensated, says one survey. (CNNMoney.com) Salary.com determined that a stay-at-home mother might be paid as much as $134,121 for her contributions as a housekeeper, cook, day care center teacher, janitor and CEO, among other functions. (See full list below.) The stay-at-home mothers surveyed said they logged a total of 92 hours a week performing those jobs. It’s funny but it was Paolo who showed this to me. The first thing I told him was “I want my salary!” Maybe we moms should start a union and demand a monthly paycheck. And maybe we can go on strike whenever we are overworked. Of course I’m kidding! Being a mom is a privilege. And its compensation goes beyond what money can buy. Hearing my 1-yr old call me “mama”, being able to kiss an ouchie away, getting cards with […]
Over lunch today, one of my kids told his siblings “I told you, our real mother got abducted by an alien.” And the others agreed in unison. A part of me felt insulted and wanted to ground them for life, but a part of me understood why they were saying it. I decided to play along and in a robotic, alien voice said “You’re right. I’m not your real mother.” And they all laughed. Mothers have good days and bad days. On our good days, we are jolly and sweet, always encouraging and helpful. On our bad days, we morph into that mom that we vowed never to become. That’s when my kids sometimes call me the “dark master.” Hehe… Funny but true. Today was one of those days. I snapped easily, I was bossy and was very unaccommodating. The fact that I didn’t have helpers and I had so many […]
Happy Mother’s Day to all my mom friends and to every mom reading this! The world won’t be the same without you! I hope you’ll feel loved and appreciated on your special day! This was sent to me by my own mother and it brought tears to my eyes. I’m sure it will do the same to you. Please take time to read it because I know you will be nodding your head in agreement to every word. Before I was a Mom, I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby. I didn’t worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I never thought about immunizations. Before I was a Mom – I had never been puked on. Pooped on. Chewed on. Peed on. I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts. I slept all night. Before I was a Mom, I never held down […]
Joaquin woke me up at 5am this morning with a kiss on the lips. When I checked on him, he was fast asleep again. I love being a mom!
I was thankful for the gifts and cards I got from my husband and kids for Mother’s Day but I just had to make one simple request… a decent studio family portrait. We haven’t had one since Janina was a baby. After some hesitation from the kids, they don’t really like photo shoots, they all agreed to make me happy and give in.
I’ve always wanted to become a mom. As a young girl, I never dreamt of being a successful doctor or business woman. I’ve always dreamt of marrying the man of my dreams, having kids with him and taking care of my family. I am not one of those women who dreaded having kids. I’ve always looked forward to changing diapers, feeding times, giving my babies a bath, and going with them to the park. Well, it’s been said that dreams do come true. Mine have. I thank God for the family that he has given me! This blog is a venue for me to share my joys as a mom, my ups and downs, and everything I have learned and am learning along the way.