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At some point during 4 years of college, and perhaps another 2 years of graduate school, there is a marriage, the beginning of a career, and a pregnancy. With the arrival of that new little life, the real work begins. You are a mom. You trade in your young, trendy professional wardrobe for wash-and-wear comfort. (Maybe those in the medical profession are onto something with the practicality of a closet filled entirely with scrubs.)
In a rare moment of mental clarity brought on by the perfect balance of a full night’s sleep and a great cup of coffee, or 3, you might realize that the typical job description of mom includes a 92-hour work week — during which you fulfill at least 10 different job roles. You are a housekeeper, day-care center director, cook, director of public relations and communications, senior laundry attendant, janitor, facilities manager, van driver, chief executive officer and psychologist. A mom. You are on-call 24/7 with little time off regardless of illness, holidays, or vacations. It takes a salary of $165K a year for anyone else to do this job. You are doing it for free. Mom.
And if you’re listening to this podcast, at some point you probably decided you didn’t have enough to do. You decided to homeschool. More hours. More responsibility. Same pay. Homeschool mom. What is wrong with you?