What's a mother's job title?
November 2, 2007 7:29pm CST
Back in the days when the only jobs open to women were teaching and nursing, it was taken for granted that most women would become mothers and make careers out of motherhood. We've come a long way, but what's this "stay-at-home-mom" job title? When my kids were younger, I didn't work outside the home, but the only times I stayed at home were when one of us was sick. I was more like a taxi driver, dropping off or picking up kids. The term "full-time mom" was a better fit, though I wouldn't say I'm a part-time mom now that they are older and I do work outside the home. I still try to be there for them whenever they need me. If you are making mothering your main occupation, or if you have in the past, what do you think is a good job title for what you do or did?
• United States
3 Nov 07
work at home mom seems to be the popular title now. Even if the work isn't paid. ;) You know there is a lot of work involved for a mom whether she works somewhere else or not! Work at home mom is usually the title I use. I do actually work from my home on the articles I write for a magazine. But even if I didn't, I might still use the title because I do a lot of small things online that earn money, and a lot of work for my family. Sometimes I use the stay at home mom title. But that really is what I do most days during the winter. We don't even do playgroup in the winter because it gets too cold. We do the shopping thing once a week, and any doctor/dentist appointments that my son or I have, but that's it. Otherwise we play at home. Of course I only have one child, and he's not even two yet. I'm sure this will change when I have another child and Elliott gets older and is more involved with stuff.
• United States
4 Nov 07
That's a good job title. It fits moms who do all kinds of work in the home. It is nice to be able to stay home with little ones on those miserably cold days. And when the school closings are announced the night before, it really helps with planning the next day.