23. Jan, 2016

Being a MUM is WORK !

One year ago I chose to be a sahm (stay at home mum), I've always worked and returned after each maternity leave. I have 3 children, the youngest due to start Reception in September. I chose to have this time with them, I'm enjoying those moments ooh there's those days too but we get through them to a fresh new morning. I volunteer for Motherwell on a day when they are all in school.

I'm sharing with you the shock of receiving a letter from DWP demanding I go to a WORK-focused interview to find work.

Being a MUM is WORK !!

It is a 24 hour job, where weeknends and bank holidays are still a working day. It is unpaid with no job progression and your clients have changeable moods. It comes with no training program and rarely do you have a colleague.

Work as a mum is being ....... carer - educator - negotiator - events planner - entertainer - banker - first aider - risk assessor - safety manager - entertainer - search & rescue for precious toy - equipment engineer - taxi driver - counsellor - motivator - crisis management - shopper - fridge & shelf stacker - cook & waitress - cleaner - 

So I will be going to it telling them exactly what is in that list, that I am working as a Mum and that should be enough.

All you Mums are doing an amazing JOB ! Hope I've inspired you.

Natalie