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A Tribute to Mothers: What Would Be on a Mother's Resume?

May 07, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 81

During this historically long period of high-unemployment, too many people are working on their resumes, capturing all their areas of strength, documenting their experience, and sharing examples of how they performed in their various jobs, all in an effort to entice a new employer to meet them and ultimately hire them.

This thought got me to wondering what a mother's resume would look like in comparison to a professional's. I suppose it would depend on the experience of the mother and the professional. New moms and new professionals can offer some experience and the desire to work hard and learn. The more experienced mother and professional can offer solid examples of how they have performed and grown into roles with increasing levels of responsibility and then began mentoring other young mothers and professionals.

However, a new or experienced mother's resume would include accomplishments that would never be captured in a professional's resume. A mother's resume would include the times she stepped back and put her children first, her commitment to help her children through a challenge no matter how painful or long it took, her limitless ability to forgive, her constant, steadfast belief in her children's abilities and dreams, and, of course, the wisdom she imparted on them. These are examples of what would never be included in a professional's resume, but are just some of the qualities that make a great mother.

Additionally, the job descriptions could not be more contrary. Professionals, no matter how long the hours, eventually go off the clock. Moms do not. Professionals get sick time, vacation time, holidays off with pay. Moms do not. Professionals, even in a down market, can receive increased salary and a promotion. Moms do not. Professionals who want to make a career change or leave a job have that option. Moms do not. The long-term goal of a professional is to achieve higher titles and higher pay so that they can enjoy a well-lived retirement. Not moms.

The job of a mom is the hardest and most selfless work a person can take on physically, financially, emotionally, and spiritually. Here's the thing though about mothers, they don't think of it as work. They have another four-letter word for it and that is L-O-V-E.

To all mother's everywhere, and especially mine, I wish you a heart-felt Happy Mother's Day! Your children appreciate all you do for us and have taught us, especially all those wise Irish sayings!

Renee' Gatz, author of Wise Words & Witty Expressions

Renee Gatz was born and raised in New Jersey in a traditional Irish Catholic household where her mother often used expressions to help Gatz keep life in perspective, to remind her of what was important and to laugh at foolishness so as not to take life too seriously. Gatz shares these expressions in her book, Wise Words & Witty Expressions.

To learn more about Gatz and to share your wise words and witty expressions, visit her at

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