Mother’s Day Celebrates The Hardest But Most Rewarding Job Out There

Mother's Day

By Jackie Pilossoph, Creator and Editor-in-chief, Divorced Girl Smiling site, podcast and app, Love Essentially columnist and author

In honor of upcoming Mother’s Day, I decided to pay tribute to all the beautiful, caring, loving moms I know.

What does it mean to be a mom? A ton of hard work, dedication, and selflessness. All that said, the benefits to being a mom are almost indescribable. Being a mom entails giving, giving, giving and more giving, BUT the job also gives back tenfold every single day.

 

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So, the way I chose to celebrate moms this year was to write my job description of a mom and the qualifications, followed by the benefits. Here is this week’s Love Essentially column, published in the Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press. 

A Job Description For Moms by Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press

I’ve had several different careers over the course of my professional life. Most jobs were challenging and enjoyable, some were easy and fun, a couple paid a lot but were unfulfilling, and one job I had was unbearable, meaning I cried every morning because I didn’t want to go into the office.

 

 

But the best job I’ve ever had is the job of being a mom. It is by far the most valued position I’ve ever held. That said, motherhood is definitely the most challenging of any job on the market and it involves the most work.

In honor of Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 14, I decided to write a job description for the position of mom. Here it is:

Job title: Mom

Job description: Care for, discipline, teach, raise, guide and nurture children. During the first few years, you will almost never be apart from the child. You will feed, bathe, and change the child, do his or her laundry and dishes, and keep the home tidy. If the baby is awake at night or needs changed, you will be required to assist. There are no exceptions. You also must be able to drive children to doctor appointments and participate in mommy and me at Gymboree. As the child grows, the job entails driving the kid to and from school and other activities, including but not limited to music, art, drama and sports activities. You will also be required to…(Click here to read the rest of the article, published in the Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press).

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Divorced Girl Smiling is here to empower, connect and inspire you. Jackie Pilossoph is the creator and Editor-In-Chief of Divorced Girl Smiling, the site, the podcast and the app. A former television journalist and newspaper features reporter, Pilossoph is also the author of four novels and the writer of her weekly relationship column, Love Essentially. Pilossoph holds a Masters degree in journalism and lives in Chicago with her two teenagers. The author of the novels, Divorced Girl Smiling and Free Gift With Purchase, Pilossoph also writes the weekly dating and relationships advice column, “Love Essentially”, published in the Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press and the Chicago Tribune online. Additionally, she is a Huffington Post contributor. Pilossoph holds a Masters degree in journalism from Boston University.

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