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Recently I’ve been feeling a little lost and confused about my daily life. I have no desire to go back to work at all, which is not like me, I have always had a strong work ethic. After Pinky was born my priorities changed and now two children down the line I actually quite like being a stay at home mum and because I don’t get the nursery drop off tears from the girls anymore I get a little less mum guilt, which is always a plus! Despite this I just feel a little bit worthless. I know this is silly but I thought it would be good to remind myself of just exactly what I do as a SAHM, so I thought I would write my ‘Mummy CV’.

Name: Mummy Winnette

Personal Profile: As a mother I am expert at functioning on a higher conscious level even after a torturous amount of sleep deprivation. I am a very patient person, I remain calm in stressful situations and yet when the appropriate occasion arises I can go so bat shit crazy that even the least judgemental person would give me a side glance. A talent which is enhanced by the sleep deprivation. This is an incredibly useful skill to ensure the health and safety of an overly curious toddler. I have eyes in the back of my head and a sixth sense for misbehaviour. My hearing is freakishly good. So much so that sometimes I pretend I haven’t heard something, even when I did, just so people don’t think I’m strange. My main hobby is baking and I love to teach this to my little girls. I know all the words to the opening song of Sophia the First, Doc Mcstuffins and Sheriff Callie as well as few CBeebies programmes. Plus the words to approximately 80% of the Disney songs from their animated films. This was the result of intensive self directed study from a very young age. I greatly enjoy watching pretty much anything on Netflix when time allows.

Education: Genuinely irrelevant at this point.

Training: No previous training in Motherhood. A total novice.

Additional skills:
Laundry Guru specialising in the removal of tomato sauce stains
Gourmet Cook (don’t try and tell me otherwise)
White lie inventor
Language interpreter with a keen interest in toddler talk
Sibling Wars referee
Events coordinator
Health and safety executive
Snotty sleeve collector
Toy locator
Expert Negotiator
Miss Manners enforcer
Kindness and Sharing monitor
Guidance councillor
Expert in Anger Management
Provider of emotional support
Cuddle giver
Bum wiper
Bathroom sharer and conversationalist


Pinky Winnette
Daughter 1
Aged 3 1/2

Perky Winnette
Daughter 2
Aged 1 1/2

I think this is a fairly accurate CV. It’s hard to explain to anyone without children exactly what being a parent is and this only gives a tongue in cheek insight. I love it and wouldn’t change it but sometimes it’s ok to need reminding of that.

If anyone thinks of any skills I have missed please let me know…



  1. August 21, 2016 / 1:02 pm

    SAHMs have a gazillion super skills – CEO of the House 🙂 But seriously, loads of transferable skills which can be applied to the work place if and when you want to go back 🙂 Just enjoy your little ones. I personally love working and I do four days a week. my boy is 3 and loves nursery too. we always have our Friday together so we get some special time 🙂 #KCACOLS

    • August 21, 2016 / 8:06 pm

      I definitely used to enjoy working so I know I will again soon, I think in part feeling this way makes it easier to be ok not working, there wasn’t much choice in it as it was going to cost us money for me to carry on. So for now I love it

  2. reimerandruby
    August 21, 2016 / 2:08 pm

    I love this post! Being a mum instantly made us a multi-skilled individual, don’t we? It’s strange that even if our job involves the stinkiest or messiest stuff, we still enjoy it. lol #KCACOLS.

    • August 21, 2016 / 8:03 pm

      So multi-skilled! It’s hard not to enjoy the job when it comes with such edible squishy baby thighs 😉

  3. August 21, 2016 / 7:32 pm

    Haha, brilliant. Mums have lots of super special skills! I decided to go back to work but I really admire SAHMs. I love my time being an “adult” at work, drinking tea without any interruptions. Staying at home is such a lovely choice but you need oceans of patience and anger management skills, as you say. 🙂 #KCACOLS

    • August 21, 2016 / 7:59 pm

      I really miss my adult time, some days more than others but I’m aware that one day my SAHM bubble will burst.

  4. littleowlgiftbaskets
    August 21, 2016 / 9:13 pm

    Haha, brilliant! I’d love to be a SAHM but reading this post has made me realise it’s probably harder than going to work! #KCACOLS

    • August 21, 2016 / 9:28 pm

      Haha! Sorry if I’ve put you off… It has its own challenges just as being a working mum does.

  5. August 21, 2016 / 10:25 pm

    I do all this and work full time in a secondary school so I do most these things for other people’s kids as well as my own!! You don’t realise what we do as parents until you write it all down. You’re lucky to be able to be a SAHM – don’t ever feel worthless – you’re teaching two children how to grow up in this world and become kind and responsible adults. #kcacols

    • August 21, 2016 / 10:31 pm

      Thank you! That’s a really nice thing to say. I don’t know how you do it as a teacher!! I was a nurse before having to stop work and that was hard enough but I didn’t have to bring work home with me. Hats off to you!

  6. August 22, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    So many jobs we do that people are unaware of. I definitely feel mostly like a chief referee between my boys arguing over some piece of tat, lol X #kcacols

    • winnettes
      August 22, 2016 / 7:57 pm

      Oh it’s constant I swear! Just when I think the girls are playing harmoniously the screams start.

  7. madelinelittlejohns
    September 1, 2016 / 11:46 am

    This is brilliant! Might have to refer back to it if I ever need to write a new proper CV! x #KCACOLS

  8. October 4, 2016 / 3:58 pm

    A friend of mine put it nicely when she wished us all a happy mothers day- Happy mothers day to the army of sacrificial, breastfeeding, bottle-feeding, chocolate-bribing, organic-cooking, story-reading, bum-changing, craft-making, tv-watching, game-playing, face-painting, wine-drinking, wage-earning, time-out-persevering, early-rising, hug-giving, heart-yearning, lesson-teaching, love-securing Mummies!

    • Winnettes
      October 4, 2016 / 4:42 pm

      I like that! Your friend puts it well.

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