How many jobs are you doing?

Welcome to a sponsored post from Million Dollar Woman. Lana writes:

So, my life as a mother? Pretty much the same routine every day.  It’s predictable really :

6:00am – Wake up and walk the dog

7:00am – Wake the child. Or rather try and coax him from under the blankets where he is hiding with a torch and a comic

7:05am – Run the vacuum around the bedrooms in a cursory attempt at freshening and cleaning (cleaner)

7:15am – Make bed and tidy bedroom

7:30am – Cook breakfast and prepare school lunch because although you had vowed to do school lunch the night before – it got late and you may or may not have fallen asleep in front of the computer (cook)

7:35am – Ask son to get dressed for school

Mother or teacher or both ?

7:36am – Suggest to husband that he may consider getting out of bed

7:37 am – Beg child to get dressed for school

7:38 am – Listen to son’s detailed description of how he got a cut from eating cereal.  Pretend not to notice that he was playing with scissors and has cut not only his finger but the cushions on the couch

7:39am – Clean wound and apply plaster (doctor)

7:40am – Clean kitchen and load washing machine(cleaner)

7:50am – Thrust clothes at son

7:51am – Get dressed, put on make-up, straighten hair and gulp a cup of tea

7:52am – Stare at husband as he relaxes in a hot shower

7:55am – Grab bags and drop son at school

8:10am – Drop son at school.  Kiss him and promise him you will be on time to pick him up in the afternoon

8:15am – Go to work

3:00pm – Pick up soccer kit and snack for son

3:30pm – Collect son from school and drop him at soccer practice (driver)

Mother or doctor or both?

3:45pm – Rush off to do the shopping while son is playing soccer.  Pray that somebody cheers for him if he scores at training

4:30pm – Pick up son and go home

4:30pm –  Try and arrange a sitter for Saturday night, a play date for Thursday afternoon and a dentist appointment for whenever they can fit you in (done while you are unpacking the groceries) (personal assistant)


5:00pm – Do homework (teacher)

5:10pm – Deep breaths

5:15pm – Remember the washing in the machine and hang it on the line

5:45pm – Prepare dinner for son (chef)

6:00pm – Serve dinner to son (waitress)

6:15pm – Serve dinner to dog

7:00pm – Run the bath

7:15pm – Greet husband on the way to ensure son uses soap in the bath

7:30pm – Eat dinner

8:00pm – Get child to bed

8:30pm – Clean the bathroom and the kitchen (cleaner)

9:00pm – Iron

9:30pm – Think about looking at the accounts.  Decide against it

9:31pm – Check emails.

10:00pm – Find myself asleep at computer

Being a mother is a million professions in one – from head chef to nutritionist, child care worker to doctor to chauffeur to teacher.

Are you a mother? Do you work? Do you have many occupations? Have you ever stopped to count the amount of jobs that “just mothering” covers?

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1 Research conducted by Newspoll in March 2011;
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