Unqualified

She is unqualified.

She’s just a mom.

 

She has been out of the work-force for years.

She is unqualified.

 

The influence of small children has dulled her social skills.

She is unqualifed.

 

Her professional attire has been replaced by spit-up and feces-covered sweat pants.

She is unqualified.

 

She’s just a mom.

She is unqualified.

 

She spends her days changing diapers and washing dishes.

She is unqualified.

 

Her only purposes are cooking and cleaning.

She is unqualified.

 

She’s just a mom.

She is unqualified.

 

Instead of attending business meetings,
she just breaks up fights and diffuses tantrums.

She is unqualified.

 

She doesn’t make money.
She just spends money.

She is unqualified.

 

She doesn’t have a paycheck,
She just calculates and maintains the household budget.

She is unqualified.

 

She’s just a mom.

She is unqualified.

 

She just sat around holding the baby…

She is unqualified.

 

…Until she taught the baby to walk.
Then, she just ran around chasing the baby.

She is unqualified.

 

She’s just a mom.

She is unqualified.

 

She calls the bathroom “potty”.

She is unqualified.

 

Her intellectual stimulation has been reduced to short books and nursery rhymes.

She is unqualified.

 

Her short-term memory retention has been taken over by the ABC song on loop.

She is unqualified.

 

She used those ABCs, nursery rhymes, and books
to teach her children to read.

She is unqualified.

 

She’s just a mom.

She is unqualified.

 

She is a 24/7 caregiver, maid, chauffeur, nutritionist, accountant, life coach, therapist, and teacher.

She is…

unqualified?

 

She’s just a mom.

She is overqualified.

 

 



 

My recent experiences feeling anxious and fraudulent in job interviews brought this topic to the front of my mind.

This post in particular was inspired by two articles:

“Being a Stay-at-Home Mom is Much Harder Than Being a Working One
on CafeMom.com 

and

Why Do We Continue To Stigmatize Stay-at-Home Moms?” 
on WBUR’s website.

 



 

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