Day 3: COMPLETE A JOB APPLICATION
I have been a domestic engineer for the past 5+ years. (Yes, that’s a fancy way of saying stay-at-home mom.) But now I’m contemplating my return to the workforce to actually use that Master’s degree I worked so hard to earn. First step is the application.
Ok, so filling out a job application is much tougher than it used to be! Online application; scanning and attaching college transcripts, resume, and recommendations; short essays?! I was foolish to believe I could complete the application in a single day, especially on a day my obstinate daughter chose to skip her afternoon nap. But I was able to complete the majority of the application today so I consider today’s mission a majority of a success. Just need to stay motivated and keep working on it.
The application made me wonder if employers consider domestic engineering work experience. I’m required to provide a reference from my last employer. Maybe I should list my home phone number with my children’s names as references. After all, they have been my employers for the past 5 years. I’m sure my future boss would love to hear from my 5-year-old son, who would surely share great tales of my ability to make his bed, launder his Tranformer underwear, prepare his gourmet peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and battle with his Gormiti and Star Wars figures. (Let’s just hope they don’t call on a day I put him in time-out for punching his sister or take away a coveted magnet on his daily responsibility chart for not clearing the dinner table.) And I know they would hire me on the spot upon hearing from my 2-year-old daughter as she chants, “Mommy good. Read Diego book. No pants. Pee pee on potty.” What do you think?
SLOW COOKER CRAZE
My 2nd daily photo…my sexy slow cooker is my new best friend. Thanks to the cookbook, “Make It Fast, Cook It Slow” by Stephanie O’Dea (her blog is on my list), I now prepare as many meals as possible first thing in the morning and use my typical dinner time preparation in the evening to spend more time with my kids. Fast, easy, yummy. Last night’s recipe: Chicken Parmesan. Tonight’s recipe: Creamy Beef Over Noodles. Oishii!!!