All week long we’ll be looking back on some of our fave CSP posts from the year. Yesterday, we revisited Smarty Cynthia’s A-MAZ-ING chicken tortilla soup. Today we’re hanging with our Smarty Working Mama, Jen V. JV balances working full-time at a super cool ad agency and raising two adorable kiddos. She appears to do this with ease, we are all green (and pink:-) with envy as we watch her manage it all! Enjoy this one again, Smarties!
I’m convinced that all Moms have the core skills that could take them into the corporate world to tackle any career. Here is how a Mom’s resume translates into the working world:
– Bi-lingual (English, Emojis, whining, babble)
– Juggler (physical AND literal)
Previous experience (2012-present)
– Identify opportunities for new projects (because apparently we don’t have enough projects on our plate as it is…)
– Delegate responsibilities to associates
– Manage a range of budgets
– Coordinate timelines for multiple tasks (leave at 6:45am to drop kids off, meeting at 9am, grocery shop over lunch break, pick up kids at 5pm, swim lessons for kid 1 at 5:30, put kid 2 in husbands car, make dinner, bath time, kid 1 down, kid 2 down, breathe)
– HOA/PTA/Some other committee board member
Bribe Sell team members on the benefits of the right way (my way)
– Strategize on ways to get team members to the path of least resistance
– Find efficiencies in budgets to optimize in other areas
– Negotiator of deals/transactions
– Nurse all boo-boos back to health
– Remain calm in stressful, blood-filled situations
– Mixer of medicine with chocolate
– Therapist for all teammates
Previous education includes a Masters from the School of “because I said so” Class of 2003.
References include husband, son, daughter
Salary requirements: wine, five minutes of silence and going to the bathroom without being disturbed.