Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Title Change!

I decided that the title Stay At Home Mom (SAHM) or Homemaker doesn't really fit me. For one, Benjamin and I aren't home all that much. Second, being a mom and keeping house isn't all I am doing for our family. Third, I think it's all too easy to put the word just in front of it, when really there's nothing about this job to downplay.

So, while eating my breakfast this morning, I got out my notebook and started to brainstorm by writing down descriptive words for what I do. Since my husband is a very active parent as well, I wanted to be careful not to call myself anything that would exclude his efforts, but still accurately describe my current role. I have to admit it was kinda fun to come up with this new title, and I am very happy with what I created. Starting today, I now refer to myself as a.....

Family Relations Manager

I like it because to me it sounds much more official. It's also all-encompassing without being too long. I played around with adding the word child somewhere in there, but since we plan to have more someday, I didn't want to have to change it to children. I also considered the word domestic- but feel that word relates to too many other things- domesticated animals, domestic violence, domestic partner, etc. 

I encourage you all to take some time to think about what you feel most comfortable calling yourself. I believe names are very important as they hold a lot of power, and in essence serve as a way to define who we are.


  1. I LOVE this! Sometimes I hate the stay at home mom thing too because I think it implies that I must sit around and eat bon bons all day! :)

  2. What a great Title! I agree, the "stay-at-home" title implies laziness and moms are anything but lazy.