I bet you’ve been asking yourselves some questions. I know we have over here. So how will GetOutMom.com start a tidal wave of positive ripple effects? That answer is easy: By affecting one mom at a time. We all know the power of moms (both working and staying-at-home) is ginormous! They have an incredible influence on pretty much everything that makes this country tick.
I’ll give a classic example, Mom X. Might as well admit that mom X happens to live inside of me and are my thoughts…but rest assured over the last 10 years I’ve talked to countless moms who have felt the same way. So Mom X is a new mom and breast feeding her child. When her husband walks by the room Mom X actually says, “Mooooo.” Granted Mom X isn’t up for any mom-of-the-year awards, and she’s not trying to slam motherhood, she just simply feels like a cow. If Mom X could do something for herself even a couple hours a week, something that doesn’t involve diapers, feeding, laundry, cleaning, chauffeuring, and taking care of everybody else but herself, there is no doubt those other tasks wouldn’t seem like they are turning her brain to mush at times.
Mom X self-imposes her sentence, thinking that when the switch was flipped and she became a mother, she would no doubt appreciate every piece of honor that goes with the CEO title of being queen of the household. What mom X doesn’t like to admit is that she is somewhat resentful of her husband, who can still pursue his career and still be a dad when he gets home at night. Mom X wants to be like some of the strong moms who aren’t afraid of claiming their stake in the professional world and keep working full time…but the fact remains that many moms would rather work fewer hours that are more conducive to their personal family dynamic, and since that’s often not an option ~ many mom X’s give it a shot to stay home and s l o w l y transfer all their eggs into their husband’s basket, and may even s l o w l y fall into serious like with their new lifestyle…but also s l o w l y start to resent the fact that their work skills are becoming outdated, and are a bit scared watching their old careers disappearing as fast as their new children are growing up. (Phew, I know that was A LOT for one sentence, but you get my drift, right?)
Mom X would love to have some sort of concrete answer to “What did I do today?” (…besides the obvious of running the household and taking care of the kids, question). Mom X would love to say, “Thanks to Get Out Mom, I worked for 2 hours and made some money doing something fun.” Mom X would love to say, “I hired another mom to help me organize the garage and we’re making great progress,” or even, “I picked up more clients today and am one step closer to starting my own business!” The ripple effect is simple ~ happier moms make for happier families, which in turn is the foundation of our entire country’s work force.
What about Mom Y you ask? I agree, there is definitely a mom Y….more to come.