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  1. Mom says:

    Add mediator to the list as well as nurse, painter, seamstress, sander, deck stainer and builder. I’ll think of more later!

    • Jill says:

      Here’s the modern list I didn’t quote: The traditional mom jobs consists of the following: housekeeper, cook, day care center teacher, facilities manager, computer operator, psychologist, janitor, van driver, laundry machine operator, chief executive officer, bookkeeper, event planner, general maintenance worker, groundskeepers, interior design, logistics analyst, nutritionist, plumber and staff nurse…
      — buyer, athletic trainer, photographer, social media marketing manager, academic advisor, tailor, recreational therapist, coach, tax accountant, judge, public school teacher, teacher vocational, education.

      I was being a bit tongue in cheek, the idea that we CAN’T translate jobs of the heart into monetary value is what I was going for. In my mind, what you did for me and what I have done is priceless. I’m still adjusting to the reality that it means nothing in the realm of fundraising for the family needs now and that I must forge a new path for the second half of my life. I probably would have come up with something once the kids were out anyway, but do feel the stress of that timeline change hanging over me. Plus I’m picky with how I spend my time, lol. You and Dad will never know the depth of security my soul carries because you lived your lives to meet our internal and external needs as your first priority. Thank you.