Nearly two years ago I did what I previously thought was unthinkable.

I walked away from my career.

For someone who has worked and hustled for everything I’ve had since I was 15, it was an adjustment, to say the least.

I’ve learned a lot about what not to do as a new stay-at-home mom.

Thankfully, I’ve finally learned a lot of healthy things to do as well.

And even though I traded boardrooms for carpool…

And spreadsheets for bake sales…

There are a lot of similarities between corporate life and stay-at-home mom life.

What Corporate Managers & Stay-At-Home Moms Have In Common

1- They have a boss

Some are titans of industry… and some are three-foot tall tyrants who go ballistic when their chicken nuggets touch their broccoli.

Baby sitting at desk - What Corporate Managers & Stay-At-Home Moms Have In Common

2- They clean up messes

… like customer complaints… or piles of foot shredding Legos.

Woman looking frazzled at a cluttered desk - What Corporate Managers & Stay-At-Home Moms Have In Common

3- Coffee keeps their eyes open and prevents them from tearing people apart

… adults… and tiny humans.

Woman holding cup of coffee - What Corporate Managers & Stay-At-Home Moms Have In Common

 

4- They manage people who are sometimes emotional and erratic

… no matter the age.

Young girl throwing a tantrum - What Corporate Managers & Stay-At-Home Moms Have In Common

 

5- Sometimes they look at the people around them and think, ‘Have you all gone mad?’

Woman looking at colleagues with wide eyes - What Corporate Managers & Stay-At-Home Moms Have In Common

 

6- They set goals

… for sales quotas… or going #2 in the potty.

Young girl sitting on training potty - What Corporate Managers & Stay-At-Home Moms Have In Common

 

7- They’re salespeople

… of products… or of spoonfuls of carrots that sound like airplanes.

Baby being fed baby food - What Corporate Managers & Stay-At-Home Moms Have In Common

8- They rarely sit down and eat a complete, healthy meal

 

Woman looking at donuts on desk - What Corporate Managers & Stay-At-Home Moms Have In Common

 

9- They encourage their team to think outside the box and succeed

Two children in superhero costumes - What Corporate Managers & Stay-At-Home Moms Have In Common

 

10- They need a drink at the end of the day

… a stiff one.

Martini - What Corporate Managers & Stay-At-Home Moms Have In Common

 

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