5 reasons Why Mothers Make Good Managers

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When you become a mother you sign a life long contract. You are bound by love to this precious little human. There are no off days, no sick leave and no vacations. Some days are chaotic, others pass like a breeze. In the early years, you are lucky if you manage a decent shower and a couple of hours sleep. Despite all of the up and downs, there is one wonderful constant that is: love. This idea came to me as I was chasing the toddler around the living room .(no I did not write it while I was running . I wish I was that talented . ) Here are five reasons why I think mommies make good managers:


5 reasons mothers make good managers


A Positive Attitude

It takes a good deal of positivity to get through some days. Patience is a virtue that is taught when you are a mother .Especially when they yell mummy for the millionth time, or you have to watch the same show over and over ? Then they are the tantrums, the spills. What gets us through is having a good laugh at our little rascals. Pick up dust off and move on to the next day. Each day brings a new lesson.



We can Multitask

Any good manager is never set in their ways. There are days you will plan . Have your schedule on point and of course having children throws the schedule into a tailspin. You need a great deal of flexibility and I mean that in both ways mentally and physically.Always expect the unexpected. Us mothers must always have a contingency plan . We adapt and adjust according to the circumstances. We try multiple things to see what works ( this is especially valuable when trying to figure out feeding schedules and what they like to eat).Always having to think on our feet; we know how to work under pressure and come up with new ideas in a jiffy.



We know The Value of Team Work

Any mother knows the value of having a good support system .Especially in the beginning or what I called the start-up phase. There is so much to learn and so much to do. It can become thoroughly overwhelming.Being surrounded by strong and reliable people is a blessing. Those who have more than one child know the value of having the older ones help out with chores and other duties to ensure the environment is less chaotic .Delegation is key . We would love to do it all ourselves but we all know that is not possible unless you want to be stressed out.

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Listening and Making Good Decisions

A mother is a protector . She will fiercely protect her family . They after all her greatest asset. She does what it takes to provide for her family . She guarantees that her family is respected, cared for and always looks out for their best interests. We listen and respond to the needs of everyone. 



We have to make some unpopular decisions sometimes. It’s all for the greater good. No, you can not have a bag of cookies for lunch. Hyperactivity and diabetes are not a good combo.  I think as a mother; I possess all the qualities of a good manager. We have a lot to deal with. Chores, mix-ups, mishaps, and stubbornness. At the end of the day, we handle it all the best way we can and we do it all with love .






Shout out to all the awesome moms out there.   

 Love and Blessings Tachi 



40 thoughts on “5 reasons Why Mothers Make Good Managers

  1. I love this! I wish employers would value the time many mothers spend at home raising their kids and consider it worthwhile experience when they try to re-enter the workforce, rather than a detriment to their resume.

  2. That are all great points, mother’s are wonderful managers. Nothing teaches multitasking, patience, and getting people to participate creatively much like motherhood can.

  3. Lucrezia says:

    You make all good points and I definitely agree with you! I think most of the skills required for great parenting and great project management overlap 🙂

  4. I love this post saluting moms everywhere. Mothers are amazing in so many ways. Managing and multitasking is the foundation of being an efficient and effective mother. I do believe that a managers ‘job’ at let’s say, a grocery store or a real estate office, is an easier position than being MOM. Can’t agree with you more that Moms are everyday super hero’s!!! ❤️ xo, Evelyn, PathofPresence ?

  5. These are really good points, and these qualities are transferable skills that stay-at-home moms (or dads) should remember when they start thinking about re-entering the paid workforce – these are skills that are valuable to employers.

    • Thanks so much for commenting. Hopefully, mothers are still not being penalised so to speak when re-entering the workforce. I know it can be hard for some to find a job after they have been home taking care of the family for a while.

  6. Too bad hiring managers don’t tend to see the value of mother’s. We already ARE managers! We run the household. We delegate.

    But nobody seems to care about that, because it isn’t “real” work experience. So frustrating.

    • It is ! I never got the real work experience nonsense . It takes so much to run a home and take care of a family . Sadly some people view stay at home moms as sitting and doing nothing all day . That is so far from the truth

  7. I enjoyed reading this post like all the posts you write. After reading this, I know for sure I can be a great manager, I didn’t realise I had what it takes to be one, now I know. Thanks for sharing such an amazing post!

    • Thank you lovely . Ask them for a raise . As mothers we have so much potential that we use every day without realising ut. Have a great week

  8. Amazing writeup. I wish for all companies to recognize these unique skills mothers can bring to the corporate world. The patience, creativity and task management skills that mothers use can be beneficial to all workplaces.

  9. Although I don’t have any children of my own, I appreciate this post. I particularly enjoyed the correlation between a “start-up” and the start of a family. I never would have thought of the start of a new family that way. Thank you for sharing!

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