May 10, 2013 06:00

To all the mamas out there putting in overtime, can you relate? Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day from INDfamily.

In honor of Mother's Day, I give you a piece of my life as a mom. A mother's work is never done. While it's the toughest job I've ever had, it's also the most rewarding. Getting paid in hugs and dirty laundry never seemed so satisfying until now.

To Whom it May Concern:

I'm writing to apply for the position of Jack of All Trades/Master of None. I am confident that my skills are up to par with the role and that I would be an excellent fit for your establishment.

Allow me to go into detail about my extensive background knowledge on your needs. My studies at UL Lafayette were concentrated in nursing, but there is more to me and why I am the only candidate you should consider for the job.

Over the years, I have also honed the following skills: I can make just about anything in the kitchen, know how to do a handstand, and can coordinate outfits for Barbie to make her runway ready. I believe my knowledge of writing and photography will allow me to capture all of your life's big moments to share with you when you are ready.    

While I am new to the field, I feel that in time you would consider me an asset to your establishment despite the fact that I am bound to embarrass you at one point or another. I see us becoming fast friends and inseparable as the years go by.

Studying life has given me deep insight on what your needs are and how I can take what I have learned along the way and apply to help you become a better person. My techniques are not like everyone else in the field; I have a vision that I plan to initiate and will be flexible along the way should this model not work. I realize your needs are ever-changing and will do my best to adapt.

Please feel free to contact me as you see fit. I can be reached at all hours of the day. I have no doubt that I will respond when you call for me at 2 a.m. I look forward to hearing from you at your convenience to discuss how I can become part of your establishment.


Kari Walker
The Mom

Photo by Samantha Lacombe

This was taken in 2011 during my first year of motherhood. She's a tough boss,

but I wouldn't want to work for any other than my Stella Claire.

Dear Mom,

I thank you for your interest in joining my establishment. After thorough review and a background check with Dad and Grandma, I am happy to announce that I would like to extend an offer for you to join life's journey with me.

I am looking forward to working with you on special projects, like baking blueberry muffins for breakfast and learning my ABC's. Please note that as an employer, I am not perfect and hope you can forgive me when I come home past curfew a time or two or get a not so perfect grade in Spanish. The future looks promising with you on my team and I know that we have a prosperous future together.

Your skills are vast and I am confident that you will pick up a few more on your time with me. There is no one else I would have considered for the job.

Congratulations on your achievements and I cannot wait to start our venture together.


Stella Claire
The Baby