Believe it or not, the secretary of state doesn’t have a handbook for becoming a Mom-tary. But, if you scare your clients a lot you might be more of a Mom-ster. If you behave like a mom to all you might be a Mom-tary Public. And if you never give out your secrets perhaps a Mum-tery. But, if you live in California, you could become a Mom-tary in Monterey (near the cannery).
Being a Notary is a good job for a mom because the work offers flexibility. On the other hand, being a mom is a full-time job and you never know when your baby will need your full attention.
You can’t cancel a signing because your baby is vomiting. You can’t cancel a signing because your baby hit his/her head. You can’t cancel a signing because your baby’s babysitter didn’t show up. And you can’t bring your two year old to a signing. Worse yet, the most unprofessional thing you can do if have your two year old screaming when you answer the phone. What typical moms do is to let their two year old scream during a critical business call, not apologize, and not go into a quieter room. The result is that they lose a lot of critical business. It’s unprofessional and grossly inconsiderate. Just because you like screaming doesn’t mean that others do.
Ideally, you should have another family member who is dependable watch your baby while you go out at night to do signings. But, I’ll leave that up to you. Being a mom is a full-time job, so unless you have part-time help, you cannot be a part-time Notary (or Mom-tary)
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