Signs You're Both a Supermom AND An Okay Mom
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of a Supermom is “an exemplary mother; also: a woman who performs the traditional duties of housekeeping and child-rearing while also having a full-time job.
On the outside looking in, this mom appears to very well organized, crafty, resourceful, cooks, bakes, and still manages to somehow keep herself fit, well dressed and have a social calendar. When you go over to her house, everything is neat and tidy. She tracks and manages all the household activities without a glitch.
She has her kids under control at all times. Her kids get read to every night. She is very health conscious and makes sure her family eats well. There are freshly cut fruits and baked snacks on the kitchen counter for afterschool snack. She is very involved at her kid’s school.
These are the moms you come across and ask yourself, “How the heck does she have time to do all of that?”
Now truly, has anyone really ever come across a mom like that... except in the movies?
I mean there are days I feel like I am supermom because I really do need to juggle everything and all by myself because my husband is away from work for days at a time. And if you’re a single mom, you are hands down automatically a supermom.
But most days my kids are lucky if they have a hot meal on the table for dinner every night.
Let’s face it, us moms (and dads) have a lot on our plate, especially when you are juggling activities for more than 1 child. Some days it feels like you can’t even keep your head on straight because you’re being pulled in all sorts of directions.
So I am going to take it one step further to redefine what a supermom is. My new definition of a supermom is someone who manages to keep the household and family running smoothly, provides a positive environment for their kids to learn and grow and while also contributing to the household income one way or another.
So do Supermoms really exist?
I say Yes!
You’re a supermom if you accomplish any of the following:
- Your kids are fed, even if it means eating leftovers for 2 days straight.
- Your kids are clothed, even if it means they need to rewear their socks because you haven’t gotten around to doing the laundry yet
- You look forward to being able to surprise your kids and see them jumping up and down in excitement when you tell them what you have planned for the weekend for them
- You read to and with your kids regularly (not necessarily EVERY night)
- You watch out for all aspects of their safety
- You make sure things get done, even if it means delegating
- You bake cupcakes for your kid to bring to school to share with their classmates, or rush out to the store to buy store bought ones. :-)
- You support and guide them to make good decisions
- You teach them, one life lesson at a time
The truth is, we are all supermoms in our own ways. We each have our own special powers. And it doesn’t mean we have to perform them all at once either. We all have one main goal for our kids...that we raise them to grow up and live a happy and meaningful life.
We’ll all be taking different paths but at the end, we all want the same outcome. If we accomplish that, we, as parents have done our jobs and will have really lived out our supermom ways.