Some moms stay home. Some moms homeschool. Some moms make super duper fantastic fancy sandwiches that look like animals for their kids’ lunches for school. Some moms work. Which one is the true definition of the “Super Mom?” Are you a “Super Mom?” Do you want to be a “Super Mom?”
I’ve recently seen some posts about how moms don’t want to be labeled. They don’t want others to treat them a specific way because of the way they act, dress, participate at school, or how often they play with their children. Some moms don’t even want to be called “Super Moms.” Whether you label moms a certain way or not, they are not all alike.
There are moms out there who get up every day and do the laundry, clean the house, feed their kids, interact with their kids, and get them to various activities on time.
There are moms out there who get up every day and pack a lunch for their kids, get them out the door on time for school, and get themselves to work each day.
There are moms out there who get up every day and teach their kids their own lessons at home, show their children life lessons at home, and give them the best education they can from home, and take care of the housework.
There are moms out there who get up every day and spend their hard earned money on a babysitter to care for their children. They throw huge birthday parties for their kids, buy them the latest technology, and offer them variety of opportunities to be involved in.
Which one of these moms is the “Super Mom”? Which one isn’t? Are you struggling because you want to be a “Super Mom” but don’t think you are? Living up to that title sounds pretty hard to do…is that what life is all about as a Mom?
I’ll tell you what I know. I know that a mom who loves her child is a Super Mom. I know that a mom who cares for her child and provides for the child’s needs is a Super Mom. I know that a mom who gives her child the best education she can, whether it’s at home or school, is a Super Mom. I know that a mom who does everything she can to give her child the best opportunities in life is a Super Mom. I know that there are millions of varieties of Super Moms out there.
I also know that being a mom is hard work no matter what variety of mom you are. Every day you put your child’s needs before yours at some point in the day. Every day you give your child as much love as there is to give that day. Not every day is going to be the same. Some days you will have to put a few of your needs first. Some days there is not as much energy to show as much love as the day before. However, there is always love there.
If you are having a bad day or week or month and feeling low about not being a “Super Mom” remember this post. It’s okay if the laundry isn’t folded, the dishes can pile up, and the dust on the furniture is starting to look like a new carpeting growing on it. It’s also okay if your kids aren’t signed up for every sport to help them get the “edge” on the competition and the cake you made for their birthday was lopsided with uneven sprinkles. A real Super Mom’s evaluation comes from her children, not from other moms. Every time your child runs up to give you a hug and tells you they love you, you’ve been re-elected “Super Mom!”
Super moms come in all varieties, shapes, and sizes. If you are doing everything you can to love your child and take care of their needs, you are a super mom! Don’t compare yourself to other moms.
You are by all definitions a “Super Mom!” Grab your cape and bear that title proudly because it is super to be a Mom!