That is a HUGE responsibility and while you love being a mom, sometimes it can be tough to juggle everything. You have to take care of your children, maintain a healthy relationship with your significant other, further your business or career, keep up with your friendships, and take care of yourself. It’s a lot to handle but it’s so important to remember that you’re not alone. Other mothers are going through the same thing.
Talk to your friends, join support groups, or look online for advice from other mothers who have been in your shoes. We all want to be Supermom and to be everything and do everything, but is this possible? Being a supermom is possible, but you have to learn how to empower yourself to be the kind of supermom that you feel you need to be. You don’t have to be a supermom to be a good mother.
Defining Supermom – Who Is She?
Everyone has different standards and expectations for what they deem as a “supermom”. However, there are some characteristics that almost everyone would agree apply to the description of a supermom. Supermoms typically always:
-As parents, we want to make sure our children are happy and healthy.
-We also want to spend quality time with them, teaching them valuable life lessons.
-We should be involved in their lives as much as possible, letting them know that they are loved and valued.
-And we should always strive to set a good example for them.
Interestingly, the definition of a Supermom is open to a lot of interpretation. Just what is proper care, and how does a Supermom tell her kids that she loves them? What about other things?
Some people might say that Supermoms are supposed to be the head of the PTA, volunteer at day camp, and be their kid’s soccer coach. Others might say that they are also supposed to have a spic and span home, a high-powered job as an executive, and look like a million bucks at all times. And some might even say that Supermoms are supposed to have endless energy.
So, what is the true definition of a Supermom? Perhaps it is up to each individual woman to decide what being a Supermom means to her.
Supermom is an ideal, and not every mother can – or should – try to live up to that standard. Instead, focus on what works for you and your family. If you start comparing yourself to others, you’ll only end up feeling like you’re not doing enough – even if you’re doing a great job.
Being a great mom doesn’t mean you have to do everything perfectly all the time – that’s impossible! What it does mean is that you need to take care of yourself too, so you can be the best mom you can be. Prioritizing your own health and happiness is where being an empowered, great mom starts.
A Supermom certainly pays attention to her children and talks and listens to them regularly, but she also knows when to ask for help. She might delegate some tasks to others or outsource some help, so she can have some much-needed time for herself. Supermoms know that taking care of themselves is just as important as taking care of their families!
You might not picture the stereotypical “Supermom” when you think of yourself, and that’s okay! The media often portrays mothers as perfect beings who have it all together, but that’s not always the case. Every mother is different, and each one has unique qualities that make them special.
Defining what qualifies someone as a “Supermom” is the first step to empowering yourself. After all, you know better than anyone else what it takes to be a great mother! So take some time to sit down and think about the qualities you possess that make you the amazing mother that you are.
Is it more important to set a good example for your children or to teach them financial responsibility? Would it be better to show them the importance of health and exercise by taking the kids out to play and exercise every day? Or is it more important to take time to take care of yourself, instilling in your children the importance of self-care as a lifelong habit? You have to decide.
Being a mom is a full-time job and sometimes it can be overwhelming. We get stressed out trying to balance our responsibilities both at home and outside the house. Many of us have jobs as well as hobbies and interests that we would like to pursue, and every once in a while we also need some alone time. Finding a balance is key for all busy moms out there.
Even Supermoms Get Stressed Out
Stress is an unfortunate reality that we all face in life. No matter who you are or what you do, you will get stressed out on occasion. When stress builds up in one area of life, it can start to affect other areas as well, including your relationships with your husband, kids, and friends.
Being a supermom is definitely not an easy feat and often times we feel like we have to do it all and be everything to everyone. This makes us feel stressed and overwhelmed. And when we’re always under pressure like that, it can sometimes affect us negatively, making us depressed, sick, or even snapping at our children for no good reason.
It’s crucial that we learn how to manage our stress levels and take some time for ourselves to de-stress on a regular basis. If you’re ever feeling so stressed that you just want to run away from it all, don’t beat yourself up about it. It happens to the best of us, and it’s nothing to feel guilty about.
If you want to be happier and have less stress in your life, there are some things you can do each day to help. These things are easy to learn and don’t take much time, but can make a big difference. Examples of things that can help reduce stress include meditation, journaling, prayer, yoga, deep breathing exercises and physical exercise. It has been proven that each of these activities can bring more calmness into your life. Physical exercise can also help you burn off stress.
There are things you can do for yourself that, while they won’t happen every day, can help reduce stress and promote relaxation. Such things might include spending time without your children and having date nights with your partner, or scheduling a massage.
It’s important to take time for yourself every day, even if it’s just ten minutes, to do something calming. This will help reduce stress and promote relaxation.
Moms need to take care of themselves, too! Not only will your kids appreciate you more if you take some time for yourself sometimes, but you will also feel less stress from trying to do too much at the same time. You might start out thinking that you can handle everything on your own, but eventually you’ll end up feeling overwhelmed if you’re constantly trying to be the best at everything else while you’re trying to be the best mom. So make sure to schedule some time for yourself in your busy day – even if it’s just for a few minutes – so that you can relax and recharge.
Being a mom is hard, and it’s even harder when you’re not prepared for it. As a mom, you have a lot of responsibility, and you’re automatically busier than you were before. It’s okay to give yourself a break in other areas, and in the mommy area, so that you can stay happy and content.
Why Are Mommy Duties Draining?
Being a mom is a demanding job that doesn’t stop when the workday is over. Even if you also have a job outside the home, you’re constantly thinking about your children. You try to remember doctor’s appointments, shopping lists, and more. It can be tough to manage everything, but it’s important to try to find a balance, so you can take care of yourself, too.
Being a mother is one of the most rewarding and important jobs in the world, but it comes with a lot of sacrifices and challenges. You wake up in the morning and tend to the kids; you spend your days and evenings – and sometimes even nights – with them, helping them, feeding them, loving them, and taking care of them when they are sick.
If your husband is helpful around the house and with the child-rearing duties, it’s a great deal of help to you, but even in this day and age, moms generally are the main caregivers for babies and children. It’s a demanding job that can often be tiring, but it’s also one that comes with a lot of rewards.
Being a mother is one of the most important jobs a woman can have. However, it can be very hard and leave little time for other things. As a mother, you have to take care of your children, your home, your work, and maybe even continue your education while still trying to find time for your hobbies and friends.
It’s normal to feel like you’re losing touch with other parts of your life, but you don’t have to give everything up that you care about.
You can still be a great mother and have a successful career, a happy marriage, and plenty of time for yourself. Just remember to take things one day at a time and ask for help when you need it.
You’re not alone if you find that you don’t have time to do things for yourself like exercise or style your hair in the morning before your mommy duties start. It’s normal to feel this way, but it’s important to remember that you shouldn’t abandon your other roles in life just because you’re a mom now.
These are things that you’ve created and put your time and energy into. You can still be a great mother and take time for yourself, your health and your own well-being. In fact, you should. You’ll be a better mommy if you do.
It’s Okay to Have a Life
Being a Supermom doesn’t mean you have to pour all of your energy and time into your children. In fact, it’s healthy for you to have other areas of focus in your life so that you can be well-rounded and can show your kids that it’s important to have a balance.
It’s perfectly normal for your child to not be the center of your universe, and they will still be happy to see you find other things to do. Supermoms know that it’s good to have a life outside of being a mother and this makes them even better at their number one job.
It’s true that kids take up a lot of our time and energy – and they should! They’re the love of our lives, after all. But a wise parent realizes that unless they have a balanced life, they run the risk of not being able to give their kids the best of themselves. That’s why it’s important for parents to take care of their own physical, mental, and spiritual health too.
When you empower yourself, you give yourself the ability to do what you need to do to take care of yourself and your family. This includes considering outside sources like the media and loved ones, but not letting them make decisions for you.
Empowering yourself to be a great mom means that you make the choices about what you need to do to live a happy and balanced life, so that you can be a happy and balanced mom.
Moms who have important careers need to remember that while their children are important, they need to keep their career so that they can feel fulfilled. There’s nothing wrong with this.
As a mother, it is important to strive to not let the career overtake the necessity of caring properly for the children. If a balance can be reached, the home and family will be happier and more fulfilled.
When a baby comes along, some mothers might start to neglect their own self-care. This is understandable to an extent, but it’s still important to make time for yourself. Eating right, getting exercise, and taking time to relax are all key components of self-care.
Additionally, doing things that make you happy and help you grow as a person are also important. It’s vital to take care of yourself both physically and emotionally, so be sure to do what you need to do to thrive.
Even when you have children, it’s still important to care for your personal relationships. You and your partner still need quality “alone time,” and you still need to spend time with friends and relatives.
It’s okay to leave the kids with a good sitter once in a while, so you can have lunch out, or even slip away for a weekend with your partner. These moments help you keep your connections to the people besides your kids who are important to you and who bring you love, joy and happiness.
Being a mother is an important job, but it’s okay to also nurture the other areas of your life that are so important to you. You will undoubtedly have questions about balancing your time, your career, and your relationships.
And you might have moments of guilt. But all of this is normal. However, when you empower yourself to be the best woman you can be, you are also empowering yourself to be the best mom you can be.
Your Version of Perfection
There’s no such thing as perfect, especially not when you’re a parent. You know this firsthand because you weren’t perfect before you had kids and your life wasn’t either. But somehow, you made it work back then, and you can do it again now. Having kids is like adding another layer to your life – it’s demanding, but in the most amazing ways.
You’re still not perfect and life isn’t without its challenges, but you can create your own version of perfect that fits your life with kids. When you add kids to the mix, your life balance gets upset, but making room for this change and not excluding everything else will help you create a new version of yourself as a supermom and a new version of perfect.
Consider that each part of your life is important. Your job might be important for several reasons. It may be important to have that income. You may simply love your job and the opportunities it brings and the things you learn from it.
There may be other reasons why your job is important. You also have your relationship with your husband which is important.
Once you have kids, your relationship with your partner will change somewhat. However, you can still have a great, fun, and loving partnership. Your hobbies, friends, groups and clubs you belong to, and other relatives are still important, but you may have to do some revamping and rethinking.
When you have kids, your priorities change. And that’s okay! You don’t have to try to do everything. Just focus on what’s important. For example, take housework. Maybe you can cut back a bit, or hire help once a week. It’s not that important to dust every day.”
How is your relationship with your husband? What can you do to keep it going strong? What can he do to help? Think about the other important aspects of your life. What’s the new balance?
It will take you awhile to figure it all out. Give yourself that time and don’t let anyone else pressure you too much. You are capable of deciding how all the pieces of the pie fit together.
Don’t get discouraged if your mommy duties are overwhelming. Parenting is a huge job, and you’re not expected to be perfect. Even Supermoms aren’t perfect. In this day and age of making comparisons between ourselves and everyone else, you’re doing yourself a disservice to allow comparisons to tell you whether you are a good mother or not.
What is most important to you in your child’s life? What can you do to accommodate that? Your kids look to you for love and nurturing. You also want to set a good example.
Mom, you’re doing a great job. It’s okay to not be perfect. Sometimes we need to take a step back and ask ourselves what we need to do to relax and recharge. When we do this, we can show up as our best selves for our kids more often. This is important because it will make you a more relaxed and loving mother in the long run.
It’s okay to not be perfect. In fact, it’s better to go with your version of perfection. Work with all the talents and great characteristics that you possess. Then you’ll be a Supermom, and you’ll know how to deal with your lifelong mommy duties.