Are you Super Mom?

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Moms are super busy people. I didn’t really know or get it until I became a Mom myself. Then I started to see and appreciate all my Mom did for me over the years. Really, what would we do without our Moms? From the moment we get up until our heads hit the pillow Moms are going, going, going.

 

I actually get asked this question a lot. “How Do You Do It All? or Are you Super Mom?” For me, I’m a working Mom, I have 2 kids ages 7 and 2. I’m also a wife to a teacher/coach that isn’t home much, and I’m a Blogger. Like Most Moms, I do all the grocery shopping, 90% of the cooking, all the laundry, and cleaning. I help do all the homework, set up/shuttle to activities/play dates, and handle all the Dr/Dentist appointments. I make all the lunches/fill up all the water bottles, and help pick out clothes. It’s a never ending job. I know a lot of you are in the same boat!  Honestly, I don’t know how I manage it all. I can say that not everything gets done every single day. I got some advice from a former Principal when I was pregnant with my daughter. She told me that I was never going to be perfect. And that one day I’d probably be a good teacher and I might be a bad Mom. I could one day be a great Mom and a bad Wife. Life isn’t perfect! I’m constantly thinking about what she said almost 8 years ago.

There are days when I feel so great like I’ve accomplished so much and I go to bed so happy. Then there are the days I get discouraged and I’m mad/sad/angry at the world and feeling like I have so much to do and so little time. Do you ever feel like that?

You take what is important to you and do what you can. Every day I know my kids will have eaten, they will have clean clothes on (maybe), and pretty much their basic needs will have been met! If there is any time left over, I try and do things I need to do. Like blogging, making photo books, exercising, or chatting with friends. I have Mommy friends that are avid readers. They are always talking about some great book they read. I always think “When do they read?” I also have friends that are in extremely awesome shape. They work really hard at it and look amazing. That’s what they make a priority and that’s great! Everyone is different.

The next time someone asks “Are you a Super Mom?” I’m going to say “YES I am, and YOU are too!” Go Moms!

Did you ever see this? This was a cute movie that came out a few years
ago. It didn’t get much hype but I could really relate.  It’s
all about a busy working Mom and how much she juggles on a given day. If
you are a Mom, you can relate! You might even feel sorry for her 🙂 If
you are not a Mom, it might make you appreciate a Mom you know.

May 14, 2015
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10 Comments

  • Reply Rena McDaniel

    Terrific piece. I love what that principal told you. I remember when my kids where young and trying to keep up with them, my job, my husband's business and our home some days it would be so overwhelming. You do a miraculous job!

    May 14, 2015 at 12:48 pm
  • Reply Tiffany OConnor

    I hated that book/movie because I related to it, so at the end when she realizes she can't do it all and quits to be a stay at home mom it was like a slap in the face. I hated that the answer to "I Don't Know How She Does It" was "she can't." The truth is, so many of us can and have to. My husband isn't a successful architect like the husband in the book/movie, he is a stay at home Dad and he is amazing at it, but that means I have to succeed at doing it all. I wish that there wasn't such a stigma towards working moms 🙁

    May 16, 2015 at 2:27 pm
    • Reply dailymomtivity

      Thanks for your honesty Tiffany! Working Moms have it VERY hard. I'm sure you are doing an amazing job and good for you! Hugs from one working mom to another 😉

      May 16, 2015 at 3:47 pm
  • Reply NYC Tech Mommy

    Hi via #SITSBlogging! I can totally relate to your post! There is never enough time in a mommy's day. Sometimes I feel accomplished, others like a complete mom failure. What keeps me going is that I know tomorrow will be another day! Thanks for sharing this 🙂

    May 16, 2015 at 2:55 pm
    • Reply dailymomtivity

      Thanks NYC Tech Mommy! There is always tomorrow 🙂

      May 16, 2015 at 3:48 pm
  • Reply Just Plain Marie

    My goodness, I really don't know how working mothers do it. I can't "do it all" and I'm at home full-time. 🙂

    May 17, 2015 at 5:06 pm
  • Reply NM Johnson

    I agree with all of this. We all prioritize differently. Great piece!!

    May 18, 2015 at 7:25 pm
  • Reply Sandra HippoLogic

    I recognize it. I am a wife, mother of a 5 year old, blogger, horse trainer, business owner and love books. I didn’t see the movie.
    To the answer How do I do it? I ‘read’ book in my car. I just LOVE audiobooks while I am driving.:-))

    January 17, 2016 at 11:18 am
    • Reply Shannon

      That’s a great idea! Books are a great escape 🙂

      January 17, 2016 at 10:12 pm

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