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Describe one of those days when you feel like a supermom.
"I feel like a super mom when I get unexpected hugs and kisses from Nick. When he's so excited to see me when I pick him up from daycare. Or he's accomplished something we've been working on. I'm super mom when Nick tells me "Mommy you're my best friend!"
- Kayce, Mom to one, Preschool Teacher, Non Profit Founder
"It is funny what empowers me and makes me feel like a goddess at this point in my life - it doesn't take much! I feel like I am wearing my supermom cape when I manage to breathe deeply and stay calm in the midst of the little, everyday challenges. When I have arrived at the end of a long day with my littles, and I am babywearing and breastfeeding my sweet, baby girl whilst cooking dinner, and helping my oldest son design his latest gadget by cutting electrical tape and locating art supplies, while also squatting down to give my younger son some cuddles because five o'clock is just SO hard when you are three; this is when I feel the most empowered. Because 5:00 pm can feel a lot like chaos in my kitchen, but it is my chaos, and I would miss it if it were any other way."
-Aimee, Mom to three, Homeschooling Stay at Home Mom, Writer, Blogger
"Ummm, on days that I get to take a shower and I’m out of my pajamas by noon, I feel like a supermom!! Just for fun though I looked up the definition of a “Supermom” and this is how Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines it: a woman who raises a child and takes care of a home while also having a full-time job. Wow, that sounds like 3 full time jobs to me, so whoever successfully does that is definitely a supermom! So, now that I know I am not a supermom by definition, I feel like one on days that the kids and I plan a fun outing and most things go smoothly."
- Brandi, Mom to two, Stay at Home Mom, Small Business Owner
"I feel like a supermom when I witness the values we want for our children come out of them. I don't mean that I say something so they say it or I believe something so they believe it. I mean that little pieces of how I strive to raise them (to be kind, to be thoughtful, to be curious, to be respectful, to depend on each other, to love etc) come out in moments unexpected. Like the other day, when the garage door began to close and my youngest stepped toward it (easily still 20 ft away). My oldest son grabbed him quicker than I could and wouldn't let him go until the door was closed. Without a second thought, he protected his brother so fiercely all the while reassuring him that it was okay, he was protecting him and didn't want him to get hurt to help calm the scare of the grab for the little guy. In those moments, I can't help but know that I am doing something right. That despite all the juggling, we are raising genuinely good kids."
- Rachel, Mom to two, Marketing Business Analyst, Small Business Owner
"If my two year old and eight year old are dressed, fed, and playing nicely together, I'm on top of the world! That may seem like setting the bar low, but it's huge for me. "Supermom" will look different for everyone; embrace yours and be proud of it!"
-Kelly, Mom to two, School Secretary, Bookkeeper
"I once read that to be spontaneous, you have to be prepared. To take advantage of a spur of the moment picnic, you need food in the house. I love it when I can just say "Yes!" to whatever fun is proposed and not hear even a whisper from my to do list."
-Dana, Mom to five, Grandma to five, Teacher
"I feel like a supermom when the girls have a healthy breakfast and get to school on time and I arrive at work with both earrings on."
-Kasey, Mom to two, Attorney
"It definitely starts with a night where all three girls sleep through the night and wake up at a normal hour. I'm already awake because I got SO. MUCH. SLEEP. and my bed is made. Oh, I've also taken a shower. They wake up happy and we have blueberry pancakes for breakfast then they all get themselves dressed while I pack a lunch. We head down to meet some friends at the river and there is no bickering on this unexpectedly warm day. The girls splash and play in the water while I watch them, then we have a picnic on the rocks and head home for a quick shower and a nap. The girls all fall asleep for nap, and wake up happy. A quick snack outside and then we head out to run a few errands, coming home with our list checked off. The girls play outside or "read" to each other while I make a dinner that we all enjoy eating. Then it's bedtime routine and off to sleep! Usually my supermom feelings come in hours or moments at a time, not a full day (the day I described above has never actually happened, but pieces of it have). They're pretty awesome when they do happen, though, and give me fuel for all the in between days."
- Amanda, Mom to three, Stay at Home Mom, Small Business Owner
"I feel like a supermom when I can actually clean the house, our clean clothes are put away, and my child actually eats something I cooked.
I feel like a supermom when I can run errands with Nicholas and we have no meltdowns at all.
I feel like a supermom when my son runs up to me and gives me a hug for no reason at all.
Those are great days!"
-Yadhira, Mom to one, Engineering
"When I can make it out of the house on time with my daughter and I've not forgotten anything! It always seems like such a crazy dash getting out the door so if I can leave on time and have everything I need with me - dang I did good! LOL!"
- Komal, Mom to one, GIS Analyst, Small Business Owner
DESCRIBE ONE OF THOSE DAYS WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE A SUPERMOM.
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