The term “Supermom” has been thrown at me several times over the past couple of months. I don’t know what people’s meaning is behind it and Im sure everyone has their own interpretation of the term “supermom” but what is a “supermom”. Who is a “supermom”?
I feel that all moms are incredible, powerful & tend to take off more than they can chew all at once. No one’s life is perfect, no one’s life is the same. Everyone’s life is different & we do all that we can just to get through the day.
I’ve said it before and I’ll said it again, social media has a way of making our life seem perfect and beautiful but my life is far from it. We’ve had a hard year, we are constantly adjusting to life with a baby & we hardly sleep! For example, right now my kid and I have been fighting all day because he doesn’t want to nap and I have work to do but I throw my hands up in the air, let him play and hope he’ll sleep through the night tonight but really tell myself that Im dreaming.
“But you’re self-employed and you get to stay home with your little one all day.” Yep, very true. Being self-employed is no where near glamorous. You have to hustle to get anywhere in life, you work when everyone is sleeping, you pull your hair out when you can’t work one day because your kid is constantly pulling at your leg. One day you think oh this is great Im going to make it somewhere today, 5 minutes later- what am I thinking this is hard! This is my life. I send my boys to bed & stay up to the wee hours of the night just getting things done.
Gender Roles mean that mom has to do all of the housework on top of whatever she’s got going on. WRONG! We don’t believe in gender roles in our house. We help each other get the things done that need to be done. The other day I was working and Moe went and get the laundry and started folding and moving it along. I told him he didn’t have to do it, he said no-I can do it just as much as you can. We pick up the slack of the other one and we are teaching our little one to do the same.
Take things one day at a time, look to the future but also realize the “supermom” you’re looking up to is just trying to make it through the day. We may appear to have everything together but trust me we struggle just as much as the next person.