By Jennifer O'Shea
Everything thinks there is some sort of definition for a super mom or that being a “super mom” means something totally different from what it means to just be a mom. In light of International Women’s Day, we need to stop and consider the fact that all moms are Super Moms.
Being a mom is not an easy job at all. You are on call 24/7, whether you are sleeping or in the bathroom, if the little ones need you, you go. There is no other job in the world that is like that 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. There are no breaks. Well, maybe nap time, and when they go to sleep at night, you might be able to rest, but when they wake up it is go time.
It gets easier!
Mom life never gets any easier. There are always statements like “it gets easier when they grow out of the infant stage!” or “it gets easier when they are talking and can dress themselves!” These are lies. It does not get any easier, it just becomes a different type of hard. Each stage in life for children as they are growing up bring different types of hardships. That’s why just being a mom in general means you qualify as a Super Mom.
You have help!
When you are mom, there is no one to help you. You are the one who is needed for every injury, for hugs for nighttime, when they are sick, when they are heartbroken, if they need to go clothes shopping, they need to be fed, homework needs to get done, etc. You are the one, no matter what is happening in your life, their life comes first – at any point in the day or night, week or year – no matter what. Starting from in the womb to after birth, throughout the entire rest of their life. That qualifies as being a Super Mom right there.
Multitasking is my second name!
If there was a job description for a mom, multitasking would be the number one quality needed to be considered for the position. But multitasking is an understatement. If you are doing laundry, cleaning the dishes, putting food on for your starving child, talking to your husband, answering text messages, letting the dog outside, and cleaning up toys at the same time, there should really be a new word for that. Moms do this every day! That is nothing super, that is just being a mom! And you do it without even thinking about it, and then continuing going and going all day long.
What we as moms don’t realize is that what we do every day of our lives for ourselves and our children, that is amazing! Every single mom is a Super Mom – giving yourself every minute of any day if there is a time of need at any point – that is what we do.
Jennifer is a freelance writer, motherhood + lifestyles blogger over at Teach.Workout.Love, military wife, a mom to a nutty 3-year-old, and a National Board Certified Teacher. She lives in Washington State, USA. In her spare time, she loves traveling, yoga, fitness and everything organic.