No Such Thing As A Supermom
Great moms don’t need to be perfect
You ever goggle at other moms, the ones with the perfectly manicured nails, face and hair beat by the beauty gods, who still manages to make every single PTA meeting, while keeping an immaculate home comprised of her beautiful children and equally beautiful and successful husband, and yet, still looks better than most 20-year-olds after pushing out three kids and think to yourself, how in the world does she do it? It’s because she’s Supermom. Well, the thing about Supermom is that she does not exist!
Although they make it appear easy on the outside, especially with the media sharing world we live in, documenting everything via Facebook or Instagram, truth is, she probably has the biggest headache, tons of guilt and on edge from not getting enough sleep. Comparing yourself to women whose faults you cannot see won’t do any good to your self-esteem and how you see yourself as a mom, especially when it comes to celebrity moms who in most cases have hired help to assist with their day-to-day.
Great mothers do the best they can, as reiterated on a segment from Good Morning America entitled, “Why ‘Super-Mom’ Stopped Trying to Be Perfect.” The piece emphasized the importance of not letting guilt or the pressures to be perfect cause stress. When you let go of trying to be Supermom, you then create realistic expectations for yourself. Turning ideals into reality only brings upon more frustration and guilt.
The real super moms know that in order to keep your sanity, you must take time out for yourself too. Find activities that don’t involve cleaning or relate to your family. Light some candles, visit a friend, go to a movie, whatever you do, remember who you are as an individual, and know that you’re super anyway!