Young women today have bought into the wrong image of a SuperMOM. Supermoms exist everywhere and I applaud them for what they bring to their family, friends and community.
Supermom's are those who manage to infect those around them with positive aspirations. They manage to create an impression using all the tricks in the book. Who said it would be easy, the first trick is not to cop out. Finding a way, is what it's all about. There is always a way so a SuperMom must be innovative.
Why do we need to be SuperMOMs in the first place? Simply, if your successful then everyone around you will be also.
Simple rules, like getting everyone involved, and that means kids of all ages, to help by each being responsible for something. It creates good feelings of a group effort and everyone shares in the prize. Some of the rules I remember growing up in a large family was that everyone had chores. Maybe they were simple like making a bed, cleaning up after a snack, tending to trash, etc. There is always something to "help" with, should be the attitude on a daily basis.
If you don't have time to make it, buy it. Buy portions of it, and make the rest. Avoid cluttering...That's a big one. Clutter gives the impression of being unclean, and then mentally, we are in a race to keep up with the mess. Everything should have it's place. Schedules sometimes helps. Bigger is not always better. Simplify, simplify, simplify. Everyday is a good day, and accomplishments must be the work of a well-planned and thought-out endeavor. Every kitchen needs a domestic authority to hand out a chain of commands--that's mom usually.
I recall times when I barely had enough time to dress before a party and found myself washing the toilet just before guests arrived. That is not newsworthy. But the truth is, we will always need and be grateful for SuperMOM's. SuperMOMs have it together, so everyone observes--thinks. Noone will ever really know just what we had to do to get there. Being successful, you get there. That is how we teach other's that we can obtain a goal.
Like my family used to say, "we pulled off another one." Smile pretty. You might just be in the next photo and you, and your home, and your family want to be at it's best.
SuperMOM we all have to be--but keep your expectations realistic. Everyone will love you for it, afterall, your their SuperMOM.
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