This “Super Mom” Gets Real

I just got called a Super Mom yet again! I feel like ANYTHING but that! I stress that every time someone calls me that. I have things that fall through the cracks All.The.Time. just like many other mothers. I wake up every morning with a to-do list a mile long and over half of it is stuff that I wanted to get done that I didn’t get done from the day (sometimes week) before.

Life is crazy hectic in our home!

(I’m willing to bank almost every home can say the same thing in the society we live in today.)  

A day in my life consists of ensuring my kids get at least 4-5 solid hours’ worth of school work in. Sometimes I admit I get creative in what I allow being considered as part of “schoolwork” on some days, but when I see they have the chance to obtain a life lesson I snatch it.

We also have a house full of puppies right now (we typically do because we do tend to do a lot of fostering for puppies—it’s my one weakness!) If you ever house trained one puppy let alone four at a time, then you know how time-consuming that can be!

I attempt to be a good wife and mother and take care of those tasks. I’ll admit a lot of the time that includes me instructing the kids a lot to ensure they are doing their chores correctly. However, I do declare it would be a lot quicker and easier to just do it myself. Yet, I feel that wouldn’t do my kids any justice! I believe in kids doing chores with no allowance.

I also do my best to run this blog like a business. I try with every ounce of my being to meet all deadlines and keep up with providing quality content. Plus, I’m also in the process of SLOWLY going through the Elite Blog Academy training.

I literally feel like I’m back in college, but FINALLY for something that I’m totally completely utterly passionate about. (It’s a shame that it took $70,000 worth of student loan debt to find something that I’m good at and LOVE to do for a living. Not to mention, I’m almost 40. Imagine how much I could have achieved by now had I started this in 1998?)

My desk is covered in tasks that need to get done for my blog. There is a long list of things that I’ve got planned and hope to accomplish on time. As you can see from my desk there’s PLENTY going on behind the scenes for us. I’m excited and thrilled, but at times, it does get a bit overwhelming too. I feel BLESSED by ALL of it.

You see, I’m no Super Mom.

I’m just a mom trying to do the best I can with the days I’m blessed with. Every other mother who loves their family is doing the same exact thing!

We all wonder how we’ll all get it done. Chances are high WE.DON’T! We just learn the fine art of accepting what got done and being proud of what we accomplished on any given day.

My main priority with each day is to live it for God to the best of my ability. I love when I get tuck my kids into bed with a huge smile on their face from another great day had. I savor every good night kiss and cuddle with my husband that I get each night.

I’ll admit there are days when I waste too much time. However, for the most part, I am trying to gain the most from every minute I’m given. I do the best I can with what I have. I think we all should do the same with our lives. No one is more super than anyone else in my book. I feel honored that people feel that way, but in the same token, I never want anyone to think that what they do or don’t do is any less important or exciting.

How do you feel when someone calls you a Super Mom? How do you feel when you interact with someone you feel is the “Super Mom?”

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Crystal

I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny. Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

7 comments on “This “Super Mom” Gets Real”

  1. Haha Super Mom…. I have been called this before but they don’t see the break down when everything has fallen apart and my house is a mess. ? Woohoo for a glass of wine at the end of a long day.

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    • I would love to find out if there is any truth to a glass of wine at the end of the day. However, I have no clue what kind of wine I should try out??

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope to see you again soon.

  2. I always feel a little irked when someone calls me a Supermom when they find out I have eight children. I don’t think it makes me any more special than the mom who has one or two children. I think every mom who is doing the best she can is a Supermom. We all want the same thing for our child(ren).

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    • I’m glad to hear that someone other than me feels this way. I was beginning to think I was alone with my train of thought. My hat does go off to you for having 8 kids and keeping your sanity. 🙂

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope to see you again soon.

  3. Well you’re a Supermom in my eyes! When someone calls me a Supermom, I don’t mind it at all. I wear that title with pride! #ProductReviewParty

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    • Ahh, thank you. I’m glad you don’t take offense. I just look at it as we are all super moms in our own way.

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I look forward to seeing you again soon.

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