Being A Supermom is So Overrated!

BY: - 26 Nov '12 | Parenting

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Have you ever been called Supermom? Not just a “super mom”, but Supermom…like Superman? Or has anyone ever asked you, “How do you do it all?” Well, I get that all the time and while I don’t own the recipe to the secret sauce. I will say that I work smart not HARD! I use a team approach in all that I do. EVERYONE in my family has a part to play to ensure that A) Mommy doesn’t go crazy and B) You understand that the gears of this machine, that we call a family, are well-oiled and that what you put into it – you get out of it.

People think I’m joking when I tell them that even my toddler helps out around the house. I’m so serious….After her mealtimes, I give baby girl a “wipey” and you should see her wiping the crumbs and little spots from her high chair. I love it! I’m teaching her early. Something I didn’t do with my other two. But hey…you live and you learn! I can’t even begin to tell you how extremely thankful I am for my “tweenager”. He helps me out more that he will ever know. When Dad is away, he steps up to be the big guy around the house. He can change a mean diaper and don’t tell anyone, but I’m riding this out while his baby sister is still in the “she’s-so-cute-and not-so-annoying” phase.

I’m still counting my blessings that my preschooler still thinks its fun to use a vacuum. Yessss!!! Now, if I could just get her to separate the colors from the whites and appreciate the need for pre-treating stains, then my premature gray hair growth would slow down drastically! I’m only kidding about the laundry, but my point is sometimes you may feel that the countertop didn’t get cleaned the way you wanted it or whatever the task may have been and it wasn’t done the way “Mommy would have done it”. I’m hear to tell you, as only a true friend would…Get over yourself!” Your way isn’t the only way, sweetie.  Appreciate the help, say thanks (sincerely) to your kids, especially your husband and move on!

I love feeling like I’m the glue that holds my family together and for all practical purposes, I am. Not to discount any of my husband’s parental assets, contributions or talents, in any way, shape or form. I just know and appreciate my maternal worth. Long gone are the days of trying to kill myself trying to do it all. There’s always tomorrow and there’s absolutely NOTHING wrong with asking the natives to pitch in around the house every now and then, to do age appropriate chores around the house. I may not be Supermom, but I’m still a Super Mom…aren’t we all?

Are you a super mom? Do your kids help out around the house? What do they do?

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Sheree Adams wrote 117 articles on this blog.

Sheree is a wife and WAHM of three who passionately blogs about marriage, family, health tips and more as Smart & Sassy Mom. Sheree is committed to helping blended families and keeping marriages strong, healthy, fun and SPICY!

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5 WordPress comments on “Being A Supermom is So Overrated!

  1. Kacey

    Ha! I thought we were the only ones that referred to our kids as natives. I get this question quite often, too, even though it’s so not the case. There’s no way to do it all.

  2. Farida Daughtry

    I laughed when I read the title.As a super mom of three it took my dishwasher breaking down for me to give up trying to take care of everyone’s needs.So it took only a few minutes to call my husband and tell him to look into the noises coming from the dish washer when he got home. The next day during my lunch break I started seeing a sink full of dishes. The kids breakfast the man’s bag lunch pots and pans. Never noticed that before, with two hours left to myself I put it off telling myself later. Washing dishes before and after homework and right before bed was not working for the families busy schedules. It drove me nuts so you’d think I would delegate instantly. No. It took me moving about like mad women and the five year old who said I like washing dishes can I help.The next two days the kids and husband see the stress and start picking thing’s that would reduce the stress caused by the broken dishwasher.

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The Elf on Our Shelf is Terrorizing Our Kids

BY: - 27 Nov '12 | Parenting

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I was very excited, when I first learned about The Elf on the Shelf® Christmas tradition last year. I thought, this is such a clever idea and something that my kids will enjoy next year.  But when I saw the scout elf in person for the first time, I thought…hmmm this little elf is kind of creepy.  The face looks like one of the puppets or clowns that were always in the scary movies I saw as a child.  And I did not like the fact that it did not have any feet.  I never said it out loud..it’s just something I thought in my head.

Needless to say, I was very excited about this tradition (that was started in 2005) and wanted to introduce it to my kids.  So I decided to purchase the book and buy my own elf…..one that I thought was cheap cute.

On the Friday after Thanksgiving, like clockwork, the kids and I put up the Christmas tree.  We were feeling the holiday spirit all day long…….singing Christmas carols, wearing Santa hats…everything.  By that evening, I thought, it’s time for the girls to meet their Elf.  I hadn’t purchased the book yet…but I was sure that I could find the story on the Internet. Because quite frankly…you can find everything on the Internet.

Sure enough, I found someone, on YouTube, reading the story of how the elf serves as Santa’s eyes and ears. And every night, it travels back to the North Pole to tell Santa if you have been naughty or nice.  Our six year was bubbling with excitement.  But our 4 year old, she displayed a nervous type of excitement.  She was wide eyed and her mouth was open.  She was smiling…but quiet.

Click here to see what happened next. It is NOT what we expected LOL. 

 

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Ronnie Tyler is the co-creator of BlackandMarriedWithKids.com and co-producer of the films Happily Ever After: A Positive Image of Black Marriage, You Saved Me, Men Ain't Boys and Still Standing. The proud mom of 4 has been selected by Parenting Magazine as a Must-Read Mom and is one of Babble's Top 100 Mom Bloggers.

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