The Super Mom Series: 7 Traits of a Super Mom

I am not a self-proclaimed Super Mom, but I seem to play the part on a daily basis. I believe we are all Super Mom’s, whether we realize it or not. We love, support, and nurture our children and for that, I believe, we can all call ourselves, Super Mom.

While everyone has their own style of mothering, I’ve noticed a pattern of similiarities among the mothers that seem to make things look a little bit easier. I’ve listed the most common traits below.  Let me know if you agree.

  1. We learn from others.  One of the best ways to learn to be a better mother is by heeding the advice and experience of others. If there’s a problem that needs solving, Super Mom’s will scour the internet, read all the books and magazines, watch all the shows and talk to whomever she feels can help solve it. Taking advantage of other’s know-how saves frustration, time, (sometimes money) and most often, our sanity.
  2. We follow our instincts.               Even though Super Mom’s learn from others, the ultimate decision of how to raise our kids is ours (and our significant others, of course). If it feels right for our families, we do it. We don’t worry about what others think. We know what our children need and use our natural motherly instincts to nurture them as we see fit. We know our role and we play it accordingly.
  3. We choose simplicity.   Super Mom’s know that a family cannot thrive in the midst of constant chaos, and that a peaceful heart begins with a peaceful home. We live by the motto: “Less is more.”  The less stuff we have, the less we have to manage. The less we have to manage, the more time and energy we can give to our families. It’s that simple. We weed out the uneccessary and stay commited to living simpler lives.
  4. We empower our children.        Realizing when our children reach a stage where they can help out is one of the areas where Super Mom’s excel. A game of “help Mommy match the socks” is really our way of teaching our children to help with housework. We know that we are raising adults and don’t get caught up in the notion that children can’t handle responsibility. We start small and gradually transfer the power to them. Empowering our children is an on-going labor of love that Super Mom’s gladly take on.
  5. We know use the 3W’s.               If there is one thing a Super Mom can do like nobody’s business, it’s knowing how to prioritize. We know the 3W’s of importance:
    • Who is important?
    • What is important? and
    • Why is it important?

             Satisfactorily answering these three questions will always reveal where you should spend your time, money and energy.

  1. We have a “just do it” attitude.                Motherhood isn’t for the timid. Sometimes you have to bite the bullet and do things you don’t necessarily want to do. If you’re a Super Mom, you’ll take on whatever the task may be and handle it with grace and ease.
  2. We makes time for ourselves.  In order to be our Super Mom-best, we know we need to nurture ourselves, just as much as we nurture our children. We know that being a mother is the most important job we’ll ever have, but we also recognize that the role is only one part of who we are. We will always take time-out to recharge our batteries with no apologizes or guilt to weigh us down. Our children come to understand that mommy needs time for herself too, and that’s OK. What better lesson to teach them than to make sure they take care of themselves first, so that they can take care of others?
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