SuperMums On Mother’s Day

SuperMums On Mother’s Day

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Being a Mum and being a blogger, I didn’t feel like I could let Mother’s Day go by without a post dedicated to Mums. It didn’t feel right.

Day after day and week after week, we all sit here with our laptops, tablets or smartphones, scrolling through, reading about each other’s lives. Our ups and our downs and our triumphs and tribulations. I wanted to contribute something this Mother’s Day and so my contribution is this.

What makes a SuperMum?

We all question our abilities on a daily basis. I know I do. Am I good enough? Am I playing with him enough? Am I playing with him too much? Am I too strict? Am I too soft? Why won’t he eat? Why won’t he do as his told? Is it my fault? What did I do wrong? Am I a crap Mum?

I’ve come to learn over the last few years, that to have these questions, is completely normal. It’s what makes us good Mums. We ask ourselves these questions on a regular basis because we care about the job that we are doing. If we didn’t care about any of this stuff, that would make us a ‘not so good’ Mum.

I asked some fellow bloggers, what they thought made a SuperMum.

Kate from fivelittlestars.com said:
My gorgeous and very kind friend wrote this about me on an Instagram photo she posted recently: “Today we went to the Salon d’Agriculture. A huge agricultural show in Paris. It took us over an hour to get there and was totally rammed, of course it being Paris, NOTHING was pram or baby friendly. But we went anyway and it was AWESOME. No regrets. Thanks mostly to my friend Kate I’m not afraid of taking Arthur anywhere on my own. She’s the bravest most adventurous mum I know and takes her kids everywhere meaning they’ve had the most amazing experiences. Two weeks ago we took all our kids for lunch at a very fancy restaurant at the Pompidou centre. Kate co-founded www.fivelittlestars.com which reviews products in order to help us make the best use of our consumer power. Everything she has ever recommended to me I use every single day. She makes me a better, more adventurous, braver mother! Hooray for girl gangs!” (My eyes leaked on the Eurostar when I read that. I think it’s one of the nicest things anyone has ever publically said about me 😍) x

Nicola from mummytodex.com said:
To me, Nicola Craddock is a supermum. She works full time across four days while being a perfect mum to her little boy RLT. She has to cram five days worth of work into her four days just so she can make sure she can spend more time with her son. She never moans about it, even though I know she finds it really hard. So inspiring to see someone work full time and still make time for her little family; proving women can have it all.

Jo from miraclemax.co.uk said:
Blowing my own trumpet…..to me I’m a pretty awesome super Mum! It took me 5 years, a lot of losses and IVF to achieve my dream of becoming a Mum. I never gave up hope and each angel baby gave me more strength and determination to reach my goal. I’m now Mum to a gorgeous baby boy who I dedicate every waking minute to to ensure he has the best possible life I can give him. 

Natasha from mummyandmoose.co.uk said:
I have rarely met a Mum who I didn’t consider to be a bad ass to be honest. Every single one has their own battles and I see them all just getting on with it and doing what they can for their families. I think most Mums are Supermums.

What I love most about these contributions is the contrast in answers. We have friends, Nicola and Jo. Looking at their Mum friends before looking at themselves. Giving compliments and thanks to their friends, and putting them first. Then we have admission and honesty from Jo – which I love by the way – saying it loud and proud that she IS SuperMum – and rightly so. Then we have Natasha, who sums it up beautifully. We are all SuperMum’s.

Every day we do the best we can for our little ones and our families. We get up every day with them on our mind and we go to bed every night, thinking of them. We have no clue if we do the right thing from day to day, but we carry on regardless, winging it as we go.

We do all of this filled with love for the miracles we created. We do this because it’s what we do. Whether it’s a good day or a bad day, it’s what we do. We do this because we are Mum – and it’s a pretty damn awesome job.

To end this blog post, I want to share with you my favourite video about Mums. It’s shared countless times online around Mother’s Day and I just feel it fits so well here. I personally can’t ever watch it without having a little tear in my eye. I hope you enjoy it.

Happy Mother’s Day Mums. You rock! (especially mine!) 😉

 

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27 Comments

  1. 26th March 2017 / 6:14 pm

    Toughtest job but best job 🙂 I hope you have had a good Mother’s Day !#blogstravaganza

  2. 27th March 2017 / 7:59 am

    I love the passage from Natasha, it’s so true! Parenting is so hard, so we are definitely all supermums (and dads)! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza, hope to see you again next week xx

  3. 27th March 2017 / 5:13 pm

    Being a mum is a tough job but so rewarding. Hope you had a good mothers day x #marvmondays

  4. 27th March 2017 / 5:18 pm

    Amazing. I love the video at the end. The toughest and best job in the world.

    🙂

    #marvmondays

  5. 27th March 2017 / 8:03 pm

    Happy Mothers Day to you, and all you mums across the pond! Ours is in May! Toughest job, and best job ever. #marvmondays

  6. 28th March 2017 / 8:40 am

    Definitely THE hardest job – if we all get to the end of the day in one piece, fed, watered and in bed, I take the win! #TriumphantTales

  7. 28th March 2017 / 11:01 am

    Toughest job in the word, no doubt about it. I often feel I am failing as a Mother but then I look at how far I have come and at what I have had to deal with, and actually I feel as though I deserve my cape and magic powers afterall! Happy mothers day! #triumphanttales

  8. 28th March 2017 / 12:58 pm

    I agree with so much in this post! We truly are all supermums and winging it is ok! I just wish we could shed this self doubt and criticism but I guess it’s part of the job! #TriumphantTales

  9. 28th March 2017 / 1:08 pm

    It is the toughest job in the world, but one we would never give up. We are all supermum’s in our own way.
    #TriumphantTales

  10. 28th March 2017 / 1:30 pm

    I came to motherhood late and it’s tough but I wouldn’t change anything. I do wish I’d done it 10 years earlier but life’s just not like that, is it? #AnythingGoes

  11. 28th March 2017 / 1:32 pm

    I think the Wonder Woman doll is sooooooo cute #TriumphantTales

  12. 28th March 2017 / 1:44 pm

    Definitely the toughest job in the world! Sometimes I wish I wasn’t a stay at home mum, so that I could go to work for a rest! However it’s also the best job in the world too #TriumphantTales

  13. 28th March 2017 / 1:55 pm

    We’re all super mums! It’s by far the most difficult job EVER, but it is by far the best job too #TriumphantTales x

  14. 28th March 2017 / 2:12 pm

    This is lovely. It is so tough, no matter how rewarding, and we are all supermums!
    #TriumphantTales

  15. Amy @ Arty apple
    28th March 2017 / 2:54 pm

    Ahhh I love this. Great to see Mums supporting each other x

  16. 28th March 2017 / 5:12 pm

    Lovely post. It is a tough job but the cuddles always outweigh the tantrums and sleepless nights 🙂 #DreamTeam

  17. 28th March 2017 / 6:15 pm

    My experience of being a mother has been the toughest thing I have ever done. I was young when I had her and in a very abusive relationship. I did not do much better when it comes to partners after that. She is 9 years old now and we are in a super great place, full of love. I feel like I have been struggling her whole life to give her what she deserves. But if it wasnt for her, I dont know where I would be. #TriumphantTales

  18. 28th March 2017 / 8:22 pm

    This is lovely. I do like a post that celebrates mums! It’s a tough job, but so rewarding #TriumphantTales

  19. Nige
    28th March 2017 / 9:48 pm

    Incredibly tough job 100% agree and what a lovely post and fab idea thanks for hosting #triumphanttales

  20. 29th March 2017 / 1:14 am

    Aww this is an awesome post! I love the video too, I hadn’t seen it before! I definitely think we are all supermums in our own way!
    Hope you had a lovely Mothers Day!

  21. 29th March 2017 / 3:28 pm

    that is a great video. Cheers to you and all the other moms out there getting it done

  22. 29th March 2017 / 6:46 pm

    It really is a tough job and I’m only seven weeks in with my first baby! I do feel like supermum sometimes 💪🏻

  23. 31st March 2017 / 12:08 pm

    Lovely post – its great to celebrate all the mums out there! You all rock!
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes 🙂
    Debbie

  24. 2nd April 2017 / 10:07 pm

    after 25 years of parenting, I consider myself to have been a successful mum, raising 5 children into adulthood and they all still speak to me…lol #triumphanttales

  25. 3rd April 2017 / 4:00 pm

    I always remember my midwife saying to me “If you’re worried about it then we aren’t.” She meant that the fact that we were worrying about all the small things was enough. Being a mum is hard, and I adore the video. It really sums it up, but the rewards are priceless! Thanks for sharing with #DreamTeam x

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