Today I would like to welcome Keri from Living In This Season. I enjoy the encouragement that she shares on her blog and in her new book:
Why Just Survive When You Can Thrive – Tips for Thriving as a Mom
Days fly by in a blur as moms everywhere are trying to be supermoms who do it all and balance more than we should. We drink caffeinated drinks for energy to sustain us and hope the little burst helps us accomplish just one more task. Our lists are long and never seem to be completely checked off. By evening, we sink deep into our couches, staring aimlessly at our phones, wondering why we feel so empty.
Does this sound familiar?
It hits all too close to home for me. I spent the first year of my oldest child’s life trying to be supermom. I wanted everything to be perfect. It was exhausting, draining, and typically left me frustrated and empty. I have a feeling that I am not alone in this struggle.
It is the struggle to be more and do more so that we can be supermoms.
There is this false image that supermoms do it all- they bring homemade goodies into the school, volunteer at the school, are team mom, have a perfectly decorated home, make homemade dinners, and always look well put together. This image is a lie that moms need to stop striving for.
The truth is that we are already supermoms. You, sweet mama, are incredible. You have so many amazingly unique talents, that only you have! Your child needs you- not a perfectly packaged you, but the real you, flaws and all.
When we step out and embrace our own gifts and talents, we are able to be supermoms. We are able to stop striving for what we are not created to be and rest in who we are created to be.
You are an amazing mom. You are doing an amazing work and you are the perfect mom for your children. Let go of the race to do it all, and slow down to be yourself. Be yourself and be a supermom!
Thank you to Keri for sharing with us today. Stop by and check out her blog: Living In This Season or consider checking out her book: Why Just Survive When You Can Thrive – Tips for Thriving as a Mom. Keri’s book is available both as an eBook and paperback.
Letting Go of Perfection
Freedom from Comparison
Confidence as a Mom
Embrace Your Season
You Are Not Alone
Letting Go of Anger
Well said! When they are all grown up what matters most is they remember you for being a good mom, being there when they needed you and teaching them how to live productive, healthy and Christ centered lives. You reap what you sow.
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing Keri!
Yes! We are already super moms! Love that reminder!
I love this! We all try so hard that we don’t get a chance to enjoy what we love.
Jacqueline Snoderly at Mommy State of Mind says
Great reminder that our little ones already see super moms! Even though we may not always feel that way. :)
Yes! Loved this message! We place so much pressure on ourselves to be “SUPERMOM” so I love this reminder!
amen. thanks for the reminder!!
Love this! We just can’t do it all and I think moms need to stop trying to appear that they do. We need to live our lives to the fullest, be happy, and stop worrying so much about “doing it all” or appearing that we can do it all.
YES! Our flaws make us who we are – and perfect isn’t real :) Great post.
tineke - workingmommyabroad says
So agree, we all have this image in our head of supermom but it seems more like perfect mom. Perfect mom doesn´t exist, supermom does, we already are supermom!
The perfect mom does not exist. I try the best I can, but often times I am all over the place.
Jasmine Hewitt says
Beautiful reminder that all moms are already everything they need to be!
Lisa notes says
Just being ourselves sometimes feels so inadequate, but you’re right that it’s exactly who we need to be. Thanks for this encouraging word.
Leah Elwood says
I love this! I can be so hard on myself, when I need to remember that all my son needs is ME. Thanks for the reminder.. and the book looks good!
Krystal @ Little Light on a Hill says
“Let go of the race to do it all, and slow down to be yourself.” Yes!! I love that perspective. Thanks for posting this much-needed reminder!
Jennifer Bly says
YES! We all have gifts and talents that make us the “superhero” mom that we are!
Love this Keri! I can’t wait to read your book.
A wonderful and much-needed reminder for a Friday morning :) Thank you!
Tiffany Garza says
Yes! Such truth. It is easier said than done on some days but a constant reminder to enjoy mamahood in its fullest is for me to stay simple and joyful.
Nicole @ The Professional Mom Project says
Thank you for these words of encouragement. We live in a world full of perfect images of perfect people and need to remember that very little of that is in fact reality. Great post :)
Heather Leigh @ arrows and warriors says
SO so true!!
Sherry Stahl says
Great reminder to a mom whose cape sometimes feels a little too worn :)
So encouraging! I always think of my gifts and talents for serving others, but I think you are so right… They are for my kids first. Now to figure out how to thrill my 8 and 10 year old boys with my crafting and writing abilities…. I’m sure God has a plan! Blessings!
Kendall Patton says
Yes! Aren’t we all just our own kind of Supermom!? Afterall, our child(ren) are the ones who actually matter in this whole motherhood thing and they most certainly will believe us SuperMom, no matter what the world says or does! :)
Hannah @Sunshine and Spoons says
I may not be a perfect mom, but in my kids’ eyes, I’m Supermom! Love this post :)