When our oldest was born at little over 23 years ago, I remember looking down at her sweet little face and suddenly feeling completely overwhelmed and unprepared for the task ahead. But just as quickly, I realized that being overwhelmed wasn’t an option. That little person was depending on me to figure it out. So with the loving support of my husband and the advice and guidance from countless mothers who had gone before me, I took on the role of mother; first to one then two and finally three children.
My being dubbed Super Mom started out as a family in-joke shortly after the movie The Incredibles came out. I had sorted out some problem one of our children was having and said child remarked, “Super Mom to the rescue!” To which I replied, “No Capes!” (If you’ve watched the movie, you’ll recognize the reference right away. If not, see this YouTube clip: The Incredibles:NoCapes! )
So to answer the question. No, I don’t consider myself a Super Mom, in the hero sense of the word. But over the years, I did strive every day to be the best Mom I could possibly be. And here in this blog it is my aim to pass along some of what I’ve learned about raising a family and making a home into a haven for them.
I hope that you will join me by commenting on posts and sharing your own experiences. By doing so, we’ll all learn from each other and continue the tradition of mothers (and fathers) passing on advice and encouragement to those who are making this journey with us and those who come after.