You are SuperMum!

One of the first posts I ever wrote was about being SuperMum and how I simply wasn't super at being a mum at all. I described how I let the washing pile up and the kids ran riot most days. I wrote that it's okay to do and that you should be happy with not being SuperMum, but what I failed to realise was that you already are SuperMum in your children's eyes.

Okay so some of the time the kids think you're Evil Mum, especially when you're telling them to do their chores or asking them to pick up the mess they made. They will also drive you insane with their incessant bickering and vying for your attention. But at the end of the day you are their SuperMum because you are always there.


Their noses are blocked up, their little eyes are puffy, and they can't stop coughing but they know for sure that they'll be looked after because they have you. It doesn't matter what you already had planned if your child is sick you cancel your plans to take care of them. You nurse them back to health, all the while ignoring your own needs, making sure they are as comfortable as they can be. Even when your kids are feeling really rubbish they know a hug from you will make it all better.


Laundry worker

Your kids always have clean clothes in their wardrobe, they don't have to go searching for clean clothes. Despite all the complaining at having to put their dirty clothes into a basket you still ensure said clothes are washed, dried, and ironed to be put back into the wardrobe. Your kids are never without clean clothes. 

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.

Honore de Balzac

Your kids also sleep on clean bedding. You make sure to change and clean the bedding so they're sleeping soundly every night. They may not see this happen but they do know you're responsible. 



Every single day you get up in a morning and your first thought is for others. You get out of bed and make breakfast, making sure that your kids go to school having had a healthy, filling, breakfast. On school days you give them lunch boxes filled with healthy choice meals (for the most part) and snacks and during the weekends you cook lunches they'll enjoy. Dinner is the family time and you ensure to have the family at the dinner table eating together. You cook the meal, sometimes choosing their favourites, and enjoy watching them eat their meals.

Your kids are always fed, they don't go hungry.



On a daily basis you wash dishes, clean pans, vacuum the carpets, and tidy mess. Your kids live in a relatively tidy home and aren't climbing over rubbish to get to their toys. You can have visitors without much trouble (even if it does require a quick tidy first!) and have no problem with your kids friends' coming over to play. 

A tidy house, thanks to you.


Taxi Driver

As your kids grow up and want to go to various clubs or to see friends you take on the job of taxi driver. You take your kids to the football or dance club, you drop them off at their friends' house, you drive them to meet their friends in town, all the time without complaint (most of the time). 

It doesn't matter where your kids want to go, you'll take them.


When you become a mum you never think for a second about all the jobs you're taking on. Being a mum is not just one job, it's many. You become nurse, laundry worker, chef, cleaner, taxi driver, and so many other things. 

In a child's eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe. 

N.K. Jemisin, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

In my eyes every single mum out there is SuperMum. 
You are awesome.

Tonight when the kids are finally in bed and you get that small moment of peace for yourself be sure to raise a glass with me and toast yourself and all the other SuperMums out there!