Confessions Of A SUPERmom

My Twitter handle is @supermommymegan and my hash tag is #stressedouttiredimpatientyellsALOTmommymegan
#notsupermom | #momconfession | #doitallmom
an exemplary or exceptional mother, especially one who successfully manages a home and brings up children while also having a full-time job.

Can you relate?

Contrary to whatever belief… I am NOT a supermom. My Twitter name was given to me by someone who said I was so cool because I was doing all of these really awesome things with my kids while they were at work all day (I kept it as a joke). 

  • Zoo? No problem. 
  • Children’s Museum? Alllllll the time. 
  • Parks? Check. 
  • Swimming? You bet. 
I took (and still take) my kids EVERYWHERE. 

Disclaimer:  Yes. I know. You don’t have to tell me how lucky I am that I can stay home with my children all day while my Master’s Degree, Professional License earning husband gets to go the office and work with ADULTS all day. While I’m changing diapers, cleaning up vomit (from the dog, too), playing referee, cleaning, yaddah yaddah yaddah. Am I jealous-ish? Duh. But no matter how upset I get that I am not using my hard-earned degree for anything more than decoration...
I really do know how good I have it 
Truth is, even though my Twitter handle says “supermommy” I do not feel “super” at all. I feel like a too-much-chocolate-stress-eating-yelling-frumpy-old-lady-who-is-just-staying-home-because-she-has-to (have you SEEEEEEEN the cost of childcare lately?). In my mind, a ‘super mom’ is like one of those Stepford Wives from the TV shows in the 1950’s; a mom who wants to be home all day, with perfect hair, perfect clothes, perfect make-up, a smile on her face all day, she doesn’t yell at her kids, and she has dinner on the table when her husband gets home from work. 

I tried that once. It lasted about twelve hours.

On any given day you can find me yelling at my six year old. Or ignoring my three year old (like I am right now). I don’t like to play dolls. Or cars. Or build things with blocks. I lose my patience at the drop of a hat (or a certain look from my soon-to-be-first-grader). If I am being 100% honest with you, I never even wanted to be a mom.

I had goals for myself. A career that was moving along so quickly that I can still see the skid marks from when it suddenly came to a stop. I do believe that everything happens for a reason and that there is a plan for me…. But it is obviously hard for me to let this career idea go otherwise I’d be as happy as pie staying home and raising a family. My husband actually said to me once, ‘aren’t the kids and I enough?’. My answer? Nope. Don’t get me wrong - I love my children more than anything but I need something more. And that’s totally ok.
Maybe that’s why I do so much OUTSIDE of the house. I can’t have a professional career so I make something else by being social, volunteering and taking my kids all over town (and the country) – all things I TRULY love doing. My kids are getting to do and see things I never could as a child.

But I know I’m not alone. I know that one or maybe even ten of you feel the same way I do. Not every mom grew up dreaming of the day they’d get married to their Prince Charming and get to stay home with the babies. And let me tell you, there is NOTHING wrong with that. 
We are all different and there is no right way to be a mom. 
One of the coolest things about theCityMoms is that we *ARE* all different. We come from different backgrounds, locations, experiences… yet we are all one big happy family of moms trying to find our way in this crazy parenting world. However, you’re bound to find someone who is having a day like you are. Or someone asking if it’s five o’clock yet and it’s only 7:32am (guilty). Or someone who will meet you at your favorite local establishment for a mommy vent session (it’s good for the soul).

And if you can’t find anyone send me a tweet. You know how to find me!

Co-Director & Membership Coordinator
Born & raised in Central Illinois & moved to Indy in 2008. Megan LOVES to stay busy & be social. She volunteers, dabbles in photography, travels & thoroughly enjoys music and the Cubs. She is currently the Security Director for the Whale of a Sale, A Daisy Troop Leader, Girl Scouts School Organizer, Nanny, and wife to an incredible man who works super hard so she can stay home and do all of these fun things. Oh, she also runs a local non-profit called Pals On Patrol Follow her on Twitter @supermommymegan

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