i have dreamed about being a mom all my life. okay, maybe not the first 3 years. but from age 4 and on? oh yeah. in more recent years i had all these ideas about what kind of mom i was going to be. i even wrote letters to my "future self" about what i hoped to do - imposing expectations before i even knew what motherhood was like. i have only been a mom for 4 months now - but i have already seen the light, hallelujah! my visions of supermom are now a thing of the past.
so i'm sitting here thinking, i need a name that exposes my flaws, but still says "supermomish". twenty attempts later i think, "hey, why not supermomish!". ta daaa!
so what exactly IS being supermomISH? it's...well, what i'm doing right now, writing this blog. it's the fine art of being a fantastic mom, while still making time for who you are. even if that means making my baby take a nap in his swing instead of my arms while i do a little something for me. does that make me a bad mom? i think the opposite, actually. but that's the thing. point 20 moms my way and i'd bet 10-15 of them would be wagging their fingers at me. so here's the point of this whole thing. I'M NOT PERFECT! i admit it, and embrace it. and i will not judge, because motherhood should be a united part of sisterhood, not a fierce competition.
supermom is fantastic, but i want to keep my sanity. i will not feel guilty for being "good enough". being supermomISH is plenty for me.