Which Super Hero Mom Are You?

I read a fantastic piece by a stellar blogger who I have the pleasure to call a friend. The piece she shared was the transcript to a talk she gave for the Listen to Your Mother show she helped produce for the Twin Cities installment. In this piece she discussed the idea of being a mother and how it has evolved over time. How expectations have changed and how those expectations have grown exponentially due to social media. Her words were wise, witty, and on point. They encouraged all of us to simply live our best lives with our families and children.She reminded us to stop judging one another for how we choose to parent our own children, because each journey is individual.

She also gave me permission to eat ho-hos and drink wine. I’m assuming together, because that’s what I was going with due to it’s ultimate indulgent nature.

I dressed up like Wonder Woman this past Halloween and my girls were dressed as little superheroes as well. It was adorable and it was a statement of self-empowerment as we endured a very lengthy deployment. At that point, we weren’t even half-way through. I need my little self-pep talk via dress-up to give me a little boost of “I can do this” I think.

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Plus, I knew the husband would never go for a family super hero costume so his absence allowed me to do what I wanted, and the girls aren’t of the age that they can refuse their mother. So there’s that.

But, quite honestly, in that costume, I felt like a sham. I barely kept my head above water most days during this deployment. But, when I did something cool, or what seemed “strong” to my girls, I told them from Halloween forward, ‘but of course I can! Mommy is a superhero!’

And, I think they believe that, even if I don’t.

That’s really what matters folks. Your kids do not giving a flying flip if you feed them organic, have a perfectly stylized birthday party according to Pinterest, or if you bought them the latest and greatest gadget. Sure, those things have their moments of allure, but ultimately, your presence matters. Your character in life, your follow through in their life (as well as your own) matters.  Finally, their ability to rely on you matters. That’s how you become their superhero.

The rest is just icing and fun.

I’m willing to bet you’ve got this Superhero thing on lockdown.

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14 thoughts on “Which Super Hero Mom Are You?

  1. Sara

    You, my friend, are a superhero. I have no doubts. And I love the point you make here. Sometimes reassuring the kids I’ve got it under control is the only way I can keep it under control. Good to know we’re not alone in that!

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    1. Nicole
      Twitter: MTDLBlog
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      You are pretty fantastic too! And, you are so right, sometimes when I’m just saying it out loud to them, even if I’m not so certain, it’s enough to get me through that moment.

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  2. amy volk

    Yes, you ARE a superhero! And when I put my Wonder Woman shirt and socks on, I honestly feel like I could do anything. It’s fun and it’s my alter ego for a short time, but collectively, I think us moms are everyday superheroes to our little people. And to each other.

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    1. Nicole
      Twitter: MTDLBlog
      Post author

      I love that you have a Wonder Woman outfit you can put on regularly. Too fun! And, I agree – we are often superheroes to one another as well. Such a good point.

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    1. Nicole
      Twitter: MTDLBlog
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      Yes, lifting one another up is a must. SO needed and yet we often compete or compare. It’s an unnecessary stressor that isolates us from one another rather than allowing us to be a support.

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  3. Kelly
    Twitter: kpugs

    YOU ARE WONDER WOMAN!!! You handled your Superhero powers with such grace! It’s hard when we single parent…I did it for 6 mos- can’t imagine it for 9!!

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    1. Nicole
      Twitter: MTDLBlog
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      It was definitely a journey, but I also don’t count my experience as any harder or easier than others. I think we all have our own individual struggles when it comes to those tough times in life and they shouldn’t be discounted at all. You deserve so much credit for your own single-parent life. It’s not easy. Those that do it full time, those are my heroes!

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  4. Elaine A.
    Twitter: elainea

    I absolutely BELIEVE you are a super hero for doing the single parent gig while your husband is deployed. I am not sure I could do it. My hubby will be gone for a work trip soon for 4 days straight and I’m freaking out a little. ha! You ARE Wonder Woman, Nicole! Wear that shirt proud! :D

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    1. Nicole
      Twitter: MTDLBlog
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      Elaine, you will be ok too. And, I never discount any individual journey with pulling duty on your own. It’s tough! I hope the trip went ok. And, my heart is with you and your family right now dear friend! xo.

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