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7 Amazing Powers of a SuperMom

We’ve all heard the term: “SuperMom”. What exactly makes her “super”? Can you really put her in the same category as Captain America, WonderWoman, or Superman? Perhaps you’ve cringed at being addressed as a SuperMom. You wonder how you could rightfully claim such a title, being well aware of your non-kryptonite-induced weaknesses and failures.

But even though Mommy may not feel like the superhero the world makes her out to be, her children see through different lenses. And I think upon closer observation, they will notice Mommy has some rather amazing powers.

7 Amazing Powers of a SuperMom

1. Her kisses make the booboo’s go away.

There’s just something about Mama’s kisses and cuddles that make all owies better. But even if a cut needs a little more TLC, Mommy seems to have a magical way of cleaning the wound and applying the perfect bandage.

2. She can produce a sweet treat at lightning speed.

Who can resist chocolate chip cookies? But how does she make them so fast? Little do her children know that she’s got tubes of dough stored in the freezer. But wait till she becomes a grandma … she’ll have the power to pull out all kinds of sweet stuff out of her purse to spoil any crying kid.

3. She can see from the back of her head.

She’s at the sink, washing dishes. So how did she know her little angel was trying to sneak a cookie out of the jar? Somewhere behind that tangled updo, she’s got a pair of eyes that never sleep.

4. She makes books come to life.

When she opens a book and reads, she transports her children to another world, where rhyming is normal, animals talk, and happy endings are guaranteed.

5. She knows. Before they can come up with an answer, she knows.

Don’t get caught in a mind game with her. She knows what her kids will do before they do it. And I would warn against any attempts of falsification. She’s a walking lie detector!

6. With one look, she can make her kids do what she wants.

Is there some invisible force behind those eyes? Maybe the secret is in that one raised eyebrow, hypnotically bringing her kids under her control.

7. Her tickling fingers have the power to render her kids helpless.

No, not the fingers! Must get away from them! They are worse than Kryptonite! And when she starts dispensing zerberts (aka, raspberries) on the tummies, it’s all over for these kids!

If you’re a SuperMom, what’s your favorite super power?

Perhaps you may not feel very super on some days, but I bet you, your littles think you have some pretty cool powers. Wishing all you SuperMamas a wonderful Mother’s Day!

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Up, Up, and Away, Super Mom!

I used to work for a financial firm in the middle of a metropolitan city, and I was surrounded by a sea of aggressive, loud, cursing, and crude men. Most of the women who worked there, like me, were their assistants or some other support roles. I recall a time when one of the women recently returned to work after her maternity leave. It was her first child. I couldn’t wait to talk with her because at that time, I was 4 months pregnant with my first son, Gabriel. I caught up with her on the elevator on the way home and gave her an enthusiastic, “Welcome Back!” I asked her about her baby and then said, “You must miss your baby a lot, now that you have to be back at work.” She smiled and said, “Not really. I actually really missed the guys here.” I was speechless after that and was just glad the elevator door opened, and we went our separate ways.

I know being a mom is hard, and those first few months taking care of a baby, when you have no idea what you’re doing, is indeed tough. But still … how can a sweet-looking newborn compare to a bunch of financial brokers??

Super MomSome mothers have to work outside the home to make ends meet. Some moms stay home, where work is still required. Some homeschool all day, while others sacrifice many evenings helping kids with their homework. Moreover, a mother has to wear many hats: doctor, nurse, chauffeur, detective, judge, maid, chef, teacher, principal, coach, banker. But there’s only one hat that will fit perfectly and will never be removed. She will always be MOM.

To all you Super Moms out there, Happy Mother’s Day!


(Photo credit: Eduardo Merille)