What Makes a #MARVELousMom? Let Me Tell You.
Have you ever stopped and really thought about how amazing you are? Really. Stop and think about all the amazing, marvelous even, things you have done in your life. We tend to focus on our perceived shortcomings and failures too often. It’s not healthy and it’s not true.
Every mom is marvelous. Whether, you gave birth to one or ten babies, being a mother is like being a superhero. That’s right! Moms are the real superheroes! Don’t believe me? Let me show you.
Moms always saves the day. Missing shoes? Mom can find them! Nothing to wear? Mom will figure it out! Fall and scrape your knee? Mom’s superhero kisses can fix the worst bumps and bruises. There is nothing a super-snuggle from Mom can’t fix.
No one cleans at lightning speed like Mom. Moms move faster when an uninvited guest is dropping by in 15 minutes than a speeding train! Sure, you may not want to open the closets but the house will look pretty darn good.
Moms can whip up a school art project the night before that is more complex than anything Iron Man has ever produced in his lab. Have you checked out some of the Valentine’s boxes on Pinterest lately?
Have you seen a mom after someone has hurt her child? The Hulk has nothing on the rage a mother feels when her babies are hurting at the hands or words of someone else. A mom doesn’t turn green but she will talk to your mother!
Moms always know. We know when something is wrong. They don’t call it mother’s intuition for nothing. It might be our greatest superpower of all.
Moms give birth, breastfeed, work, manage a home, do homework, go to school, read bedtime stories, kiss booboos, cook, care for their parents, care for their pets, volunteer, are leaders in their communities, and so many other things that make us marvelous.
I feel my most marvelous when I see my twins practicing what I have been preaching. When they are kind, supportive and when they are including others, it makes my heart happy.
I asked our Twiniversity supporters what made them feel marvelous and this is what they said:
I feel like a marvelous mom late at night. I feel like every day there is a struggle of some sort. At the end of the day (when the twins are sleeping peacefully in their cribs) I almost congratulate myself for getting through the day. -Jessica A.
I feel like a marvelous mom because when I look back at all the long, difficult, and sometimes grueling days of the first year of my twins’ lives, I feel how it was all worth it. Through the colic, the two surgeries on one of my babies, and the learning experiences of raising infants, I learned how incredibly strong a woman I really am. They are toddlers now, and the exponential return of joy for all the hard days makes me feel I am doing something right. I’m certainly not a marvelous mom all the time, but through all the tears, I can reflect and see how truly marvelous it all feels. Thank you for even asking this question. It’s allowing me to reflect and feel so proud as a mom –Collen E.
I feel like a marvelous mom when I see all my hard work in action. Like all the schlepping to practices (music, sports, etc.) and then they do well. It’s all worth the exhaustion in the long run. -Lauren O.
I feel like a marvelous mom when I hear one of my boys say or do something kind, interesting, or helpful that I've taught them. I work so hard to make them into great people and when that happens, I feel like I'm doing a great job. -Julie N.
We wish you the most MARVELOUS day, amazing mom! You deserve it!
Don't forget to check out CAPTAIN MARVEL, launching on Blu-ray on June 11, 2019.
Laura Birks is a freelance writer and essayist. She lives in New Jersey with her twin boys, a dog, a couple of cats and a husband. When she’s not doling out medicine or cleaning up vomit, she is writing. Her house is in a constant state of disarray and the laundry is never put away. She likes to pretend she is superwoman but the truth is, she is a mere mortal with a messy house. She's on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.