Hi..I’m Bekki, and I’m chasing Supermom. Quite literally infact. I find that we all are…I began to blog several years ago, when I had just started my journey as a stay at home mom. I felt inadequate…stressed…and frankly like I should be vacuuming in pearls and high heels. Realizing that I was not alone in my crazy quest to be “Supermom” , I began my official website, “Chasing Supermom” in August of 2011. I wanted to establish a place where moms could come together, receive validation, find useful tips, realistic recipes, and a true-to-life picture of everyday motherhood. We’re not perfect, but we wake up each day wanting what is best for our families and our children. We try. We fail. We’re chasing the dream…chasing “Supermom.”
What I wanted moms to realize, is that they are NOT alone in their struggles…We will all forever be chasing “Supermom.” She’s not real. We’re not perfect…none of us! Yep, not even the mom in line at the grocery store with the perfect little sweater dress, styled hair, earrings.(I’ll bet you she stuck her kids in front of Toy Story 3 to achieve that look)….Not even the mom toting around the extremely quiet kids at the library (I guarantee you they yell at home..) Not even the mom who manages to juggle soccer practice, preschool, music lessons, swimming lessons, and playdates..(Guarantee it that she is drinking each night by 5:15.) We all stumble and fall….mess up…say things to our husbands and kids we wish we could take back…We’re not perfect mothers, but we’re all in this together.
My blog, Chasing Supermom is broken down into several components:
The Critic’s Corner – I am blessed to be able to review great products for families and children. In this section of my blog, I get to share my opinions with all of you! I love working with businesses and showcasing quality products and companies. I do a lot of children’s book reviews, and am lucky enough to work with many great publishing companies. If you own a business, write books, or have a product you’d like to promote, I’d love to work with you. I consider reviewing products and working with businesses to be an absolute honor, and I take my job very seriously. I was also just voted the tenth best Product Review blog! Contact me for more info!
Diary of a Supermom – You won’t want to miss my blog’s weekly feature, “The Confessional.” You can even guest blog in this feature! Each week a new mom steps into The Confessional and confesses all of her mothering “sins” all in the name of absolution and validation! We all mess up…We use DJ Lance Rock as a babysitter…We long to have a 30 minute time-out….Our kids pick up our dirty words…But, we’re all in it together!
I’d LOVE for you to check out a few “Diary of a Supermom” posts that are reflective of who I am as a blogger!
Making Ourselves Crazy! Fondant Deficiency and Sweatpants – Why do we hold ourselves to crazy standards?!
Harper and God’s Unfolding Grace – My thoughts on God’s unexpected surprises
Mean Girls: When the Plastics Invade Kindergarten – Parents raising bullies
Ideas -Here you will find lots of ideas for homeschooling preschool, parenting, gift giving, entertaining, etc!
Try this fun chore game!! (It works! My kids BEG to clean up with this game!) Ten Buttons: A Chore Game
Learning Activities – I was a classroom teacher for 5 years before taking a break to raise my kids. I share lots of different learning and crafting activities you can do with your kids!
Check out my week long preschool lesson planner on Teddy Bears! Teddy Bear Curriculum!
Recipes – I strive for my recipes to be the “Supermom Trifecta” Cheap…Easy…and the Kids will Eat it!
Everyone LOVES my Olive Garden Fettuccini and my 20 Minute Pizza Crust!
Resources – Look for things like a weekly menu (comes out every Monday!), charts, schedules, lists…lots of great printables! This is also where I list my current giveaways!
Tips and Tricks – Ideas on ways to save money, clean more efficiently, organize, simplify…things that make our jobs as mothers easier!
Want to have a clean home in just 30 minutes?! You can!! Click HERE to find out how!
I hope you will stay and browse around my site! I am thrilled to have you and hope to collaborate with you or just get to be friends here in the blogosphere!
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Thanks for stopping by! Leave me a comment so I can come visit you!!!
Love your site and the idea behind it. I also love the recipes that you’ve got going on. It’s true that most moms struggle with feeling “good enough”. We need a place to come together for support, too! 🙂
I am LOVING the realness of your post and blog!! I am your newest ‘like’ on facebook as well as RSS’r. 🙂
I look forward to getting to know you and laughing at all the adventures life as MOM and our super adventures take us! 🙂
Happy to have found you via UBP11. Love the mom “confessional!” I’m following you. 🙂
I definitely know that I will never be supermom! 😉
Stopping from the UBP’11! I love your blog theme. I am now following.
You know, I could probably guest post every day for a year in the Confessional and still not be done. I love how you broke down each section of your blog. Great idea!! Oh, and I’m grabbing your button. =)
I’m #115 on the #ubp11
Hi, I’m in Minnesota. I will link your blog on my blog roll if you link with me. 🙂
um, I hate to break the news to you but the fact that you’re a mom and you have this amazing blog AND it’s broken down into specific categories and organized pretty much means you’re already a supermom! The chase is over – but thanks for helping the rest of us try to get there. *wink
I’m Here from the UBP11 Party! I’m adding you to my blog
Thanks for the chance at a prize pack I’m having a party
too. Let’s swap buttons sometime.
I need to get in the confessional…
I love that you have so much to offer here and that you remind us that supermom isn’t real. I know she’s not but damn if I don’t try to be her! (Maybe I just need a cape?) 😉
More party hoppin’ to do and gotta enter your giveaways!
Stopping on over from the UBP11 and wanting to say HI!! Nice to meet ya!
Nope, I’m certainly no June Cleaver! Glad to hear there are other moms out there that aren’t perfect. Off to check out your learning activity posts and excited about your “no girls allowed” party!
What a great and clever blog you have. I am stopping by from the blog party and now following on facebook.
OMG I can’t wait to read more – I can use all the helpful tips, advice and suggestions possible as I am a momma to an 8-month old! I am your newest follower from UBP!
Just dropping by from The Ultimate Blog Party I am looking forward to networking with you and getting to know you better! I hope you have the opportunity to visit our blog! http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2012/04/ultimate-blog-party-2012.html
Hi there! Just saw your tweet and i am pretty far down on that list also. New follower on NWB 🙂
Wow- LOVE the website and I love your philosophy. I’ll come find you on FB as well and am looking forward to getting to know you better. So glad the UBP retweeted you for me to find!
Awww! Thank you SO much for your kind words!! I will come find you as well!!
I am here as part of the Ultimate Blog Party please come and join our FREE blogger event. We are giving away a Kate Spade Pursehttp://madamedeals.com/ freebloggereventkate/… or come and win an ipad3 http://www.madamedeals.com/contests
Glad you found me, and finally working my way back around to you (those darn kids that take up all my free time…) Following now so that I can empathize with other frazzled moms who are trying to maintain spitup-free wardrobes and hold on to a small shred of sanity.
What level did you teach? Is it safe to assume preschool? Those folks are my heroes. I love my daughter to pieces, but I could never teach an entire classroom of that age level. It takes a special gift.
“See” you soon!
Awesome! Glad you had time to come visit! I so understand about kids and free time, and this crazy ride called motherhood. I taught second grade, LAP reading, and kindergarten (where I spent most of my time.) Loved it, but I will tell ya that my own kids are at times much harder than watching 24 other people’s children!
Hi following on twitter & facebook:)