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Debunking the Myth of the "SuperMum"

Su-per-Mum Noun.  Informal “An exemplary or exceptional mother, especially one who successfully manages a home and brings up children while also having a full-time job”. The reality of parenthood is overwhelming, stressful and draining. As the sleepless nights all roll into one, many parents just aim to get by. Gone are the expectations they may have had prior to parenthood, where basic tasks such as getting a load of washing into the machine or preparing a home cooked meal are considered a victory. Keeping up with the Jones has never been harder, with many parents sharing their parenting triumphs for the world to see on Facebook;  “Johnny used the potty!” ,  “Sarah said Dad!” ,  “James took his first steps!”  This however has magnified the struggles for parents who have difficult children or have struggled in taking to parenthood. Mothers are expected to not only bring home the bacon, but cook it as well (and look sexy while doing so….and preferably in lingerie, make-up and