I am SuperMom

I would like to officially nominate myself for SuperMom. It may be a fake contest, but I think I have a good chance of winning.

I’ve done a lot of SuperMom stuff before, like all of the things I do all of the time while my husband works 80 work weeks and we don’t have family around, or our disaster move to Richmond where I drove all the way up with a 9 month old and two cats by myself, or even the time I nursed while going to the bathroom, because hey, babies have to eat, even if it’s inconvenient.

Last week was my son’s Spring Break, and it was also my aunt’s wedding weekend. My brother also got tickets to see Conan O’Brien (the true love of my life) filming in Atlanta, so the stars aligned and a week long trip to Georgia was planned.

Except that my husband could not come.

On Tuesday, I packed up my son and I and drove the trip from Richmond, VA to Atlanta, GA by myself with a toddler. The 8 1/2 hour drive took 10 hours and I only got mad at my son once, so I consider it a great success. Enter SuperMom status.

On Wednesday, my brother and I spent all day in Atlanta and got front row seats to see Conan, which was pretty much the best day of my life, and my son stayed with my husband’s parents. I had dinner at my in-laws Wednesday night and then crashed at my mom’s.

Thursday was thankfully a laid back day with my mom, and then we geared up to drive 3 more hours to Huntsville, AL on Friday for the wedding weekend.

My son is three years old. This is the 5th (!) wedding he has been to in his life, and all of them have been 5 to 10 hours away from us. My husband has only attended 2 out of 5. It is very stressful to drag toddlers to weddings, let alone do it 5 times in three years, most of those times without your spouse. Enter SuperMom status again.

We survived the rehearsal dinner and wedding and set out to make the 12 hour drive home to Richmond, VA from Huntsville, AL on Sunday morning. Thankfully, my sister and brother-in-law were riding back with us that time since they had to head north to Washington, DC. I could not have made the trip back without them, because my son kept saying he had a hurt tummy and we had to stop twice for him to go to the bathroom with diarrhea and once after he projectile vomited all over himself, the car seat, and the back of my car.

I may be a contender for SuperMom, but I do not do vomit. It’s truly the one thing I can not handle. Thank goodness for my brother-in-law who helped me clean it up and my sister who calmly drove and stopped for our potty runs and vomit clean ups.

We made it home at 11:00 Sunday night, and after a day of much needed laziness yesterday, we entered back into the real world today. I have to tell you, I’m still not completely caught up.

What super thing have you done lately?


  1. Julia! I don’t do vomit either! Everyone keeps telling me oh it’s different when it’s your child. Nope, vomit is vomit! Yuck! :) I’m loving your blogs!

    • Oh my gosh thank you so much!!
      It is so not different when it is your child. Vomit is vomit and I just can not deal! So glad to know I’m not the only one who feels that way! Thank you so much for reading and commenting!! xoxo

  2. Elizabeth Kane says:

    *And* you look pretty in that pose with a sleeping toddler in the backseat?! Yes – you are SuperMom. The votes have been cast and it has been decided!

    Random aside…they should have awards ceremony for awesome dealings with life situations (a la Academy Awards style) like “And ‘Best held it together throughout the day without screaming’ at anyone too loudly’ goes to!” Conan could host it :)

    • Haha, thanks! OMG if Conan hosted that award ceremony I would die and go to heaven. I LOVE him!!!!! You deserve a trophy at our imaginary ceremony for this amazing idea. :)
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  3. It’s official. You are a super mom!! A rock star.
    When I get to have meaningful conversations with my daughter makes me feel at my best. I love those moments where it just comes together and she gets it.
    What a gorgeous pic of you!
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