by Dr. Daisy Sutherland
My latest book titled: Letting Go Of Super Mom ~ Dr. Mommy’s ‘Get Real’ Approach to a Balanced Life was just released!! The anticipation of it’s release was truly palpable and almost like giving birth without all the cravings!
This book will be released by Charisma House Publishing
and so very grateful for their help and continued support. I’m not sure it would have been possible without them, so I am very, very thankful.
The most popular question I have received is why letting go of super mom? And what exactly did I set out to accomplish with this book? Since I am frequently asked these questions, I thought it would only be fair to share the answers with you here.
One of the main reasons I wanted to share this book was because my intention is to help women understand that they don’t have to be Super Heroes, Super Moms or Super Women. Now before you start shaking your head, keep reading.
First you must understand that as women we have been programmed at an early age to ‘do all’ and ‘be all’ for everyone. We have been taught to maintain a clean home, feed our family healthy foods, be the nurse, the care-giver, the taxi driver, the chef, the counsellor, the coach, the motivator, the boo-boo kisser and the list goes on. Realizing this huge commitment I, yes I, set out to be everything for everyone around me. I thought that I had to keep everything running smoothly in order to have a happy relationship and happy home. Boy, was I wrong!! That thought process couldn’t be farther from the truth!
Not only was I completely stressed out and unhappy but I noticed that my family was not happy and my relationship was suffering. It was then that it hit me like a ton of bricks! Why, was I doing everything? I could get more accomplished when I asked for help. Better yet, I could get things accomplished if I taught others how it needed to be done. This was a huge lightbulb moment for me and soon I noticed that other women were in the same situation I had been. They were ‘doing it all’ and then wondered why they were stressed and unhappy.
This notion that you must be a Super Mom aka ‘Do it All’ is simply a notion and not reality. The main reason I wrote Letting Go of Super Mom was to help each and every woman understand that it is better to be a Power Mom not a Super Mom.
A Power Mom:
- Understands the ‘wants’ and ‘needs’ and focuses on the ‘needs’ first
- Isn’t afraid to teach and delegate tasks
- Loves her family and significant other enough to ask for help
- Accepts help and enjoys it
- Isn’t afraid to say ‘no’
- Understands that in order to take care of her family, significant other, and/or business, she must care for herself first!
Letting Go Of Super Mom is a book that will help every woman.
Does she have to be married? No
Does she have to be a mom? No
Does she have to be of a particular faith? No
This book was written with the woman in mind. Understanding how we have been programmed from an early age and how stressful that programming has made our lives – I set out to help as many women as I possibly could.
I am so excited that Letting Go Of Super Mom is now a reality! Let’s start a revolution ladies and let every one know that it’s perfectly fine to Let Go Of Super Mom and Become a Power Mom instead!!
Be sure to visit your local bookstore or online book store for your very own copy! If it’s not available at your local bookstore, be sure to ask them to order it!! It’s a revolution…let’s get it started!!
Dr. Daisy Sutherland is a doctor, author, mentor, speaker, wife & mom to 5 children. Dr. Mommy’s mission is to ~ Help Busy Women and Men with her ‘Get Real’ approach to living a happier and healthier lifestyle. Watch for her book: Letting Go of Super Mom.
One Reply to “Let’s Start a Revolution… Let Go of Super Mom and Become a Power Mom!”
Can’t wait to read your book! I went from being a Sales Manager to being a stay at home mom & housewife – but with a catch… we travel 100% of the time for my husbands work so I am actually a TravelTrailerWife! My husbands “cleaning ocd” disappeared the day I became a housewife and his philosophy became “that’s her job, not mine anymore” this was quite an adjustment when combined with new mommyhood. Very stressful. This year I started my own company, from “home” since we travel, and became a housewife, stay at home mom and small business owner – the problem was that I was still doing it all, just much more of it. Hubby finally decided that my head was about to blow up and that we should put the baby (almost 2 now) in daycare part time so that I can catch up “with it all”. It feels so good going from Super Mom to Power Mom! Now I am not running behind at all times, I am actually ahead! I had looked at getting help via daycare as a failure, but everybody is much happier now!