ABOUT CHRISTINA L. MORELAND

A high school teacher once described me as “the consummate juggler of time.” That description was never more fitting than when this career woman became a mother. At that point, like countless mothers before me, I both wanted and needed to become a Super Mom. That’s how this idea was born.

My former life was as a career woman, in my case in public relations and marketing. But soon after the birth of my first child, I realized that I was being called to what, for me, was a higher purpose – becoming the foundational support and connector to a happy, balanced and productive home and family life for that child. Like many moms, I discovered that my life was no longer my own, but belonged to my son, now – and every decision I made from that point on affected him.

Immediately, I was plunged into the same struggles that so many intelligent, motivated and talented working moms are plagued with every day. How is it, I wondered, that an evolved, sophisticated society like ours still wants it both ways – placing a stigma on mothers who choose to stay at home, in order to maintain balance in their lives and the lives of their children, yet also hammering mothers who choose to work outside the home for being inaccessible to their children. Mothers who go to work feel guilty. Mothers who stay home feel cut off from their former peers and their professional lives.

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So what did I decide? After nearly two years of leaving my son at daycare to work a 60-hour workweek, feeling guilty and living in a state of imbalance, I made the tough decision to give up my former role of businesswoman and embrace my new career as CEO of the Moreland Household. While my past professional life was certainly helpful in my planning efforts at home, still nothing could have prepared me for the adventurous life that gives meaningful purpose to the successful mom.

It is with a sincere aspiration to connect moms together, that I share this blog and the topics in it. I’m also very curious about all of you out there in the trenches with me and how you make it work from day to day. My goal with the Secrets of the Super Mom blog is to create a place where I can do my part to build up other moms to have confidence in their own abilities, trust their instincts, and believe they are Super Moms and super women. I also want to discuss some of the topics and everyday challenges we moms find ways to improvise solutions to in the moment and include some very relevant topics the doctors and child experts don’t necessarily tell you about.

Above all, I hope you’ll share your stories with me as I share mine. And if you’re interested in connecting with more Super Moms, just like you, then check out the public Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/SecretsOfTheSuperMom. There, you can get insightful responses from other moms who are in a similar circumstance and who can offer advice and calming words of wisdom from being in the trenches with you.
Christina