Skip to main content

S is for...Superhero and...

...Secret Identity. I'm bordering on being TWO days late (just like my first son) with my Mother's Day post. Yikes!!! But, alas, here it is -- a Mother's Day post about superheros, or rather about secret identities.

Much has been said about mothers being superheros. What often gets overlooked in the talk of mommy as superhero is the alter-ego, the secret identity. It shouldn't. Every mom has one - an identity and world that gets left behind so that she can delve into a world of messes and make-believe. (And lots of moms find themselves juggling both identities at once, hoping they don't arrive at the office with their superhero cape sticking out...or with kid food stains on their skirt). Me?

Receiving Founders' Award at the Riverside International Film Festival



I'm the "Movie Makin' Mama." In addition to being a mommy I'm an independent filmmaker. My latest film was produced while pregnant with my 2nd son and with my toddler going with me to get food, props, costumes, etc. The film, SMUGGLED, is currently on the film festival circuit. We took the family to an awards night because that seemed appropriate. (My husband wrote/shot/directed/edited the film).

In preparing to talk about Mommy Superheros, I sent out a call to a great group of other blogging caregivers asking about their secret identities and absolutely LOVED what I discovered:

Iron Woman (AKA Sense of Wonder who is a welder - how cool is that?)

Super Shape Shifter (AKA At Home with Ali who quickly changes from coal miner to environmental geographer to graphic designer to mommy in the blink of an eye)

The Justice Leaguettes (AKA military women from Kids Stuff World and Critters and Crayons - you can read about her secret identity with her Company Command here).
 
Turtle Defending Toddler Tamer (AKA Rainy Day Mum whose secret identity includes being a conversationist who saves sea turtles)

Master of Medicine and Magic (AKA Mama Smiles who has a PhD in Medicine)

Bewitching Brewer (AKA Creative with Kids. Her and her husband own a craft brewery, Mother Road Brewing Co.) 

Dazzler of Design (AKA Kids Creative Chaos who was an architect)

Cupcake Captain (AKA Famiglia & Seoul because of her baking prowess) and

The Crafting Countess (AKA Red Ted Art, who is the UK's answer to Martha Stewart -- plus, she actually is a countess).

I couldn't get to everyone, (like the sink fixing runner at Little Moments, the amazingly brilliant mover and shaker and her heavy metal hubby over at Glittering Muffins and others), but rest assured that if the group was ever together in the same place we could revolutionize education, have our own small army prepared to undertake successful humanitarian interventions, fix many environmental problems/disasters and build a crafting empire to rival Martha Stewart all while playing our own amazing theme song!

So - Happy Mother's Day to Mommy Superheros everywhere -- even if it is a day (or 2) late!! Oh - and to see what amazing kid stuff all these superheros do, check out the Kid Blogger Network Activities & Crafts pinboard or find activities by entering search items in the custom search below.
 
Loading

Comments

  1. This post really made me smile! Such a fun idea :-). Thanks for including my "alter ego"!!!!

    Maggy

    ReplyDelete
  2. You did a lovely job!! Thanks for sharing it!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is such a fun post!!! Thanks for sharing my "secret" identity :) Absolutely adore the way you wrote this up!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh, this is just brilliant. Genius and brilliant. Your life sounds so fascinating. I'm going to check out your documentary! We really never know what lies beneath the surface of a mom- many assume we all morph into the same person without pasts, goals, or achievements. You really highlight that every single woman in the world hold surprises inside of her. Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love learning about all of out Secret Powers! :D Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'm very proud and think I need a turtle defender toddler tamer cape... or at least a t-shirt made up with it on :D Thank you for including me

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love the names that you selected for everyone! So creative. :) Thanks for including me!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I'd love to see your movies! It sounds so neat.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Loved reading about the secret identity/alter ego within each of these blogger friends.

    What a fun post :-)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hey, I wanted to subscribe to you blog but can't figure out how. Am I missing something....

    ReplyDelete
  11. Loved reading your post. Made me wonder what my alter ego might be...

    ReplyDelete
  12. this was just the greatest! i chuckle each time i read through that list! trying now to figure out what mine would be :)

    thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

    ReplyDelete
  13. getting to know everyone this way was SO much fun! Thank you for doing this and I am so terribly impressed, award shows and toddlers and babies oh my! We really can do it ALL. Happy to be included and love, love, love the term Justice Leaguette :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thanks for visiting my blog! What a cool list of alter-egos!!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Happy Very Hungry Caterpillar Day: Celebrating 45 Years with Caterpillar and Butterfly Crafts from The Kid's Co-Op

March 20th is Very Hungry Caterpillar Day with celebrations and programs being held around the world to honor the 45th Anniversary of the book. 


We love The Very Hungry Caterpillar, so of course we're joining the fun. Plus, my youngest son's blog nickname is Caterpillar, after the book. Just as Wild Thing is my 4 year-old's nickname inspired by Where the Wild Things Are. 

Today, we'll be doing another Very Hungry Caterpillar Food Drive. We did our first one for Eric Carle's birthday last June and called it a Very Hungry Caterpillar Virtual Food Drive and loved hearing that the virtual part worked, as others were inspired by our online shares and also did VHC-inspired food drives.

P.S. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Virtual Food Drive post 
also features 40+ Activities Inspired by the Book, so you'll definitely want to check it out.
For our VHC-inspired food drive this time, Wild Thing will be helping me write the grocery list for food items to donate as we read the boo…

{A Season of Giving} 12 Days of Christmas: Celebrating through Giving

Stacy (the Great) of Kids Stuff World brought to my attention the 31 Days of Service/Giving Calender (and great e-book) from Mom It Forward. 

Having gotten to know Stacy really well through our joint Moms Fighting Hunger effort during Hunger Action Month, I was all too happen to jump on board and take on 12 Days of Christmas, the action prompt for Dec. 4th.


The e-book describes the prompt in this way:
Choose another family in your area to be the recipient of 12 days of gift giving. Try to think of a family that may be struggling financially, emotionally, or with health problems and might need a boost during the holiday season.E ach day, starting December 13, leave a gift anonymously on the doorstep of your chosen family. Involve the kiddos in your secret acts of service. Your gifts can relate to the “12 Days of Christmas” song verses (i.e. partridge in a pear tree, turtle doves, French hens, etc.) but it’s not necessary. Try to choose or provide handmade gifts, drawings or tre…

Ten for Tuesday: Activities for Fire Prevention Week

October 7-13 is Fire Prevention Week, so I am sharing 10 Fire Safety Crafts, Activities, and/or Books to help kids learn about fire safety and to encourage them to have some fun too! At our house, fire trucks and fire fighters always get Wild Thing excited so engaging with some new activities was a lot of fun.

1. Get Inspired through Books - We loved reading Alphabet Rescue and creating a fire truck from a juice box that we drove our letters around in, just like in the story. I have loaded up our library list with many of these other fire truck and/or fire safety books. Felix the Fire Engine gets great reviews and No Time for Flashcards has a comprehensive list of 20 firefighter books. I also have to share this great PreK Fire Safety Pack from Royal Baloo!

2. Make a Shape Fire Truck - We previously shared this great one from No Time for Flash Cards and here is another one from Teach Preschool.

3. Abstract Art Fire Trucks - Using red, black and yellow tape, Teach Preschool shares som…