Super-Mommies: Why They're Super-Ruining It for the Rest of Us

Super-MommiesIt's true what they say: nothing compares to the arrival of your first child--that feeling of "family," the shared sense of purpose, the built-in excuse generator: "Sorry we can't make it, the sitter cancelled!"

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But Johanna was not prepared for the Club of Motherhood.

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The minute you shoot a wad of humanity out of your body, Stein says, "you're suddenly fair game to the criticism of other women--women who are doing it better than you. These women are known as 'Supermommies' - in Germany, Uber-mutti; in Spain, Madre Estupenda; and in Holland, BesteMoeder - and if you don't do as they do, a horrible fate is in store. If you've ever been shunned by the Amish, you know what I'm talking about."

Check out the video for more from Johanna about how to recognize these Super-mommies!


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