The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rocks the world. This hand also prepares the family’s meals, drives kids to school, pushes the swing, gives a pat on the back, and lends itself selflessly, among many other wonderful things a mom does for her family.

What are the traits of a contemporary mom? There’s a lot about motherhood that changes a woman so she can give the best for her children and family. Spa weekends or Saturday night cocktails had to be set aside because her family comes first – a daughter’s ballet class, a husband’s dinner with a client, a mother-in-law’s birthday. All of that while taking care of herself. Her career. Her life. How does she do that? Here are some characteristics of super resilient mom that make the impossible seem possible, because moms are good like that.

A super resilient mom is a multitasker.
One of the characteristics of a modern mom is she accomplishes things against all odds. She can juggle several things all at once and still do more. She can organize her daughter’s birthday party while she watches her son’s basketball game. She can book her husband a flight while getting her nails done. She can whip up a delicious meal while helping her son with homework. Moms are highly disciplined when it comes to their time and they use it wisely. They know the importance of making every moment count.

A super resilient mom trusts her intuition.
If Spider-Man has a Spider-Sense that allows him to detect danger, a mom has a strong intuition. In fact, Tokyo researchers found in an imaging study that a mother’s impulse to love and protect her child appears to be hard-wired to her brain. Maybe that’s why she wakes up in the middle of the night if she feels that something’s wrong with her kids; she can tell from across the room who among her children broke the vase; she knows how to soothe a broken heart by whipping up a hearty meal after losing a football game.

A super resilient mom knows when tough love is necessary.
A good mom knows how to discipline her children in a loving manner. She knows how to properly instill values in them so they grow up to be kind and responsible individuals. She doesn’t inflict physical, verbal, or emotional harm in any way. Instead, she makes her kids understand the gravity of their actions and learn to accept the consequences. More importantly, a good mom leads by example.

A super resilient mom knows the value of play.
Moms who interrelate with kids know that playtime is very important in a child’s development. In fact, according to a blog post of, parents who play with their kids can’t stress enough the importance of such bonding since it creates a happy childhood for the youngsters, who will cherish such memory later in life. An accessible playground is a good place to jumpstart this play relationship as various playground equipment provides different activities for the parents and their children.

Some of the benefits of playground interaction to parents and kids are:
Better parent-child relationship
Both parents and kids get physically active
The playground setting boosts a child’s creativity and imagination
Parents can ensure safety of their kids
Access to the playground is usually inexpensive compared to trips to zoos, amusement parks, and etc.

A super resilient mom balances family and work.
Moms don’t let life get in the way when it comes to their job or passion. Sure, raising a family in a cash-strapped economy and morally challenged society might be a herculean task, but they manage to look beyond the hardships and instead get a strong grip over their family and work life. In fact, a Pew Research Center analysis of the U.S. Census data says a record of 40% of all households with children under the age of 18 in the US include mothers who are either the sole or primary source of income for the family, compared to 11% in 1960.

A super resilient mom reaches out to other moms.
No one knows better how hard motherhood can be than moms themselves. A mom sometimes needs to breathe her troubles to people who understand her situation, in the same vein she could lend a hand to moms having a hard time raising a family. Super resilient moms are open to the fact that older mothers can cut down their learning curve, moms of their age can commiserate, and younger moms will benefit from their wisdom.

The human race owes its life to the mothers that gave birth to them. As times change and values evolve, parenting styles differ from household to household. Thus, the challenge falls now on the super resilient moms to keep the family together and raise children who will be the world’s future.

Author's Bio: 

Anna Rodriguez is a manager and a passionate writer. She owns Homey Guide Blog. You can follow her at @annrodriguez021.