Definition of supermom in US English:


(British supermum)


  • An exemplary or exceptional mother, especially one who successfully manages a home and brings up children while also having a full-time job.

    ‘I'll be the first to admit that I am not supermom — I just can't do it all on my own’
    • ‘Earlier this month there was a flurry of excitement about the death of the supermum - a 1970s media myth - who held down a top job, cooked soufflés and coached the kids in maths all at the same time.’
    • ‘Stephen Lewis meets a 'supermum' who has cared for more than 100 children - as well as bringing up three of her own.’
    • ‘A supermum was today waiting to hear if she has clinched a top national award.’
    • ‘Take breaks whenever you need them - supermum doesn't exist.’
    • ‘The situation is not helped by crude archetypes in the media of 'working mums' (as if looking after young children isn't work), 'stay-at-home mums' (as if women with jobs are never at home) and 'supermum' - the mythological figure who does it all.’
    • ‘Are women simply turned off by the idea of becoming a "supermum", juggling career and children?’
    • ‘This comes just weeks after an academic study claimed the era of the "supermum" is over and that increasing numbers of people now believe it is impossible for mothers to juggle careers and the demands of young children.’
    • ‘Now 'supermum' Irene, - who has six grandchildren of her own - will take a day off from caring for her three present foster children to travel to London with Roy on July 5th.’
    • ‘I wonder if I have to be supermum at this age and bake a fancy cake.’
    • ‘Manchester supermum Sharon also finds time to study full-time for a degree in computing and helps to run an out-of-school club for blind and special-needs children.’
    • ‘The Have It All supermum has turned into the Do It All drudge.’
    • ‘Next week the nation will decide whether she is Britain's top supermum in a television phone vote.’
    • ‘As she herself says in jest, "It's easier to be superboss than to be supermom!"’
    • ‘She is not a supermum; she is an exceptional woman who has done incredibly well in her job, and I and all my other school mum friends applaud her for that.’
    • ‘The judges said: "Sarah's a real 'supermum', opening her loving arms and friendly home to her sister's two boys."’
    • ‘In this day and age we mums all have to be supermums.’
    • ‘Swindon's supermum is due to give birth to her 15th child in two weeks' time and she isn't ruling out another pregnancy.’
    • ‘Maybe it's just a female thing or the whole supermom thing of women getting straight back to work, because they don't want to fall down the career rung.’
    • ‘I'm such a supermum in the kitchen.’
    • ‘"The supermum myth is exactly that, a myth," she says.’