su·​per·​mom | \ ˈsü-pər-ˌmäm How to pronounce supermom (audio) \

Definition of supermom

: an exemplary mother also : a woman who performs the traditional duties of housekeeping and child-rearing while also having a full-time job

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Getty ImagesJC Olivera Model, supermom, and all-round cool person Chrissy Teigen really is out here living her best life. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Chrissy Teigen Celebrates John Legend's EGOT Win With Some Red Carpet PDA," 10 Sep. 2018 Shaun is a supermom who’s always one barefoot step ahead of the opportunistic crew, led by Eddie (Billy Burke), who spends more time psychoanalyzing her than actually getting anything done. Katie Walsh, kansascity, "In ‘Breaking In,’ Gabrielle Union is one fierce mama | The Kansas City Star," 10 May 2018 The film privileges Shaun as a supermom who's always one barefoot step ahead of the opportunistic crew, led by Eddie (Billy Burke), who spends more time psychoanalyzing her than actually getting anything done. Katie Walsh,, "The Gabrielle Union home-invasion thriller 'Breaking In' could use some breathing room," 10 May 2018 And the supermom, who has written a book about parenting, still finds time to work out and go for dinner with friends thanks to a strict chores schedule. Fox News, "Florida 'supermom' of 16 home schools kids, shuttles them to 88 sports practices weekly," 11 Apr. 2018 Twitter hearts were melting, tears were flowing, similar supermom stories were shared, and Li was left with food for the rest of the week. Blake Bakkila,, "Best Mom Ever Flies Across the Country After Her Daughter Said She Had a Headache," 23 Mar. 2018 Serena Williams, tennis star extraordinaire, supermom, and, lately, real estate mogul, got hitched this past week to longtime love, Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian. Becca Endicott, ELLE Decor, "Serena Williams Celebrated Her Bridal Weekend In This Glam New Orleans Home," 20 Nov. 2017 Kidman and Witherspoon play variations on affluent supermoms, while Woodley plays a struggling single mom new in town. Santa Cruz Sentinel, The Mercury News, "Monterey Peninsula serves as the backdrop for HBO’s upcoming ‘Big Little Lies’," 10 Feb. 2017 Supermoms and their little superheroes will enjoy a fun evening of refreshments and dancing. Melissa Reinert,, "Where to take mom on Mother's Day," 4 May 2017

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1974, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of supermom

US, informal : a woman who raises a child and takes care of a home while also having a full-time job

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