Here's What Happens When Super Moms Take a Break From Mommy DutiesCeleb #SuperMoms Chynna Ortaleza, Princess Velasco, and Sandy Andolong get candid.CREATED WITH SM SUPERMALLS
It seems difficult to let go of the idea that moms can do everything and that they are devoted to their kids 24/7. Every mommy tries to be a super mom to the best of her ability. Although she looks like she's got everything together, every mom needs to step away every once in a while from managing a household, balancing a career, and raising children. For devoted super moms, this can be really difficult, but it's an essential part of being a mother. After all, happy moms can take care of their family better.
So what really happens when moms take a break from mommy duties, even just for a day? This video, directed by Zig Marasigan for #NationalSuperMomsDay2018, has some answers:
At the #NationalSuperMomsDay2018 Digital Media Conference held last May 11, celebrity super moms Chynna Ortaleza-Cipriano, Princess Velasco, and Sandy Andolong—along with her daughter, beauty queen Mariel de Leon—talked about the chaos that ensues when they're not around to care for their kids.
From left to right: Acoustic singer, Princess Velasco; Actress, Chynna Ortaleza-Cipriano; SM Supermalls Senior Vice President for Marketing, Jonjon San Agustin; Actress, Sandy Andolong; Binibining Pilipinas International 2017 Mariel de Leon; Regional VP for Marketing, TJ Cuenca
Sandy reveals that her husband once lost track of their kids while traveling, a nightmare for any parent: "I told him, ‘Mawala ka na, huwag lang ang mga anak ko!'" They eventually found their children, looking at baggage conveyor belts at the airport.
The first time Princess had to leave her son for an out-of-town trip, her husband had to call to inform her that their then-eight-month-old boy fell off the bed. "Kung kailan ako wala, tsaka pa nangyari," she points out.
Letting Go of the Mom Guilt
"We have to admit, though, that all of us had had our children fall off the bed," Chynna adds. Nonetheless, they all agree that it's important to take some time off in order to recharge.
"I think it's important for you to [make] time for yourself," Princess insists. "We're only human. I have moments like that when I feel frustrated and tired—physically and emotionally. I think it's important to consciously set time for yourself, to do just whatever you want."
"Sometimes, you feel like you're not good enough and that all the effort that you put in falls short of what you expect," Chynna explains. "To fight that, it's always good to check on yourself. It's going to keep you sane."
Quick "Me" Time
There is also the option to bring the family somewhere fun and relaxing, and all three agree that a trip to the mall is a quick and easy getaway. "Especially when my son has a lot of energy," Princess says. "It's also a kind of my 'me' time, because I can leave him in the playground at the mall with the yaya for an hour and I can sit in a coffee shop and do some work."
Chynna adds that going to the mall is something she likes doing with her husband and daughter, so they can eat together and do the grocery as a family. SM malls have become their go-to places for errands and family bonding.
"SM has truly become a one-stop destination for families to create special memories together," says Jonjon San Agustin, SM Supermalls Senior Vice President for Marketing. Surrounded by some super moms himself, he adds, "We want to make this year's National SuperMoms Day celebration at SM more memorable with awesome experiences and deals for all the strong, hardworking, and loving moms out there."