A Note from the Editor
By Jordan Sapir
Back to school and back to business.
This month’s topic is “Back to School, Back to Basics.” What are you learning this month? What is important to you that your kids learn? Summer for this Über Mom was full of lessons. Long days and short nights make for over-tired children. On the upside, letting go of our daily routine meant an overwhelmingly calmer, more sane Über Mom. Summer was filled with endless lessons, growth and development, for the whole family. I had no idea that soon I’d be confronted with one of my biggest revelations as a mother – pseudo empty nest.
It’s back to school time, and like the whirlwind that parenthood is, in the blink of an eye I realized that both of my girls would be in Kindergarten together. For the first time in five years, I’d be alone. The thought was terrifying. Mothers are often selfless, yet I couldn’t help but selfishly think about what’d I’d do without them at home. For me, being a SAHM often means that there is a tug of war between feeling like I need a direct flight to the Maldives alone, and smelling them whilst sleeping. There is always a balancing act. This time, as I sat outside the gates of the Kindergarten ugly crying, I realized: the kids are alright. I’ve taught them the lessons I imagined. I nurture them, feed them, clothe them. I am a role model. Letting the baby birds fly doesn’t mean that they will never need a copilot, it just means that they will weather the storm when put to the test.
Jordan Sapir, mother of two glitter-laden girls, 2 and 5, studied Journalism and International Political Science in NYC, a place she once called home. She can slaughter five languages fluently. She has worked in a newsroom or two, walked a catwalk or three, and is all for an impromptu adventure. Having traded in her Prada for pretzels, the founder of Über Moms lives in Munich, where she is a stay at home mom and studying to become a certified nutritionist. She is a mommy on a mission and wants to help fellow mothers raise healthy happy families, and beat a PR here and there.