The MOMMY Behind It All

 

ANNE HILL 
Founder and CEO of We Are SuperMoms Foundation
"One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful."
- Sigmund Freud
My name is Anne Hill, a divorced single mom of two children (ages 17, 10 and a 7-month-old). I had my daughter at 18 years old and soon became a single mom. I had to excel quickly to ensure that I would be able to provide for her on my own, so I supported myself through college, obtained a degree in Business and began my long career in corporate America in a Management position. 
 
I married at 24 years old, but my marriage was volatile and it ended traumatically. My children and I were affected severely. I married a monster who abused me and my children in ways unimaginable.  I eventually had the courage to flee that abusive
situation but I fel into deep depression trying to cope with the trauma we had endured.  I struggled with getting reestablished while trying to be strong for my children, while the three of us were trying to heal.  I was fortunate to have had a huge support system, a group of people who I consider my family, who loved and supported me in every way possible.  I struggled with balancing motherhood, priorities, and coping with my emotional scars. I made a lot of mistakes as a parent and I didn't always make the best decisions, but time healed the wounds and eventually, I began to finally appreciate motherhood for the very first time. 
 
My middle child, Jayden is a special needs child.  He was born with disabilities; he is hearing impaired and has developmental delays.  In 2016, I decided to be a full-time mom entrepreneur (MOMpreneur) so I can be more available for him, and I have been fortunate enough to now be able to enjoy being home to take care of my infant son as well.  This flexibility has also allowed me to activately pursue my passion, to help empower other moms like myself, because I know first-hand how overwhelming it can be to deal with motherhood challenges and I wanted moms out there to know that they are not alone in their struggles. So I developed a public platform that empowers moms, by simply promoting recognition and greater appreciation for the amazing women they are. That was the birth of We Are SuperMoms Foundation, which started off as a mom-empowerment platform on social media, where I wrote features of moms (from all walks of life) with inspirational stories. I wanted something positive to encourage and inspire moms to see their true value and remind them of their strength.  This platform quickly became a #WeAreSuperMoms movement, and now a Foundation that supports moms and children in the community.
 
I am not the perfect mom and I would never portray myself as the epitome of one, but I am thankful to have learned valuable lessons from experiencing different facets of motherhood and I am still learning each day. My experiences have given me this deep compassion that I have for other moms and the desire to help empower them. I'm humbled that my idea is making such a positive impact on my fellow moms out there. To me, that is the most rewarding part of it all.  Since I founded the We Are SuperMoms FoundationI have received an overwhelmingly positive response from moms across the country who have sent me messages and emails thanking me for writing the SuperMom features and how deeply they're impacted by each inspiring story. It helps them realize that despite our different lifestyles and circumstances, ultimately, we are all in this same motherhood journey together, and we can draw from each other's strengths. 
 
I believe that every SuperMom has a story of struggle, defeat, courage, triumph and overcoming challenges. These stories have the potential to touch someone's heart and change someone's perspective. These inspiring stories need to be heard. There are moms out there who need to know that they are not alone and that they can overcome their circumstances. 
We Are SuperMoms Foundation has quickly evolved to what is now a nonprofit organization comprised of moms who are passionate about giving back to their community of moms.  We host a variety of events throughout the year to benefit local organizations who specifically support moms and their children.  We donate a portion of the proceeds from each event to these local organizations.  Aside from hosting various types of events, we are still featuring moms with powerful success stories on our social media platform.
 
We Are Supermoms Foundation is not about me, but this is about celebrating and recognizing the incredible women in our lives with immeasurable strength and value. The real-life heroes I like to call, "SuperMoms." They are the driving force behind this movement. To all the SuperMoms out there, I salute you! KEEP SHINING! 
- ❤️ Anne Hill