Stay Strong

To stay a strong mom, you have to be your own cheerleader!

We have to pep-talk our way through battles every day. There are days that we feel like we are never enough. There is never enough time, not enough money, and not enough coffee or wine. Don't let the ‘not enoughs' get the better of you! Here is a list of affirmations for mom to repeat to herself when things get tough. There is someone always on your side, even if it is just you, through all the ups and downs. 

It can be hard to get going in the morning when you still feel sleepy and groggy. So start your day with inspirational affirmations. It can give you the push you need on those rough mornings when you think you need help to get started. 


Setting and achieving goals is what life is all about; unfortunately, sometimes, when we become moms, we forget our dreams. Write down a dream you have wanted to accomplish for a long time but has been put on the back burner? Whatever your goal is, crush it! 

If you want to learn how to bake from scratch, bake!

If you want to learn how to drive a race car, race on!

If you want to open an Etsy shop, start here! 


When you get up, tell yourself, “I've got this!” Saying this to yourself will help you feel like you will seize the day.

“If you have discipline, drive, and determination…nothing is impossible” Dana Linn Bailey.

With drive and determination paired with discipline, your goals are within reach if you try hard enough today! You will accomplish them no matter what anyone says to discourage you from achieving them.


Take one of your dream goals and make a plan to complete it. Then, start the planning with the end goal in mind and plan backward. Once you put the plan into action, the dream becomes a goal.  


Has the journey to loving and improving yourself gotten rocky?

Keep going! Don't give up now. You are much closer than when you started. Your goal is just ahead. You have what it takes to reach the prize.

Look at where you are now and see how close you are to the finish line. There may be some hurdles to jump but keep going, and you will look up to see you have jumped them all. So hang on tight for one more push, and all that work will pay off!


Focus on why you started when you feel like quitting. The feeling of failure is in the moment, but you are making progress, don't quit. Keep going, and don't quit until you reach your goal. If your goal is to start a dance school, keep going and don't quit. Don't quit or give up on what is important to you. You are worth it!


You are closer today than yesterday, and you've got this! Do not let yourself down. There will be challenges and days when you don't work towards your goals. Don't let those days turn into months or years, dig deep, and keep going; you're getting closer. When the day is over, you will be one step closer to completing your goals.

“No influence is so powerful as that of the mother.” – Sarah Josepha Hale.

Everyone is influenced by their moms and has the power to shape the future. The best moms are the world's designers, and you are the best! Remember that when you feel discouraged. When the house is a wreck, the kids are screaming, and the only idea for dinner is cereal. 


As moms, we all feel like we are messing it all up. We all feel like we make mistakes every day because we compare ourselves to other moms. You are not alone. The mom you are comparing yourself to is probably comparing herself to someone else or you. We, as moms, do the best we can with the information that we have when we are teaching our children. Our children take our momming mistakes and go on and grow up to be amazing. You are doing an excellent job; no matter how you feel at the moment, you are amazing! You are an outstanding mom, mistakes and all! 


You are allowed to be a good mom and a hot mess simultaneously. We all have moments of being a hot mess, and some last longer than a moment. I have learned to embrace my hotness, to call it out before someone says it. It has helped me not live in denial. We all have messes, they may be different from others, or they may be the same: finances, relationships, housekeeping, driving, or all of the above. We need to embrace our strengths and acknowledge our weaknesses. I have a circle of close-knit moms, and we are a mess. We connect because we embrace our strengths and use them to help others with their weaknesses. You are a great mom. You are working on yourself and taking care of your family. Take a deep breath, embrace your mess, conquer it, then move on. Before you know it, the mess will be a thing of the past.


The saying “Happy Wife equals Happy Life” applies to being a mom too! Your children don't want perfection. They want a happy mom that is present in their life. Happiness and joy are what your children will remember. See your child's eyes light up when you walk in and smile. Try not to stress but be happy about life and see how your home and children will transform. When I tried this for the first day or two, my kids walked around on eggshells because they thought I had lost it. But, they eventually realized I was turning over a new leaf. We were able to find joy and laughter replacing yelling and the evil eye.

“To a child's ear, ‘mother' is magic in any language.” – Arlene Benedict.

Mom is the sweetest word I have ever heard, and to your child, mother, mom, mama is magic and love. The magic that fixes everything, like making owies and boo-boos better. The magic of a mother's love is heard in her name. 


Something special awaits you each day. You need to recognize it and make the most of your day. Have a positive attitude throughout the day and think, “Today will be the best day of my life.”

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford 

You've always been able to do so much. You can't and won't ever let anything slow you down! I know that at this moment, it may not feel like everything is going your way, but don't give up because, as the saying goes, “what doesn't kill us only makes us stronger.” 

These struggles make you a better person with more tools in your toolbox for when things get hard again. And most importantly, your children will love YOU forever- no matter what happens today or tomorrow – they'll never forget how amazing their mom was today and every day after


Every day we have little ones that are looking up to us. Our children will model us and do what we do. They don't always listen and do what we tell them, but they are masters at copying what we do. So today, strive to be the person you want them to become. 


Sometimes our children try our patience and use up every last bit. When this happens, say to yourself, “I accept you as you are. You are an amazing little human being. You will be successful in whatever you put your mind to.” These words have helped me so many times, and I am sure they will help you.


I love my kids even when I don't like them.

Unpopular opinion: most moms have moments where they do not like their children. Listen. Whether you admit it or not, you know sometimes you don't like the things they do. We have all been there, and we will still love our children no matter what. 

As moms, we are often hard on ourselves and give up when things get tough. It can be challenging to find time for yourself and still care for your children's needs. Sometimes it feels like you are a short-order cook, with everyone in the family demanding their special meal! But, one day at a time, keep doing what you're doing. You are doing a great job, mom!

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