Some days in parenting are harder than others. Here are 7 inspirational quotes for moms who feel like they’ve lost control to get a little perspective
No matter how much we try, or how dedicated we are to planning in advance, sometimes things just spiral out of control. We’ve all had those days where nothing seems to go right, yet unfortunately, motherhood doesn’t allow us to take a break. Some days it’s just so hard to get anything to go as planned, and no matter how hard you try to be flexible with your schedule, your children’s moods prove to be an added layer of complexity. When multi-tasking somehow still leads to an unchecked list of to-do’s and everything seems to be going wrong, moms are encouraged to take a breath, and find some calming techniques to help them gain better perspective of their situation.
Domesticdee reminds us that if we’re in need of a little bit of inspiration to keep you calm and get you through the chaos of things that are beyond your control, we have some inspirational quotes that will help you along the way!
7 “It is not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” ~ Hans Selye
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When things are getting out of hand and there is so much chaos swirling around you, what you really need is a fresh new perspective of the situation. This quote reminds us that sometimes, life happens, and it’s our responsibility to respond to the situation in a manner that shifts it to the positive rather than making the situation worse.
This quote will serve to remind moms to take a breath, and apply a solution, rather than focusing on the problem. We can change the outcome of a situation by responding well to it.
6 “Don’t count the days make them count.” ~ Muhammad Ali
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We’re living in very difficult times right now. For so many families, this seems like an endless stretch of days in which we are forced to stay home and find ways to occupy ourselves and our children.
There couldn’t be a better time to draw upon the wisdom of Muhammad Ali and reference this quote for meaningful inspiration. Rather than wasting these days away, we can set productive and realistic goals, and find ways to improve ourselves, grow, and develop.
5 “Grow through what you go through.”~ Unknown
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This is an extra-special quote for moms that find themselves caught in the rut of the same old routine. These inspiring words from an unknown source reminds moms that in spite of finding themselves in the middle of troubled times, this period of time can prove to ultimately be a wonderful opportunity for growth.
Seizing the moment and making the best of it sometimes involves learning some lessons from the situation, and using them to grow and think of things in a different way.
4 “Parenting is the easiest thing in the world to have an opinion about but the hardest thing in the world to do.”~ Anne Lamoti
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For all the online haters out there, and the never ending judgement that is cast upon us by other moms, we say, good riddance! This quote reminds us that everyone’s situation is different, and so, the way each of us responds to the things happening in our lives is going to be different as well. Anyone can cast judgement, but keep parenting in the best way you know how, mama!
3 “The days are long but the years are short.”~ Gretchen Robin
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These days really do feel like long ones. Things can seem mundane and too habitual to be any fun, but that’s simply an opportunity for us to make a change. Gretchen Robin reminds moms to take this all in stride, and make the best of every moment. Before we know it, our kids will be all grown up and we’ll be empty-nesters, so take pause and soak up these childhood years while you can.
2 “Your most valuable parenting skill is learning to manage yourself first.” ~ Dr. Laura Markham
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The Military Wife and Mom really nails it on the head with this quote. So many moms give more of themselves than they even have to give in the first place. It can be exhausting to take care of kids and responsibilities all day and this situation can quickly become a stressful one.
Rather than losing your cool and reverting to yelling at your kids, take pause and learn how to manage your own emotions. Remember that children will mirror your behavior, so manage your own stress levels, find ways to stay calm, and set a good example for your babies every chance you get! You’re teaching your kiddos how to act through your own actions.
1 “There is no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a good one.” ~ Jill Churchill
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There’s no such thing as perfection. Please don’t be so hard on yourselves, moms. On the days that you’re feeling down, remember you’re amazing!
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Sources: The Military Wife And Mom, DomesticDee, For Every Mom
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