Here it is now.
It is real.
It is wonderful and beautiful.
Yet full of chaos and struggles —
of frustrations, of heartaches and all the other little things.
I hear ya, momma! I hear ya so loud!
I feel your struggles.
I feel your chaos.
I also feel your successes and
I celebrate life with you!
Cheers to a lifetime of this colorful journey
we call MOTHERHOOD!
Are you a —
Special needs’ mom?
A mom in waiting?
Whatever-kind-of-mom you are.
You’re not alone, momma!
We all have our storms.
We all have our daily drama.
Cheer up! We got this!
Here’s your daily dose of inspiration and encouragement to help you get through your tough mom days.
1. Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.
– C.S. Lewis
2. Even if it has not been your habit throughout your life so far, I recommend that you learn to think positively about your body.
— Ina May Gaskin
3. Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.
– Maya Angelou
4. There is purpose in your season of waiting.
5. Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.
– Garrison Keillor
6. I think every working mom probably feels the same thing: You go through big chunks of time where you’re just thinking, This is impossible — oh, this is impossible. And then you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible.
7. We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
– E. M. Forster
8. Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.
9. You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
10. Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.
– Morticia Adams
11. With tremendous burdens often come enormous gifts. The trick is to identify the gifts, and glory in them.
– Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein
12. Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears. — Kate Winslet
13. Making the decision to have a baby is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside of your body. — Elizabeth Stone
14. Successful mothers are not the ones that never struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.
– Sharon Jaynes
15. A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.
— Agatha Christie
16. The attitude you have as a parent is what your kids will learn from more than what you tell them. They don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are. — Jim Henson
17. Parenting is the easiest thing in the world to have an opinion about, but the hardest thing in the world to do.
18. Parenting begins the moment you may any conscious effort to care for your own health in preparation for enhancing your child’s conception.
— Carista Luminare-Rosen
19. Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first.
— Matthew L Jacobson
20. Being a mother is learning about the strengths you didn’t know you had… and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed
— Linda Wooten
21. There is no one perfect way to be a good mother. Each mother has different challenges, different skills and abilities, and certainly different children. The choice is different and unique for each mother and each family
— Elder M. Russell Ballard
22. A mother is she who can take the place of all others, but whose place no one else can take.
— Cardinal Mermillod
23. A mother continues to labor long after the baby is born.
— Lisa Jo Baker
24. It’s not what you do for your children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.
25. The very fact that you worry about being a good mom means that you are one.
— Jodi Picoult
26. Raising a family is difficult enough. But it’s even more difficult for single parents struggling to make ends meet. They don’t need more obstacles. They need more opportunities.
— Bill Richardson
27. Single moms, you are a doctor, a teacher, a nurse, a maid, a cook, a referee, a heroine, a provider, a defender, a protector, a true Superwoman. Wear your cape proudly.
— Mandy Hale
28. You can raise good children in single parent households, and many of you perhaps here today come from that type of environment. It is possible and many do it in heroic situations, but it’s much more difficult. — Sam Brownback
29. A single mom tries when things are hard. She never gives up. She believes in her family, even when things are tough. She knows that above all things…a mother’s love is more than enough. – Denice Williams
30. I want to show the example that you can be a single mother and work and handle a lot of other things at the same time. – Christina Milian
31. Just because I am a single mother doesn’t mean I cannot be a success
– Yvonne Kaloki
32. Being a working mother and a working single parent instills in you a sense of determination. – Felicity Jones
33. She has to have four arms, four legs, four eyes, two hearts, and double the love. There is nothing single about a single mom. – Mandy Hale
34. I don’t think you necessarily have to be part of a traditional nuclear family to be a good mother. – Mary Louise Parker
35. To all mothers in every circumstance, including those who struggle, I say, ‘Be peaceful. Believe in God and yourself. You are doing better than you think you are. — Jeffrey R. Holland
36. Remember that a single mom is just like any other mom and that our number one priority is till our kids. Any parent does whatever it takes for their kids and a single mother is no different. – Paula Miranda
37. I would say to any single parent currently feeling the weight of stereotype or stigmatization that I am prouder of my years as a single mother than of any other part of my life. – J.K. Rowling
38. I think moms, single or not, put a lot of pressure on ourselves trying to balance it all. It’s NEVER going to be perfectly balanced — the sooner you know this, the sooner you can relieve some of the pressure you put on yourself. – Denise Richards
39. Single mothers have as much to teach their children as married mothers and as much love to share–maybe more.
– Anne Cassidy
40. Patience is not the ability to wait but to keep a good attitude while waiting.
– Joyce Meyer
41. Motherhood is about celebrating the child you have not the child you thought you’d have. – Joan Ryan
42. Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.
– Paul Coelho
43. Whether your children are yours through biology or adoption, they are yours through love. – Sadia Rebecca Rodriguez
44. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
– Henry Ford
45. Life is about balance. The good and the bad. The highs and the lows. The pina and the colada. — Ellen DeGeneres
46. Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” – Proverbs 22:6
47. Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
– 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
48. Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. – Proverbs 31:25
49. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. – Proverbs 31:26
50. Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. – Proverbs 31:30