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Hello mommas and welcome to This Hilairious Life! First, I would like to start this post off by saying this: YOU ARE DOING AN AMAZING JOB! Someone, somewhere in this world needed to read that right now (not gonna lie, I needed that). Every now and then you need a little pick me up (especially when it’s not an acceptable time for alcohol yet). That’s usually when I turn to Pinterest and look up some inspiring quotes for moms to get me through.
15 Inspiring Quotes to Read When Having a Bad Day
Motherhood can be one crazy ride and we all have those days where nothing seems to go your way. Am I right? You start off on the wrong foot and then it’s just meltdown after meltdown…you, the kids, the animals! To help remind you that you are a bad ass mom, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite 15 inspiring quotes to read when you’re having a bad day.
I see and hear you. And I’m here for you.
In 2019, the working mom rate was 66.4% for women with children under 6 years old. While women feel more comfortable working once their children are older, some don’t have a choice.
That being said, and with women making up nearly half of the American workforce, most adults hold vastly different values between men and women. Women are still expected to ‘run the home’ even while working 40+ hour work weeks. That amount of pressure can get to any person and not everyone has a high breaking point. Being a mom in today’s world has put an insane amount of pressure on women to do things the right way.
There is no RIGHT way to do things. You do what’s best for you and your family. And thanks to social media, you get sucked into this black hole of comparison. It’s very easy to get caught up in what other moms are doing and think they are way better than you are. Use these women as a source on inspiration instead of comparison. Reach out to them and ask questions, 9 times out of 10, they will answer you right away (if not a few days later).
Please don’t listen to the outside world, every family is different, hell every mom is different. What works for one may not work for another; with anything in life, you have to adapt and find something that’s best for you/your family.
Whether you are a working mom, stay-at-home mom, or a working stay-at-home mom, my guess is that your plate is pretty full. We try to do everything and be this picture-perfect, put-together individual that when it inevitably comes crashing down, we get upset/stressed out.
Everyone needs a little pick me up every once in a while. When I am having one of those days, I pull up some inspiring quotes for moms on Pinterest or Instagram. I screenshot a few of my favorites and save them in my photos, they have their own little folder.
I have a TON stocked up but I’ve picked out 15 of my favorite ones to share with you.
I’ve tried my best to find the correct source for each quote, but let’s be honest, things get mis-attributed all the time, so I could have gotten some wrong. If you notice that I’ve got one incorrect, please let me know.
- Every day is a gift. – Joyce Meyer
- There is no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a good one. – Jill Churchill
- A mother is she who can take the place of all others, but whose place no one else can take. – Cardinal Mermillod
- You can be a mess and a good mom, you’re allowed to be both.– Unknown
- The very fact that you worry about being a good mom means that you are one. – Jodi Picoult
- All mothers are working mothers. -Author Unknown
- Love as powerful as your mother’s leaves its own mark…To have been loved so deeply…Will give us some protection forever. – J.K. Rowling
- I am a strong woman because a strong woman raised me. – Author Unknown
- May your coffee be stronger than your toddler. – Author Unknown
- Being a mother is learning about strengths you never knew you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed. – Nishan Panwar
- Start by doing what’s neccessary, then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible. – St. Francis of Assisi
- To the world, you are a mother. But to your family, you are the world. – Author Unknown
- Motherhood is the exquisite inconvenience of being another person’s everything. – Author Unknown
- Mom: Emotional, yet the rock. Tired, but keeps going. Worried, but full of hope. Impatient, yet patient. Overwhelmed, but never quits. Amazing, even though doubted. Wonderful, even in chaos. Life changer, every single day. – Rachel Martin
- Believe you can and you are halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt
I want to make abundantly clear that I don’t believe being a working mom is better (or harder) than being a stay a home mom. To me, both are inherently hard and have their pros and cons. You have to do what is right for your family and mental health.
Sometimes…momma needs a break…
On those days when you feel like you need a hot minute to yourself, grab the hubby and ask him to do bedtime so you can take a nice hot bath. Or if you’re super lucky, give yourself a little spa night.
Check out my At-Home Spa Night post here. Grab your Kindle, I prefer the Kindle Paperwhite or your iPad, whichever you prefer to use, and pull up a book. I’m currently reading the Bridgerton Series, I got hooked on the show last year and needed to find out the rest of their stories and just relax. Make sure to have some tea or a wine glass with you!
Finally, talk to your partner and work out a date night at least every other week. This is one night where it’s just you two, order your favorite meal (if you’re staying in) and pull up the latest Marvel movie, or go out to your favorite restaurant. Part of why moms ‘lose it’ is because they are feeling like they are losing themselves in the overwhelm of being ‘MOM’.
While those bad days absolutely suck while they are happening, I can promise you that in a few months they will be a distant memory. These days don’t define you as a mom, they happen to everyone. All you can do is gather yourself, and breathe it out. Learn from these moments and move forward.