By Amutha Chavez
I’ve learnt that being a mum means some days are hard, some downright harsh. It doesn’t matter if you are a stay at home mum or a working mom, we all experience days when we feel like we are doing a terrible job as a mother.
On those days, I often feel like giving up. All my mind tells me is
“This is it. I can’t do this anymore. I’m going to throw in the towel” or
“Gosh, I’m such a terrible mum, my children are going to grow up depressed, worst, grow up to be bad adults”.
When I am no longer at the height of those intense emotional state, I often think of ways to help me handle these situations better.
One that works well for me is to go online and leach out some sense of "positivity" from reading inspiration quotes. I steer clear from all the relentless discussion on the best way to raise children, and keep focus on reading either funny quotes relating to motherhood, or inspirational quotes that gives me the boost that I need.
Here, I share some of my favourite quotes.
Motherhood is so much simpler when you stop explaining yourself to others and just do what works for you and your family – www.proudhappymama.com
Moms are the real superheroes of the world – Shutterstock.com
Some days I amaze myself, some days I put the laundry in the oven - pinterest
Being a mama can be tough, but always remember in the eyes of your child, no one does it better than you - www.proudhappymama.com
You can be a mess and still be a good mom. We are allowed to be both – pinterest
I can imagine no heroism greater than Motherhood – Lance Conrad
There is no way to be the perfect mother, but a million ways to be a good one – Jill Churchill
Good moms have sticky floor, dirty ovens and happy kids – homeschoolontheranch.com
You are doing better than you think you are – Jeffrey H Holand
You know you’re a mum when you understand why mama bear’s porridge was cold – foreverymom.com
Have a favourite motherhood quote that is your mantra? Share it with us. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will publish it in Part II.