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Motivational and Inspiring Quotes for New Moms: How to Stay Encouraged During the Early Days with a Baby

The best quotes for new moms

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When I was a young, new mom, I would often wonder if this is what I’d signed up for.

The constant sleepless nights.

The never-ending diaper changes.

The middle-of-the-night and all-through-the-day feeds.

The crying.

The messy house.

The messier me.

Yes, it was rough.

But then, I’d read a line or two somewhere, that would lift my spirits, put a smile on my lips and give me the gentle encouragement I was desperately craving for.

Often, it would be a quote by someone who’d been there way before I was.

That is why with Mother’s Day right around the corner {and please do use CELEBRATEMOM2016 to get 25% off on an order, until May 8th!} I’ve compiled my best picks for quotes for new moms.

Best and Most Inspiring Quotes for New Moms for the Rough Days and Tough Nights

 1. “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” —Jill Churchill

Remember this on days when you feel less-than-perfect, which trust me will be on many, many days. Good enough is very good.

 2. “Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes

This quote will encourage you on days when you wonder, like I did, if this is what you’d signed up for.

 3. “Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.” —Meryl Streep

Hold this quote to your heart when you’re trying to do everything and dropping balls, left, right and center. Remember it’s about the essentials. That’s all that matters.

 4. “Don’t listen to anyone’s advice. Listen to your baby … There are so many books, doctors, and well-meaning friends and family. We like to say, ‘You don’t need a book. Your baby is a book. Just pick it up and read it.’” —Mayim Bialik

This is the quote you need when the advice from everyone threatens to overwhelm you. Remember, you know your baby best.

 5. “Sometimes, when I want to take on the world, I try to remember that it’s just as important to sit down and ask my son how he’s feeling or talk to him about life.” —Angelina Jolie

I love this quote because it reminds me that everything else can wait… but our kids, our kids will soon be grown up and flown the nest. We need to press pause and enjoy the little moments, messy or not, with them.

6. Your most valuable parenting skill is learning to manage yourself first. —Dr. Laura Markham

Write this quote down and look at it often. Memorize it if you have to. You need to manage yourself first, mama. When you feel torn between the dishes and the nap, this quote will help you make the right decision. Yes, it is the nap.

When you wonder if you should go out for coffee with the girls, while your husband watches the baby, this quote will gently push you out of the door.

Most new moms, especially first-time moms, tend to pile on the pressure and the unrealistic expectations. This quote is the cure-all for that.

 7. All mothers are working mothers. —Author Unknown

This is the quote that’ll help you on days when you feel you’re “not” working so you aren’t as “happening” as that professional friend of yours.

When you wonder if you gave up your career to stay at home, this is the quote that’ll remind you that you’re “working”, probably at one of the toughest jobs in the world.

There you go. 7 of my fave emotionally-rich, inspirationally-powerful quotes for new moms.

Which ones will you add to the list? Share with us in the comments or join us on Facebook.

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7 Reasons Why Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts Don’t Cost a Thing but are Priceless

Growth Chart Art- Why Homemade Mothers Day Gifts are the Best

 

Homemade Mother’s Day gifts are big around this place.

No wonder we did a full-blown compilation of 30 of the best homemade gifts you can make to brighten up a Mom’s special day.

But one of the things that I hear a lot these days is how easy it is to do store-bought and why homemade gifts are now a luxury {considering how short on time we all seem to be!} or even, overrated.

Well, here’s the thing and please do know that I come from a place of love and understanding as a fellow Mom, that a simple, sweet DIY gift will be so much better than anything a store can offer.

 7 Reasons Why Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts are a Sure Winner

1. They teach kids the importance of creating with their hands and their hearts

2. Homemade Mother’s Day gifts create delightfully fun memories of gifts that are truly unique, like that stick-figure card your 3-year old drew for you or the beautiful-smelling bath salts that your tween made for you.

3. They bring alive connecting with each other and bring siblings closer as they plot and plan the perfect DIY gift or work together on their individual gift ideas.

4. Creating a homemade gift for Mom or Grandmom is a fun afterschool project to keep kids constructively engaged, in a tech-free way. Not only that, depending on what they’re making they’ll get to practice and hone their art, science or even, math skills. Measuring the ingredients for cupcakes, anyone?

5. Making your own Mother’s Day gifts or any occasion gifts, for that matter, helps teach kids that perfection is overrated. A valuable life lesson that will stand them in good stead even as adults.

6. Even the simplest DIY gift will teach kids the art of project management. They’ll need to plan when they’ll work on it, how soon to start, where to “hide” the work in progress and so on.

7. Most importantly, kids will learn and enjoy the joy that comes with being self-sufficient.

But here’s the thing… I know being a mom is tough. I know juggling a zillion things is tough. I know that you can be so exhausted that getting the kids down to do a gift-making project seems like asking you to trek to the top of the Everest, barefooted and even, that will be easier.

 I know that because I’ve been there.

 Here’s how to make all of this super simple and still make memories that last a lifetime.

First, choose a simple project that the kids can do independently. Yes, even making a card on scrap paper counts.

Next, set the ONLY rule as “no fighting” especially if you have multiple kids.

Third, add another memory-making gift to the homemade gift stash. That’s right. And you probably already know it, but our wooden height charts fit the bill perfectly.

 To sweeten the pot, we’re offering an exclusive Mother’s Day special on all our charts. Use promo code CELEBRATEMOM2016 to get 25% off on an order. Valid until May 8th 2016, 23:59 PM EST.

You get a stunning gift that’ll capture memories of your kids growing up and you’ll have heartwarming homemade Mother’s Day gifts that’ll tug at your heartstrings. I can’t think of anything better.

 

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