I’ve heard Motherhood be described as a ‘roller-coaster’ many times, even I myself have called it that on more than one occasion. And for good reason - the ups and downs of motherhood really do give you whiplash some days. Honestly, one moment you can be lovingly embracing your beautiful tiny creations and then literally 5 minutes later you are dealing with a World War 3 sized tantrum because you had the audacity to take their yoghurt lid off rather than let them do it themselves (even though you know they absolutely cannot do it themselves yet). Some days go off without a hitch, and when you sit down on the couch at the end of the day you are thrilled with how good the day was. Overwhelmed with love for them and amazement for your own mothering skills. Other days begin with an accidental head butt before 7am in the morning and it’s all down-hill from there. And that’s totally ok. Take each day as it comes, and always remember that tomorrow is a fresh day. The slate is wiped clean (for both you and them).
While we all totally love the fantastic mothering days, I mean who doesn’t love feeling like a bloody ripper of a mum? We generally don’t need affirmations to get us through those days. So for the point of this blog I’m going to focus purely on the crappy mothering days. You know, the days when you need to take lots of deep breaths, eat secretly sneaked chocolate and end with a wine (or bev of choice) on the couch. So if you’re having one of those days – read on.
Here are my 5 favourite Motherhood Affirmations to get you through the toughest of tough days.
- My children love me so much, and they know that I unconditionally love them. Which is why they don’t mind taking out all of their big emotions on me. Because I will always love them, no matter what.
- Bad days happen way less often than good days happen. I will take a deep breath and move on. I am a great mother.
- One day when they have grown up they won’t need me this much anymore. And when that day comes, I know I will give anything to have these days again, good or bad, to soak them up exactly as they are now.
- I am raising tiny humans. They are growing, learning, adapting and changing. It is my job to give them boundaries, guidance and support.
- Every day, I wake up knowing that I am doing the absolute best that I can for my children. I am enough.
While these affirmations will hopefully help you through some hard parenting days, the main thing we want you to remember is that you are amazing. You are trying, you are learning, you are growing. As mothers we wear many hats. The carer, the teacher, the chef, the house keeper, the nurse, the chauffeur, the sleep trainer, the butt-wiper, you name it – we do it. But we are also human. We have good days and bad, we make mistakes, we have emotions. So be kind to yourself and always always remember that you are amazing!