Affirmations and quotes are everywhere on social media and you don’t realise how much they actually help. They are that little pick me up that you may need and sometimes they help when you least expect it.
One of those times when you may need them is when you are a new parent. It could be your first baby or your 22nd (yep, I am talking to you the Radford family!). Quotes and affirmations are shared so much on social media that it also makes them really accessible. But to make it super easy, I thought I would find some great quotes and affirmations and put them in one blog post. Most of the quotes that I pay attention to though are from my favourite Children’s author, Dr Seuss so be ready to see a few pop up in this post.
- Parenting is not a competition to see who has the smartest kids, the cleanest house, the healthiest dinners, the nicest clothes..Parenting is your journey with your children.
- Everything is a phase!! As hard as it can be sometimes, just remember that your little one will sleep at some point and that everything is a phase so if things ever seem really bad then they will always get better. – Through Ami’s Eyes
- Sometimes all it takes is a little hand reaching for yours, to remind you that these are, without a doubt, the best years of your life.
- Take each day as it comes. Honestly you just need to do what is best and what works for you. Don’t fret over the small stuff. – Emma Reed
- The cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow, For children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow. So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust go to sleep, I’m rocking my baby, and babies don’t keep.” It’s more of a poem than a quote but I needed to hear this when I was trying to be “Super Mum”. Housework can wait. – Mighty Mama Bear
- To be honest, I’m just winging it. Life, motherhood, my eye liner, everything.
- Don’t raise your kids to have more than you had, raise them to be more than you were.
- Collect moments – not things’ – and I wish I’d heard this before I bought so many clothes and toys! – A Rose Tinted World
- People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness that is compatible with ours, we team up and call it love. – Dr Seuss
- It is ok to not feel happy all the time. Becoming a parent doesn’t work the same way for everyone. Be gentle with yourself if things are a struggle. – Blossom Education
- Yes it’s hard but you can do this. I think everyone needs to remember this when it comes to parenting. – Raising Harry
- Trust Your Instincts! Mother’s instinct is a real thing and you should learn to trust it. – Whimsical Mumblings
- Your wellbeing is also important.” It can be so easy to get consumed by baby’s needs and neglect yourself. A nap every now and then and accepting help can go a long way in helping you recharge. – The Growing Mum
- Trust your instincts and do what YOU want to do and how you want to do it. This will always be the right thing for you. – Twins Tantrums and Cold Coffee
- Like all important things in life, parenting is a long-term game. How you raise your child today will not only impact the child your son or daughter is but also the adult they will grow up to become. – Live A Blissful Life