Being a mum is hard. It can be draining and there are times when it feels like we just can’t seem to get anything right. Or the days when we can’t even see the point anymore.
We do the best we can, even when it feels like everything is falling apart.
We all need some encouragement from time to time.
Because it does get better.
So when those hard days hit us and we feel like we’re failing as a parent and feel like rolling in a ball and wishing it all away, here’s some words of encouragement to help you through it.
Inspirational Quotes for Struggling Mums
Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed. – Linda Wooten
Lighten up on yourself. Nobody is perfect. Gently accept your humanness. – Deborah Day
Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help and brave enough to ask for it. – Mark Amend
There is no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a good one. – Jill Churchill
There will be so many times you feel like you’ve failed, but in the eyes, heart and mind of your child you are super mom. You are their world. And you are doing a fabulous job. – Stephanie Precourt
Parenting is the easiest thing in the world to have an opinion about, but the hardest thing in the world to do – Matt Walsh
If you’re completely exhausted and don’t know how you’re going to keep giving this much of yourself day after day, you’re probably a good parent. – Bunmi Laditan
Motherhood is a choice you make everyday to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is, and to forgive yourself over and over again for doing everything wrong – Donna Ball
As a parent, you experience the most of everything. The most love, the most fear, the most hurt and the most tired, the most of every emotion. – Sarah Shahi
When you find yourself locked in the bathroom, sobbing on the floor because you’ve just had enough, that does not mean you have failed as a mother. Being a mother is hard. That is not failure. That is fact. Remind yourself of that. – Whitney Canales
Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles. – Sharon Jaynes
No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. – Maya Angelou
Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticised anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t. – Eleanor Roosevelt
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
If evolution works, how come mothers only have two hands? – Milton Berle
All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them – Walt Disney
It can be hard to take care of others when you are constantly putting yourself last. Looking after yourself is important too. And hopefully those hard days will be fewer and further between. Here’s some self-care quotes to get you to look after you too.
Self Care Quotes
You can’t take care of anyone else unless you first take care of yourself. – Michael Hyatt
When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water. Benjamin Franklin
Learning to love yourself is like learning to walk – essential, life-changing, and the only way to stand tall. – Vironika Tugaleva
Do something for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in the stillness, breathe. Put your problems on pause. You deserve a break. – Akiroq Brost
Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort. – Deborah Day
Self-care is how you take your power back. – Lalah Delia
Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others. – Christopher Germer
Being a parent is hard. Nothing is ever perfect and we all struggle from time to time. Give yourself a break. Things will get better.
And always remember, tomorrow is a new day.
What quotes do you love that make you feel better when days are hard?