A collection of inspiring quotes about motherhood that are funny, sincere, and loving, just like a Momma.
Personally, I prefer cooking dinner with a screaming toddler attached to my leg.
Can any of us really count how often we’ve made dinner while someone wasn’t at our feet? Whether they’re crying, whining, or just needing to chat, the kiddos just don’t realize how precious that time actually is for Momma. My kids will be lucky if I don’t mess up dinner by forgetting a step, burning the main course, or any other catastrophe you can think. I’ll make them eat it anyway! Who’s with me?
Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we ever met.
This one is how I feel when I’m singing silly songs or making up weird dance moves to keep the kids from fighting, crying, or making me crazy. I know if anyone peaked through our windows at any given moment they’d consider toting me away in a straight jacket. We laugh though, and we have a ton of fun. I guess it’s worth it even if I end up in the loony bin one day.
Motherhood: a constant battle between going to be early so you can actually get enough sleep, or staying up late because it’s just so peaceful.
Momma, momma, momma! You know you need the sleep. We all do! Why don’t we ever take advantage of a few extra winks? Because that peaceful alone time is just as precious as all the memories we made with our littles that day. It could also be that we don’t want to get to bed early because that means the morning comes quicker… and man is the morning routine a big chore!
Children have real understanding only of that which they invent themselves.
Have you ever tried explaining something vital to your toddler and their response ended up being something along the lines of, “I like your shoes.” ? I know I’m not the only one. Then that same child comes to you with their drawing or their invention and has basically written a book about it in their head! Children are amazing, and this quote tells me, I need to give my kids a little more grace.
Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.
When I worry about the next step, I’m not fully present for the present moment. Planning ahead as a momma is important, there are many of times we should have stopped to “smell the roses” and we didn’t. It’s sad to think how much I have missed out on that I’ll never get back. Instead of beating myself up about this, I’m just making a change. Momma! Be still and be present.
I imagine even Mary hung the laundry.
Let’s put life into perspective. Mary is an ispirational biblical mother. She raised Christ for heaven’s sake (literally… Ha!). She was a phenomenal woman who did mundane chores everyday just like we do. May hung the laundry, bathed the baby, made dinners, picked up day in and day out, and she lost a child in the temple… remember that last one when you start thinking you’re failing as a mom.
Filthy water in the tub means, it was a good day!
Start measuring the day’s worth based of the mess it created. I love a clean house and clean kids just as much as the rest of you, if not more. But having a clean home because you did nothing but watch TV all day is different than having a clean home because you worked as a family to pick up your fun-loving messes! The same goes for the kiddos. I can get a good chuckle washing the dirt out of my big kid’s hair because she went tumbling down the hill doing somersaults.
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