We all go through tough times. Times when we give of ourselves so much that it hurts. Times that we give of ourselves and don’t even realize how much we’ve forgotten ourselves in the process. Times that we need hugs. Times that we need love and support from other moms. And, so often, we don’t know where to turn. For times like those, I’ve asked bloggers to share words of encouragement in hopes that these words will stick with us now and will guide us later.
Encouragement for moms on parenting
… do not ever let someone make you feel as if your gut instinct as a parent is an overreaction or a case of helicopter parenting. -Found the Marbles
…If you and the doctor disagree about [an] answer? Say so. If you can’t say something like that to your doctor? You have the wrong doctor. -Dr. Deborah Gilboa featured in an interview on Found the Marbles
It gets easier. –Musings of a Housewife
Encouragement for moms on Education
Envision yourself as an equal partner in the education of your child – your observations of your child outside of school are just as important as what we are observing your child doing in school. -Diapered Knights
Encouragement for new moms
You can never hold your baby too much. -No Sleep til College
Because that’s the funny thing about love: it takes time. Love grows, slowly but surely, in the hidden places, almost undetected. –Confessions of a Stay at Home Mom
Sign yourself up for programs lessons or join a professional group. -A Life in Balance
Live in the moment. Embrace the New Life. It will become your New Normal more quickly than you think. -Confessions of a Stay at Home Mom
All of it ends. And then it starts again…as something else. –A Parenting Production
Encouragement for moms on life
We cannot change the cards we are dealt. We can only change how we play the hand. –A Day in Our Shoes
If you’ve traveled on an airplane, you’ve been given the instructions to put your own oxygen mask on first, should the need arise. -Womb to World Wellness
Be gentle on yourself. Embrace the season you’re in. -A Life in Balance
Schedule a GNO (Girls Night Out). And DON’T. FEEL. BAD. ABOUT. IT. -Confessions of a Stay at Home Mom
My sanity is much more important than unattainable perfection. -Mama Dweeb
The truth is I have no illusions that it will get easier; I just know it will get different. -West Philly Mama
Johnson’s Baby CARES Care Cards help support and encourage moms
In celebration of Mother’s Day this year, JOHNSON’S® Baby has established JOHNSON’S® Baby CARES Care Cards, a digital e-card platform encouraging moms to share positive messages of encouragement with other moms across the country, while simultaneously supporting Save the Children®. You can help, too! Simply pick and share a card filled with messages of reassurance for a Mom in your life on Facebook.
For every card sent, shared, or liked, JOHNSON’S® Baby, will donate $1.00 to Save the Children® (up to $150,000) to benefit early childhood education programs that foster education and reassurance for new moms. These cards will not only spread encouragement to Moms throughout the country but will also provide Moms in need with the skills and knowledge to successfully support their child’s growth.
This post is sponsored by the J&J For All You Love campaign in cooperation with The Motherh.