Inspiration for Working Moms

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If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I love to share quotes, mantras and ideas that inspire and encourage working moms. I also like to post things that challenge you to think about some deep-rooted habits or thought patterns that you might have. 

I actually use some of my favorite and most popular posts in other areas of my coaching practice as well. For example, on the back of every single business card that I hand out, is a quote or mantra about working motherhood and the topics that I coach on. 

Additionally, for many of my clients, we select a mantra or a new thought pattern to implement in their daily lives that will help to slowly change or eliminate an old thought pattern. Sometimes these are phrases that my client comes up with, or that we collaboratively create, but sometimes we use a great mantra that’s already out there that resonates with the work we are doing. 

Regardless of how you come up with the phrase, I’m a big believer in keeping that thought front and center in your daily life. So if it’s a new thought pattern that you are wanting to make a habit, you need to constantly be reminded of it. I encourage all of my clients to write it in obvious places - places like on a family calendar, on a post-it note that lives on your mirror or on your laptop, on a card that sits in your wallet, or my favorite, as a computer or phone wallpaper image. 

If you’re looking for inspiration, a reminder, or a gentle nudge that it’s time to change that thought that isn’t serving you, I hope that one of these will resonate. Over the years, these quotes and mantras have stayed at the top of the list in terms of the favorites of the Mother Nurture community:

The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.
— Stephen Covey
Worry is like a rocking chair, it will give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.
— Vance Havner
It’s okay to grow slow.
— @laracasey
I want to be an example of what is possible because of motherhood, not in spite of it.
— Katelyn Denning
The habits you created to survive will no longer serve you when it’s time to thrive. Get out of survival mode. New habits, new life.
— @exalt_her
Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to.
— Susan Cain
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
— Thich Nhat Hanh
Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices.
— Robert Braathe
In the end, I am the only one who can give my children a happy mother who loves life.
— unknown
Give yourself permission to feel the messy and conflicting thoughts that come with being away from your baby.
— Katelyn Denning

I would encourage you to choose one of these, or create your own new thought that will help move you closer to the way you want to feel every day, and post it somewhere where you can be constantly reminded of the change you are seeking. 

And if you come up with something that is working well for you, please share it either by emailing me at or tagging @lovemothernurture in your post on IG. If it's helping you, it could surely help someone else too.