It’s International Women’s Day soon! March 8 is a significant day for all the women in the world. So, take a moment mamas and appreciate your individuality. There are many times when moms are overwhelmed with so many things that go on in their lives that they take themselves for granted.
Here are some quotes to the mom who forgot to take a shower today with never-ending chores to do, to the one braving the traffic to get home early to her children, to the one wondering if she will ever be good enough to raise her daughter.
“Success isn’t about how much money you make. It’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” – Michelle Obama
There is still much debate about the different struggles of working moms and stay-at-home moms. However, at the end of the day, a mom reflects on herself with the thoughts of her children and asks herself what truly matters. She knows she has done her best and that’s always enough.
“You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.” – Diane von Furstenberg
While its true, that mothers would give up their life for their children in a split second, it is very important to take time to love ourselves. You cannot give away the love that you don’t have. If you’re happy then your children feel it and nurture it.
“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” – Coco Chanel
It’s a powerful thing, a mother’s instinct. Sometimes we doubt ourselves and our judgment is clouded by our insecurities. Remember who you are and you are more than just a wife, a mother, a friend, an employee because you are you.
Fashion Designer Juliette Hogan once said in an interview with nowtolove that if she had a message for her younger self, it would be to “Enjoy yourself and don’t sweat the small stuff”.
After pregnancy, many mothers get depressed and anxious. We worry about the changes in our body, in our lives and our priorities. When everything gets too overwhelming, stick to the basic and remember to just enjoy the moment of motherhood. It doesn’t need to be perfect just right.
In an interview with Radio New Zealand, PM Jacinda Ardern has said, “I am not the first woman to multi-task. I am not the first woman to work and have a baby—there are many women who have done this before.”
One of the most inspiring women of this generation, Jacinda shows the world that women can be leaders and mothers at the same time. We can achieve so much in our careers while also caring for our children. It makes us better listeners, better solution-makers, and multi-taskers. We should never underestimate our value as women!