66 Positive Mom Affirmations | From All Walks Of Life
Why Affirmations Are Important In Motherhood
Affirmations have the power to mold negative thoughts into positive ones. Repeating affirmations create patterns that instantly benefit your mental, emotional and physical health.
Motherhood in many ways can affect your confidence, which usually stems from a feeling of lack.
A belief where you might think you lack motherly intuition, parenting decisions, the ability to handle being a single mother, mom burnout, pregnancy, and birth. Us moms need a boost in self-esteem.
All we want is to be the best for our little ones when in reality, we already are. Incorporating affirmations while being a mom is truly so important.
The more we take care of ourselves, the habit of pouring from a cup half full will fulfill your confidence as a mother, and the joy in your child’s life as a magical memory.
How and When To Incorporate Affirmations
Because affirmations target you at your “conscious level” and not your “unconscious mind”, it will take some work, consistency, and reminding.
I strongly suggest writing these mom affirmations here that speak to you on a sticky note and paste them on your everyday products.
For example, your bathroom mirror, on your coffee maker, fridge, front door. Wherever your stops are in the morning, evening, and/or before bed. The best placement I’ve placed my affirmations when desperate was on the wallpaper of my phone.
As much as I check the time, I am also making “conscious” efforts to check in for my mental health.
The science behind self-affirmation theory:
“There is MRI evidence suggesting that certain neural pathways are increased when people practice self-affirmation tasks (Cascio et al., 2016).
If you want to be super specific, the ventromedial prefrontal cortex—involved in positive valuation and self-related information processing—becomes more active when we consider our personal values (Falk et al., 2015; Cascio et al., 2016)” –Positive Psychology
Take it from someone who experienced extremely high postpartum anxiety and depression. I wouldn’t wish my intrusive thoughts as a mother on to anyone, it would run me straight to my shower to wash away my tears.
From breastfeeding problems/not producing enough, not doing enough in the house, as a partner, cabin fever, and attachment, the list didn’t end. It was devastating and I’ve never shared this with anyone but in my journal.
But I don’t want anyone to feel as alone as I did my first year postpartum.
We all deserve these reminders, we all need to be our biggest cheerleaders. If not you, then who?
Love yourself through the good and the bad, every mom has felt what you did at least once. And I’m here to let you know, that IS OKAY. Being a parent is the hardest job in the world. Mama, you are capable, you are strong, you are heard, you are valid, and you are here!
You showed up, and that is all that matters.
Here are your reminders xoxo,
Affirmations for The Working Mom
- I am working to give my kids the life they deserve.
- I am a positive role model for my children.
- I am working hard to support my family.
- I love my children just as much as I would if I were staying home.
- The love I have helps my child above all else.
- Everything I do serves a purpose for my family.
Affirmations for Doubt In Motherhood
- I trust my intuition to make intentional parenting choices and decisions.
- I am what my child needs. Worrying about what others think only distracts me from being the parent I need to be.
- My best will always be enough for my child.
- Today I will live within my wild nature and young spirit.
- My children will remember the memories I make with them more than the mess in the house.
- I will be present and in the moment when talking to my children.
- My children will feel accepted and loved unconditionally by me.
Affirmations for The Overwhelmed Mom
- Even though I feel overwhelmed, I can do this.
- Not loving every moment of motherhood doesn’t mean I don’t love being a mom.
- There is love and peace in my home, even in the midst of chaos.
- I will push through challenges so that my struggles today will become my strengths tomorrow.
- I am calm and peaceful under pressure.
- I am doing an amazing job.
- My best is enough for my children.
Affirmations for Self Love
- Just as the needs of my children matter, so do my own.
- 2. Today I embrace all that I am.
- One bad day does not make me a bad mom, it makes me human.
- Establishing personal boundaries and sticking to them helps me remember I am important too.
- A shower is not a luxury it is a necessity.
- Self-care is not a luxury it is a necessity.
- It’s okay to do nothing but relax, being a mother is just as exhausting as it is rewarding.
Affirmations for Breastfeeding
- Just as comfortably my baby is resting on me, I am comfortable nursing.
- I provide the perfect food to nourish my baby.
- My body listens to my baby to provide the perfect amount of milk.
- I will never have the same nursing moment with my baby twice, each time is unique and special.
- The bond between my baby and me is nurtured by nursing.
- It is okay if my baby nurses to sleep or simply for comfort.
- I will remember this season of being relied on by my baby with fondness and joy.
- My milk keeps my baby healthy.
- I have the courage to continue even when I face challenges.
Affirmations for Post Partum
- I fulfill my purpose here as a mother by starting, right here right now.
- It is time for my baby and me to recover, we will rest together.
- My body is stronger than it has ever been before.
- I know how to take care of my baby.
- Everything I am experiencing has been a winning battle for another mom and will be a win for me.
- My baby is not like any other baby I will tend to his needs.
- I am not a failure.
Affirmations for The Single Mom
- A successful relationship is not defined by what we have, but by the time we spend together.
- It’s okay to ask for help.
- The challenges I face are temporary.
- I choose to show up as a mom and for that, I am brave and powerful.
- Being a single parent is what makes me unique.
- I was not made to give up.
- I am grateful for all the new experiences.
- I am grateful for the opportunity to raise my child.
Affirmations for Pregnancy
- I welcome the changes in my body.
- My body knows how to nourish and grow my baby.
- My baby feels my love.
- My baby is safe.
- This time is sacred, a precious time where my baby and I are physically connected.
- I am grateful for my ability to create life.
- Everything I need to take care of this baby is already within me.
Affirmations for Birth
- I inhale calm I exhale relaxation.
- Every contraction brings me closer to my baby.
- I have all the strength I need to birth my baby.
- My baby knows how and when to be born and I patiently await her arrival.
- I am confident.
- The muscles in my womb are working perfectly.
- I trust my maternal wisdom.
- I deserve to enjoy my baby’s birth.