Some days are harder than others, right? I can't be the only mom who occasionally stares at the clock waiting for her husband to come home, who feels like bedtime just can't come soon enough, who kind of struggles just to get through the really hard days.
When those days come around, the Hard Mom Days, I find comfort in: my favourite FB mom group, really big cups of coffee, and inspirational quotes. Here are some of my favourites for your own Hard Mom Days.
"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness." - Honore de Balzac
"The work of a mother is hard, too often unheralded work. Please know that it is worth it, then, now, and forever." - Jeffrey R. Holland
"The joy of motherhood comes in moments. There will be hard times and frustrating times, but amid the challenges there are shining moments of joy and satisfaction." - M. Russell Ballard
"As it stands, motherhood is a sort of wilderness through which each woman hacks her way, part martyr, part pioneer; a turn of events from which some women derive feelings of heroism, while others experience a sense of exile from the world they knew." - Rachel Cusk
"Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws." - Barbara Kingsolver
"Motherhood is a choice you make every day to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is … and to forgive yourself over and over again for doing everything wrong." - Donna Ball
"There will be so many times you feel like you’ve failed, but in the eyes, heart, and mind of your child, you are super mom." - Stephanie Precourt
"Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark. … To have been loved so deeply … will give us some protection forever." - J. K. Rowling
"Mistakes are a fact of life: it is the response to the error that counts." - Nikki Giovanni
"I think every working mom probably feels the same thing: You go through big chunks of time where you're just thinking, "This is impossible - oh, this is impossible." And then you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible." - Tina Fey
"You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make." - Gordon B. Hinckley
"There is eternal influence and power in motherhood." - Unknown
How do you get through the hard mom days?