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If you’re new to motherhood – hello!
This post is packed full of guidance on navigating the early days and weeks with a new baby. Feel uplifted, encouraged, and comforted during this extra special time. You are warmly welcomed.
Ok, so let me say this: becoming a new mom is a life-changing experience that can be equally exciting and overwhelming.
And I believe that with so many responsibilities and challenges, it’s important for new moms to feel supported and encouraged.
But as hard days go on, you might not have ‘someone’ in your life to give you the encouragement you need and deserve.
After all, many families these days are frantically busy, working, scrolling, doing all the stuff… with one partner out all day while the other stays home with the baby; this is pretty common.
Or perhaps you’re a single mom doing everything on your own? (Yup, me too…)
Please, wherever you’re at, feel reassured that this whole blog post is for you. What are inspiring words for new moms?
You’re Doing A Great Job
I want first to remind you of this fact. You know you’re a good mother deep down despite your mind telling you otherwise. You know a mother’s love is the strongest out there.
You also know that a newborn baby is hard work at times, with sleepless nights, yucky nappies to change, and lots and lots of wailing to contend with.
So, how do you get the encouragement you so desperately need while you’re home alone with your baby?
One way to do this is by finding inspiring words that uplift and motivate you during this new journey.
Whether it’s a quote from a famous author or a personal message from a friend, inspiring words provide new moms with the confidence and strength they need to navigate the ups and downs of motherhood.
These words help new moms feel less alone and remind them that they can handle whatever comes their way.
This article will explore some of the most inspiring words for new moms.
From quotes about the power of motherhood to messages of encouragement and love, we’ll provide various options to help new moms feel supported and inspired.
Whether you’re a new mom yourself or looking for ways to support a friend or family member, these words will surely provide comfort and motivation during this exciting new chapter.
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Now moving on…
A Great Big Adventure
The moment a woman becomes a mom is a moment of pure joy in some instances – despite how horrific the birth may have been.
Holding her baby for the first time, feeling their heartbeat against her chest, and seeing their tiny fingers and toes is an indescribable feeling.
It’s a feeling that can bring tears to the eyes and fill a heart with love.
As a new mom, it’s important to cherish these moments and remember that the joy of motherhood is not just in the big moments but also in the tiny ones.
The first smile, the first laugh, the first time your baby reaches for your hand – are all moments to be treasured.
There’s No Perfect Mother
This is one straight-up fact I’d encourage you to adopt from DAY ONE.
After all, with the reams of social media feeds filling our minds, it’s easy to think that every other mom is perfect, and we are not. This is by far the hardest thing to contend with in motherhood. The feeling like you’re lacking because others ‘seem’ to be doing it SO MUCH BETTER.
But that is a false reality.
Social media is a stylized snippet, highly designed, with filters galore, and you can bet your ass that the minutes after the reel was recorded that all hell broke loose, and that perfect home is actually a movie set or something.
You can’t base your whole world on your views of other moms. It’s unrealistic. And unattainable. Instead, make your entire world about your family and turn away from the feed.
Focus on family, focus on yourself, focus on your home, focus on the good days with little humans under your roof – and leave everyone else to their own lives.
Hard times take their toll on a new mom’s physical and emotional well-being. When I was in this stage with our first baby, I longed for a break, to walk on my own or to the gym. Needless to say, I didn’t get it.
My husband always works, like from 7 am to 8 pm I’m talking. And we have no relatives nearby who can care for our little ones.
But it’s important to remember that these challenges are temporary, and every mom has the strength to overcome them.
It’s TOTALLY GOOD to ask for help, too, and to take a break, prioritizing yourself. Taking care of yourself is just as important as caring for your baby.
Ultimately, embracing motherhood is about finding joy in the journey, joy in the present, even when the road is bumpy. With patience, love, and support (however that may look), every new mom can navigate the challenges of motherhood and find fulfillment in their new role.
Life Of A Mother
Here are some real tips I actually do daily to keep me in a better place physically and mentally. I’ll probably do these for the rest of my life, too!
Celebrating Small Wins
The absolute best thing new moms can do is celebrate small wins. Which actually turned into big wins if you ask me! The sheer strength of motherhood, which YOU can summon, is something that every new mother should seek out.
And you start by celebrating what worked well today – oh, and let me say, even if it’s just you managing a shower or a 5-minute sit down with a cuppa, THOSE ARE BIG WINS. So big I gotta write in capitals!
Whether it’s getting a baby to sleep through the night or successfully breastfeeding for the first time (without that agonizing pain, ugh), every achievement should be celebrated.
It’s easy to get your mind on the challenges, I know, yet drag yourself away from that corner by taking time to acknowledge and celebrate small victories. This absolutely helps new moms stay motivated and uplifted.
Here are some examples of small victories to celebrate:
- Baby’s first smile
- Baby’s first steps
- Getting mindful of that gorgeous sleeping baby in his mother’s arms
- Sleeping more than 3 hours in a row!
- Successfully breastfeeding
- Taking a deep breath before reacting
- Getting out of the house with the baby
- Shifting your mood to not focus on the bad days but more on being grateful for the new life your baby brings
End The Cycle Of Perfectionism
Seriously, the best part of becoming a mom was finally ditching perfectionism.
Of course, I adore the free cuddles and the smell of my little ones after a bath, lol.
But perfectionism – well, I just gave it up! And I finally found the happiness I craved. For a long time I questioned whether I was good enough. A good enough mom. A good enough woman. A good enough person, blah blah blah.
And thanks to saying bye-bye to perfectionism, I know I’m a good mom because I respond to my baby’s needs.
I prioritize their development while leaving time to fill my own cup too.
Good things come when you break free from trying to be perfect and embrace the way things actually are. Imperfect humans are the way forward if you ask me – and way less stressed out, too!
Here are some words of encouragement if you find it difficult to ditch the perfectionist tendencies in you:
- “You are doing an amazing job.”
- “You’re not alone.”
- “This too shall pass.”
- “You are stronger than you think.”
- “The greatest thing you could do right now is take the next step. Don’t focus on the mountain – focus on the rocks under your feet.”
- “You are capable of handling anything that comes your way. Even if you tell yourself you’re not – you are!”
- “You’ve just done the most extraordinary thing in giving birth to your baby! Now you can relax.”
Remember, every new mom is unique, and there’s no one right way to be a mom.
Yet the best way to move forward is to celebrate small victories, keep smiling, and enjoy the journey. Period!
Affirmations for a Mother’s joy
Affirmations work! They are repeated phrases you say to yourself repeatedly – eventually enough so your brain takes them on board!
1. Prioritizing Your Wellbeing
- “My own health and happiness are essential for my baby’s wellbeing.”
- “I deserve to take care of myself as much as I take care of my baby.”
- “Self-care is not selfish; it’s needed. Worldwide!”
- “I am my own best friend.”
- “I am worthy of love and care, including from myself.”
- I choose to focus on the positive life changes and not dwell on the past.”
2. Finding Time for Yourself
- “I will schedule time for myself every day, even if it’s just a few minutes.”
- “I will ask for help when I need it so I can take care of myself.”
- “I will ditch the guilt and prioritize my wellbeing.”
- “I will make time for activities that bring me joy and relaxation.”
By repeating these affirmations, new moms repeatedly remind themselves that they are just as important as their babies.
They can find time and energy to take care of themselves, ultimately benefiting themselves and their entire family.
3. Building a Support System
If you’re struck by the loneliness in motherhood, these tips will help you:
Leaning on Loved Ones
One of the best sources of support for new moms is their loved ones. Whether it’s your partner, parents, siblings, neighbors, or friends, having people who care about you and your baby can make a big difference. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. You may need someone to watch your baby while you take a nap, or you may just need someone to talk to. Let your loved ones know what you need, and don’t feel guilty about accepting their help.
Connecting with Other Moms
Joining a mom’s group or attending a new mom’s class is a great way to meet other women going through the same things you are. You can share advice, swap stories, and offer each other support. It can also be a great way to combat feelings of isolation and loneliness from being a new mom.
Remember, building a support system takes time and effort. It may not happen on the first visit and you might end up being the one sat in a corner (like I was several times!) Don’t be afraid to reach out to others and ask for help when you need it.
With the right support, you can navigate the challenges of motherhood and enjoy all the joys that come with it.
4. Nurturing Your Baby
Fostering Growth and Learning
This can be done by providing a stimulating environment that encourages exploration and curiosity if you baby is old enough to want that. Even in the early weeks, reading to your baby, singing songs, and playing games are all great ways to help them develop their cognitive and social skills. Additionally, providing your child with age-appropriate toys and activities helps them to learn and grow.
Creating a Loving Environment
Creating a loving environment is essential for your child’s emotional and social development. This can be done by spending quality time with your child, providing plenty of hugs and kisses, and showing them affection and attention. It is also important to be patient and understanding with your child and to provide them with a safe and secure environment where they can grow and thrive.
Overall, nurturing your child requires patience, love, and attention. By fostering growth and learning and creating a loving environment, you can help your child to develop into a happy, healthy, and well-adjusted individual.
5. Personal Growth
Becoming a new mom is a time of significant change and personal growth. It’s a time to rediscover your passions and set new goals for yourself despite you feeling like you have ZERO time! Here are some inspiring words to help new moms navigate this.
Rediscovering Your Passion
Motherhood can be all-consuming, leaving little time for personal pursuits. However, new moms must remember that they are individuals with unique interests and talents. Rediscovering your passions can help you maintain a sense of self and provide a much-needed outlet for stress.
One way to do this is to set aside time each week for a hobby or activity that brings you joy. Whether it’s painting, writing, or playing an instrument, make it a priority to engage in something that makes you happy. By doing this, you’ll dive deep into that glorious life force you felt as a teenager!
Setting New Goals
Becoming a new mom IS A HUGE opportunity to set new goals for yourself. This could be anything from pursuing a new career path to running a marathon. Setting goals helps you stay motivated and focused and give you a sense of accomplishment.
When setting goals, break them down into smaller, achievable steps. By all means, set unrealistic goals and aim big!! By but chunking it down, you’ll avoid feeling overwhelmed and increase your chances of success.
Overall, the journey of motherhood is one of personal growth and self-discovery. By rediscovering your passions and setting new goals, you’ll continue to grow and thrive as an individual while also being an amazing mom to your little one.
6. Maintaining Relationships
Becoming a new mom can be an all-consuming experience, but it’s important to maintain relationships with loved ones and friends. Here are some tips for that:
Maintaining a strong bond with a partner is crucial for new moms. Ensure you set aside time for just the two of you, whether it be a date night or a simple walk around the block. Communication is key, as new moms may feel overwhelmed and stressed. Partners should be understanding and supportive and offer help when possible.
Socializing and Networking
New moms should also try to socialize and network with other parents. This can be done through joining a parent support group, attending baby classes, or simply going for a walk in the park and conversing with other moms.
Having a support network from other parents can be invaluable, as they can offer advice, share experiences, and provide emotional support.
Maintaining relationships is important for new moms, as it can help alleviate feelings of isolation and provide a support system during this new and challenging time.
I hope this post encourages you in the early days of motherhood. Trust me, you’ll look back at this time with fondness for who you are right now and all that you’re doing! Just remember to look after yourself too.
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