Throughout our motherhood journeys, every mother struggles with the pressure to be a good mom.
From the early days of breastfeeding, sleep deprivation, and postpartum hormones that throw our emotions into disarray to the later challenges of mom guilt and managing the daily routine of family life in the midst of chaos, at one point or another, we all find ourselves dealing with responsibilities and expectations that challenge our mental health and stability.
Using positive affirmations for moms is an impactful way to quiet the negative thoughts that may be swirling around in our minds and help us approach this beautiful journey with more calm, ease, and confidence.
Keep reading to learn more about the power of positive affirmations for moms and how to use them. I also provide a massive list of affirmations with over 100 positive daily affirmations for moms in all phases of motherhood.
What Are Positive Affirmations?
Positive affirmations are a powerful tool you can use to foster a more positive mindset and the desired outcomes you’d like.
In a nutshell, affirmations are brief positive statements, repeated frequently, which are designed to encourage happy feelings, as well as positive thoughts and attitudes from within. If used consistently, these positive phrases can reprogram the subconscious mind, thus improving your mental outlook and fostering positive changes in your life.
The use of daily affirmations can help you through a hard time such as the postpartum period, as well as the challenges of motherhood you may face down the road.
Why Are Positive Affirmations Important for Moms?
Reciting positive affirmations can lead to more productive thoughts that improve your mindset and can ultimately change the way you approach daily challenges, which are MANY when you’re a mom!
The early days as a new mom come with round-the-clock feedings, constant diaper changes, and let’s not forget about the loads and loads of laundry and dishes to manage. You hardly can find the time for a shower, let alone a proper meal.
It’s also an emotional rollercoaster, as your body has just been through the trauma of childbirth and you’re now experiencing all kinds of physical and hormonal changes in the aftermath. But above all, we cannot fail to mention that there is suddenly this tiny little human who depends on you for everything.
Even once you adjust to being a mom, it can sometimes be hard to find joy in motherhood no matter how much you love your children. The reality is that despite how rewarding motherhood can be, it’s also hard work!
I find that I often experience shifting feelings of joy, overwhelm, excitement, amazement, uncertainty, frustration, love, anxiety, and utter exhaustion all in a single day! Motherhood can certainly be an emotional rollercoaster and there is no such thing as a dull moment.
Positive affirmations for moms are a great way to help combat negative feelings and approach each season of motherhood with more ease, grace, and self-compassion.
How To Use Positive Affirmations for Moms
To realize the benefits of positive affirmations for moms, it’s important to come up with affirmations that truly resonate with you.
You can practice affirmations differently, depending on your personality and comfort level, but will see the best results when your affirmation statements honestly speak to your reality, the difficulties you may be dealing with, and encourage you to rely on your innate qualities and abilities to gracefully handle challenging situations.
Below are some suggestions for how to use daily affirmations for moms:
- Write them down in a journal each day
- Say them out loud to yourself as you get dressed, shower, rock your baby to sleep
- Repeat them during a meditation
- Pair them with a vision board that you prominently display in your home
- Write them on sticky notes and put them on your bathroom mirror
- Save them as a reminder in your phone and set a timer to go off each morning
- Set them as your screensaver/wallpaper on your computer or phone
- Use affirmation cards and leave them on your nightstand so you will see them first thing in the morning and at the end of the day
- Record yourself reciting your affirmations and listen to them at the start of each new day
110 Daily Positive Affirmations For Moms
Below, I’ve compiled a massive list of affirmations for new moms, as well as for those more seasoned moms out there (me included!). We all can use some extra support at times so I hope you can find some affirmations in this list that feel right to you.
- I accept and love myself for the person and mother I am
- I am not a perfect mother and that is ok
- I allow myself to feel my emotions, all of them
- I am exactly the mom my child needs me to be
- There is no better mom for my child than me
- I am learning as I go and I won’t always get it right
- I am thankful and grateful for the good in my life
- I am confident in my ability to take care of my child
- I am grateful for my body and its ability to take care of this child
- I take care of my body and appreciate all it is capable of
- I handle tough times with grace
- I have everything I need already within
- I learn from and forgive my mistakes
- I love the mother I am and continue to grow into
- I love my child and my child loves me
- I am kind and gentle with myself
- I am a good mother
- I am the best mother for my child, there is nobody who can take my place
- I am the perfect mom for my child just as I am today
- I take care of my child with love
- I am allowed to have a bad day
- There is no place I’d rather be than the present moment
- I am everything my child needs me to be
- My life is filled with love and joy
- My self-care is not selfish
- Today, I choose love
- I love my body and everything it does for me
- I am enough today and every day
- I am grateful for the life I’m living
- I am worthy of all the good things in my life
- I let go of thoughts that do not serve me
- I gain confidence as a mother every day
- My life is full of new possibilities
- I am content and supported
- I welcome help from my partner, family, and friends
- I am thankful for the support of those who love me
- I am patient with myself as I learn how to care for my child
- I am worthy of being a mother to my child
- It’s ok if my emotions are running wild right now
- I am calm and intentional
- I accept myself just as I am at this moment
- I deserve a peaceful and loving life
- I am a good person
- I make good decisions
- I honor my boundaries
- I respect myself and am deserving of respect from others
- Others accept and love me for who I am
- I do what is right for me and my child
- I can do hard things
- I breathe out stress and breathe in peace
- My thoughts and feelings have value
- I deserve happiness
- I accept all of me with love
- I accept myself
- I accept what I cannot change
- I accept who I am at this exact moment
- I am gentle with myself
- I am beautifully unique
- I am comfortable in my own skin
- I am deeply grateful for my body and my health
- I am enough for myself and my child
- I am enough just as I am
- I am exactly as I should be
- I am strong and able to do what needs to be done
- I am full of life
- I am grateful for this mind, this body, and this soul
- I am doing my best and my best is good enough
- I allow myself to rest
- I am a capable mother
- I am the heart of my child and he/she is mine
- I am imperfectly perfect
- I make mistakes and that’s ok
- I am safe in my body
- I am strong and healthy
- I am uniquely me and I am beautiful
- I am worthy of all the good in my life
- I am worthy of love, joy, and happiness
- I am worthy of love, regardless of the size, shape, or appearance of my postpartum body
- Only I know what is best for my child
- My motherhood journey is my own
- I nourish my body with healthy food choices
- I celebrate my body for all it is and all it does
- I deserve all the blessings in my life
- I have everything I need inside of me
- I have much for which to be grateful
- I have the power to control my negative thoughts
- I let go of negative self-talk
- I love myself unconditionally
- I love my body and everything it can do
- I love to take care of myself
- I model the respect for myself that I command from others
- Taking care of myself feels good
- I nourish my body, mind, and soul
- I release my feelings of guilt and negativity
- I treat myself with respect and honor
- I trust myself and the mother I am
- I view myself through kind eyes
- I will not compare myself to others
- I am allowed to have bad moments
- I make the best choices I can for my child
- I believe in myself and my abilities
- It is okay to not feel confident all the time
- I am not perfect, but I am perfect for my child
- My imperfections don’t make me less than
- My power is on the inside
- My self-love shows others how to love me
- No one can make me feel poorly about myself if I don’t allow it
- Others’ opinions of me are a reflection of them – not me
- My baby is beautiful and so am I
- I welcome this child into the world and my life
Positive affirmations for moms can help support you through the many exciting and challenging seasons of motherhood.
Remember, you are already the best mom possible for your child – you got this mama! ❣️
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Carly is a wife, mom, and former fashion industry executive turned blogger, who is on a journey to live life as the best version of herself. Through her website, littlevoicebigmatter.com, she shares practical advice and heartfelt insights to inspire and support women in motherhood, relationships, wellness, and life.