Inspiration for Moms: 41 Mantras for Strength and Joy

25 Mom Mantras to Stay Inspired

No matter how strong others may think you are, everyone can need some encouragement during trying times. A few words can help you center yourself and inspire positive thinking and help turn your day (or week, or month!) around. Whether it’s a famous quote or a saying that you’ve found that can help you through a rough patch, a personal mom mantra can help you maintain a health mindset.

What is a mantra?

A mantra is a word or phrase that is repeated to aid in concentration. Typically associated with meditation, mantras are believed to have spiritual and psychological benefits. Many people use mantras to reduce stress, calm their mind and improve focus while increasing their self-awareness.

 The next time you’re frustrated or overwhelmed, use one of the 41 mom mantras below to soothe your mind and remind yourself what’s important.

Mom Mantras

Many mothers share the same types of responsibilities. However, each one is irreplaceable is unique in her own way. Whether you’re the mother of a bustling brood or awaiting your first addition to your family, a daily dose of wisdom be a useful thing. We’ve broken down the list

While mothers can share the same types of responsibilities, each one is irreplaceable and unique in her own way. Whether you’re the mother of a few or patiently awaiting a new addition to your family, giving yourself a daily dose of wisdom is a necessary part of self-care. Choose your favorite mom mantra from the list below!

Mantras for Mother-to-Be

A baby on the way can be an exciting and, unfortunately, stressful time. Keep calm with one of these mantras to help you mentally prepare for the changes to come.

Mantras for Mother-to-Be

  • Just breathe.

  • Everything will be okay.

  • I am grateful for this opportunity.

  • I choose calm over anxiety.

  •  My baby is loved before they arrive.

  • Every day, we grow stronger and healthier.

  • Gratitude is my attitude.

  • Enjoy it, because it’s happening.

  • I can trust my body and the process of childbirth.

Mantras for New Mom

You’ve made it through the hard part…or so you thought. Choose a mantra to help maintain a positive outlook on your new journey.

Mantras for New Mom

  • I will get there.

  • I am learning.

  • Every day is an opportunity to learn.

  • I am not a bad mom. I am a good mom having a bad day.

  • I can handle this challenge.

  • Today, I begin anew.

  • We are connected, and we will always be connected.

  • I am doing the best I can. That is enough.

Mantras for Stay-At-Home Mom

On any given day, you’re playing a variety of roles while running a household. Give yourself a pat on the back while reminding yourself that you’re doing your best.

Mantras for Stay-At-Home Mom

  • This work is meaningful.

  • I am creating a foundation for my family.

  • Do what you can, let the rest go.

  • I am open to the lessons my children teach me.

  • I can take time for myself.

  • I am doing my best and that is all I can expect of myself.

  • Even though I feel overwhelmed, I can still do this.

  • It will all get done eventually.

Mantras for Single Mom

Taking on the role of two parents is no easy feat and it takes a strong woman to do so! Remind yourself of your strength every morning with a few encouraging words.

Mantras for Single Mom

  • A bad moment, a bad day, a bad week does not make you a bad parent.

  • I can ask for help. I can ask for support.

  • Everything I need is within me.

  • You’re doing a great job.

  • This is just one moment. There will be more.

  • I have enough, I do enough, I am enough.

  • I can do anything, but I can’t do everything.

  •  I deserve self-care.

Mantras for Working Mom

From briefcase to bottles, you’ve got the juggling act down. Take a moment to appreciate yourself for the leader and caregiver that you are.

Mantras for Working Mom

  •  Perfection is impossible; embrace progress.

  • I give myself permission to slow down.

  • Boundaries are important. Find a balance.

  • Lead with love.

  • I have so much to be thankful for.

  • I embrace the journey.

  • No grit, no pearl.

  • Everything thing I do serves a purpose for my family.

How to Incorporate Mom Mantras Into Your Day

If you’ve looked at this list of mantras, you can see how many of them address the need to take care of yourself. This can seem impossible, but the benefits of taking a minute or two out of your day to center yourself can be massive. Here are some easy ways to fit your new mom mantra into a busy schedule.

Ways to Use

To maintain a positive outlook, keep your mom mantra front and center. Repeat your chosen phrase verbally or mentally when you find yourself feeling pressured. Many women find that a visual reminder of their favorite phrase can be a great way to keep their head up and keep positive thoughts at the forefront.

Where to Place

Place your chosen mom mantra in a place where you can easily see it every day to remind you to keep a positive attitude. A sticky note on your mirror or a background on your phone can serve as both a decoration and a reminder to take it one day at a time. Making sure your mom mantra is front and center and easily accessible will make any hard day a breeze.

Maintaining a happy and healthy mindset is vital in raising a happy and healthy family. Whichever way you choose to remind yourself, know that you’re doing the best you can and that is enough! The next time you’re feeling stressed out, refer to one of the mom mantras or make one of your own on the printable card below. You may find that your daily act of self-care can do more than any Mother’s Day bouquet.

25 Mom Mantras to Stay Inspired
25 Mom Mantras to Stay Inspired
25 Mom Mantras to Stay Inspired


Get Mom Balanced | Erica Layne | Life As Mama