You know what all moms need even if they don’t realize it?


And loads of it!!

Being a mom is awesome but it’s stinking hard. You give everything you have and before you know it you can start to feel like you’re running on empty.

It’s amazing how some legit encouragement for moms can get your refocused and ready to be super mom once more.

I speak from experience! If I don’t make sure that I’m filling myself up with positive thoughts, self-talk and encouragement. I can become pretty unpleasant pretty quickly. Not my finest quality. But, at least I’m admiting it. That’s something, right?!

So, mom to mom. I wanted to share some encouragement with you that has come in handy more than a few times.

I have no idea what you are going through. But, I sincerely hope that these words give you the encouragement you need to see yourself as the beautiful, strong woman you are!

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Encouragement Every Mom Needs to Hear

Mom Encouragement #1

“The moment you see life as a gift from God and trust his plan for your life, things begin to change.”  -David Foster 

As a mom it’s so tempting to try and control every situation. I have a huge problem with this. I never realized how much control I wanted until becoming a mom.

But, when you step back and trust God’s plan for your life (and your kids life). The weight on your chest is suddenly lifted. As if it’s not all up to you. Because it isn’t and thank God for that!

Mom Encouragement #2

“Don’t worry about what people think of you” (even other moms)  -David Foster

Ahhh, this one hits home! I’m a people pleasure to the 10th degree! And becoming a mom only multiplied that further!

Us moms tend to judge each other instead of helping each other. We are so quick to put one another down. I think we do this because it makes us feel better.

But, I have to constantly remind myself that it does not matter what other moms think of me. It’s none of my business.

I’m in the business of raising the best children I possibly can. Not impressing the mom next door.

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Mom Encouragement #3

“Don’t let anyone ruin your day” (even your kids) -David Foster 

There are those days that your kids will test you. I mean, test you big time!

You know that final nerve you have? They’ll stomp all over it!

But, you have the power to not let them or anyone else ruin your day. I’m not saying it’s easy, because it’s not!

After all someone passed me on the interstate today and honked the whole way because they didn’t approve of me going the speed limit. And honestly, it hurt my feelings.

But, I had to remind myself that they have their own stuff going on and I don’t have to let it ruin my day.

I know that’s a small example but that’s how it happens, right?! Little things that can get under your skin and ruin your day if you let it.

Don’t let it!

Related: More Encouraging Quotes for Moms

Mom Encouragement #4

“Happiness is not in another place ,but this place…not for another hour, but for this hour.” -Walt Witman 

This is your life. Live in it! I know you have dreams for tomorrow and thoughts about how you wish your life would be. That’s not a bad thing.

But, don’t let it blind you from what you have right now.

In this moment!

Mom Encouragement #5

“Stop being ashamed of being who you are. Start embracing your uniqueness.” -David Foster 

Yasssss!!! Comparison is absolutely the thief of joy!

You don’t not need to be anyone else! You do not need to be like the mom on Instagram who have organic everything.

You are you! And that is the most beautiful thing about you!

The good, the bad, the ugly. We all have those traits.

Embrace yours!

encouragement for moms

Mom Encouragement #6

“At any given moment you have the power to say this is not how the story is going to end.” -David Foster 

You have power! It’s easy to forget sometimes that we are the ones with the power.

Especially on those days when it feels like your child has drained all the power from you.

Remember, you are the parent. You are the one in control. If you don’t feel like you are. Take it back!

You decide how the story is going to end.

Mom Encouragement #7

“Never let the labels, libels or limitations others try to project onto you deter or discourage you from being the best you can be.” -David Foster 

I’m certain you have been given labels in your lifetime. And, if someone else hasn’t given them to you. You’ve given them to yourself.

Remind yourself that you are more than your past and the names others (or yourself have given you).

You are a strong, beautiful, capable mom! Your kids are your kids for a reason and the need the exact person you are!

Mom Encouragement #8

“Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Mom fail anyone?! I have so so many. For example, the other day my son fell off the swing. He decided to try again and I was so proud of him!

I said, this time don’t worry. If you fall mommy will be right here to catch you. Well, guess what?!

Mommy got distracted. He did fall and I didn’t catch him.

I felt like I had failed my son and lost his trust. I know this is a small example again. But, I think these small things are what we replay in our heads.

Eventually convincing ourselves that we are failing our children.

I say embrace the fail. Learn from it what you can and rise again!

Mom Encouragement #9

“Don’t forget, God is a lot easier to please than you are.” -David Foster 

Absolutely and amen!! Aren’t we the hardest on ourselves?!

We say things about ourselves and to ourselves that we would not allow anyone else to say.

Remember to be kind to yourself!

Mom Encouragement #10

“Every day above dirt is a good day.” -David Foster

This is the title of my blog because I feel so strongly about this quote.

We can decide each day that we are thankful to be living in it. Then once we’ve decided that. We need to act like it!

Treat each day as a gift. I know cliche but it’s the absolute truth!

The Source of Most of My Mom Encouragement

You may have noticed that most of these quotes are from David Foster.

He was my dad. An amazing renegade for God that lived to help others realize their potential and show them Christ’s love in a very real way.

He went to heaven suddenly and very unexpectedly in his sleep one night.

That’s why I say that life is truly a gift and we are not promised another day.

I pray that these words find you and move you to a better place mama.

You are not alone. You are more than enough. You have a voice. You matter and please don’t give up!

If you liked what you read today you just may love this book. It’s called Power to Prevail. Perfect for us moms who are going through the trenches.

For more quotes like the ones follow FosteringHope for some daily inspiration.

Feel free to leave some encouragement in the comments that you lean on to help you through challenging days.

Let’s start to pass on mom love instead of mom guilt!

Until next time,

Go get ’em!