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20 Hilarious & All Too Relatable Third Trimester Memes

If you are in your third trimester of pregnancy, you can probably use a laugh or two, and so we bring you these incredible memes. Of course, you have our permission to be moody and to crave whatever you want for the next three months. You are almost there, but if you are anything like me it probably still seems so far away. I won’t deny that I am a pretty impatient person! Well, here is all the third-trimester impatience and exhaustion in meme form. 

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The 20 Best Third Trimester Memes

1. When your spouse suggests a baby name. 

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2. Getting unwarranted parenting advice. 

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3. Cravings, cravings, and more cravings. 

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4. Your last day of work. 

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5. How you feel all day, every day. 

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6. When your partner breathes next to you. 

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7. When your due date is quickly approaching. 

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8. When you explain your trendy baby name choice to your grandma. 

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9. How you feel when people tell you that you are glowing. 

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10. When people ask you how far along you are. 

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11. Feeling swollen all over. 

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12. Looking for your belly button. 

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13. When you get to let the belly out. 

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14. How you feel when nesting. 

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15. Mood swings… all day long. 

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16. When anyone says the word induce. 

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17. When men try to give you any kind of advice about your pregnancy. 

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18. Every time you try to get things done and you immediately have to pee. 

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19. Mucus plug. 

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20. When it is finally, finally time!

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48 Mother Daughter Quotes To Make You Laugh & Cry

Oh, our sweet girls. We are so blessed to have them but, man, they know how to drive us crazy. A mother and daughter relationship really is like nothing else in the world. It can be messy and hard sometimes, but at the end of the day, it’s really something beautiful. Whether you are searching for inspiration to pull you through the struggles or looking to hear some sweet sentiments, you will love these mother daughter quotes!

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Mother Daughter Quotes that will Make You Laugh Out Loud

Sometimes raising a sassy, sweet, beautiful daughter requires finding a way to laugh your way through it. 

  1. “There’s a reason some people think they can achieve anything. They listened to their mother.”
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  3. “All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his. ” Oscar Wilde
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  5. “Everybody wants to save the Earth; nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes.” P.J. O’Rourke
  6. The only words I hear these days. 

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  8. “I hate when I’m waiting for my mom to cook dinner and then I remember that I am the mom and I have to cook dinner.”   
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Sweet Quotes for Girl Mamas

All jokes aside, the chance to raise a strong woman really is something special. If you are looking for some sweet words of wisdom or inspiration to get you through it, you will love these mother daughter quotes. 

  1. “A mother is a daughter’s best friend.”
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  3. “There is nothing as powerful as a mother’s love, and nothing as healing as a child’s soul.”
  4.  “A daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with, and love with all your heart.”
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  6. “My mom taught me a woman’s mind should be the most beautiful part of her.” Sonya Teclai
  7. “Mother and daughter never truly part, maybe in distance but never in heart.”
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  9. “A daughter is just a little girl who grows up to be your best friend.”
  10. “For all the things my hands have held, the best by far is you.”
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  12. “The biggest surprise about motherhood was how completely and totally it changed how I look at myself, and what I believe I deserve, for the better.”
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  14. “Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a Mother.”
  15. “A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future.”
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  17. “I am a strong woman because a strong woman raised me.”
  18. “We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” Laura Stavoe Harm
  19. “A mother is the only person in the world, who can turn a daughter’s worries and fears into happiness.” 
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  21. “My mother… she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.” Jodi Picoult

Quotes to Get You Through the Teenage Years (Or Threenager Years!)

The two stages mentioned above are without a doubt the hardest to get through when it comes to raising a daughter. If you are looking for some laughs and some real-life relatable content, these are the mother daughter quotes for you!

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  2. “A mother. When you’re a child she walks before you, to set an example. When you’re a teenager she walks behind you, to be there should you need her. When you’re an adult she walks beside you, so that as two friends you can enjoy life together.”
  3. “Home is where your mom is.”
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  5. “Of all the haunting moments of motherhood, few rank with hearing your own words come out of your daughter’s mouth.” Victoria Secunda
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  7. “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.” 
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  10.  “Dear mom, I get it now.”
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  12. “There were times when, in middle school and junior high, I didn’t have a lot of friends. But my mom was always my friend. Always.” Taylor Swift
  13. “A mother’s treasure is her daughter.”
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  15. “No matter what we go through. No matter how much we argue. In the end, you are there for me always, and I love you for that.”
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  17. When my teenager says more than 3 words to me. 

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Mommy and Me Yoga [5 Amazing Benefits for Mom & Baby!]

There are three things that are really hard to balance as a mom; one on one bonding time with your little one, exercising in a way that provides self-care and hanging out with other mamas in the same phase of life. Well, there is one way to get all of these things done at once. Head to mommy and me yoga! Trust me, you do not have to be a yogi to attend one of these classes. They are seriously fun and even better, so beneficial for both you and your baby. 

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What to Expect at Mommy and Me Yoga

Don’t be intimidated! Mommy and Me Yoga is going to be different than any other yoga class you have been to. And of course, your baby does not have to be perfectly behaved to fit in. No one will judge you for feeding or changing your baby in the middle of class, either. These classes usually focus mostly on stretching and are themed with fun, upbeat music. A little baby will spend the yoga session in your arms, but usually, once they can walk or crawl you will put them down next to you. As far as a time frame, you can expect to be there anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes just like most normal yoga classes.

Safety Precautions

The yoga instructors that run mommy and me classes are trained professionals (as long as you find a reputable studio). They know what is safe for you and your baby and exactly how to make the experience beneficial for you both. However, start gently and don’t feel like you need to push yourself too hard. It is not recommended to start until your baby can hold their head up without help, but every studio has different guidelines. You may also want to run the idea past your doctor. 

Finding a Mommy and Me Yoga Class

These classes are pretty common these days, and finding a studio may be as easy as googling “Mommy and Me Yoga near me”. The YMCA often offers Mommy and Me options, so you can also start by checking there!

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5 Reasons Mommy and Me Yoga is Beneficial 

Physical and Emotional Connection 

The absolute best thing about Mommy and Me Yoga is how you get to bond with your baby. It is time dedicated just to the two of you. Yoga is an activity that is both healthy and playful which are the perfect kind of things to bond over. 

Photo Credit; Yoga Jai Ma in San Diego

Learn Stretches and Gain Strength Specifically for Moms

Our bodies really get put through the wringer during pregnancy. And yeah, it’s all worth it but that doesn’t mean we aren’t trying to find ways to get back the body we once had or to find a new normal that we are happy with. Yoga is an incredible way for many women to make peace with their bodies and recognize the miracles it has performed. At one of these classes, you will find the poses are geared specifically to heal mamas. You will gain core strength as well as work your pelvic floor muscles. Plus, many general poses help you gain strength in your arms, shoulders, and chest. All the things you need for bouncing and rocking your babe! So, get your downward facing dog on! 

Help Your Baby Develop Motor and Sensory Skills

Heading to Mommy and Me Yoga with your baby isn’t just beneficial for you. They will actually get a lot out of it, too. Many experts are in agreement that getting your baby moving a bit will help them in the long run. It is also beneficial for them to experience a new environment like the yoga studio. 

Leave with a Happier Baby (who sleeps & eats better!)

Baby yoga can help with digestion and getting your little one down to sleep. When you practice any knees to chest pose, you are helping to relieve any constipation or gas. As for easier sleep, there is no real proof but getting your baby out and about on top of moving around usually helps. 

Meet Other New Moms at Mommy and Me Yoga

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If you and your friends all had babies around the same time, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. Many moms find themselves looking for other mom friends that can relate to them and share in experiences. Obviously, this yoga class is going to be full of other moms and potential new friends! Be brave and put yourself out there before and after classes and chances are you will leave with some great new mama friends. 

 

Looking for more mama friends? We have a whole group of moms who share and ask for advice. Check out our Rookie Moms Facebook Group!

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Speed Up Your Morning Routine with Kids with These 13 Phrases!

Do you know what I dislike the most about being a parent? Getting everyone out the door in the morning. There are so many things to think about breakfast, teeth brushing, lunches, getting everything in backpacks, and sometimes even triple-checking that your 12-year-old did in fact put clean underwear on today. Of course, we want our kids to be clean and have everything they need before we send them out the door, but I also want to instill responsibility and a strong sense of self-care in my kiddos. I’ve started repeating these 13 key phrases to my kids that speed up our morning routine and help them get out the door. After all, I think we could all use a little extra encouragement in the morning. 

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Speed up your morning routine with kids with these 13 phrases!

  1. “Give every day the chance to be the most beautiful day of your life.” Mark Twain 
  2. “Your day is pretty much formed by how you spend your first hour. Check your thoughts, attitude, and heart.” 
  3. “One kind word can change someone’s entire day.”
  4. “Lose an hour in the morning and you will spend all day looking for it.”
  5. “It’s a good day to have a good day!”
  6. “Wake up with purpose.”
  7. “Lovely days don’t just come to you, you should walk to them.”
  8. “Start every day with an attitude of gratitude!”
  9. “Set a goal that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning.” (we say this in the morning, but it is also a great one to remind your kiddos of before bed) 
  10. “Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” Buddha
  11. “Be the best version of yourself.” 
  12. “Good vibes only.” (super simple, but it’s my way of squashing any bickering or negativity which slow everything down)
  13. “Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” J.K. Rowling 

How We Established a Morning Routine

Above, I mentioned that mornings are one of my least favorite things about parenting. However, recently I decided we all needed to get out the door on a better foot. Of course, the 13 phrases above definitely helped to speed up the morning routine but I started implementing some real rules for the kids as well. Below you will find some of the things we do around here to have a better morning. 

Stricter Bedtimes

Huh, who would have thought getting more sleep would make for easy mornings? I know so many of you are probably thinking DUH. Here’s the thing though, we did have set bedtimes before. They just varied a little bit and flexed depending on what our day looked like. We have made it a goal to be way more consistent with bedtime and implemented a nighttime routine as well to help with this.

13 phrases to speed up your morning routine with kids

This new strict bedtime applies to mom & dad as well. Rather than staying up late, try to wake up a little earlier. You might need some of the 13 phrases above to help speed up your own morning routine at first, but eventually, it will become habit. I found that I am not very productive when I stay up too long after the kids go to bed anyways. I just watch TV or scroll through my phone. However, when I wake up early I can actually get some things done, like throwing in the laundry or cleaning up. Also, you can make your coffee and maybe even grab a bite to eat before the kids are awake. It will make your own morning feel so much less chaotic. 

Making Breakfast 

I had to let go of the idea of being this perfect mom who got up every morning and made breakfast for the kids. To be honest, it wasn’t really working out how I pictured it anyways and was adding a lot of stress. Now I am pre-making breakfasts like egg bites and letting the kids have a lot more freedom in what they grab to eat in the morning. I will even occasionally stock up on things like Pop-Tart Bites, which is one way to put a smile on all the kiddos’ faces!

I printed out a sheet with options for what they can make themselves, things like avocado toast or microwavable breakfast burritos. For the older kiddos, I listed out what they need to make certain smoothies or acai bowls and they have done great with making them for themselves! 

Packing Lunches

Do it the night before! Stop scrolling through Instagram and give yourself 30 minutes to put lunches together. You will thank yourself in the morning. Here’s an article that might just make you feel a little better about the lunches you pack!

If you have elementary-aged kiddos, have them help you as well. It is good to teach them what goes into making their lunch and you can help them learn healthy habits along the way. 

Picking an Outfit

Who knew a 5-year-old could be so picky about their outfit? Whether you choose the clothes or your little one picks out their own outfit, coming to an agreement of what they will wear the night before works out so nicely. Then, you can have it all laid out and ready for them to grab and put on in the morning without questions. 

Checklists

Parenting has taught me that checklists are a necessity. Turns out having checklists for the morning routine completely changed how we operate. Best of all, I don’t feel like I am repeating myself every single day anymore because I can just tell them to read the checklist. I’ve printed these out and put them in the bathroom and by the door as reminders. 

Morning Routine Checklist Example

  • Brush Teeth 
  • Wash Face 
  • Do Your Hair
  • Get Dressed in the Clothes Laid Out for You
  • Eat Breakfast (You Can Make Yourself Anything from the Breakfast List)
  • Get School Supplies Ready To Go 
  • Put Your Lunch in Your Backpack
  • Put on Shoes 

Invest in Some Cubbies

These don’t have to be something that stays in your home forever, but while you have young children it is really nice to have a go-to spot for all things school-related. Even if you don’t want to do cubbies, have a designated spot for each child. They can keep their shoes, backpack, lunchbox, and anything else they need for school each day in one spot.  

These cubbies are a great spot to post some of the 13 phrases that you have picked out to speed up your morning routine! I love these cubbies from Kohl’s because they are simple but have all the space your kiddo needs.

Weekend Morning Routines

Obviously, you should all relax on the weekends but try to keep a similar morning routine. This will help prevent Monday morning from feeling so hard and eliminate having to readjust every week. You can move wake up times back and switch things up to make a nice breakfast, but make sure everyone still completes everything on the usual checklist. 

With these 13 phrases to speed up your morning routine and some tips for yours truly, I hope you are able to find your perfect morning routine for your kids and leave the house a little happier. Every mama deserves to have a calm, smoothly run morning. 

If you have any tips or tricks that help your family in the morning, please share them in the comments! We would love to hear from you.

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How to Make a Milk Baby Bath + All the Benefits

Breast milk is full of valuable nutrients for your baby. Babies who are breastfed receive almost innumerable benefits concerning healthy growth and development. But many moms don’t realize that you can use breastmilk externally as well. Breast milk baths can help to treat and prevent cradle cap, eczema, diaper rash and moisturize your baby’s skin. Read on for how to add a little “liquid gold” to your baby’s bath.

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The Benefits of a Breast Milk Bath for Your Baby

Breastmilk for Moisture

Breastmilk contains a few different types of acids that soothe and heal baby’s soft and tender skin. Oleic acid is an omega fatty acid that is found in human tissue. This acid is essential to moisturizing and preventing the effects of aging. Palmitic acid, a saturated fatty acid, is another intense moisturizer. Linoleic and vaccenic acid are two additional acids found in breastmilk. Linoleic acid soothes inflammation, calms spots, and provides hydration. Vaccenic acid nourishes and protects against the harsh conditions outside the womb.

A Milk Bath Can Treat Baby Acne

Breastmilk baths can help to heal red spots and acne. Acne is common in babies as they receive some fluctuating hormones from their mother when they nurse and have remaining hormones in their blood. Lauric acid, which is in both in breastmilk and coconut oil, is an antibacterial agent. A few drops of breastmilk in the bath can help reduce acne breakouts and clear red spots and discoloration.

Breastmilk to Heal Minor Irritations

Babies can be further soothed by breastmilk baths when they are suffering from minor burns, cuts, or insect bites. Immunoglobin-A, a component of breastmilk, helps to stave off infections by fighting bacteria. If your baby has irritation or itchiness from insect bites or minor scratches a breastmilk bath is a healing and soothing home remedy.

Breastmilk to Soothe Diaper Rash

Bacteria and yeast on babies skin can also cause diaper rash. The antibacterial properties and soothing acids of breastmilk can calm inflamed and painful skin. The addition of breastmilk to a bath will promote healing and calm irritation.

A Milk Bath Can Prevent and Treat Cradle Cap, Psoriasis, and Eczema in Your Baby

Skin problems can be quite common in babies. Some frequent issues include cradle cap, psoriasis, and eczema.

Cradle cap…

is essentially the result of an overproduction of sebum, or your skin’s natural oils. This buildup of sebum results in crusty and oil patches, commonly on the scalp. It can present as yellowish or brownish scales on the head. It doesn’t require medical treatment and isn’t harmful to your baby, even if a little itchy and unsightly.

Psoriasis…

isn’t prevalent in babies but has been known to develop in their diaper area. Psoriasis is a buildup of skin cells. This results in scaly and thick patches. The symptoms of psoriasis are cracked and dry skin with some bleeding as well as itching and burning.

Eczema…

is yet another skin condition babies get that can be treated with a breast milk bath. It is somewhat common in children and babies. Many parents do confuse it with other skin conditions like cradle cap, though. Eczema is spots or patches of rough, scaly, and red skin. It is typically itchy or minorly painful. You will usually find it in the creases of your baby’s skin including the creases of their joints or between skin folds. Unlike cradle cap which is the buildup of sebum, eczema is caused by the production of too few natural skin moisturizers resulting in dry skin.

Many parents swear by the use of breastmilk baths to soothe these skin conditions. However, there is no scientific research or evidence behind this. You should still get an evaluation and treatment from your pediatrician if your baby has a rash that worries you. In the meantime though, for relief at home, a breastmilk bath could be the answer. The components in breastmilk can provide moisture and healing. Nourishing and calming cracked skin. They can also work to break up the collection of sebum and skin cells relieving itching.

How to Make a Milk Bath for Your Baby

To provide the highest concentration of breastmilk you should use an infant-sized baby bathtub instead of a full-sized bathtub. We love The First Years Sure Comfort Newborn to Toddler Baby Bath Tub for infants and the Boon Naked Collapsible Baby Bathtub for toddlers!

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Step 1

Fill the bath with warm water, testing it on your inner wrist to make sure it is not too hot or too cold. Once you have an adequate amount of warm water for a bath add the breastmilk.

Add about 180ml to 300ml of breastmilk, or about 6 to 10 ounces. The milk can have been previously refrigerated or frozen or even freshly expressed. However, you should make sure it is warm prior to adding it to the bath.

Step 2

Pour in the milk and stir the bath with your hand until the water appears milky and whitish. Place the baby in the bath and bathe as usual. Be sure to pour the water gently over babies arms and neck. Slowly and carefully pouring the water on your baby’s scalp can assist with cradle cap. Use a washcloth to dab the milk bath on your baby’s face, paying close attention to their cheeks.

Step 3

Breastmilk is a valuable substance and creating a breastmilk bath uses quite a few ounces. If expired milk is not spoiled, but past the date in which you can safely feed it to your baby, you can consider using it for a breastmilk bath. Breastmilk can only last in the refrigerator for three to five days and in the freezer for six months or less. If your breastmilk has passed its expiration date and is not foul-smelling, chunky, or moldy it should be safe to use in a bath.

If you produce excess milk or pump additional milk to prevent engorgement save it! You can then use it for a breastmilk bath.

 

Breastmilk can be nourishing and soothing for babies. It is full of essential nutrients and acids that moisturize and heal babies’ skin. Giving your baby a breastmilk bath can prevent and calm a variety of skin ailments, keeping your little one’s skin baby-soft.

 

Hop on over to our Rookie Moms Facebook Group if you are looking for advice on anything from baby milk baths to sleep schedules!

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101 Baby Quotes that are Adorable, Funny, and Way Too Honest

Welcoming a child into your life is an immensely personal and life-changing event that completely shifts your entire perspective. That being said, babies can be hilarious and unbelievably cute! These too-honest baby quotes span the adorable to the funny and are totally relatable for first-time parents and experienced parents alike!

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101 Adorable, Funny, and Way Too Honest Baby Quotes

  1. A perfect example of minority rule is a baby in the house. -Milwaukee Journal

 

  1. A child enters your home and for the next twenty years makes so much noise you can hardly stand it. The child departs, leaving the house so silent you think you are going mad. -John Andrew Holmes

 

  1. Insomnia: A contagious disease often transmitted from babies to parents. -Shannon Fife

 

  1. A father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be. -Unknown

 

  1. The art of being a parent is to sleep when baby is not looking. -Unknown

 

  1. Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other. -Ed Howe

Ain’t that the truth!

Here are a few baby quotes that couldn’t be any truer.

  1. You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. -Franklin P. Jones

 

  1. When your first baby drops her pacifier, you sterilize it. When your second baby drops her pacifier, you tell the dog: ‘Fetch!’.  -Bruce Lansky

 

  1. Before I got married I had six theories about raising children. Now, I have six children and no theories. -John Wilmot  

 

  1. The only things kids wear out faster than their shoes are their parents. -John J. Plomp

 

  1. 24/7. Once you sign on to be a mother, that’s the only shift they offer! -Jodi Picoult

 

  1. The hardest part of raising a child is having to stick to all these rules yourself! -Unknown

 

  1. Children nowadays are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers…but just a little toothless smile and mummy and daddy are happy! -Sokrates

 

  1. Babies are always more trouble than you thought – and more wonderful. -Charles Osgood

 

  1. Starting today, it is me who’ll decide when we get up! -Unknown

 

  1. People who say they sleep like a baby, usually don’t have one.  -Leo Burke

 

  1. Becoming a father is easy enough, but being one can be very rough.  -Wilhelm Busch

 

  1. Having a baby is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head. -Carol Burnett

 

  1. A conscience is like a baby. It has to go to sleep before you can. -Unknown

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  1. There’s this girl who stole my heart… She calls me Daddy! -Unknown

 

  1. Life doesn’t get more real than having a newborn at home. -Eric Church

 

  1. I have given up single life and have moved to a shared apartment, I like it there! -Unknown

 

  1. Today I have given notice on my studio apartment and have moved in with my parents. – Baby -Unknown

Because they are worth all the trouble.

Hey, we know why we created these tiny humans. These baby quotes are all about how our little ones, as tiring as they may be, are so worth it.

  1. My mother had a great deal of trouble with me. But I think she enjoyed it. -Mark Twain

 

  1. A toddler can do more in one unsupervised moment than most people can do all day… -Unknown

 

  1. Parenting without a sense of humor is like being an accountant who sucks at math. -Unknown

 

  1. Your home has just been enlarged… by 2 feet. -Unknown

 

  1. Good moms have sticky floors, messy kitchens, laundry piles, dirty ovens and happy kids. -Unknown

 

  1. My fingers may be small, but I’ve got daddy (mom, my parents) wrapped around them. -Unknown

 

  1. There is only one pretty child in the world – and every mother has it! -Chinese proverb

 

  1. Having a new baby is like suddenly getting the world’s worst roommate. -Anne Lamott

 

  1. Although there are many trial marriages there is no such thing as a trial child. -Gail Sheehy

 

  1. Every baby needs a lap. -Henry Robin

 

  1. The hot, moist smell of babies fresh from naps. -Barbara Lazear Asche

 

  1. As a mother, my job is to take care of what is possible and trust God with the impossible. -Ruth Bell Graham

 

  1. Children reinvent your world for you. -Susan Sarandon

 

  1. It is a pleasant thing to reflect upon, and furnishes a complete answer to those who contend for the gradual degeneration of the human species, that every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last. -Charles Dickens

 

  1. An ugly baby is a very nasty object, and the prettiest is frightful when undressed. -Queen Victoria

 

  1. Does Grandpa love to babysit his grandchildren? Are you kidding? By day, he is too busy taking hormone shots at the doctors or chip shots on the golf course. At night, he and Grandma are too busy doing the cha-cha. -Hal Boyle

 

  1. Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principal one was that they escaped teething. -Mark Twain

  1. Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories. -John Wilmot

 

  1. God’s interest in the human race is nowhere better evinced than in obstetrics. -Martin H. Fischer

 

  1. It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t. -Barbara Kingsolver

 

  1. Getting down on all fours and imitating a rhinoceros stops babies from crying. (Put an empty cigarette pack on your nose for a horn and make loud “snort” noises.) I don’t know why parents don’t do this more often. Usually, it makes the kid laugh. Sometimes it sends him into shock. Either way, it quiets him down. If you’re a parent, acting like a rhino has another advantage. Keep it up until the kid is a teenager and he definitely won’t have his friends hanging around your house all the time. -P. J. O’Rourke

 

  1. Always kiss your children goodnight—even if they’re already asleep. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr

 

  1. I didn’t know how babies were made until I was pregnant with my fourth child. -Loretta Lynn

 

  1. His little hands stole my heart. His little feet ran away with it. -Joshua Riley

 

  1. Babies smile in their sleep because they’re listening to the whispering of angels. -Unknown

You might not need a baby quote to tell you that the days are long! 

  1. The days are long, but the years are short. -Gretchen Rubin

 

  1. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. -Isiah 46:4

 

  1. The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. -Rajneesh

 

  1. Fairy tales do come true. Look at us, we had you. -Gemma Grace

 

  1. Sometimes the littlest things take up the most room in your heart. -Winnie the Pooh

 

  1. There’s really nothing quite so sweet as tiny little baby feet. -Unknown

 

  1. If I am thinking correctly,” said Pooh, “a new baby is probably, undoubtedly the grandest gift that could ever be. -Winnie the Pooh

My personal favorite baby quote!

  1. And though she be but little, she is fierce. -William Shakespeare

 

  1. Baby – a little bit of heaven sent down to earth. -ThirtyOne

 

  1. Hold on to the tiny moments and cherish the little snuggles. They grow up so fast. -Heather Stillufaen

 

  1. Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.” -C.S. Lewis

 

  1. A man is not complete until he has seen the baby he has made. -Sammy Davis Jr.

 

  1. For this child I have prayed and the Lord has granted the desires of my heart. -1 Samuel 1:27

 

  1. “Having a baby is a life-changer. It gives you a whole other perspective on why you wake up every day.” – Taylor Hanson

 

  1. “A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on.” – Carl Sandburg

 

  1. “Babies are such a nice way to start people.” – Don Herold

  1. “Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.” – Lemony Snicket

 

  1. “The baby will talk when he talks, relax. It ain’t like he knows the cure for cancer and just ain’t spitting it out.” – Justin Halpern

 

  1. “When I ask how old your toddler is, I don’t need to hear ’27 months.’ ‘He’s two’ will do just fine. He’s not a cheese. And I didn’t really care in the first place.” – George Carlin

 

  1. “I am very thankful and blessed to have a healthy and happy baby boy and baby mama.” – Eric Church

A baby quote about farts to give you a laugh. 

  1. “Ah, babies! They’re more than just adorable little creatures on whom you can blame your farts.” – Tina Fey

 

  1. “Having a baby is part of a woman’s life, and it is surely a great waste to be afraid of life.” – Joan Lowery Nixon

 

  1. “Having a baby is one of the most wonderful things in your life, as well as the hardest thing in your life.” – Nuno Bettencourt

 

  1. “It is a smile of a baby that makes life worth living.” -Debasish Mridha

 

  1. “Like stars are to the sky, so are the children to our world. They deserve to shine!” -Chinonye J. Chidolue

 

  1. “The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.” -Johnny Depp

 

  1. “You know what the great thing about babies is? They are like little bundles of hope. Like the future in a basket.” -Lish McBride

 

  1. “Babies are such a nice way to start people.” -Don Herold

 

  1. “Children see magic because they look for it.” -Christopher Moore

 

  1. “Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.” -Lemony Snicket

 

  1. “It’s never the right time to have kids, but it’s always the right time for screwing. God’s not dumb. He knows how it works.” -Justin Halpern

 

  1. “Babies used to make me nervous, but these squirmy things are awesome once you’ve read the manual.” -David Z. Hirsch

 

  1. “There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings.” -Hodding Carter Jr.

 

  1. “Children have neither past nor future. They enjoy the present, which very few of us do.” -Jean De La Bruyere

 

  1. “Babies laughing is like opium.” -Neil Patrick Harris

 

  1. “Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky.” -Fran Lebowitz

 

  1. “To profoundly understand a baby, you must first be a mother.” -Debasish Mridha

 

  1. The most precious jewels you’ll ever have around your neck are the arms of your children.” -Unknown

 

  1. “If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” -Milton Berle

 

  1. “There’s nothing more contagious than the laughter of young children; it doesn’t even have to matter what they’re laughing about.” -Criss Jami

 

  1. “That’s why babies cry so much. All of a sudden having a body is a lot to deal with.” -Ron Koertge

  1. “Still the most magical day of my life was the day I became a mom.” -Linda Becker

 

  1. “Perfection only exists in babies and pastries.” -Gayle Wray

 

  1. “Make no mistake about why these babies are here- they are here to replace us.” -Jerry Seinfeld

 

  1. “You’re my favorite reason to lose sleep.” -Unknown

 

  1. “The amazing thing about becoming a parent is that you will never again be your own first priority.” -Olivia Wilde

 

  1. “A baby is born with a need to be loved- and never outgrows it.” -Frank A. Clark

 

  1. “A baby has shining eyes. It walks open-hearted into the world and spreads magic.” -Sigrid Leo

 

  1. “A baby’s cry is precisely as serious as it sounds.” -Jean Liedloff

 

  1. “Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” -Elizabeth Stone

 

  1. “For all the things my hands have held, the best by far is you.” -Unknown

 

  1. “It is a moment of pure ecstasy and satisfaction when you see a smile flicker on baby’s lips, just as they gently pass into a deep slumber.” -Unknown

And to end on the truest of all baby quotes…

  1. “All those cliches, those things you hear about having a baby and motherhood- all of them are true. And all of them are the most beautiful things you will ever experience.” -Penelope Cruz

 

Whatever you needed a baby quote for, I hope our list has helped you out! Sometimes you just need a little extra inspiration to get you through the day when parenting or a good laugh. If you have more funny and adorable baby quotes, let us know in the comments! And, if you are looking for other moms to swap advice and stories with be sure to head to our Rookie Moms Facebook Group. 

 

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Best Double Strollers; 21 Options to Make Life More Simple

Double the trouble means double the products. Whether you are expecting multiples or simply adding to your little crew, you will likely find yourself looking for the best double stroller to fit your family’s needs. The good news is there are tons of wonderful options out there with all kinds of different configurations, sweet accessories, and styles to match your life. We have broken strollers down into three categories; day to day double strollers, double umbrella strollers, and double joggers. We are pretty confident that somewhere in this list you will find your perfect match. Make sure to keep in mind a lighter stroller will be easiest to push and pay close attention to how the strollers fold if you have a compact car or will need to store the stroller in a small place. Besides that, we say simply follow your heart!

 

The 21 Best Double Strollers

 

Day to Day Double Strollers

Uppababy 2017 Vista Stroller

best double strollers

You seriously get the best of both worlds with this stroller; it is lightweight, has all the accessories you could ever want, and is so easy to convert into whatever you need it to be. The stroller comes with a bassinet seat, which is even equipped with proper ventilation and depth for overnight sleep making this stroller perfect for travel. If you have multiples you will be able to attach 2 bassinet seats or 2 infant car seats. However, if you have a toddler and a newborn the stroller can be adapted to that as well. Just you wait, there is even more. The 2016 Vista Stroller can even hold a 3rd child with the Piggyback Ride-Along Board attachment, which allows a walker to hop on for a ride. This stroller has an answer for every scenario on top of being slick and modern in looks.

Stroller Weight: 28 lbs as a single stroller, but varies depending on attachments

Age Range: Newborn up to 50 lbs, dependent on attachments

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Baby Jogger 2014 City Mini GT Double Stroller

best double strollers

If you’re looking for a double jogging stroller that fits all your needs, from grocery shopping to off the beaten path hikes, this is the one for you. The wheels are built to last and the hand brake is super user-friendly. A huge bonus is that the seat backs are longer meaning they can accommodate taller kids, so this stroller will last you as long as your kids will even want to sit in it. Did we mention it’s specially built to increase airflow? If you’re in hotter weather this is definitely something to take into account.

Stroller Weight: 46 lbs

Age Range: maximum capacity 100 lbs total

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Joovy Caboose Ultralight

Joovy took their original stroller kept all the sturdiness and versatility, but lost 4 lbs to create the Joovy Caboose Ultralight. You can have two seats or convert them back to a bench or standing platform. In fact, this is the lightest sit and stand stroller on the market according to their website. On top of that it folds up easily and small enough to fit in most car trunks. This stroller reclines all the way back for nap time because Joovy understands that missing a nap can turn ugly real quick.

Stroller Weight: 23.5 lbs (WOW!)

Age Range: 90 lbs

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Chicco Cortina Together Double

The Chicco Cortina Together is the perfect option for anyone who needs a double stroller on a budget. It’s reasonably priced and grows with your family, from infant car seats to some of the tallest seats that exist in a double stroller making it comfortable for older children. We love that the storage bag is very large and can be zippered shut. It folds up fairly well but isn’t the best in the game. The shades are also a bit disappointing, but these are small sacrifices to make when you consider the lower cost. The stroller is still made of high-quality materials and will surely get the job done.

Stroller Weight: 34 lbs

Age Range: Up to 40 lbs in each seat

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Baby Trend Sit n Stand Double Stroller

best double strollers

Baby Trend kept mama in mind when they finally made a double stroller with a snack tray and cup holder not only for each child but for you as well! The huge basket is perfect for storing pretty much anything else. This stroller can have two seats or the back can be switched out to a standing platform. It is a great option for parents who think their child will be growing out of a seat soon but may want to add it back on for particularly long trips. You can easily fold this stroller with one hand because with two kiddos you need all the free hands you can get.

Stroller Weight: 32.5 lbs

Age Range: Newborn (with the car seat attachment) to 2.5 years old or 40 lbs

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Bugaboo Donkey

best double strollers

We know that the name of this stroller has probably already caught your attention, and we are here to assure you it will actually be a much smoother ride than one from a donkey. This is the perfect day to day double stroller if you need something narrow but sturdy and capable of converting into different configurations. It is one of the few double strollers that won’t leave you worrying about fitting through doorways or aisles. Say hello to all those errands you’ve been missing! You can attach two bassinets, two seats, or one of each. The seats can also face forwards or backward, just in case someone needs a little extra attention. It is not the easiest stroller to fold up, but if it’s something you use every day you might not even need to get into that.

Stroller Weight: 33 lbs

Age Range: Newborn to 37 lbs in each chair

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Best Double Umbrella Strollers

Chicco Echo Twin

This is probably my favorite of the double umbrella strollers. It’s pretty sturdy meaning it will last you through some great adventures and/or errands, but still has the compact feel that you want. This stroller is little heavier but ergonomically easy to tote around with a handle, and at least you can count carrying it as your bonus workout. It’s made to fit just about perfectly through any door frame. It has literally everything on the checklist from maneuverability to the 5 point harness, and that’s why a recommend it so highly.

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Zoe XL2 Best v2

best double strollers

For the price, this stroller is really high quality and will last you a while. The Zoe is one of the lightest weight and smallest folded double umbrella strollers. Despite its super lightweight, it can still comfortably hold even your 4-year-olds. The canopies are awesome and will provide ultimate shade for your babes and the recline really well for nap time. As for accessories a snack tray, drink holder, and great storage, all come along with this umbrella stroller.

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Joovy Twin Groove Ultralight

best double strollers

While not many double umbrella strollers are a great option for newborns, Joovy got it right. They recline, individually, and turn into an almost bassinet like a seat. It grows super well along with your kiddo and can end up holding up to 50 lbs in each seat. This stroller has pretty much everything on the checklist, including a great canopy and amazing underneath storage. It has safety reflectors, so you can feel more comfortable enjoying late night strolls with your little ones!

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UPPAbaby G-Link

There is both a 2016 model and a 2018 model out right now, depending on your budget both make a great choice. Biggest perk, it’s only 24 lbs so you should be able to carry it anywhere. The canopies are top notch and the stroller can stand on its own when you fold it up. This stroller is a great option if you’re kids are a little older as it can hold up to 50 lbs in each seat!

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Delta Children LX Double Umbrella

best double strollers

Bang for your buck is what this double umbrella stroller will get you. At just around $55, this super lightweight stroller is a favorite of many parents. The seats recline just enough to get comfy and there is a little bit of a canopy to shade your kiddo from the sun. It’s pretty easy to maneuver and compact. Hello, grocery store aisle! Hello, theme parks!

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Kinderwagon Hop

best double strollers

Some of you are probably big fans of the tandem stroller. Well, this double umbrella stroller is actually a tandem which is pretty rare. It has a lot of checklist items like reclining seats, super compact and easy folding mechanism, and a 5 point harness. Although the seats are a little small and the leg room squishy, so it’s best for smaller or younger kiddos. Bonus, you can fit one car seat in it if need be!  

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Kolcraft Cloud Double

best double strollers

This is another really well-priced stroller making it worth checking out. It’s especially great if you are making this purchase in addition to your other stroller. There are two big cons here; there is no 5 point harness only 3 and there’s no storage basket. Besides those things, it has pretty much everything else going for it. The seats recline a bit, it’s easy to maneuver and transport and the canopies are pretty large.

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Maxi Cosi Dana for 2

best double strollers

I love the sleek all-black look of the Maxi Cosi, but more than just looks it’s really easy to push with a middle handle for extra control and has super roomy seats for your babies. It can hold two newborn car seats, which is a pretty unique and useful feature. Its main downfall is that it’s not the lightest of umbrella strollers.

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Best Double Jogging Stroller

BOB 2016 Revolution Flex Duallie

 

It’s pricey, but with that price comes the ease of jogging and maneuvering a pretty awesome stroller. It has plenty of storage, is supposed to be comfortable for you to push and for your kids to ride in, and passed all the safety tests with flying colors. Added little bonus; it’s also meant for all terrains making this a great double jogging stroller for moms who enjoy being outside.

Stroller Weight: 33 lbs

Age Range: 8 weeks to 50 lbs per seat

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Joovy ScooterX2 Double Stroller

best double strollers

This double jogging stroller is pretty much top of the line and stylish which is a huge plus. It has a ton of storage and zippered in pockets so you won’t lose anything. It also has to mesh pocket cup holders inside for your little ones which is rare for joggers (it’s the little things right?). This double joggers only downfall is that it isn’t great for off-roading so maybe not the choice for hikers.

Stroller Weight: 32 lbs

Age Range: 3 months to 45 lbs per seat

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Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double Stroller

best double strollers

This stroller truly does everything well. While a lot of crossover options make you sacrifice in some way, this double jogging stroller does jogging, all-terrain, or mall strolling with no problem. The seats have a bar down the middle giving your kids lots of support. They also recline all the way back to flat with an easy mechanism for big nappers.

Stroller Weight: 35 lbs

Age Range: maximum capacity of 100 lbs total

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Thule Urban Glide Double  

best double strollers

This stroller can hold one infant car seat, so it’s a great option for mamas of 2 who just want to purchase one stroller. It’s obviously not meant for you to jog with the infant car seat, but once your baby is old enough for the regular seat it’s perfect for a jog or just running errands. Moms also love that the handlebar includes a drum brake.     

Stroller Weight: 31 lbs

Age Range: maximum capacity of 100 lbs total  

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Bumble Indie Twin Jogging Stroller

best double strollers 

This double jogging stroller is well worth the price tag. It’s compact when folded, so you can fit it anywhere it needs to go including small trunk spaces. It’s also super comfy for your kiddos and offers tons of storage space. As for safety, the five-point harness will make you feel comfortable that your babies aren’t going anywhere. Make sure the tires are full and this bad boy is a piece of cake to push around.

Stroller Weight: 36 lbs

Age Range: no age/weight minimum on the lowest recline setting to 90 lbs total

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Baby Trend Expedition Double Jogger Stroller

  

This double jogging stroller is a super affordable option coming in right around $200. While the materials are a little lower quality and there are reviews of a little wiggle in the wheels, it’s super lightweight and easy to maneuver. Plus, you can always have someone handy take a look at a wobbly wheel to tighten it or put more air in.

Stroller Weight: 25 lbs

Age Range: maximum of 90 lbs total

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Mountain Buggy +One Stroller

This stroller is actually one of the rare tandem double jogging strollers making it perfect for narrow spaces. It goes from single to double pretty easily, so it’s great for families planning on growing. The back can lay down as a mattress while you’ve still got a newborn and then be converted into the second seat.

Details like weight and age depending on how you configure the stroller

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Building Girls Up by Using These 10 Phrases

Daughters bring joy into our lives, but it takes a lot of work and responsibility to nurture a relationship with them.  While girls are believed to be sugar and spice and everything nice, they are not necessarily born that way. Mutual respect has to be taught and modeled at a young age so that mother and daughter can feel that they belong together in their relationship and as a leader in the world. 

Strong women of all ages need to feel empowered. Mothers can build up their daughters so that they can:

  • Develop a voice
  • Have confidence in themselves
  • Stand up in the beliefs they feel strongly in
  • Nurture the feeling of power
  • Love themselves for who they are
  • Trust their instincts
  • Follow their dreams
  • Say no with conviction and not waver
  • Be respectful yet strong in the face of injustice
  • Be ok with vulnerability
  • Take care of themselves in times of stress and chaos
  • Believe that there is good in everyone
  • Be aware of the feelings of others, use empathy as a guide
  • Give compassion freely
  • Follow the path of the life they choose with confidence

Empower Girls

Empower Girls By Saying Statements Like These

1. “I love you no matter what.”

You love your daughter unconditionally, so be sure to show that every day. Do not make it conditional by using love and its examples as a motivator for good behavior. Things like “if you are good today, I will read you an extra book tonight” or “be a good girl and do the right things today”. Making mistakes is human and everyone has days that do not go so smooth. Show them your love and allow them to learn from those mistakes.

 

2. “You are beautiful, inside and out.”

Beauty is subjective, and the world is full of messages about what beauty is and is not. But these expressions of beauty only highlight what shows on the outside. You can tell your daughter “Your hair is beautiful today. I can tell that you brushed it well”, but it fails to remind her of true beauty that comes from within. Beauty also includes confidence, kindness, compassion, and optimism. It is a glow that radiates from women. Female role models that represent deep beauty on the inside and outside through their big hearts and good deeds are great
examples. JoJo Siwa, for example, may be a megastar with her bright wardrobes and big bows, but she also inspires young girls to follow their dreams with courage and confidence.

Empower Girls

3. “You got this! I’m here when you need me.”

Problem solving is a life skill that everyone needs, especially young girls. For example, school is about figuring out academics as well as social nuances. Other children are working on establishing their power and role in the social hierarchy, which can come with some conflict. While it is easy for a mother to intervene, either directly with the other child or indirectly through the teacher or parent, it is important to empower a girl to solve her own problems. You can have her brainstorm ideas that can help her find some resolution, but your support and feedback will boost her courage and know that she is not alone in the situation.

 

4. “How are you feeling?”

Processing and expressing feelings can be challenging for many, but it is an important part in developing emotional literacy, agility, and strength. By thoroughly feeling and communicating your own emotions, your daughter will come to understand that there is no right or wrong because everyone has to navigate them. Identifying and understanding emotions can set them on the path to understanding them and how to feel better when strong emotions bring them down. Sadness, anger, and hurt are all feelings that we ALL experience. Rather than say “everything is going to be ok” every time she is feeling down, listen to what she has to say and empower her to solve her problems. Model how you deal with emotions. Do you take a walk when you are stressed? If she likes to ride her bike, remind her how she feels when she rides around the block a few times.

 

5. “I love my _____ (body part)! What is your favorite part of your body?”

Body image puts a lot of pressure on young girls. Sometimes mothers and other female role models express negative messages about bodies like “I need to lose this muffin top” or “These arms are so jiggly”. Teach girls to focus on one thing that they love about their bodies. You can say things like “I love my strong legs. They help me to jump high and run fast and I’m proud of the muscles I’ve worked so hard to build.” Guide them to find something they love about themselves and keep that first in their mind.

 

6. “Really? What happened then?”

Mothers often love to share their own recommendations and solutions, but sometimes it is time to be more of a listener. This enables your daughter to use their voice and express themselves. You may be tempted to interject with advice such as “You should try this…”, but you may miss hearing about what she has already tried or the opportunity to allow her to discover her own answer. When you allow your daughter to express herself, you let her learn to trust her voice, communicate effectively, and open up more. When she needs your help, she will know that you are ready to listen and will come to you more freely.

Empower Girls

7. “How can you turn this situation to be more positive?”

No one wants to raise “the mean girl”. However, friendships and social interactions can flip flop from positive to negative in an emotional minute. Instead of correcting your daughter with negative terms like “mean” or “bad”, focus on her better qualities that make her stronger in these trying times. Peaceful problem solving will become second-nature when it comes around again later.

 

8. “It is good that you want to feel powerful.”

A strong-willed girl is a gift, but it can come across as bossy. When it becomes especially trying, you may get exasperated and say things that diminish her feelings of empowerment. Rather than say things like “Stop being so bossy!” or “What is wrong with you? I am the parent so why do you have to challenge me?”, teach her that her strong desire to lead is healthy. She just needs to learn how to lead with integrity

She needs to be reminded that it is important to express your feelings and interests with respect to others. For example, when she tries to get her friends to play a game with her, she needs to ask them if they want to play a certain way, rather than give them orders. Respect for others and their interests can turn into strong leadership skills if they are modeled and mentored in a positive way.

 

9. “How will you be the change that you want in this situation?”

When things seem unfair, your daughter may express her concern and complain. This can be bullying at school or a problem in the community or family. Where you may see an inability toward change, your daughter has the opportunity to be the voice or vision toward making a positive difference. She may be the influence when you support her by guiding her to come up with ideas that are respectful and kind while developing her character and self-esteem.

 

10. “I’m not okay with that.”

When your daughter is doing something that you don’t want her to, does she stop when you say, “STOP IT NOW!”? Often times, the answer is no. She may not see the problem with whatever she is doing. The way you express your emotions and desires is a model to how she can do the same without blaming others or shaming them. Using “I” statements such as “I don’t like it when you ____” gives you the chance to calmly express yourself. “I don’t like it when you leave the door open while the air conditioning is on. I need you to close the door every time you go in and out so that the house stays cool.” This enables them to understand what the problem is and how they can cooperate rather than just telling them what you don’t want.

 

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75 New Mom Quotes to Warm Your Heart

Congratulations- you’re a new mom! Surely you’ve heard that a few (hundred) times lately. But even though having or adopting a child is widely regarded as one of the most important and pivotal events in many people’s lives, there are plenty of challenges and new hurdles that come with the title. Read on for 75 new mom quotes that are funny, relatable, and real- exactly what new moms need to hear.

75 New Mom Quotes

  1. “The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” -Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

 

  1. “Birthing is the most profound initiation to spirituality a woman can have.” – Robin Lim

 

  1. “Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.” – Thomas S. Monson

 

  1. “Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” – Barbara Kingsolver

 

  1. “Kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run.” – Barbara Kingsolver

 

  1. “Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world, a mother’s love is not.” – James Joyce

 

  1. “If your baby is beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time- you’re the grandma”. -Theresa Bloomingdale

 

  1. “Whether your pregnancy was meticulously planned, medically coaxed, or happened by surprise, one thing is certain – your life will never be the same.” – Catherine Jones

 

  1. “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” – Maya Angelou

 

  1. “Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to make it dry.” -Alvin Price

75 New Mom Quotes

  1. “Just as there is no warning for childbirth, there is no preparation for the sight of a first child. There should be a song for women to sing at this moment, or a prayer to recite. But perhaps there is none because there are no words strong enough to name that moment.”    -Anita Diamant

 

  1. “Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.” – Tina Fey

 

  1. “A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years, and in your heart until the day you die.” – Mary Mason

 

  1. “A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty.” -Anonymous

 

  1. “Birth is the epicenter of women’s power.” –Ani DiFranco

 

  1. “Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it.” -Anonymous

 

  1. “For this child, I prayed and the Lord has granted the desires of my heart.” – 1 Samuel 1:27

 

  1. “I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” – Oprah

 

  1. “There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation.” – Pamela S. Nadav

 

  1. “Motherhood: The only place you can experience heaven and hell at the same time.” -Anonymous

 

  1. Babies are always more trouble than you thought- and more wonderful.” -Charles Osgood

  1. “You are the closest I will ever come to magic.” – Suzanne Finnamore

 

  1. “Because I feel that, in the Heavens above / The angels, whispering to one another, / Can find, among their burning terms of love / None so devotional as that of ‘Mother’” – Edgar Allen Poe

 

  1. “Loving a baby is a circular business, a kind of feedback loop. The more you give the more you get and the more you get the more you feel like giving.” – Penelope Leach

 

  1. “A perfect example of minority rule is a baby in the house.” -Milwaukee Journal

 

A new mom quote for when the time feels fleeting…

  1. “Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown. In my heart it don’t mean a thing.” – Toni Morrison

 

  1. “That first pregnancy is a long sea journey to a country where you don’t know the language, where land is in sight for such a long time that after a while it’s just the horizon -and then one day birds wheel over that dark shape and it’s suddenly close, and all you can do is hope like hell that you’ve had the right shots.” – Emily Perkins

 

  1. “Having a baby is like falling in love again, both with your husband and your child.” – Tina Brown

 

  1. “Birth is the sudden opening of a window, through which you look out upon a stupendous prospect. For what has happened? A miracle. You have exchanged nothing for the possibility of everything.” – William Macneile Dixon

 

  1. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right-for you’ll be criticized anyways.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

 

  1. “Birth takes a woman’s deepest fears about herself and show her that she is stronger than them.” – Unknown

 

  1. “The best thing about being a new mom is the lower tolerance from not drinking for nine months.” – Anonymous

 

  1. “You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” – Franklin P. Jones

  1. “[My mother] had handed down respect for the possibilities-and the will to grasp them.” – Alice Walker

 

  1. “If you can’t take a joke, don’t have children.” -Unknown

 

  1. People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.” -Leo J. Burke

 

  1. “When a baby comes, you can smell two things: the smell of flesh, which smells like chicken soup, and the smell of lilies, the flower of another garden, the spiritual garden.” – Carlos Santana

 

  1. “Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold and the body, a miracle of wisdom.” – Harriette Hartigan

 

New mom quotes that will have you laughing out loud…

39.  “Think of stretch marks as pregnancy service stripes.” – Joyce Armor

 

  1. “Rigid plans work best if you’re building a skyscraper; with something as mysteriously human as giving birth, it’s best, both literally and figuratively, to keep your knees bent.” – Mark Sloan

 

  1. “Birth is a mystery. Words are not enough.” – Marie O’Connor

 

42.  “Babies are bits of stardust blown from the hand of God. Lucky the woman who knows the pangs of birth for she has held a star.” – Larry Barretto

 

  1. “A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.” – Anonymous

 

The quote for new moms who aren’t loving this whole giant belly thing…

44.  “It’s an established fact. Some women can’t stand being pregnant, getting big and bloated, and hauling around a giant stomach, and some women, for reasons, probably understood by Darwin, love it.” – Rich Cohen

 

  1. “A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.” -Anonymous

 

  1. “Having kids—the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings—is the biggest job anyone can embark on.” – Maria Shriver

  1. Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.” -Harold Hulbert

 

48.  “When babies look beyond you and giggle, maybe they’re seeing angels.” – Eileen Elias Freeman

 

  1. “What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all.” -Benjamin Spock

 

  1. “[Motherhood is] the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary—it’s an act of infinite optimism.” – Gilda Radner
  2. “No one knows how your mom suffered until you become a mom.” -Kim White

 

52.  “Babies are like little suns that, in a magical way, bring warmth, happiness, and light into our lives.” – Kartini Diapari-Oengider

 

  1. “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” – Robert Browning

 

  1. “I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” – Mitch Albom

 

55.  “Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever-fresh and radiant possibility.”  – Kate Douglas Wiggin

 

  1. “Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” -Elizabeth Stone

 

  1. Giving birth is a mystery just like life-it’s got a hand on your heart forever. -Jennifer Stace

 

58.  “With every newborn baby, a little sun rises.” – Irmgard Erath

 

  1. “Sleep is like the unicorn—it is rumored to exist, but I doubt I will see any.” – Unknown

 

  1. “Whether your pregnancy was meticulously planned, medically coaxed, or happened by surprise, one thing is certain—your life will never be the same.” – Catherine Jones

 

  1. “Birthing is the most profound initiation to spirituality a woman can have.” – Robin Lim

 

62.  “A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on.” – Carl Sandburg

 

  1. “In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves.” – Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn 75 New Mom Quotes
  2. “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill

 

65.  “Carrying a baby is the most rewarding experience a woman can enjoy.” – Jayne Mansfield

 

  1. “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” – Sophia Loren

 

67.  “A daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts this world has to give.” – Laurel Atherton

 

A quote to remind new moms that it is worth the struggle…

68.  “Babies are always more trouble than you thought – and more wonderful.” – Charles Osgood

 

  1. “Babies are bits of star-dust blown from the hand of God. Lucky the woman who knows the pangs of birth for she has held a star.” – Larry Barretto

 

70.  “A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.” – Anonymous

 

71.  “Sometimes, when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood – finding a piece of yourself separate and apart, that all the same, you could not live without.”– Jodi Picoult

 

  1. “We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” – Laura Stavoe Harm

 

73.  “A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty.” – Unknown

 

  1. “Giving birth is no doubt the most rewarding thing a women can give in her life& be proud at what she has created as they grow to a loving kind adult.” -Janet Marunde

A new mom quote for when you need a reminder this doesn’t last forever…

75.  “Feeling fat lasts nine months, but the joy of becoming a mom lasts forever.” – Nikki Dalton

 

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