Happy New Year everyone!
Are you the kind of person who likes to make resolutions? Or are they not really your thing?
I’ve made a few promises to myself this year, but nothing over the top.
In fact, I find the whole idea of making resolutions – a little outdated.
I would rather just work on accepting myself more for who I am (perfectly imperfect…or so I keep telling myself…) and try to keep seeking inspiration to gradually become a better person, mom, and wife.
Would you like some inspiration to start the new year too?
If your answer is yes, I hope you’ll enjoy today’s post as much as I enjoyed creating it.
I’ve found 8 awesome motivational parenting quotes to get you thinking about life, parenthood, and love. And creatively translated a few of them into fun bookmarks so you can keep their inspiration close!
8 Motivational Parenting Quotes
#1: Making a Difference
What do you hope to accomplish this year? This quote might give you some ideas!
I hope in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something. ~Neil Gaiman
I resolve in this year ahead, to make mistakes, try new things, learn, live, push myself, change myself, and change the world. I will do things I’ve never done before, and I will make a difference to my child, my family, and the planet. ~Sue Lively
#2: Welcoming the New
Looking forward to those little positives each day fills me with joy. What about you?
And now we welcome the New Year. Full of things that have never been. ~Rainer Maria Rilke
And now I welcome the new year. Full of morning hugs, your small hand in mine, zurples and booboos, giggles and boogers, and cuddly goodnight stories with kisses. ~Sue Lively
#3: Battling Competitiveness
Are you tired of trying to be the perfect parent? Why not change your focus?
The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday. ~Anonymous
The only person I will worry about being better than, is who I was yesterday. ~Sue Lively
#4: Peaceful Parenting
Had enough of fighting, nit-picking, criticism? Take this pledge with me.
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man. ~Benjamin Franklin
May I be at war with no one, at peace with my children, and let every day find me a better person and mom. ~Sue Lively
#5: Parenting Humour!
Because if we can’t laugh about our mistakes…then we’re really in trouble!
Cheers to a new year and another chance to get it right. ~Oprah Winfrey
Cheers to a new day, a clean slate, and another chance to not mess up! ~Sue Lively
#6: A Positive Outlook Makes All the Difference…
Gotta love Helen Keller! Man that girl knew how to live life!
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you – shall form an invincible host against difficulties. ~Helen Keller
My success and happiness lies in me. I resolve to keep happy, so my joy and I can form an invincible host against the day’s tantrums… and doldrums, endless chores, spilled snacks and sticky floors! ~Sue Lively
#7: An Ode to My Child
Let’s agree to focus on all the things our kids do that are wonderful!
Celebrate what you want to see more of. ~Tom Peters
I will celebrate my child. His thoughtfulness and helpfulness. His gentleness and quirkiness. His curiosity and creativity. And most of all…his self. ~Sue Lively
#8: Surrounding Ourselves with Positivity
Because the people around us can help support us, or make life more difficult. What will you choose this year?
Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all surround yourself with those who see greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself. ~Edmund Lee
I will surround myself with positive dreamers and those who care, with those who believe in the preciousness of life, and see that our children are a blessing. But most of all, I will surround myself with those who believe in me, even when I don’t myself. ~Sue Lively
That’s it for the quotes. I hope you enjoyed reading them and I’d love if you printed off my favourite three quotes as free bookmarks!
Do you have a favourite quote that you turn to for inspiration? I’d love to hear it. Or do you have your own version of one of the quotes above? Leave me a comment below.
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To a peaceful and positive New Year with our families!