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To All the Tired and Hardworking Mamas- 26 Amazing Bits of Advice

advice from moms who have been there
  • ♥Since Mother’s Day, one of my Fav holidays is right around the corner, I wanted to offer you some timeless advice. Not from some expert who went to school for a zillion years or read about it in a book but from real life Mama’s, who are living it and breathing it and perhaps going through it, with you right this very minute! I took to the streets and gathered up the best advice I could and am bringing it to you hot off the press!

This Mom grind is hard! We all know that! So if you are a new Mom, old Mom, young mom, single mom, Step- Mom or whatever your situation…I hope you can find some knowledge or at least a bit of humor in the wise words below!

Enjoy!

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♥25 Amazing Bits of Advice♥

  • Cara at Jazzie Beans– When you have a chance to rest, do it! It is better to be a bit rested so that you can be a better mama. 🙂 It is okay to not always entertain your kiddos. Giving them the freedom to learn on their own will help them later in life. Sometimes you just have to figure things out on your own and it is okay to teach your kiddos this when they are young and you need a break.

 

  • Nicola at For the Love of Jars–  Make lists and realize that you can’t do everything.  If you children are fed, loved and happy then they are fine.  If you house is a mess then it doesn’t matter.  If you would like a housekeeper but can’t afford one then consider getting someone just to clean your kitchen and bathroom(s.)  These are the important bits…everything else can wait!

 

  • Summer at Summer Price – Give yourself some grace. Prioritize. I have a sign hanging in my family room that reads “Great Moms have sticky floors, dirty ovens, laundry piles and happy kids” If you just can’t handle having a messy home it won’t kill your kids to do a chore or two.

 

  • Jessi with BohemiMama – It is healthy to have other interests. Your kids are great and we know you love them, so do yourself, and them, a favor and take time away from them to do the things you’re passionate about. It might be work or volunteering or it could be a hobby or time with friends. If it makes you joyful, your kids will benefit from seeing you prioritize it.

 

  • Karen at The Momma Chef: 6 Ingredients 6 Minutes Prep – The best advice that I was given when my son was born was to read the book “This isn’t what I expected”. We all give birth and feel like we need to love every aspect of parenting a newborn, some of us do love it all, but it’s hard for us to admit that we might not love it all and just want a break and want our old life back! Trust me, if you let yourself know this is just a normal feeling, this will pass with time and you will forget that weren’t a “pro” the whole time!

 

  • Melody at DosMommas – Remember that it’s all worth it. Everything that you are doing will help your little one grow into a strong, healthy little human. And don’t try to do everything at once!

 

  • Ashley, Founder/CEO at The Sharing Exchange – Keep your sense of humor, totally necessary with young kids, and remember “this too shall pass”.  Everything is a phase.  Find your mom tribe and surround yourself with people who are going through the same stuff. Share your ups and downs. When you are feeling overtired, over-touched, and had enough, know that your little ones love you on your best days and worst days. You are doing a great job, mama!

 

  • Tracie at Trace Office Solutions – You are doing everything right! You know more about your baby than you think you do!

  • Leah from Cedar Street – You are amazing. Motherhood is one of the hardest things you will ever do. Keep persevering through the long, exhausting, never ending days. If you feel like all you are doing is giving of yourself, try to find a hobby or something that gives you life. Make time for yourself but also try to find joy in the mundane and in little moments throughout your day.

 

  • Elna from Twins Mommy – The best advice I can give to tired hardworking moms is to let your husband help! Don’t think that you have to do it all. Let your husband do a feeding, change a diaper, bath your baby and take the baby on a stroller walk. This was hard for me as I had strong mama bear instincts and it took almost six months for me to accept help.

 

  • Stephanie at You are my Sonshine -Give yourself a break. Take some time to make sure you are taking care of yourself. You can’t pour from an empty cup, and you can’t give what you don’t have. Let someone else watch your child(ren) for an afternoon and take some well-earned me time. Go get a massage, maybe a pedicure, or keep it low-key and just go to a park and read. Alone. By yourself. If you have a trusted relative nearby, see if they can watch your child(ren) for a night so you can get a full night’s sleep. It’s amazing what just a few hours of rest and relaxation will do for you both physically and mentally.

 

  • Talia of Living Sowell Blog – The best advice I’d give to a new mom is trust your maternal instinct and take a deep breath. I know that sounds silly, but I really wish I had chilled more as a first time mom. I was so anxious about every little thing (which is totally normal, and most first time moms are). I would say that you’ve got it, sister! Try and make sure to have that precious one-on-one time as often as you can and truly engage with them. Put the phone down!

 

  • Sheyla from The Momma Chronicles – Meal prep is your best friend, utilize it! Whether its meals you prep before baby is born, frozen dinners from the grocery store, or friends bringing over meals every couple of days. Having that extra bit of help will save you so much time and effort. That’s time you can spend sleeping, or taking a nice warm shower!
  • Elizabeth of Mom Always Knows – Don’t worry about the small stuff!  Everything will be okay!  The laundry and the dishes will still be there tomorrow and again even after you get them finished so don’t sweat it.  Do the best you can, every time and remember- you kids are watching.  You lead by example, do it right, so you don’t have to do it again.

 

  • Lori at How She Quits – This advice goes especially to the mamas who are working hard inside and outside the home.  I know your mind is half in the office and half at home and you feel a bit scattered and like you aren’t putting you best self forward.  Guess what?  You are already an over-achiever taking all that on!!!   Most likely no one else in your office knows these thoughts are running through your mind.   They probably look at you and say “wow!  she gets a lot done!”.    Keep being reliable.  Keep showing up like a professional.  The occasional milk stained shirt is quickly forgotten when you nail that proposal.   And your biggest cheerleaders that matter are those little curtain climbers waiting for you at home.    The days are long but the years are short.   You’ve got this.

 

  • Daisha at Daisha Renee – Start meal planning. Creating a meal plan so far in advance can seen a little daunting at first, but planning ahead can really pay off. You’ll get both peace of mind and have better time management. It may take a little time to get use to, but the benefits are definitely worth it.

 

  • Poorvi at Happy Mommy –  Hi mama, you should be proud of yourself, managing everything at home or work, with kids is real hard. Be proud of yourself.  Remember you are a human after all; you don’t have to be perfect in everything.  You are going to have both good and bad days as a mother, just remember you are doing your best, and it’s all that matters.

 

  • Tamara with Parenting 2-Home Kids – Streamline your  parenting rules. Your kids need only two: 1. Respect the parents. 2. Get the grades you are capable of getting. If you can only handle one rule, defer to rule one. Being respectful covers a lot of ground. When kids are respectful, they pitch in to help with chores, they let you know where they are, what they are doing and who they are with. Showing respect to the parents is also striving to make good decisions. When you focus on developing respect and good decision skills the parenting part of your life becomes infinitely easier.

 

  • Adree at The Keele Deal– Make sure you take time for yourself. I have noticed that when I get some me time, even if it’s only a few minutes, I’m a much happier mom.

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  • Corinna of The Mommy Clause – Be more intentional with your time.   Don’t spend it on things that aren’t obviously beneficial!  Clear out your email inbox and unsubscribe from everything that doesn’t thrill you or help you.  Set a timer for social media each day.  You’ll be more aware of the time you’re​ spending scrolling.  Time flies!  Don’t waste it!

 

  • Meagan at Our Poetic Chaos – Accept help from others, put pride aside for there’s a moment all of us have that moment, that time we feel we need rest and need rest. It doesn’t mean you’re weak, it does mean your humble enough to lean on another to learn from and to renew yourself.

 

  • Tracy at Frugal Florida Mom– Take time to enjoy the little moments. Sadly I missed a lot of my kids’ first milestones like their first smiles and first words because I was working so hard. So be really present when you can, as much as you can to capture those moments you will cherish later.

 

  • Maryam with Blazing From Home – A new mom is a very tired human being. Oh my! I found out that the best way to do it is by taking one step at a time, one day at a time. Rest when you can, go out when you can. Spoil yourself once in a while and never neglect your body. Take care of it. Ask for help when you need it. You get to master it with time. Kudos!

 

  • Natasha at The Viecco Vault – It might not feel like it at the time but the days, weeks, and months are going to fly by.  You’re going to miss this, so take a moment to breathe and soak it all in.  Hold your baby a little tighter and rock them a little longer.  Live in the moment.  Be present!

 

  • Stephanie of Blended Life Happy Wife – Being a working Mom is the hardest job ever.  You are not letting your baby down, you are affording your baby a chance to meet some new people and make some new friends.

 

  • Emily and Sherrie at Forever Young Moms – Lean on your village! Don’t be afraid to ask for help- you don’t have to do it all alone!

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Elizabeth Hurt
Mom/ CEO of Household | momalwaysknows.com@gmail.com |

The MOM behind Mom Always Knows. Inspired by a long line of other Moms who also always knew. I don‘t know everything by any means but what I don’t know, I can find out, that’s for sure! I am a super Mom, just like you, juggling everything life throws this way. I love God first and foremost, am happily married and am raising 2 beautiful and headstrong little girls ages 4 and 5 who will often be the inspirations of my blog. I work full-time and dedicate myself to this site in the moments between housework, work, family time and life.


I am passionate about all of the topics you’ll find on my blog but most of all being a Mom and everything to do with MOM.

35 replies
  1. Jennifer L
    Jennifer L says:

    Loved all the different advices from other moms. I have a ton of friends who are moms and I know this is something they’ll definitely be bookmarking for motivation.

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  2. Ana Ojha
    Ana Ojha says:

    What a great roundup! I believe that one should not try to be a perfectionist in managing work and home. Give your best shot and find a balance!

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  3. DR
    DR says:

    I can certainly claim to have no parenting skills at my age, and for the fact i have no children. Nonetheless i can still appreciate the positivity and simple, yet seemably so effective tips and tricks from having a break when you can, to more effectively and intentionally using your time. Something i believe we could contribute to numerous places in the vast expanse of this often vague and complicated society. Love the thinking behind this!

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  4. Laura H
    Laura H says:

    Great tips! I think the one about having other passions and taking time for yourself away from your kids is very important.

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  5. Elizabeth O.
    Elizabeth O. says:

    These bits of advice are so valuable. It’s so nice to hear these from fellow moms. It’s definitely going to make you feel better about what you do everyday.

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  6. Elena
    Elena says:

    I am definitely bookmarking this post. I always choose the hard way to do stuff, and from now on I will use this article as a guide. Thanks and kudos to all busy moms.

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  7. Nina
    Nina says:

    I love all of these, especially the one about letting your husband help! He can do just about everything the mother can (outside of breastfeeding, of course).

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  8. Jessica
    Jessica says:

    I love all the wisdom and experience from all those Mamas out there. It gives me so much comfort knowing that we are not alone in this parenting thing. I’m a list girl and that has really helped me not lose my mind, most days 🙂 Also, having a community to back me up has made all the difference.

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  9. Freya Farrington
    Freya Farrington says:

    I am yet to be a mother but oh so grateful to mine and I’m going to send her some words of wisdom and appreciation now!

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  10. stacey veikalas
    stacey veikalas says:

    These are all great as a mom of three I have been guilty of feeling so many of these guilts for not loving every minute or not having my house clean or dinner cooked! I agree take time for yourself and love yourself too! Super advice!

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  11. Georgiana Quaint
    Georgiana Quaint says:

    I can imagine that there is too little time for resting and other hobbies. Having children is real work and we cannot easily take vacation or a sick day.

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  12. E H
    E H says:

    So many great truths in this post – we as mothers always worry and like to compare with others and wonder – are we doing everything we can to take care of our children? We often worry too much, and it is nice to see that just about every mother has similar fears and worries – it is great to see that support of one another, and thank you for sharing this Mom knowledge to motivate us to keep going, not give up on ourselves, and realize we are all so similar and so loving in our pursuit for the best for ourselves and our families.

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  13. Alissa
    Alissa says:

    Thank you for so many positive words in one place! Motherhood is hard! Knowing that there are mothers all around supporting each other is always encouraging.

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  14. Michelle Waller
    Michelle Waller says:

    I am bookmarking this for when I am feeling down. These are amazing. My favorite is Nicola at For the Love of Jars quote!

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  15. Blair villanueva
    Blair villanueva says:

    I salute to all Mom all over the world. Each of you have uses different kinds of magic to make our lives meaningful. And there is nothing more beautiful than that.
    Cheers for all Moms!

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  16. Jennifer
    Jennifer says:

    This is a great list of advice for moms. I agree with taking time to rest and not stressing over not completing your to-do list. I used to stress out when I couldn’t check everything off my list, but I’ve learned life happens and I have to do my best.

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  17. robin rue
    robin rue says:

    I totally agree with the giving yourself a break one. It is so important to stop and take a breath when you need it.

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