Let’s face it, fellow mamas, these are trying times. From carrying the weight of self-inflicted mom-guilt to navigating sneaker-filled obstacle courses that spread virus-style to every room of your home, parenting feels like an endless Olympic event —minus the promise of endorsement deals and mind-blowing sex with super-fit athletes inside “the Village.”
So it goes without saying that we could all benefit from a little encouragement that empowers us to be our best selves. But where do we look to find that inner moxie that gives us the swagger of Rihanna on her best hair day? The inspirational phrase, of course. And, if one statement emboldens you, why not 20?!
The following motivational mantras implore you to shake the dust off your spirit and soar with the vivacity of comeback Britney Spears. In fact, these catchphrases themselves were inspired by that sage slogan “Dance like nobody’s watching.” (Because, really, no one is — unless you’re drunk and then all bets are off.) Now, get after it, girl!
Liz Alterman is a mom of three who enjoys baking, gardening, and making fun of reality television. You can read more about her adventures in unemployment and under-achieving at ballsofourasses.blogspot.com or follow her on Twitter @LizAlterman.