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As mothers, we all want to be the best. We want to raise our kids to be happy, to be healthy, feel loved, and get what they want and need from life.

While this can feel like a tough job at times, in the grand scheme of things, being a mom is the most rewarding job in the world. However, in the heat of everything, when the chaos of it all is weighing on our shoulders, it can be hard to see it that way. Below, I would like to cover some phrases that will help you to up your mom’s game 100%.

1. I am still learning.

There are times I think I know my child like the back of my hand. Then, I am forced to remember that because he is still growing, still developing, and not yet done becoming who he is, I have a lot to learn. So, in the moments in which your child surprises you, remember, this is a learning curve and one that never ends.

2. I get to.

Instead of thinking, “I have to get up early to get the kids ready for school,” or “I have to do all of this work to be a mom,” etc, change your mindset. Say “I get to get up early and take the kids to school.” Or, “I get to make a lovely meal for my babies.” It really is a game-changer.

3. Is this about them or me?

The other day in the grocery store, my little one started screaming. I immediately started trying to get him to calm down. And then it occurred to me: am I trying to make him be quiet because I am embarrassed other moms will hear my child screaming and think badly of me, or because I am truly concerned with how he feels?

4. This too, shall pass.

Sometimes, motherhood can be hard. However, the tough parts never last. The more that you try to focus on all the bad, hoping that it hurries up and stops, it’s important to remember that the good things will pass too. So, take the good with the bad.