PRINTABLE: Parent Motivator Post Cards

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This post is in partnership with Lily Jade. Their bags are insanely awesome for motherhood and adventuring.

I’ve fallen head-over-heels for the MEGGAN bag, it doubles as a backpack and has like a zillion pockets with a removable insert that can be easily washed. Connect with Lily Jade on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

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Parenting can be rough. I’ve found a few things have helped my journey, among them are: my Lily Jade bag (I can hide ALL the food, diapers and calligraphy supplies in those 27 pockets and still have room for more) and the encouragement of random strangers. Some of the most impactful moments as a mother have been when someone was there to lift, give comforting advice, share a laugh and saying that it’s all going to be okay.

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When I first became a mother, I found myself the center of a lot of scrutiny. It seemed to drown out any encouragement I got. As time went on, I listened to the encouragement more and more. It has helped those wounds heal. So I’d like to pay all of that kindness forward in a small way.

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Last month when I flew to Charlotte with the kids, there was a child on the plane that had a terribly hard time with the flight. My heart just ached for his parents, who were likely stressed out by the situation. I heard snide comments about that child by the passengers near me. UGH! I understand that no one wants to hear a screaming kid on a plan, but good grief, I don’t think anyone on that plane was more tortured than the child’s parents. A little bit of understanding goes a long way, in my opinion.

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Oh how I wish I had had a card with an encouraging word to pass along to that family. So I’ve made these so I’m not so unprepared the next time I see a parent who needs a laugh or a bit of encouragement. I thought I would make these available to you as well. You can print them double-sided as postcards for easy mailing or keep the backs blank for a flat notecard or a simple pass-along card.

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I found a few funny quotes that I hope would brighten up someone’s day. Print them out or simply download by right clicking on the images on this post and sharing to a friend’s timeline.melissaesplin-jerryseinfeld-parenting-quote-calligraphy melissaesplin-mattwalsh-parenting-quote-calligraphy melissaesplin-youareamazing-quote-calligraphyI think it’s important that we buoy¬†each other up in the parenting community. There’s just so much negativity and judgement that we need to start offsetting that. I hope you enjoy these cards and send something out soon to someone you admire.

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Click the link above to download the printable. By downloading, you agree to the terms of use, the printable is free for personal use only. Alteration or distribution of the files without written permission is prohibited. Feel free to email if you have questions about the artwork (see contact form above or comments section below).

 

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  1. Kristie says:

    This is so awesome. Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to print them out and get sharing. :)

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