MY MANTRA

Parenting is tough and sometimes we need a positive phrase to get us through the really hard days. That’s the inspiration behind Chicago Parent’s “My Mantra” series. Each issue, we feature a local mom or dad’s parenting mantra — a little phrase or idea that helps them through tough times — and give them the chance to talk a little more about their mantra in a video. Here, you’ll find all of the mantras that have been featured so far. Take a look and see if any resonate with you. And don’t forget to submit your own mantra to editor@chicagoparent.com.

My Mantra: We Can Do Hard Things

Patti Minglin, a suburban Chicago mom and CEO of her own content marketing team, shares the mantra she lives by.

My Mantra: Your Best is Good Enough

Lindsay Pinchuk, Chicago suburbs

My Mantra: Is This The Hill You Want to Die On?

Lisa Brislane, Harwood Heights