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: I Am More Than What You See

A mom of two, who is also the author of two award-winning books, shares the mantra she lives by.

My Mantra: Be Present & Let the Little Things Go

A mom of three from Homewood shares her favorite mantra with fellow parents.

My Mantra: It’s All Part of the Adventure

One Chicago mom shares the mantra she lives by, which encourages families to have more experiences and adventures.

My Mantra: Let Love Be Your Guiding Force

A Chicago mom of five shares her favorite parenting mantra.

My Mantra: You Can Do Anything for One Minute

One local mom shares her parenting mantra.

My Mantra: Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy

One Chicago mom shares how this parenting mantra gave her strength while battling years of infertility.

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