Free Encouragement Wall Printables

I’ve had the BEST song stuck in my head for days now.

It’s not normal at all to be happy about a song that won’t leave your brain, but this one. This one is worth having on repeat.

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I’ll be honest with you (like that’s ever a rare thing around here, right?), ever since our little love bug came along nearly three years ago, I’ve avoided mirrors and cameras.

I’ve embraced by now that those “tiger stripes” will forever be etched across my stomach. No matter how much dieting and working out I squeeze in between playful, giggly mornings and sweet, bedtime snuggles, I’ve realized those extra 10 pounds most likely aren’t going anywhere.

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And you know what? I’m finally getting to a place where I’m okay with that. So that song I was talking about before? It’s called Try by Colbie Callait, and it’s one of those feel good songs that makes you ugly happy cry. (You know what I’m talkin’ about?)

As my tiger striped, 10 pound heavier self inches closer to 30, I’ve decided. Enough is enough.

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I can’t avoid cameras forever, and I don’t want to. Because no matter how I feel about my appearance, my daughter deserves to have pictures of her mother, sans makeup and nice clothes. Just my scrubbed out just-as-God-made-me self. That’s real. I want to be notably present in her childhood.

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All those times I want to say, “Oh, don’t take a picture of me. I look terrible”; or after a glance in the mirror, “Oh gosh! I’m looking rough,” I need to bite my tongue. Because all those times I put myself down, I’m setting that example for my daughter.

So enough with the self-pity. Because my daughter is the most beautiful person on earth to me, and it would absolutely break my heart to hear her put herself down one day like the way I do to myself.

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We are as beautiful as we feel. And the best way to feel beautiful is to accept yourself just as you are.

So as a little celebration of that journey, I made these two printables for Olivia’s bathroom as a reminder that every good day starts with a positive attitude. As she grows and learns more about her place in this world, I want her to see her reflection in that mirror and know she’s beautiful just as herself.

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Next week, we will be heading to the beach for a long awaited family vacation, and by golly, I’m going to rock that bathing suit, tiger stripes, extra fluff, and all.

You can download the free printables here:

Start Each Day Printable

Good Day Printable

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While we’re gone, I’ll be introducing y’all to a group of four incredibly talented bloggers next week, who I admire so much. I hope you’ll love them as much as I do.

On Sunday, I’ll be hosting a big summer kickoff giveaway too, so check back! I can’t wait!

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28 Comments

    1. Hi Leah! I found the frames at the thrift store actually. I think they originally came from Target though?

  1. Hi Lauren. These are wonderful and what a great reminder to see each day. I love the frames that you used. Do you have the details on them?

    1. Thanks, Rebecca! I actually found those frames at a thrift store a little over a year ago, but I think they originally came from Target.

  2. Well said Lauren! Thanks for sharing that. We can all benefit from those words. I hope you have a great vacation! We will be in Myrtle Beach next week too πŸ™‚

  3. Thank you for sharing your experience as a mom. So many women struggle with their bodies, especially after having children (hey, it changes us, both inside and out). I work with women and girls that struggle with eating disorders and I have seen more than one “mother/daughter” pair receiving treatment at the same time. Our daughters see our reactions to our own bodies, and learn from our example. I wrote this post awhile ago (totally off the topic of my own blog), but it goes along these lines in case you ever want to read it: http://www.the-organized-life.com/the-power-of-a-number-a-passionate-response/ Thanks for your vulnerability, and sharing these beautiful printables!

    1. What a great job! I’m sure it’s not a glamorous one, but there always needs to be more people like you in the world. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing it, Erin!

  4. you also must remember beauty is much more than physical appearance a huge part or beauty is who you are and no matter how physically beautiful you are the wrong attitude will make you ugly… that being said your attitude is beautiful as well as being physically beautiful so please stop with the negative thoughts they are undeserved πŸ™‚

  5. Well said! We need to be kinder to ourself and others…it would be a better world. Thanks for the reminder!

  6. Lauren, your posts always move me. I have 4 kids and I believe that moms have a “pillow” around their waists so that the kids can snuggle. Because that is what moms are for (according to my daughter). Stay as wonderful and sweet as you are!

    1. So absolutely true! Snuggling with a super skinny, boney person can’t be very comfortable. πŸ™‚ Thank you so much, Mary! You always make my day.

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