Quotes to remind you that you are ‘good enough’ in the school holidays

April 9, 2018


The school holidays tend to bring out my major wibble wobbles. Are we doing enough? Are we doing TOO much? How much downtime is good? And just when I think I have downtime sussed out, I get a major case of mum guilt. Because shouldn’t I be packing in as much action as possible while we have the chance? Ekk! Since when did school holidays get so pressure filled?


There’s definitely some sort of balance to be had here.


Looking back over the first half of this holiday, I know that I’ve got it right for us, despite worrying that I haven’t. There’s been family get-togethers, Easter egg hunts, Easter baking, crafts and adventures at Kew Gardens for the Peter Rabbit event.  


We had a hoptastic time at the Big Day Out With Peter Rabbit event at Kew Gardens in West London 🐇🌳 hop over to the Buttons blog to find out what we got up too. @littlebirddeals @kewgardens 🐿 🎍 🌳 🦔 🐇 #familydayout #familydaysout #Family #daysoutwiththekids #exclusivesavings #littlebirddeals #myfamilyadventures #letthembelittle #curiouslittleexplorers #rememberingthesedays #myhappycapture #littlefierceones #Ukparentbloggers #happylittlebuttons

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There’s been the BIG sleep over. Swimming, the cinema, trips to the park and an exciting circus adventure!


🎪⭐️ Circus Vegas ⭐️ 🎪WOW! We came away completely dazzled by the amazing stunts, acrobatics, glitzy showgirls and entertainers. I didn’t expect to be glued to the edge of my seat the whole way through! 🎪🎟🎟🎟 Perfect Easter holiday fun for everyone. @circusvegasofficial #circusvegasuk #circus #skills #stunts #daysout #daysoutwithkids #daysoutinlondon

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Life has been pretty peachy over this school holiday for us, but I have to pinch myself (figuratively) as a reminder. So that I can remember that I’m ‘good enough’ in the school holidays. That being together, whatever we are doing is ‘good enough’. Heck it’s the bees knees. And stuff that magical memories are made if.


Do you ever get the school holiday wibble wobbles? Yup? Then these should help.



Quotes to remind you that you are good enough in the school holidays




Quotes to remind you that you are good enough


Quotes to remind you that you are good enough


Quotes to remind you that you are good enough


Quotes to remind you that you are good enough


Quotes to remind you that you are good enough


Quotes to remind you that you are good enough



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What do you think?

Do you have a favourite quote which reminds you that you are good enough?



35 responses to “Quotes to remind you that you are ‘good enough’ in the school holidays”

  1. I love these quotes, especially the one about the best gift you can give your child. I also struggle with mom guilt and wondering if I’m doing enough, but I think the main thing is all the time we spend with them, and not what we’re doing in that time. xx #DreamTeam

  2. Chloe says:

    Hi, you certainly had a fun packed few weeks, I guess it’s all a bit a of a balancing act and sometimes been a bit lazy is just what everyone needs and looks forward to it. I’m loving the quotes especially ‘you are good enough’ #dreamteam

  3. Sounds like you all had a great school holiday! Better than good enough #DreamTeam

  4. I love and need a strong quote when I am at my worst. Such a positive read #dreamteam

  5. Nige says:

    Sounds like a fab holiday great quotes thanks for hosting #dreamteam

  6. Soffy says:

    These are such great quotes. I especially like ‘you are good enough’ try to remind myself that everyday #DreamTeam

  7. Kate says:

    Powerful quotes. I used to find school holidays so challenging but now I home educate so it is more of a long drawn out stress so less pressure in some ways and more in others. I do love a good quote. #DreamTeam

  8. Love a good quote #DreamTeam

  9. Sophie says:

    Looks like you had a fun filled hollibobs Annette! Love that Winnie-the-Pooh quote..use it often. #dreamteam

  10. I think we need to stop comparing ourselves and just live our life. Do what is best for you and your family at any given time. Everyone else can pound sand! #dreamteam

  11. Tubbs says:

    I love the Winnie the Pooh quote. It’s one of my favourites 🙂

  12. Clare says:

    I love this post, we all have so many wobbles. Dr Seuss has written some awesome quotes #dreamteam

  13. Love all these quotes. My favourite is “If you never did you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.” I am kind of an introvert personality-wise so this quote is a good motivation for me to try to step out of my comfort zone. #DreamTeam

  14. I love ‘the best gift you can give them is you’ that’s a cracker. Our time and attention is often forgotten.

  15. Whenever I get to the end of the day and wonder if it’s been fun or we’ve done enough, I always try to remember how many times my daughter has laughed. It’s almost always loads of times so I feel like a bit of a better Mum 🙂 #DreamTeam

  16. Kayleigh says:

    Oh I love these quotes! The holidays weren’t so bad for us but they were pretty quiet. I however, felt nice and relaxed! #DreamTeam

  17. I think it’s true that we scroll Insta in the holidays and put ourselves under all kinds of pressure to fill each day with adventures, but as your quote says, time together is just good enough. Thanks for hosting #DreamTeam xx

  18. Annette, I’m surprised to see that such an excellent mother as you questions herself! I don’t think children need to have every minute of a school holiday filled. A fair bit of down time that gives them time to think, to process things, to quietly read (or look at) books, to entertain themselves, will be good for them. I think they need a break from the barrage of entertainment and overstimulation that is so constant now. #DreamTeam

  19. Nita says:

    The last quote sounds like my everyday! I might stress about it sometimes, but at the end, I’m happy I have this mess in my life! #DreamTeam

  20. What a wonderful holiday time you all and they are some wonderful quotes #dreamream

  21. All great quotes and it sound like you had a fantastic holiday. I love: The best gift you can give them is you! So true. Thank you for hosting #dreamteam

  22. Chloe Wood says:

    I found the school holidays really tough – felt like I was letting them down so much! Wish I’d seen this post sooner! #DreamTeam

  23. Julie Downes says:

    Sounds like you had a great Easter holiday with lots of things to do. Love the Dr Suess quote. As we had builders at home over Easter we were out every day and my daughter was flagging by the Friday but we had a nice lazy weekend before the return to school yesterday. #DreamTeam

  24. RawMum says:

    I love the jobs vs adventures quote. ❤️ Really lovely post. Worth remembering that we are enough. #dreamteam

  25. Louise says:

    I love the “jobs fill your pockets” quote. I love to adventure with my monkeys they can really make me feel alive again. #DreamTeam

  26. Some great quotes and something we need to remember all the time. Looks like you had great fun over the holidays #dreamteam xx

  27. I love these quotes. I think its really easy to compare yourself with others and worry that you haven’t done enough with your kids over the holidays. The thing is, my kids had the most fun playing in the back garden on their swing and trampoline! #dreamteam

  28. Kirsty says:

    I love these. Anything from Winnie the Pooh has my vote and I really like the one about giving them you. This is something I must try to remember more often as I am so frequently doing several things at once and only half playing play dough… #dreamteam

  29. Laura Dove says:

    I love Dr Seuss quotes, they get me through some hard days! Lovely quotes, but thank god the holidays are over! #dreamteam

  30. Jacqui says:

    These are great reminders!!! Look like a fab holiday! #dreamteam

  31. Some great quotes – I also like this one “small progress is still progress” #dreamteam

  32. It must be strange for children to go from the regimented day at school to the holidays when you expect them to want some down time but they want structure and activities #dreamteam

  33. Helena says:

    We’ve yet to school our girls so instead of worrying about just the school holidays I worry all the time! #DreamTeam

  34. Crummy Mummy says:

    I survived mainly on wine – wine & chocolate! #DreamTeam

  35. Wendy says:

    I definitely get this feeling of am I doing enough/too much over the holidays too! Stupid Mum guilt! It sounds like you really found a balance over the Easter holidays and, looking back, I don’t think I did too badly for my boy either. Lovely quotes xx #dreamteam

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