One of my favorite, or rather, most often used mantra is, "It is just a mess, we can clean it up." I have found this simple phrase immensely helpful, especially when I am trying to stay out of the way of my children's exploring and playing. I try to keep the messages short and easy, yet specific to the need at hand.
If you have a favorite mantra you have created in the midst of fertility, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, or parenting challenges and would like to share, send it my way and I will post it. I also, be assured, have many more to share.
Life is messy, messy can be beautiful, and all messes can be cleaned up, if needed.
It is just a mess, we can clean it up.