"I can handle this" You probably don't like it when your daughter cries for three hours, but you can tolerate it -- and almost any stressful episode.
"Surrender to the goat" When the 14th trip to see the goat at the zoo or the 29th reading of Goodnight Moon makes you feel like you're losing your mind, try to relax in the predictability of certain tasks of momdom.
"I'm not Buddha" Accept that there will be days when you're going to feel angry or frustrated and you won't respond to your child in the ideal way. Instead of beating yourself up, just muddle through and move on.
"This feeling is temporary" When you're consumed by guilt, say this to remember that your emotions are constantly shifting. There's no need to get locked into a negative feeling that's bound to change. Chances are you'll feel joyful and happy before too long.