Keep Calm and Carry On

Is it just me, or does motherhood have some major ups and downs?
OK, so maybe it is just life in general. On a daily basis, I find myself on different extremes: "I can totally do this! I love being a mom! My kids are so fantastic!" then the next minute: "how does anyone do this? how am I going to get through today sane? I don't know if I have any ounce of patience in my body!" I find myself getting overwhelmed with just the idea of what I need to accomplish or would like to accomplish....and that is just the idea, not the reality! Oh! How I need a course on time management! I'm desperate for it!
This poster might just help with a settle reminder each day. I'm always a sucker for "historical" things too.


The Keep Calm and Carry On poster has a fascinating British history. In 1939, in anticipation of the Germans attacking England, the British Ministry of Information commissioned Keep Calm and Carry On posters to help the population deal with their fears. Although 2.5 Million Keep Calm and Carry On posters were printed, the Keep Calm and Carry On poster was never actually issued and only a handful of Keep Calm and Carry On posters ever went into circulation.

Things changed in 2000, when British booksellers unearthed an original Keep Calm and Carry On poster in a box of books. The original artist is unknown, but they started reproducing the poster and now the British can’t seem to get enough of the poster print.

These prints can now be found everywhere in Great Britain, from homes to pubs to government offices. It is quickly proving to be popular Stateside with its wisdom for all seasons and situations.

There are quite a few stores on Etsy that have these posters. I think that here and here have a good selection.

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