60 Uplifting Quotes About Being a Mom

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Being a “good” mom is not always easy. In fact, there are many, many days where we struggle and ask ourselves “Am I good enough?” and “Am I doing this whole mom thing right?”

But through it all, we know that it’s worth every doubt, every moment of insecurity. When it comes to being a mom, quotes can help us feel relief, inspiration, and the motivation to keep going through hard times.

Quotes about being a mom are special because they remind us that we aren’t alone. Billions of women throughout history have had many of the same experiences we’re going through right now.

We hope you enjoy this list of 60 quotes for moms. And remember, you are a strong and capable mom. You can take everything life throws at you.

60 Uplifting Quotes About Being a Mom

Inspiring Being a Mom Quotes

I like to think of motherhood as a great big adventure. You set off on a journey, you don’t really know how to navigate things, and you don’t exactly know where you’re going or how you’re going to get there.

Cynthia Rowley

A miracle is really the only way to describe motherhood and giving birth. It’s unbelievable how God has made us women and babies to endure and be able to do so much. A miracle, indeed. Such an incredible blessing.

Jennie Finch

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.

Laura Stavoe Harm

Birth takes a woman’s deepest fears about herself and show her that she is stronger than them.


Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.

Tina Fey

A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.


There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.

Jill Churchill
perfect mom quote

Just as there is no warning for childbirth, there is no preparation for the sight of a first child. There should be a song for women to sing at this moment, or a prayer to recite. But perhaps there is none because there are no words strong enough to name that moment.

Anita Diamant

I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.


Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary—it’s an act of infinite optimism.

Gilda Radner

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.

Elizabeth Stone

The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.

Jessica Lange

There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation.

Pamela S. Nadav

A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin.

Amy Tan

You never understand life until it grows inside of you.

Sandra C. Kassis

I begin to love this little creature, and to anticipate his birth as a fresh twist to a know which I do not wish to unite.

Mary Wollstonecraft

Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold and the body, a miracle of wisdom.

Harriette Hartigan

To all mothers in every circumstance, including those who struggle, I say, ‘Be peaceful. Believe in God and yourself. You are doing better than you think you are.

Jeffrey R. Holland

Love as powerful as your mother’s leaves its own mark…To have been loved so deeply… Will give us some protection forever.

J.K. Rowling

To a child’s ear, “mother” is magic in any language.

Arlene Benedict

A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.

Victor Hugo

A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.

Princess Diana

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.

Honore de Balzac

There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing.

Billy Sunday

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.

Sophia Loren

You’re always going to wonder if you’re doing things wrong, but that’s what it means to be a mom, to care so much about someone else that you just want to be as perfect as possible.

Naya Rivera

We are born of love; love is our mother.


My mom smiled at me. Her smile kind of hugged me.

R.J. Palacio

It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?

Mahatma Gandhi

Motherhood is… difficult and… rewarding.

Gloria Estefan

As motherhood is the greatest and most natural God-given gift for women for posterity, it would seem that the birth and rearing of children, in the way which to us seems most ideal, would be the most satisfying and the most rewarding career for a woman.

Rose Kennedy

A mother’s love endures through all.

Washington Irving

There is nothing as sincere as a mother’s kiss.

Saleem Sharma

I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.

Oprah Winfrey

There are so many times you will feel you have failed, but in the eyes, heart and mind of your child, you are supermom.

Stephanie Precourt

Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.

Cheryl Lacey Donovan

The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.

Elaine Heffner

Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.

Lin Yutang

The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.

Jodi Picoult

Mother—that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.

DeWitt Talmage

Satan has declared war on motherhood. He knows that those who rock the cradle can rock his earthly empire. And he knows that without righteous mothers loving and leading the next generation, the Kingdom of God will fail.

Sheri L. Dew

Motherhood is at its best when the tender chords of sympathy have been touched.

Paul P. Harris

A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.

Emily Dickinson

No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother’s love.

Edwin Chapin

Funny Quotes About Being a Mom

Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease.

Lisa Alther

The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.

Jane Sellman

Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown. In my heart it don’t mean a thing.

Toni Morrison

I know how to do anything—I’m a mom.

Roseanne Barr

The idea that motherhood is inherently somehow a threat to creativity is just absurd.

Zadie Smith

When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out.

Erma Bombeck

Did you know, when kids go to bed, you can hear yourself think again. I sound fabulous.

Paige Kellerman

Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears.

Kate Winslet

No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.

Florida Scott-Maxwell

Motherhood has relaxed me in many ways. You learn to deal with crisis. I’ve become a juggler, I suppose. It’s all a big circus, and nobody who knows me believes I can manage, but sometimes I do.

Jane Seymour

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.

Tenneva Jordan

God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.

Jewish Proverb

Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials

Meryl Streep

Each child is biologically required to have a mother. Fatherhood is a well-regarded theory, but motherhood is a fact.

P. J. O’Rourke

Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.


You’ve Got This, Mom

We hope these quotes lifted your spirits, made you laugh, and encouraged you. Life as a mom has days full of sunshine and days full of rain. But every day is special. None of us are perfect, but we try our best. And that, mom, is all anyone can ask of you.

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