23 Motherhood Quotes

Be inspired and encouraged by these motherhood quotes. Becoming a mother is something that we may think we are prepared for but most times motherhood is full of surprises and our expectations change over time. But motherhood is one of the most rewarding experiences that a women can have. Share these motherhood quotes with the new Moms in your life.


  1. Motherhood is more awesome than I ever thought it could be and harder than I ever would have imagined.
    Sarah Williams, Cupcakes On A Tuesday
    Mother Quotes



  2. You are your child’s greatest expert. In the past, you may have been silenced by the naysayers and the so-called experts. You may have doubted yourself when questioned by family and friends. But motherhood is yours to be reclaimed once again.
    Ainsley Arment, The Call of the Wild and Free
    Inspirational Quotes



  3. But motherhood is so much more, than all those busy times.
    There is hidden gems among the grime, you have to read between the lines.
    Julie Hebert, Supermom
    Mothers Day Poems



  4. With motherhood comes a love that you never knew could be so strong.
    Catherine Pulsifer
    Mothers Love Quotes



  5. There is so much that I want to love about the time spent with our children at bedtime. But all too often crazy antics, tiredness, lack of time (and tbh patience) get in the way.
    Sally Russell, Happy Little Activities
    Time



  6. And that’s the thing about motherhood – there are as many ways to be a mother as there are women, and there is no one right way to do any of it. It’s just that when you are surrounded by all those ‘how-to’ books it’s easy to get confused and think that they are right, and you are wrong.
    Cathy Kelly, Things I wish I had known
    Words of Encouragement for Women



  7. Being aware of the dangers of passing your inner critic on to your child will give you an extra insentive to be mindful of it.
    Phillipa Perry, The book you wish your parents had read
    Mindfulness



  8. When you plan to take time-off at work, you schedule it ahead of time, plan for it, and then take it when the time comes (pretty much no matter what). The same goes for your breaks from mothering.
    Linda Kastiel Kozlowski, Motherhood, Inc
    Take A Break



  9. Probably the most destructive thing we’ve been taught is that life is born of a series of circumstances served up to us on this gigantic platter called Pot Luck, or Fate, starting always with the parents we were born to and the environment in which we grew up.
    Lynn Grabhorn, Excuse me, your life is waiting
    Fate



  10. When we fail to examine our objectives, we’re left by default with practices that are intended solely to get kids to do what they’re told. That means we’re focusing only on what’s most convenient for us, not on what they need.
    Alfie Kohn, Unconditional parenting
    Failure



  11. Too much stuff and too many choices. If we’re overwhelmed as adults, imagine how our children feel! Whichever came first—too many choices or too much stuff—the end result of both is not happiness.
    Kim John Payne; Lisa M. Ross, Simplicity parenting
    Choices



  12. I fear especially for our young people as they become increasingly drawn into the world of technology and social media. The toxic cocktail of both, combined with an obsession with self-esteem and rating, is poisoning the lives of children and us adults, too.
    Harry Barry, Self–Acceptance
    Teenager



  13. A miracle is really the only way to describe motherhood and giving birth.
    Jennie Finch
    Miracle



  14. Trying to protect your child from all mistakes is detrimental to learning resilience and developing a sense of capability. Both you and your child will make many mistakes along the way, but they needn’t cause irreparable damage if you’re willing to learn from them together.
    Jane Nelsen, Positive discipline - the first 3 years
    Mistakes



  15. Encouragement celebrates effort and improvement, not just success, and helps children develop confidence in their own abilities
    Jane Nelsen, Positive discipline for pre-schoolers
    Confidence



  16. Effective parenting means equipping children to succeed in a challenging and difficult world. Offering emotional support and helping them brainstorm for solutions is much different from overprotecting and/or rescuing.
    Jane Nelsen , Positive parenting for today's busy parent
    Children



  17. Motherhood is full of seasons and as many of the seasoned moms said, 'This too shall pass.'
    Jennifer Roskamp, A Realistic Action Plan For the Weary Mom
    Hardship



  18. Ultimately we all have the same goal – to bring up a generation of children who are confident, happy and loved – so let’s not bash the people doing their hardest to achieve that.
    Giovanna Fletcher, Happy Mum, Happy Baby
    Goals



  19. Before I became a mum I was sold this amazing vision of motherhood, but of course life isn’t the way it is depicted in magazines, on Instagram or in the ads you see on TV of mums dressed in white skinny jeans feeding their baby carrot purée (never a practical combination).
    Gemma Bray, The Organised Mum Method
    Life Quotes



  20. As a woman there are very few things in your life that, if they happen or they don’t happen, profoundly shape and color your adulthood. I believe that first among these “few things" is the staking out your territory and relationship to “motherhood."
    Vanita Vandan Singh, Motherhood Notes.
    Relationship



  21. So, Mumma, you need to put yourself first because like I just said, if you don’t look after you, then who will look after your baby?
    Courtney Lorking, Love Yourself First, Mumma
    Love Yourself



  22. ...I have never seen motherhood and running as mutually exclusive. In fact, I've become more athletic since having kids.
    Dimity McDowell, Run Like a Mother
    Running



  23. You will go to the world’s end to make sure that the newborn is healthy and you will protect him or her at any cost. You will have an unbreakable bond with the baby and will make sure that the baby gets a wonderful beginning to his or her life.
    Mommy's Angels, Pregnancy Guide for First Time Moms
    Baby


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