Best Motherhood Quotes

BestMotherhoodQuotesInspired by other mothers, I am always on the lookout for affirmations and confirmations.  These are my favourites, collected from my parenting books, Pinterest, friends, and good ‘ole Google.  Enjoy.

“(24/7) once you sign on to be a mother, that’s the only shift they offer.” – Jodi PicoultMy Sister’s Keeper

“My mom is a neverending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being. I may sometimes forget the words but I always remember the tune.” – Graycie Harmon

“If it is draining, complicated and depletes you, let it go.  Do it quickly and without hesitation.” – Mia Redrick, 365 Daily Strategies

“A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.” – Peter De Vries

“Taking care of yourself will make you a better mother.” – Mia Redrick, 365 Daily Strategies

“Being a mommy does not mean you can’t dress up and turn some heads now and again.” – Melissa Fiendell, No Mom Jeans

“You have to get out of the house.” –Melissa Fiendell, No Mom Jeans

“No one told me motherhood was going to feel so elastic.  The daily tugging and releasing seems to be gathering speed.” – Yuliana Min Kim-Grant, Three-Ring Circus

“Make peace with your choices.” –Trisha Ashworth and Amy Nobile, I Was A Really Good Mom, Before I Had Kids

“Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.” -Lisa Alther

“Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is…and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.” – Donna BallAt Home on Ladybug Farm

“But kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run.” – Barbara Kingsolver, Pigs In Heaven

“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” – Milton Berle

“Promise yourself today you will incorporate YOU into your life” – Mia Redrick, Time for MOMme

“She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn’t take them along.” –Margaret Culkin Banning

“What price we pay for the glory of motherhood.” – Isadora Duncan

“You’re going to make mistakes. The only unforgivable one is failing to forgive yourself for them.” – Deborah Skolnik

“Sometimes when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood – finding a piece of yourself separate and apart that all the same you could not live without.” ― Jodi Picoult, Perfect Match

“There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.”  – Jill Churchill

“You + momhood = awesome” – Meagan Francis, The Happiest Mom

“Most moms are like you: doing their best to raise their kids.” – Maegan Francis, the Happiest Mom

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” –Robert Browning 

“The hours are long, the years are short.” – unknown  (Thank you @breebop on Twitter)

“…it is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” – Elizabeth Stone (Thank you @jeerst on Twitter)

“Breasts are a scandal because they shatter the border between motherhood and sexuality.” – Iris Marion Young

Do you have a favourite quote about motherhood?  Share it with us in the comments below!






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