Whether you are looking for the perfect saying to include in a Mother’s Day card or you are in need of some inspiration to be the best mom you can be – we’ve got you covered. Today I am sharing powerful mama quotes that speak to the heart of motherhood.
Great Quotes about Mom-Life and Motherhood
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What I love so much about Pinterest is that it helps you to find things you didn’t even know you were looking for.
Here’s an example. The other night I hopped on to search for a cookie recipe and when I opened my feed I saw a quote about motherhood that spoke directly to my heart.
It was almost as if Pinterest had been watching me interact with my children throughout the day and knew exactly what I needed to hear to feel like I wasn’t a complete failure as a mom.
Over the years I have collected many quotes about motherhood in order to refer to when I need them for myself or to share with a friend.
Today I am sharing them with you!
Inspirational Mama Quotes
“God gave those little children to you, mama. No one else can mother them like you can. You may have your work cut out for you, but you’re the one cut out to accomplish it.” – Erin Odom
“I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” – Anna Quindler
“Being a mama isn’t a job, a hobby or a task. It’s a calling. A calling to love well. A calling to instruct hearts. A calling to be present.”
“In raising my children, I have lost my mind but found my soul.” – Lisa T. Shepherd
“I had no idea it would be this much. I had no idea I could handle it. I had no idea how beautiful it all actually is.” – Tyler Knott Gregson
Motivational Mama Quotes
“To the mamas who are having hard days….a bad day doesn’t make you a bad mom.”
“I’m not a good mom. I’m not a bad mom. I’m the mama I am and I try very hard, and when I fail, that’s ok.” – Kristen Bell
“The very fact that you worry about being a good mom means you already are one.” – Jodi Picoult
“You can be a mess and still be a good mama. We are allowed to be both.”
“Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.” – Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Mama Quotes for Mother’s Day
“You’re the mama everyone wishes they had.”
“A mom is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.”
“I love my mama as trees love water and sunshine. She helps me grow, prosper and reach great heights.”
“Mama – You are my: voice of reason, advice giver, hand holder, partner in crime, shopping buddy, broken heart healer, teacher, psychologist, doctor, cheerleader and my best friend.”
Mama Quotes for Expecting Moms
“Having a baby fills a place in your heart you never knew was empty.”
“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.” – Linda Wooten
“Hold them a little longer, rock them a little more, read them another story you’ve only read them four. Let them sleep on your shoulder, rejoice in their happy smile. They are only a little baby for such a little while.”
“I am your biggest fan. I am your protector. I will always defend you. I will get angry. I will get frustrated. I will be proud of you. I will be your confidant. I will love you unconditionally because forever and always I am your mama.”
Funny Mama Quotes
“I only let crazy mama out every once in a while. Just enough so that my kids are aware she still exists.” – The Funny Beaver
“Sometimes whine I open my mouth, my mama comes out.”
“You don’t realize how many people you dislike….until you have to name a baby.”
“I live in a madhouse run by a tiny army that I made myself.”
“Don’t be so hard on yourself. The mom in E.T. had an alien living in her house for days and didn’t notice.”
There you have it! The best mama quotes for those of you who are already mothers and those who are expecting. Do you have a favorite motherhood quote to share? Please post it in the comments below!