40+ Best Mama Quotes for Encouragement and Inspiration
These mama quotes are the perfect words to share the ups and downs of motherhood. Whether you need inspiration or encouragement this list has got you covered.
There is nothing else like it in the world.
It’s miraculous, messy and emotional….all at the same time!
As modern mothers, it’s easy to feel like we are alone on this journey.
But no matter where you are at, I can guarantee you there is another mama out there going through the exact same experiences and emotions with you.
Today I am sharing some popular quotes and saying about motherhood to provide encouragement, inspiration and even a good laugh on those tough days.
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
“Every good mama struggles, they just don’t give up.”
“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
“There are many things in life I have taken for granted, but the opportunity and ability to be a mama will never be one of them.”
“I will be your biggest fan. I will be your protector. I will always defend you. I will be your teacher. I will be your friend. I will be your confidant. I will always be proud of you. I will love you unconditionally, because forever and always I will be your mama.”
Motivational Quotes for Moms
“To the mamas who are having hard days….a bad day doesn’t make you a bad mom.”
“Being a mama can be tough, but always remember in the eyes of your child, no one does it better than you.”
“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
“A happy home starts with a happy mom.”
“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
“As a mama I’m not perfect. I make mistakes. I forget things. I lose my cool. And somedays I go a little crazy. But, it’s okay because in the end, no one could ever love my child the way I do.”
“My child may not have everything they want in life, but they have a mama that loves them more than anything in the world.”
“It’s ok to have strengths and weaknesses as a mama. Some mamas play games, others listen well, some cook with love, and others are great encouragers. We don’t have to be everything, every day to our kids. We just need to show up and love them hard.”
“Kids don’t need a perfect mama. They need a happy one.”
“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.”
“You’re a good mom. You’re just having a bad day.”
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
“You is tired. You is in leggings. You is drinking cold coffee. You is a mama.”
“Sometimes when 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.”
“Being a mama has made me so happy. And so tired.” – Tina Fey
“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.”
“If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.”
“Behind every great child is a mama who’s sure she’s screwing it all up.”
“Mamas don’t sleep. They just worry with their eyes closed.”
Quotes for Expecting Moms
“Having a baby fills a place in your heart you never knew was empty.”
“Being a mama 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.”
There you have it! The best mama quotes for those moments when you need a little encouragement and to know that others are feeling the exact same way.
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