A Compilation of Mom Quotes to Inspire You on Tough Days

It's true that motherhood comes with a draining lack of sleep, sick days, and off days. However, it remains the most wonderful and rewarding job for any woman.
Whether you’re a mom looking for motivation to keep being a rock for your children to lean on or you’re here to revive your love for your mommy, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some honest and inspiring mom quotes capturing the beauty of mothering and conveying the perks that come with this full-time job!

Motherhood Through the Eyes of Moms

We’ve asked a group of mamas about their experiences with motherhood and what they cherish the most about it. Here’s what they said:

Teaching Love and Kindness

“Don't panic, just give it to mommy. She can fix everything,” my son comforted his younger brother after his Superman suit got ripped. Hearing this, I recalled my own childhood, when I also thought my father “could repair anything!” (to be honest, I still do). Parenting is the most essential role you can ever play in another person's life. Nothing makes me happier than knowing that my husband and I are teaching our children invaluable lessons in empowerment, love, humanity, and compassion, just by living authentic and purposeful lives.”

Bonding with My Munchkin

“It's natural to think of changing diapers as a nuisance, but I like to view it as an opportunity to bond with my little baby. I enjoy tickling my son's tummy and singing crazy songs while I'm changing his diaper. You just don't get many chances to be as close to them during the day and share eye contact, particularly with a screaming, squirming toddler. So, if you can leave them distracted (and entertained) for a while, then diaper changing is the opportunity you're looking for. It's a special kind of connection when you clean up your little one, leaving them happy, grateful, and comfy!”

Experiencing Every Sentiment

"What else can possibly bring us the joy and anguish that come with mothering? I can't even imagine having to live life without experiencing this wide range of emotions. There are beautiful days when it feels like my cup is overflowing. On other days, however, I just want to disappear and reconsider every decision I've made in my life. Feeling everything, the pleasant and the unpleasant, gives my life real meaning. Mothering is about walking around with all your nerve endings naked and raw. It's one serious challenge for every woman."

Enjoying Each Other's Company

“Since my children are all different ages, we tend to always have a little bit of everything going on! When they were younger, I tried to come up with activities that I could repeat a million times and not get bored. I once tossed away all the "cherries" for Hi Ho Cherry-o in secret ("Oh, hey, look, the pieces are missing!") Now I enjoy playing games with them, especially board games, and riddles. For them, they now believe 'they' are playing with 'me,' not the other way around. (Ahem, embarrassing, but I'll take it!) I love it when I ask, "Who's up for this game?" and they're all gathered in a heartbeat.”

Shaping My Baby's Mind

“Despite the never-ending challenges and lessons, I truly love being a mother. It's a miracle to be able to help mold a tiny mind and allow him to blossom. As an African-American mother, I also get to instill self-respect and self-love in my daughter from a young age. My Alyssa knows from the moment she was born how valuable she is to our family and that she has an important place in the world. Every choice I get to make, from the healthy foods I feed her to the museums we visit—like the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History—is meant to give her the best start in life. It's a lovely thing.”

There's Never a Dull Moment When Kids Are Around

“The super amusing things kids spontaneously think about are my absolute favorite part about being a mom. Like when my 6-year-old asked, “Why are they called waiters when it’s always us who wait?” Every day with them is a whole new comedy show!”

Kids Just Being Kids

“It's priceless to simply watch them being kids and live through all those early moments when they first learn how to do stuff on their own!”

Their Joy Is My Medicine

“Their giggles, their success, their little accomplishments, their smiles! Even if I had a terrible day, as soon as I get home and get to listen to my little ones talking about their days or overhear their giggles while playing or watching a movie, voilà; my problems are fixed and my heart is full!”

They Give Life a Whole New Meaning

“I was 29 when I had my first kid, so I certainly had a busy life before becoming a mom, but I can't recall what it was like! Motherhood has been such a life-changing journey. I used to always look for a purpose in my life, and I found it in being a mommy. I love it, and I know I give it my all!”
“It doesn't mean I never mess up, though. Every day, I put money into my children's "savings for therapy to fix my parenting screw-ups" account. But I'm learning every day to be a better mommy for my kids, and I'm so honored to be their mom.”

Sharing Precious Moments

“I love being a mommy because of the giggles, tight hugs, and radiant smiles. When my children are happy, I am as well. Every day, their new words and discoveries amaze me. They've taught me to be more caring, patient, and loving. Because of them, I appreciate every single moment we spend together as a family.”

Rising Above Any Difficulty

“I've learned to rise above any obstacle that comes my way. Motherhood allows me to always stay youthful, throwing off my shoes and letting my hair down while basking in unending love. Motherhood is everything to me: my passion, my joy, my crowning achievement, and my whole life.”

Having a Reason to Keep Going

“As a single mom, I’ve felt like giving up many times, but they always push me to carry on. Just seeing their smiling faces as soon as I wake up gives me the motivation to go another day. My children are grown-ups now. They are compassionate, generous, and reliable people. And they all love God just as I've taught them to love and rely on Him.”

Sharing Our Cultural Heritage

“I'm an Afro-Latina married to an English man and a mommy to three multiracial, multicultural, and multilingual kids whom we call our "tiny global citizens." One of the most rewarding aspects about being their mama is intentionally passing on our rich heritage and culture to our kids through family stories, games, books, music, fashion, and food.”

Feeling Humbled

“The joys of motherhood for me include: continuously feeling humbled—nothing like your kids' antics getting you grounded again. You finish a day feeling like a superwoman, having achieved so much at work, then your kids remind you that you're basically just another person they could ask to wipe their butt... But then, there are the times when my kiddos actually finish their meal and ask for more of the food I prepared! (And it's not just French fries! #momwin) Last but not least, it warms my heart like nothing else to see each kid's unique personality shine through. What a blessing it is to watch them grow.”

Reveling in Their Evolution

“I must admit that my favorite part about motherhood is bedtime. Anyone who tells you otherwise is straight-out lying. It's also wonderful to watch children grow into compassionate, kind, responsible people who can think for themselves and make decisions. Like filling up their growth tank, bit by bit. You don't notice progress until they're suddenly all grown, fully functioning adults. But it's well worth it!”

Seeing the World Through Their Eyes

“Mom life is not only endless schedules, feedings, and diaper changing. There are plenty of things I enjoy about being a mommy, but the moment my 11-month-old daughter turned to me and said, "Mama!" struck me dumb. One thing I absolutely love doing with her is rolling around on the floor and having her fall about the place laughing. I love pausing to take in the world through the eyes of my girl. Earlier today, we were walking outside, just touching and playing with flowers because she loves the feel of them.”

What the World Thinks of Moms

Mothers are honored in music, literature, and all sorts of entertainment media. You may be familiar with some of these quotes:
  • “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” - Abraham Lincoln
  • “Mothers are a special gift sent from God above. They bless us with their nurturing and fill us with their love.” - Mothers Are a Special Gift by Faye Diane Kilday
  • “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” - Maya Angelou
  • “I need you, I need you here, I need you now. I cannot do this alone. I need my Mommy, and dammit, I don't care who knows it.” - Gilmore Girls
  • “A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” - Cardinal Mermillod
  • “For the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.” - What Rules the World by W. R. Wallace
  • “...The angels, whispering to one another, can find, among their burning terms of love, none so devotional as that of Mother…” - To My Mother by Edgar Allan Poe
  • “One is a mother in order to love without beginning or end.” - So Long a Letter by Mariama Bâ
  • “There ought to be a hall of fame for mamas, creation's most unique and precious pearls.” - The Hand That Rocks the Cradle by Theodore Harris
  • “He didn't realize that love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves its own mark.” - J.K. Rowling

Remind Mom that You Appreciate Her

Whether you use one of these quotes in a Mother's Day speech, copy some on sticky notes and scatter them around her house for a sentimental surprise, or add them to a greeting card crafted with love, one thing is always certain; she will appreciate it!
  • “I could spend an eternity with my mother and still not be able to express how much I adore her.”
  • “My greatest regret is not hugging you more when I could. Sending you tight hugs from across the miles!”
  • “Mommy, knowing you are always rooting for me warms my heart. I'm truly honored by your love and support.”
  • “Mom, you are dearer to me than all the world's treasure.”
  • “Mom, I value every single moment we spend together. These are the memories I cherish the most.”
  • “Ain't no crown big enough to show everyone how much you really mean to me, mom.”
  • “The best feeling in the world is being wrapped in your mom's arms.”
  • “I'm overflowing with love every time I see you, mom!”
  • “No one loves their mother as I love you, mommy!”
  • “Call me weird, but I'd be thrilled if someone told me I'd end up looking exactly like you. Mom, I adore you in every way!”
  • “I couldn't have asked for a more loving mom. Thank you for everything!”
  • “I adore you, mom, more than all the icing on a cupcake!”
  • “It warms my heart to just hear your voice, mom. You're my biggest blessing!”


We hope this compilation of heartfelt mom quotes inspires mamas to carry on with pride and to always be grateful for the precious gift that is motherhood!
And for you, loving kids, don’t hesitate to dedicate some of your time to making your mama's day! She enjoys being remembered and celebrated. Cheers to all moms—the superheroines of this world!