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Inspiring Quotes for Moms to Kick the Week Off

These Quotes for Moms Will Giver Her the Boost She Needs


Mother’s Day is less than a week away. While moms should be celebrated year-round, why not kick the special mom in your life’s week off with words that will give her that boost she needs to get through the next handful of days. Momming isn’t always (or ever) easy. There are a lot of unexpected challenges. From dealing with difficult behaviors to the unavoidable sleep deprivation that goes along with parenting–at times it can feel as if you have the world on your shoulders. The following are inspiring quotes that will remind our beloved moms why the parenting journey, motherhood their your role in it is so important. And why we love and appreciate them so much!


16 Inspirational, Feminist Quotes for Moms

1. “I want them to see a mother who loves them dearly, who invests in them, but who also invests in herself. It’s just as much about letting them know as young women that it is okay to put yourself a little higher on your priority list.” ~Michelle Obama

2. “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

3. “Give your daughters difficult names. Give your daughters names that command the full use of the tongue. My name makes you want to tell me the truth. My name doesn’t allow me to trust anyone that cannot pronounce it right.”~Warsan Shire

4. “Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” ~ Oprah

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5. “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” ~Jill Churchill

6. “Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.” ~Meryl Streep

7. “Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.”   ~Barbara Kingsolver

8. “[My mother] had handed down respect for the possibilities—and the will to grasp them.” – Alice Walker

9. “Birth takes a woman’s deepest fears about herself and show her that she is stronger than them.” – Unknown

10. “I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” – Oprah

11. “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” – Sophia Loren

12. “This is how memories are made… by going with the flow.” ~Amanda Bynes

13. “We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” – Laura Stavoe Harm

14. “Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown. In my heart, it don’t mean a thing.” – Toni Morrison

15. “For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.” ~Lily Tomlin

16. “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

17. “Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary – it’s an act of infinite optimism.” —Gilda Radner

18. “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” —Princess Diana

19. “We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” —Laura Stavoe Harm

20. “It’s not easy being a mother. If it were, fathers would do it.” —The Golden Girls

Take a moment to reflect on these quotes for moms when parenting seems the most difficult. You are a true warrior, shero, badass in the small eyes looking to you for guidance, as well as all those around you.


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