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Quotes on Motherhood

15 Quotes to Inspire Every Mom


After a day of dirty diapers, spilled milk, and a lot of laundry, some moms may find themselves struggling to stay sane. During that time, we may think about a funny line from a movie or even wise words from our own mothers to get us through. Here are some of the best quotes that sum up motherhood and get us through those difficult days. Some quotes are sweet, some are funny, and all have the unmistakable ring of truth about life as a mom.

"Making the decision to have a child — it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body." — Elizabeth Stone

"Cleaning the house while the children are home is like shoveling while it's still snowing." — Erma Bombeck

"There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one." — Jill Churchill

"The phrase 'working mother' is redundant." — Jane Sellman

"A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's." — Diana, Princess of Wales

"Insanity is hereditary. You get it from your children." — 
Sam Levenson

"Motherhood is an experiment in how long your body can function without adequate sleep or nourishment and fueled only on adrenaline, caffeine, and baby smiles." — Unknown

"If you've never been hated by your child, you've never been a parent." — Bette Davis

"A mother always has to think twice: once for herself and once for her child." — 
Sophia Loren

"Having kids is kind of like living in a frat house. Everything is sticky, and you're not quite sure why." — Unknown

"A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary." — Dorothy Canfield Fisher

"A mother is a person who, when seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie." — Tenneva Jordan

"Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn't know you had and dealing with fears you didn't know existed." — Linda Wooten

"Remember that behind every successful woman is a basket of dirty laundry." — 
Unknown

"It's not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it." — Dorothy, The Golden Girls

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