Mommin' ain't easy and some days are harder than others. When you're in need of some quick inspiration on a particularly hectic day, or a pick-me-up as you face yet another mess, or some encouragement when you start to lose heart... these quotes are the perfect thing to read.
You've got this, mama.
As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her.
- Kristin Hannah
There's no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.
- Jill Churchill
The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the centre of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.
- Jessica Lange
A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.
- Agatha Christie
To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colours of a rainbow.
- Maya Angelou
Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.
- Gail Tsukiyama
Sometimes when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood - finding a piece of yourself separate and apart that all the same you could not live without.
- Jodi Picoult
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. - Honoré de Balzac
I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.
- Mitch Albom
The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.
Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.
- Robert Browning
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
- Rudyard Kipling
Birth takes a woman’s deepest fears about herself and show her that she is stronger than them.
Birth is the sudden opening of a window, through which you look out upon a stupendous prospect. For what has happened? A miracle. You have exchanged nothing for the possibility of everything.
– William Macneile Dixon
Having kids—the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings—is the biggest job anyone can embark on.
– Maria Shriver
Call your mother. Tell her you love her. Remember, you’re the only person who knows what her heart sounds like from the inside.
- Rachel Wolchin
[My mother] had handed down respect for the possibilities—and the will to grasp them.
– Alice Walker
Share your favourite motherhood quote in the comments! We're all in this together!