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12 Quotes That Show The Truth About Being A Mom

12 Quotes That Show The Truth About Being A Mom

Is there anything better than feeling understood?

Feeling like there’s someone else out there who really get you. Really understand what it’s like to walk a mile in your shoes.

Sometimes when you’re a mom you wonder if anyone else on the planet feels the way you do.

These quotes let you know that you’re not alone.

Share them with all the moms you know, so they know they’re not alone either.

1. “Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease.” ~ Lisa Alther

air traffic controllers

    2. “It’d be cool if my kids could make something I actually want, like a bottle of win, out of macaroni and glue.” ~ Stephanie McMaster

    bottle of wine

      3. “The interesting things about being a mother is that everyone wants pets, but no one but me cleans the kitty litter.” ~ Meryl Streep

      Kitty litter

        4. “The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.” ~ Jane Sellman

        Working mother

          5. “Insanity is hereditary. You get it from your children.” ~ Sam Leveson

          Insanity

            6. “And remember that behind every successful woman is a basket of dirty laundry.” ~ anonymous

            behind success

              7. “You may learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” ~ Franklin P Adams

              patience

                8. “When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out.” ~ Erma Bombeck

                Wild and unruly

                  9. “People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.” ~ Leo Burke

                  sleep like a baby

                    10. “Did you know, when kids go to bed, you can hear yourself think again. I sound fabulous.” ~ Paige Kellerman

                    Think

                      11. “Everybody wants to save the earth; nobody wants to help Mom with the dishes.” ~ P. J. O’Rourke

                      save the earth

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

                        Perfect mother

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                          Published on April 9, 2021

                          50 Single Mom Quotes On Staying Strong And Loving

                          50 Single Mom Quotes On Staying Strong And Loving

                          Being a mom is not easy. Being a single mom is even more challenging. Having children means you are on the job 24/7. Even while you are sleeping, you are still ready to wake at the slightest peep because that is what moms do.

                          Moms, especially single moms, need more people cheering them on. Your love and care matter to your kids. You are their superhero. I think single moms are superheroes, too.

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                          The quotes below are words of encouragement for all of the single moms out there. Keep up the great work! Your hard work will pay off. Someday, they will be grown up and living on their own. Your job will never truly be done as a mom, but you can pat yourself on the back today and every day for doing mom duty day in and day out.

                          Here are 50 single mom quotes to encourage all the single moms out there.

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                          1. “Being raised by a single mother, I learned to appreciate and value independent women.”—Kenny Conley
                          2. “As a single mum you’ll discover inner strengths and capabilities you never knew you had.”—Emma-Louise Smith
                          3. “One thing I know for sure – this motherhood thing is not for sissies.”—Jennifer Nettles
                          4. “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
                          5. “And one day she discovered that she was fierce and strong, and full of fire and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.”—Mark Anthony
                          6. “She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn’t take them along.”—Margaret Culkin Banning
                          7. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”—Alice Walker
                          8. “Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is.”—Anne Frank
                          9. “Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.”—Jennifer Lopez
                          10. “You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.”—Melissa Etheridge
                          11. “Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.”—Ricki Lake
                          12. “You don’t take a class; you’re thrown into motherhood and learn from experience.”—Jennie Finch
                          13. “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”—Oprah Winfrey
                          14. “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”—Charlotte Brontë
                          15. “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”—Nora Ephron
                          16. “When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.”—Diane Von Furstenberg
                          17. “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.”—Margaret Thatcher
                          18. “Women have discovered that they cannot rely on men’s chivalry to give them justice.”—Helen Keller
                          19. “Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.”—Sharon Jaynes
                          20. “Success, they taught me, is built on the foundation of courage, hard work, and individual responsibility. Despite what some would have us believe, success is not built on resentment and fears.”—Susana Martinez
                          21. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”—Maya Angelou
                          22. “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”—Ayn Rand
                          23. “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”—Rudyard Kipling
                          24. “The women whom I love and admire for their strength and grace did not get that way because stuff worked out. They got that way because stuff went wrong, and they handled it. They handled it in a thousand different ways on a thousand different days, but they handled it. Those women are my superheroes.”—Elizabeth Gilbert
                          25. “There will be so many times you feel like you failed. But in the eyes, ears, and mind of your child, you are a SUPER MOM.”—Stephanie Precourt
                          26. “Motherhood is the ultimate call to sacrifice.”—Wangechi Mutu
                          27. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”—Maya Angelou
                          28. “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.”—Princess Diana
                          29. “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.”—Jill Churchill
                          30. “There’s no doubt that motherhood is the best thing in my life. It’s all that really matters.”—Courtney Cox
                          31. “I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.”—Mitch Albom
                          32. “I have found being a mother has made me emotionally raw in many situations. Your heart is beating outside your body when you have a baby.”—Kate Beckinsale
                          33. “Single moms, you are a doctor, a teacher, a nurse, a maid, a cook, a referee, a heroine, a provider, a defender, a protector, a true Superwoman. Wear your cape proudly.”—Mandy Hale
                          34. “I’m not really single. I mean, I am, but I have a son. Being a single mother is different from being a single woman.”—Kate Hudson
                          35. “Being a single parent is twice the work, twice the stress, and twice the tears but also twice the hugs, twice the love, and twice the pride.”—Unknown
                          36. “For me, motherhood is learning about the strengths I didn’t know I had, and dealing with the fears I didn’t know existed.”—Halle Berry
                          37. “A single mom tries when things are hard. She never gives up. She believes in her family, even when things are tough. She knows that above all things… a mother’s love is more than enough.”—Denice Williams
                          38. “You do the best you can. Some days you feel really good about yourself and some days you don’t.”—Katie Holmes
                          39. “I would say to any single parent currently feeling the weight of stereotype or stigmatization that I am prouder of my years as a single mother than of any other part of my life.”JK Rowling
                          40. “Just because I am a single mother doesn’t mean I cannot be a success.”—Yvonne Kaloki
                          41. “I didn’t plan on being a single mom, but you have to deal with the cards you are dealt the best way you can.”—Tichina Arnold
                          42. “Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.”—Garrison Keillor
                          43. “A single mom tries when things are hard. She never gives up. She believes in her family, even when things are tough. She knows that above all things, a mother’s love is more than enough.”—Deniece Williams
                          44. “Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.”—Meryl Streep
                          45. “Having kids—the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings—is the biggest job anyone can embark on.”—Maria Shriver
                          46. “Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.”—Cheryl Lacey Donovan
                          47. “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
                          48. “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.”—Princess Diana
                          49. “The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.”—W.R. Wallace
                          50. “Being a mother is the greatest blessing and the hardest challenge in all of life.”—Dr. Magdalena Battles

                          Final Thoughts

                          Single moms are remarkable women. They are to be respected and honored for all that they do. If you know a single mom, then share this article with them. Tell them “you are doing a great job as a single mom.” They need our encouragement and support.

                          They may be parenting alone, but it is good to let them know that there are people in their life who care for them. We can all be there for the single moms out there. Even if it is just to say, “keep up the great work, you are an amazing woman!”

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                          If you are a single mom, keep up the good work! You are amazing, and your kids are lucky to have you!

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