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Mom Illustrates Her Parenting Struggles In Cartoons

Mom Illustrates Her Parenting Struggles In Cartoons

Katie Kirby, a 35-year-old British Mom of two, nails her daily parenting struggles in cartoons. She started a blog 3 years ago to keep herself busy and fulfilled. 

“I get a lot of messages and emails from people saying that they had a bad day, but after reading my blog they were able to laugh about it and feel relieved others were going through the same too,” she said. “People shouldn’t feel like they are a rubbish parent just because they had to drag their kid kicking and screaming out of Tesco’s. It happens to the best of us!”

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                                                                                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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