When you become a mother, it’s easy to lose yourself in this very important role.
Sometimes you feel like the entire world is on your shoulders and that no one else could possibly understand the joy you experience and the burdens you bear.
The truth is, the experience of motherhood is universal! For every happy moment you experience and for every pang of guilt you feel, there are mothers around the world experiencing the exact same thing.
Don’t believe me? Here are some motherhood quotes I know that you can totally relate to:
24 Motherhood Quotes
“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
“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.” – Linda Wooten
“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” – Barbara Kingsolver
“The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.” – Jane Sellman
“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
“I think every working mom probably feels the same thing: You go through big chunks of time where you’re just thinking, ‘This is impossible – oh, this is impossible’. And then you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible.” – Tina Fey
“There’s no bitch on earth like a mother frightened for her kids.” – Stephen King
“In a child’s eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe.” – N.K. Jemisin
“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
“Motherhood is a choice you make every day, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is…and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.” – Donna Ball
“Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs since the payment is pure love.” – Mildred B. Vermont
“There is no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill
“A mother’s love is everything. It is what brings a child into this world. It is what molds their entire being. When a mother sees her child in danger, she is literally capable of anything. Mothers have lifted cars off of their children and destroyed entire dynasties. A mother’s love is the strongest energy known to man.” – Jamie McGuire
“A mother is clothed with strength and dignity, laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks her words are wise and she gives instructions with kindness.” – Proverbs
“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there. ” – Robert Browning
“We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” – Laura Stavoe Harm
“It’s not easy being a mother. If it were, fathers would do it.” – The Golden Girls
“I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then, I want to move in with them.” – Phyllis Diller
“Any mother could do the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease” – Lisa Alther
“If evolution really works, how come mothers have only two hands?” – Milton Berle
“There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.” – Chinese Proverb
“The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.” – Jessica Lange
“All those cliches, those things you hear about having a baby and motherhood – all of them are true. And all of them are the most beautiful things you will ever experience.” – Penelope Cruz
“As it stands, motherhood is a sort of wilderness through which each woman hacks her way, part martyr, part pioneer; a turn of events from which some women derive feelings of heroism, while others experience a sense of exile from the world they knew.” – Rachel Cusk
What is Your Favorite Motherhood Quote?
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