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Motherhood,  Parenting

10 Inspirational Quotes That Will Change The Way You Think About Motherhood

Looking for some inspirational quotes about motherhood? I’m a sucker for a good quote. But I read these types of lists so often that I find that I’m often reading the same quotes over and over. 

Here is a list of inspirational quotes about motherhood that you’ve seen before. How do I know? I wrote them! (Well, you may have seen some of them if you follow me on social media or have read some of my blog posts.) 

I hope these inspirational quotes truly change the way you think about motherhood, how you take care of yourself as a mom, and how you deal with the hard days. 

Quotes About Self-Care and Growth

1. “Being a mom is the best reason you’ll ever have to take care of YOU.  They need you to be strong. They need you to be healthy. They need you to be happy. They need you to be well. They need you to be balanced. You deserve the effort and so do they.“

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2. “Don’t your kids deserve a mom who is also a person becoming everything she was meant to be while she is raising them to be everything they were created to be?”

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3. “Being a mom has made me evaluate my life as a role model. Am I living in a way that I would be happy to see my children living? If I’m on my phone constantly, how would I feel if I saw them modeling that behavior as teenagers?

Am I rushing around, running myself ragged, and never resting or stopping to savor the moment? How will I feel if I see them doing that someday in the future? What will I say to them about it?

The fact is, your children are learning from your actions every day about how they should live. If you want them to pause, to rest, to savor their days and to take care of themselves– then you should too, Momma.”

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Quotes About “Mom Guilt” and the Hard Days

4. “About that mom guilt– It might not go away forever but remember that it’s a sign that you’re a good mom. If you weren’t, you wouldn’t care so much if you were screwing everything up. Do the best you can. When you mess up, admit it, ask forgiveness, and do better the next time.”

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5. “Remind yourself daily that you’re doing the best you can. No one can ask more of you than that.”

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6. “Refuse to wish away days that you’ll someday wish you could have back.”

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7. “Some days, you’ll be proud of yourself. 
Some days, you won’t. 
Some days, you’ll feel like you’ve got this whole mom thing down.
Some days, you’ll wonder how you ever felt like you had this whole mom thing down.
It’s normal to struggle.
It’s normal to doubt yourself.
And it’s normal to wonder if you’re the only one who feels this way. 
You’re not the only one. You. Are. Not. Alone.”

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Quotes About Being Present

8. “Being a present mom is important because we teach our kids how to treat people by how we treat them. If we want our children to respect other people and to be good listeners, we need to model that for them. If we want them to take breaks from working to enjoy people, we need to show them that we can do that. If we don’t want our kids to stress about the past or worry about the future but instead be fully engaged in the present, we need to show them what that looks like. If we want our kids to cherish people and be present in their own lives, we need to that kind of mom for them.  Our actions portray our values, and our values will be instilled in their hearts forever.”

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Don’t miss this related post: How to Be a More Present Mom

9. “Motherhood often means endless to-do lists. There can be so much to do that our kids can get pushed to the side or feel like they’re in the way. We need to remember that they are the reason behind it all. The reason why we work so hard.

It’s not wrong to do the things you need to do. You need to take care of your house, work, and take care of yourself. But remember what’s most important to you at the end of the day. 

Part of being well and balanced means living your daily life by your values. And I’m willing to bet that you value your kids more than almost anything else. Don’t let today pass you by without honoring that.”

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10. “Motherhood is a struggle and a balance. Work needs to get done and I’ll always prefer to live in an ordered house, but I need to try to remember what I’ll look back on someday and remember as most important. I won’t remember the messy playroom, but I will remember the playing.” 

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Here’s a bonus (#11) quote that I wrote to my 2-year-old daughter via an Instagram post earlier this year.

 “Hey, little one.
It’s a new day.
Today, I will remember to tickle you and enjoy the sound of your giggles.
Today, no matter how the day goes, I’ll tell you that I love you again and again.
Today, I’ll take time to study your features, knowing that tomorrow they’ll be ever-so-slightly different.
Today, no matter how it goes, I promise not to wish the day away.
Today, even if it’s tough, I promise to do my best.
Today, if I get distracted, I promise to refocus and remember that you are why I work so hard.
Today, I will remember what’s most important.
Yesterday I forgot.
But today, I will remember.”

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