51 Inspirational Mom Quotes to Lift You Up

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Inside: 51 Inspirational Mom Quotes to Lift You Up and Make You Realize What a Superhero YOU ARE!

This thing called motherhood, is a tough job!

All moms need encouragement, and inspirational mom quotes are a great way to help moms remember that they are incredible.

And let me remind you, you are doing an awesome job! (In case you haven’t heard that recently.)

So let’s get to it with 51 of the best inspirational mom quotes to lift you up.

(Bonus: At the end of the post, we’ve listed some unique and personalized mothers day gift ideas you will LOVE)

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51 Inspirational Mom Quotes to Lift You Up

“Life began when waking up and loving my mother’s face.” – George Washington

“When you’re in the thick of raising your kids by yourself, you tend to keep a running list of everything you think you’re doing wrong. I recommend taking a lot of family pictures as evidence to the contrary.” – Connie Schultz

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“Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond stronger in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.” – Gail Tsukiyama

“There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill

“I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” – Mitch Albom

“Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.” Ricki Lake

“Having children is my greatest achievement. It was my savior. It switched my focus from the outside to the inside. My children are gifts, they remind me of what’s important.” – Elle Macpherson

“Mothers never retire, no matter how old her children are she is always a Mom, always willing to encourage and help her children in any ways she can.” – Catherine Pulsifer

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“Motherhood is more awesome than I ever thought it could be and harder than I ever would have imagined.” – Sarah Williams

“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” – Oprah Winfrey

“The most powerful thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” – Unknown

“Children are anchors that hold a mother to life.” – Sophocles

“A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty.” – Anonymous

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“The days are long but the years are short.” – Gretchen Rubin

“Parenting is one of the easiest things in the world to have an opinion about, but the hardest thing in the world to do.” – Matt Walsh

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“A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.” – Unknown

“A mother’s love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” – Marion C. Carretty.

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“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” – Cardinal Mermillod

“Happiness is seeing your mother smile.” – Unknown

“No matter how much I say I love you, I always love you more than that.” – Unknown

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“You have my whole heart, for my whole life.” – Unknown

“Being a mother has made me so tired. And so happy.” – Tina Fey

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“My daughter introduced me to myself.” – Beyonce Knowles

“If you’re a mom, you’re a superhero. Period.” – Rosei Pope

“A mom’s hug lasts long after she let’s go.” – Unknown


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“May your coffee be stronger than your toddler.” – Unknown

“Nothing is lost until your mother can’t find it.” – Unknown

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“Life doesn’t come with a manual. It comes with a mother.” – Unknown

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“Sometimes I open my mouth, and my mother comes out.” – Unknown

“Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears.” – Kate Winslet

“We are born of love; love is our mother.” – Rumi

“The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.” – Jodi Picoult

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“When you look into your mother’s eyes, you have known that is the purest love you can find on this earth.” – Mitch Albom

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“A child’s first teacher is its mother.” – Peng Liyuan

“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” – Unknown

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“Motherhood changes everything.” – Adriana Trigiani

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There you have it! 51 inspirational quotes that are sure to inspire and remind you what a wonderful mom job you are doing.

Mindfulness for Moms

Along with inspirational mom quotes, another thing that has helped me get through hard days was focusing on mindfulness.

Mindfulness teaches you how to STOP, savour the moment, and not react to every little thing that’s thrown your way.

It can make the difference between being an angry mom, or a patient one, between being frazzled and stressed, or calm and peaceful.

Snag our beginner’s mindfulness guide right here. It will walk to through 7 steps to becoming more mindful.

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

1. A Worry Journal

Mom’s worry and we worry a lot.

One of THE best techniques I’ve tried to ease my anxiety and fears is to start a worry journal. A worry journal is a place you can write all your thoughts and worries down — so you can stop worrying about them!

And this makes a beautiful and thoughtful mother’s day gift.

Journaling is relaxing, and the therapeutic benefits are proven and simply amazing. This journal is a beautiful hard-cover with thick creamy pages.

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2. Personalized Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

I’m completely in love with this list from What Mom’s Love, which is a complete guide to personalized and unique mother’s day gifts.

3. Uniques Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Good Housekeeping also has an epic list (updated in 2020) of unique mother’s day gift ideas.

And be sure to PIN this post for later as we will keep updating this list of quotes and gift guides.

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