Here are some great quotes about motherhood and parenthood. Because being a parent is hard. And wonderful. And funny. And infuriating. And sometimes you just need to know that others are feeling the same as you.

Quotes about motherhood and parenting

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

To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow. Maya Angelo

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

The joy in motherhood comes in moments. There will be hard times and frustrating times, but amid the challenges there are shining moments of joy and satisfaction. M. Russell Balla

Having children is like living in a frat house – nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up. Ray Ramano

Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed. Linda Wooten

There will be so many times you feel like you’ve failed, but in the eyes, heart, and mind of your child, you are super mom. Stephanie Precourt

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. Sophia Loren

I see myself as a mom first. I’m so lucky to have that role in life. The world can like me, hate me, or fall apart around me and at least I wake up with my kids and I’m happy. Angelina Jolie

Being a mom has made me so tired—and so happy. Tina Fey

The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable. Lane Olinghouse

All parents want is for our kids to go to bed so we can watch a show with bad words in it and eat the hidden snacks. Simon Cholland

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My mother gave me life and never asked for anything in return. That is her secret you know, always giving without any expectations. She is as constant as the sunrise, the moon, the stars, and I count on her. She helps me find my way through the years and makes me laugh while doing it. There are some things only a mother can do. Unknown

The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant. Jane Sellman

A two-year old is kind of like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it. Jerry Seinfeld

Pregnancy and motherhood are the most beautiful and significantly life-altering events that I have ever experienced. Elisabeth Hasselback

All those clichés—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

A mother’s love is whole no matter how many times it’s divided. Unknown

Being a mother is not about what you gave up to have a child, but what you’ve gained from having one. Sunny Gupta

Motherhood has completely changed me. It’s just about like the most completely humbling experience that I’ve ever had. I think that it puts you in your place because it really forces you to address the issues that you claim to believe in, and if you can’t stand up to those principles when you’re raising a child, forget it. Diane Keaton

A mother’s arms are made of tenderness, and children sleep soundly in them. Victor Hugo

A mother understands what a child does not say. Unknown

My kid is turning out just like me. Well played, karma. Well-played. Unknown

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Motherhood has taught me the meaning of living in the moment and being at peace. Children don’t think about yesterday, and they don’t think about tomorrow. They just exist in the moment. Jessalyn Gilsig

The ultimate treasures on earth and in heaven are our children and our posterity. Dallin H. Oaks

Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the sidewalk before it stops snowing. Phyllis Diller

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

You instantly become less selfish. You can’t be the biggest person in the world anymore—they are. Motherhood really grounds you. Keri Russell

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

Parenting is a constant battle between going to be early to catch up on sleep and stay up late to get alone time. Unknown

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. Tenneva Jordan

Becoming a mother makes you realize you can do almost anything one-handed. Unknown

Motherhood: Powered by love. Fueled by coffee. Sustained by wine. Unknown

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