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37 Inspirational Mom Quotes For When You’re Overwhelmed

We’re coming up on mother’s day, and I thought I’d try to make it easier for you and your loved ones to find great quotes about motherhood.

So, whether you’re the overwhelmed mom looking for inspiration on a hard day or the husband desperately searching for a quote to give to his sweetheart, these quotes should fit the bill. I tried to choose some of the very best ones for this article, because I want you to find hope, relief, and encouragement. It’s hard being a good mom, and it’s even harder trying to be a perfect mom!

Also, if you’re a son or daughter looking for some beautiful words for mom or some inspirational mother’s day quotes, I hope you can find what you’re looking for here too.

Please feel free to download, save, print out, and display any or all of my inspirational quotes for overwhelmed moms! Put them where you need them! (Probably in the bathroom, because that’s the place you’re most likely to be alone long enough to appreciate them.)

The Best Inspirational Mom Quotes for Tired and Overwhelmed Moms

All of these are good quotes to re-pin for when you need a motivational mom quote (you know, for those days when you feel like pulling your hair out, but then realize that you definitely cannot afford to lose more hair).

“When life gets hard, and you feel all alone, remember you mean the world to somebody, and that somebody calls you Mom.” – Anonymous
“When you observe kind and gentle mothers in action, you see women of great strength.” – Margaret D. Nadauld
“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.” – Anonymous
“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss, at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” – Honoré de Balzac
“To wake up to the sound of my son saying ‘Mama, mama!’ [is] the best sound ever.” – Miranda Kerr
“Women are the real architects of society.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe
“A mother is a woman who shows you the light when you just see the dark.” – Grimaldos Robin
 “She broke the bread into two fragments and gave them to her children, who ate with eagerness. ‘She hath kept none for herself,’ grumbled the sergeant.

“‘Because she is not hungry,’ said the soldier.

“‘No,’ said the sergeant, ‘Because she is a mother.’”

– Victor hugo
“I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.” – E. M. Forster

Quotes About Being the Perfect Mother (Or Not!)

“Being a king, emperor, or president is mighty small potatoes compared to being a mother.” – Billy Sunday
 “You will never look back on your life and think, ‘I spent too much time with my kids.’” — Kimberly McLeod
“Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.” – Sharon Jaynes

Inspirational Mom Quotes From Daughters

Daughters and moms are made to be best friends. Well, you might not think so when she smears poop on the wall, locks you out of the house, pulls her sister’s hair, or stomps around as a moody teenager.

But I promise that in the long run, you and your daughter really will have a good shot at being each other’s best friend, and you will both treasure that relationship.

“Nobody loves you like your mom. She’s your best friend, your most honest critic, and your biggest fan all rolled into one.” – Kelly Roper

Beyond all lessons, beyond the model she provided, my mother gave me a parent’s ultimate gift: she made me feel lovable and good. She paid attention; she listened; she remembered what I said. She did not think me perfect, but she accepted me, without qualification. – Fredelle Maynard
“You’ll be her first role model, her first friend, her first love. You are her mom and she is your whole world. She is your little girl.” – Anonymous
“I love my mother for all the times she said absolutely nothing . . . Thinking back on it all it must have been the most difficult part of mothering she ever had to do: knowing the outcome, yet feeling she had no right to keep me from charting my own path. I thank her for all her virtues, but mostly I thank her for never once having said, ‘I told you so.'” – Erma Bombeck
“Mother is the one we count on for all the things that matter most of all.” – Katherine Butler Hathaway

Inspirational Mom Quotes From Sons

“If I have done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the disposition from my mother.” – Booker T. Washington
“My mother was the most beautiful person I ever saw.” – George Washington
“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” – Erich Fromm
A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.” – Irish Proverb
“You may have tangible wealth untold; Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I can ever be. I had a mother who read to me.” – Strickland Gillilan

Single Mom Quotes

Frankly, I can’t imagine how difficult things would be as a single mom, especially when mom has to play the roll of both nurturer and provider all in one. Kudos to all of you single parents out there who are trying so hard! I hope these quotes lift you up.

‘I didn’t set out to be a single mom. I set out to be the best mom I could be…And that hasn’t changed.” – Anonymous
“What is free time? I’m a single mother. My free moments are filled with loving my little girl.” – Roma Downey
 “Being a single mother is twice the work, twice the stress, and twice the tears, but also twice the hugs, twice the love, and twice the pride.” – Unknown

Inspiring Christian Mother’s Day Quotes

“Motherhood is near divinity. It is the highest, holiest service assumed by mankind.” – Howard w. Hunter
Blessed is the mother . . .

Who can hold onto her children while letting them go;

Who puts a tranquil home ahead of an immaculate house;

Who knows a kind act will be remembered longer than an easy word;

Who really believes that prayer changes things;

Whose faith in the future sweetens the present;

Whose Bible never needs dusting;

And whose sense of humor is alive and well.

– Anonymous
“No love in mortality comes closer to approximating the pure love of Jesus Christ than the selfless love a devoted mother has for her child.” – Jeffrey R. Holland
“It does not matter where we live, whether we are rich or poor, whether our family is large or small. Each of us can share that Christ-like love in our ‘motherly ministry.’” – Barbara W. Windor
“To all mothers in every circumstance, including those who struggle—and all will—I say, ‘Be peaceful. Believe in God and yourself. You are doing better than you think you are.’” – Jeffrey R. Holland
“There is no role in life more essential and more eternal than that of motherhood.” – M. Russell Ballard
“There are times when only a Mother’s faith

Can help us on life’s way

And inspire in us the confidence

We need from day to day.

For a mother’s heart and a mother’s faith

And a mother’s steadfast love,

Were fashioned by the angels

And sent from God above.”

– Anonymous

Funny Inspirational Mom Quotes

“Silence is golden. Unless you have kids. Then silence is suspicious.” – Unknown
“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?”
– Milton Berle
“Do you know what you call those who use towels and never wash them, eat meals and never do the dishes, sit in rooms they never clean, and are entertained till they drop? If you have just answered, ‘A house guest,’ you’re wrong because I have just described my kids.” – Erma Bombeck
“Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.” – Ambrose Bierce.
“I used to have functioning brain cells, but I traded them in for children.”
– Unknown

Conclusion and Additional Articles for Hard Days

Phew! Thank you for taking the time to read all of those encouraging mom quotes! If you’re interested in reading more, check out our related articles down below. And don’t forget to comment and share!

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