24 Inspiring Motherhood quotes To get your game face back on

May 27, 2021

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Having a bad #mumlife day? In the real world, motherhood can be messy and life isn’t always rosy. Yes there are cuddles and squishy elbows and cute little baby Toy Story costumes that make your heart want to burst.

But then there are also poonami’s, temper tantrums, and sleep schedules that can be painful, and frustrating, and humbling.

For further proof, see these surprisingly honest quotes about motherhood from mums who have been there and done that and hopefully should help you get your game face back on.


24 Inspiring & Funny Motherhood quotes from game changing mums


1 //  “Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.” – Tina Fey

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


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3 // “Having kids—the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings—is the biggest job anyone can embark on.” – Maria Shriver

4 // “It’s not difficult to take care of a child; it’s difficult to do anything else while taking care of a child. Trying to clean up the kitchen after you’ve had a baby is a nightmare.” – Julianne Moore


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5 // “The absolute [greatest] thing about being a parent is that every day is a fresh start. You always can say, ‘Today we’re going to try this!’ And, if it goes horribly, you can say, ‘Today we’re throwing that out, and we’re trying this!’ That’s part of what I like about being a mom in general.”  – Jennifer Garner

6 // “I feel more beautiful than I’ve ever felt because I’ve given birth. I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth.” – Beyonce

7 // “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

8 // “The moment he wakes up from a nap.… Just a gummy mouth, no teeth, just a big smile, happy that you’re alive and you’re just looking at him. That’s probably the most magical.” — Jessica Biel

9 // “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colours of a rainbow.” – Maya Angelou

10 // “Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.” – Meryl Streep

11 // “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” – Diana, Princess of Wales

12 // “If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do well matters very much.” – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis


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13 // “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” ―Agatha Christie

14 // “You leak sometimes. My pediatrician said, ‘Can’t you just wear pads under your clothes?’ I said, ‘You don’t know the kind of clothes I wear on photo shoots.’ – Cindy Crawford

15 // “No one’s really doing it perfectly, I just think you love your kids with your whole heart, and you do the best you possibly can.” – Reese Witherspoon

16 // “My favourite thing about being a mom is just what a better person it makes you on a daily basis. Every morning when I wake her up, the endgame is, “Can I get her to smile?” And that puts me in a good mood. It’s definitely a different way to live – and a much better one.” – Drew Barrymore

17 // “You never know when you’re gonna get crapped on, when you’re gonna get a big smile or when that smile immediately turns into hysterics. It might be like living with a drug addict.” – Blake Lively


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18 // “You’re very sleep-deprived. Sometimes you have a crying baby and you can’t do anything to get them to stop crying…you feel, as their mom, that you should be able to have all the answers and be able to take care of them so easily. But, babies don’t come with a manual and you don’t always know what’s going on. So, it’s easy to get frustrated and it’s easy to blame yourself — especially being sleep-deprived and on a hormonal roller coaster!” – Hilary Duff

19 // “Like so many working mothers all over the world, I feel the constant struggle to be the best mother I can, whilst setting a good example to my children to work hard. I travel for work when it’s necessary, and I miss them all the time when I am away.” – Victoria Beckham

20 // “It is an adjustment trying to balance a career and motherhood for sure, but the key is to prioritise. You become more selective and work on projects that are so meaningful because you want every other waking moment spent with your family. You have to remember though to make time for yourself.” – Kim Kardashian

21 // “I never understand why mothers judge other mothers, like, “What do you mean you didn’t breastfeed? What do you mean you didn’t do this?” It’s like, “Can’t we all just be on each other’s side?”’ – Gwyneth Paltrow


22 // “He’s [son Louis] all dude. He’s just a dude. And, I’m learning a lot about being a dude! Apparently when you sleep, your hand needs to be down your pants. I didn’t know that as a woman! What are we doing wrong as women…should we be doing that?” – Sandra Bullock


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23 // “There is an unspoken pact that women are supposed to follow. I am supposed to act like I constantly feel guilty about being away from my kids. (I don’t. I love my job.) Mothers who stay at home are supposed to pretend they are bored and wish they were doing more corporate things. (They don’t. They love their job.)” – Amy Poehler

24 // “If I wasn’t at work, I just wanted to stay home and party with my little man— and by ‘party’ I mean, of course, endless rounds of the ‘Itsy Bitsy Spider.’ Also, I like beer. And pizza. And, these two ingredients are not found in the purely fictional book I like to call How to Look Like You Never Made a Human: A Guide to Socially Acceptable Motherhood.” – Olivia Wilde

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