Quotes on Motherhood

I’ve been thinking about motherhood a lot lately. About the reality of what type of mother I am and what type of mother I would ultimately like to be, for as much as I know my girls love me just the way I am, there is no denying that I am most definitely a work in progress. As I often find, there are others who are able to say what I am feeling so much more eloquently than I so I have put together this collection of motherhood quotes in the hopes they will inspire, encourage or give you something to think about wherever you are on your motherhood journey.

Motherhood Quotes Donna Ball

I can’t tell you how thankful I am for the ladies in my life who are these friends….

Motherhood Quotes Anna Qunidlen

Motherhood Quotes Erma Bombeck

Amen to that!

Motherhood Quotes Jane Seymour

I cannot tell you how often I feel like I am failing at keeping all of those balls in the air, and that pesky inner voice doesn’t let me forget everything else I should be doing however I choose to spend my time.

Despite the juggling I am doing my best to quieten that annoying voice inside my head and thinking a whole lot more about how I want to spend my time as a Mum. As I shared on Facebook yesterday, “There are so many things I should be inside doing right now but she (AJ) loves pottering outside. She has two pots, the smallest smidgen of water and a collection of ‘flower heads’ (aka flowering weeds) and she is so content. Pouring from one container to the next, adding a few more flowers, just ‘busy’ being a toddler. So instead I just sit and watch and enjoy.”

Do you have a favourite quote about motherhood?

Here are some of my other favourite posts about motherhood;


  1. Marianne McKnight says:

    This is an excerpt:
    Song For a Fifth Child,” by Ruth Hamilton

    The cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow,
    for children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow.
    So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust go to sleep.
    I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep.

  2. Who was it that talked about being a “good enough mom” was it Bruno Bettleheim? I think if we weren’t all such perfectionists we’d able to think we were a good enough mom. Erma Bombeck was great…she used to say if life is a bowl of cherries what am I doing in the pits….a mom friend of mine changed that to ” If life is a bowl of cheerios, what am I doing in the hole…

  3. just a beautiful post, thank you!

  4. Sue-Two Kids Cooking and More says:

    I loved all of your quotes! As a mom of 4 grown children all I can say is I was there while they grew, I did my best, I love them and am extremely proud of what they all have grown to be. I am so proud to have been and still be a part of their lives:)

  5. Cassandra says:

    Thanks so much for posting this, I have been having a hard time lately… my health hasn’t been great and I have not been the best mom and homemaker I can be. elf induced guilt trips are the WORST! This post really encouraged me 🙂

Comments are closed.