For Moms: 50 Quotes to Read When Things Are Difficult


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Being a mother is a fulfilling job, that is, if you can think of it as a “job” at all.  You “work” almost 24 hours a day and “get paid” with love, kisses and lots of precious memories. It is a rewarding endeavor, but one that is not without challenges.

There is no one you love more than your children- that’s a fact, and yet let’s admit it, sometimes exhaustion drags you down and depression starts to overwhelm you. If you ever feel like this, keep in mind that there are ways to deal with it. One way is to think about better days and just try to focus on the many great things you have done as a mom.

I know it takes a lot of hard work to shake off that negative feeling, but I also know that you can do it. Here are some encouraging words to help you get through tough times:

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

2. “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.”

3. “But kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run.” ― Barbara Kingsolver

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

5. “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”– Duke Ellington

6. “Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.” ― Robert A. Heinlein

7. “Close your eyes and turn your face into the wind.

Feel it sweep along your skin in an invisible ocean of exultation.

Suddenly, you know you are alive.”
― Vera Nazarian

8. “Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.”– Leroy Satchel Paige

9. “No one is ever quite ready; everyone is always caught off guard. Parenthood chooses you. And you open your eyes, look at what you’ve got, say “Oh, my gosh,” and recognize that of all the balls there ever were, this is the one you should not drop. It’s not a question of choice.” ― Marisa de los Santos

10. “Old is when you give up. Until then you are Spectacular”

11. Do not be ashamed of your story, it will inspire others.

12. A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world.

13. The rage you feel? Listen to me carefully. It is a gift! Use it, but do not let anyone see it.

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

15. Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you.

16. The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism and become a fearless mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly – indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection. -Arianna Huffington

17. You are a person of the greatest importance when you are a mother of a family. Just do your job right and your kids will love you. -Ethel Waters

18. Close your eyes and imagine the best version of you possible. That is who you really are, let go of any part of you that does not believe it.

19. “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” —Robert Browning

20.   “A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

21. Build a life you do not need a vacation from.

22. “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

23. Do not wait for the world to recognize your greatness, live it, and let the world catch up to you.

24. “Mother’s love is bliss, is peace, it need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. If it is there, it is like a blessing; if it is not there it is as if all the beauty had gone out of life.” —Erich Fromm

25. When you are a Mother you are never alone in your thoughts.  

26. “To have darkness behind me, in front of me a bright sky, flickering lights on the water and to feel it on the stony face of the southern sun.”– Julia Hartwig

27. The feeling you have is only yours and you can always change it.

28. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.”– Robert H Schuller

29. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”– Mary Anne Radmacher

30. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein

31. “When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.”– Malcolm S. Forbes

32. “Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”-John Wooden

33. “Everybody in this life has their challenges and difficulties. That is part of our mortal test. The reason for some of these trials cannot be readily understood except on the basis of faith and hope because there is often a larger purpose which we do not always understand. Peace comes through hope.” ― James E. Faust

34. “Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” ~Christopher Reeve

35. “If I persist long enough I will win.” ~Og Mandino

36. “If it’s not exactly like you thought it would be, you think it’s a failure. What about the spectrum of colors in between.” ― Sara Evans

37.  “Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.”– Albert Schweitzer

38. “Never let anyone disturb your composure, deter your accomplishment, or destroy your happiness.” – Anonymous

39. “The first step is you have to say that you can” ~Will Smith

40. “Everyday brings new choices.”

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41. Motherhood is the only thing in my life that I’ve really known for sure is something I wanted to do. -Cynthia Nixon

42.  “Love so joyfully and freely given can never be taken away. It is never truly gone.”― Cameron Dokey

43. “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.”– Chinese Proverb

44. “In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.”– Lee Iacocca

45. The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children. -Jessica Lange

46. “It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.” —Roald Dahl

47. “If you always attach positive emotions to the things you want, and never attach negative emotions to the things you don’t, then that which you desire most will invariably come your way.” ― Matt D. Miller

48. “Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.” ― Albert Schweitzer

49. “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.”– Robert Schuller

50. “Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.” – Arnold Bennett





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