18 Quotes about Motherhood

This year for Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for…MOTHERHOOD! Cheers to the foster moms, moms juggling two jobs, homeschooling three kids moms, the surprise moms, moms with angel babies, and all the other moms in between. Let’s celebrate together by reading this little list of quotes about motherhood!

1. “In a child's eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe.” - N.K. Jemisin

2. “No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother.” - Margaret Sanger

3. “Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, 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

4. “There is eternal influence and power in motherhood.” - Julie B. Beck

5. “However motherhood comes to you, it's a miracle.” - Valerie Harper

6. “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

7. “As it stands, motherhood is a sort of wilderness through which each woman hacks her way, part martyr, part pioneer; a turn of events from which some women derive feelings of heroism, while others experience a sense of exile from the world they knew.” -Rachel Cusk

8. “Babies are bits of star-dust blown from the hand of God. Lucky the woman who knows the pangs of birth for she has held a star.” - Larry Barretto

9. “Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold and the body, a miracle of wisdom.” - Harriette Hartigan

10. “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

11. “The work of a mother is hard, too often unheralded work. Please know that it is worth it then, now, and forever.” -Jeffrey R. Holland“

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

13. “A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.” -Emily Dickinson

14. “I will protect you until you are grown and then I will let you fly free, but loving you, that is for always.” -Charlotte Gray

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

16. “There is no role in life more essential and more eternal than that of motherhood.” -M. Russell Ballard

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

18. “I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine; she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights.” -Terri Guillemets

Enjoy the family, friends, and food. Happy Thanksgiving mamas! 


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