Motherhood is the hardest thing I have ever done; and in the same breath it is also the most rewarding season of my life! Being a mom has pushed me to do things that I never believed I was capable of.
As mom’s we often give so much of ourselves that we can start to feel empty, down, weak and defeated. Getting kids to and from places, coordinating activities, often standing in the gap in some manner, questioning ourselves and so on..we take on a lot.
If you are a mama in need of some encouragement about how strong you are..Or maybe you know a mama that needs to be lifted up you’re in the right place.
I wanted to share some of my favorite and most uplifting strong mom quotes. It’s important to be reminded of your strength and to do the same for others.
How are Moms Strong?
Oh goodness, mama’s are strong in so many ways. Through the discomfort of pregnancy, to labor and delivery, exhaustion, picking up slack in different areas, running a home, working, you name it!
It’s easy to let social media make us feel like we are less than. These days, we have a small snippet into the portions of lives others choose to share.
When we see the highlight reel of others as we are dealing with the reality of our struggles and perceived short comings, it’s easy to fall into the trap of not feeling like we are doing a good job.
Being a strong mom is challenging in every way, and often we are so hard on ourselves. In order to realize our strength, sometimes we have to change our mindset.
Realizing that we are strong, and surrounding ourselves with words of encouragement is key to changing our mindset to reflect our capabilities.
I want you to know YOU are STRONG! YOU are doing a great job!
Keep scrolling for a ton of strong mom quotes.
60+ Strong Mom Quotes
These quotes are meant to up lift, encourage, love on and push you! I highly encourage you to share these with your friends, family, whoever!
As moms, it is important to be there for and encourage one another! When people say that it takes a village, that is no joke!
Just Simply Mom’s Favorite Strong Mom Quotes
These are some of my personal favorite quotes about being a strong mom. When I am having a rough day or a season of feeling weak, I lean on these quotes and remind myself of the strength I possess.
“There is no perfect way to be a mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill
“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” -Barbara Kingsolver
“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” -Robert Browning
“A strong woman isn’t the one who never fails, but the one who gets up after falling down.”
“It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.” – Erma Bombeck
“Behind every great woman, I pray will be another great woman, whispering ‘You’ve got this’ in her ear.”
“I’m a strong woman. Everything that’s hit me in life, I’ve dealt with. I’ve cried myself to sleep, picked myself back up, and wiped my tears. I’ve grown from things that were meant to break me. And I get stronger by the day, and have a God to thank for that.”
“Any mother could do the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.” – Lisa Alther
“Tell the story of the mountain you climbed. Your words could become a page in someone else’s survival guide.” -Morgan Harper Nichols
“Be a woman that wakes up with purpose and intent. Be that woman that shows up and never gives up. Be that woman that believes anything is possible and is willing to work for it.”
Strong Mom Quotes for Single Moms
Single moms absolutely blow me away with what they are capable of. Single moms have so much on their plate and face those challenges head-on.
All moms are strong, but single moms really have extra superpowers.
“Be strong enough to walk away from what isn’t best for you, and be patient enough to wait for the blessings you deserve.”
“To all the mamas who are feeling lonely, stressed, overwhelmed, exhausted, and continue to pull through each day for the sake of their children, never doubt that you are a good mom.”
“Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” – Marion C. Garretty
“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity; it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” – Agatha Christie
“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.” -Linda Wooten
“Nothing in this world is guaranteed but unstoppable is she who still fights for what she wants and what she believes.”
“Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you.”
“She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings.”
“A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everybody else.”
Strong Mom Quotes for Moms To Be
If you are a mama-to-be, congratulations! This is such an exciting time of anticipation for you.
Becoming a mom can be scary, there is a lot of changes happening in and around you. I hope you find encouragement in these strong mom quotes!
“Birth is the epicenter of women’s power.”
“There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation.” – Pamela S. Nadav
“Birth takes a woman’s biggest fear about herself and shows her that she is stronger than them” – Unknown
“We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” – Laura Stavoe Harm
Giving birth and being born bring us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold and the body, a miracle of wisdom.” – Harriette Hartigan
“And one day she discovered that she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire, and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears. “
“I wouldn’t trade the stretch marks or flabbiness for my little miracle. They’re worth every extra inch, pound and mark!”
“I never knew the power of my body until I had a baby.”
Strong Mom Quotes for New Moms
Congratulations on your new bundle of joy. Being a new mom is challenging.
There is a lot to adjust to, not to mention getting to know a new baby and learning all about them! I know it feels like you will be exhausted for the rest of your life, but you won’t be I promise!
“Part of taking care of your baby is taking care of yourself.”
“The only way to do it all is to not do it all.” – Dana Riquelme
“You can be completely overwhelmed by a season of motherhood and still be completely grateful to be a mother.”
“Love as powerful as your mother’s leaves its own mark. To have been loved so deeply will give us some protection forever.” J.K. Rowling
A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” – Princess Diana
“Having kids- the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings – is the biggest job anyone can embark on.” – Maria Shriver
“Postpartum is a quest back to yourself. Alone in your body again. You will never be the same. You are stronger than you were.” -Amethyst Joy
Strong Mom Quotes for Working Moms
In my book, all moms are working moms. Whether you work in an office, work from home, or stay at home, we all have a tough job. Raising babies and keeping up with all of the activities, appointments, etc, can be exhausting.
I hope you find love and encouragement in these quotes for working moms.
“You don’t ever have to balance it completely. Motherhood is a constant struggle of a little more time there, a little more time here, and feeling a little but guilty all the time.” – Halle Berry
“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.” – Stephanie Precourt
“We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”
“Strong women don’t have attitudes. They have standards.”
‘It takes someone really brave to be a mama, someone strong to raise a child, and someone special to love someone more than herself.’
Strong Mom Quotes for Inspiration
If you are needing some words of encouragement to pull you out of a hard place, these quotes are specifically for you!
“To the mom who feels like you are failing. Don’t doubt yourself. Right now, it feels hard, but each day you still show up, even though the exhaustion. You pour your love into your children, even though your cup feels empty. You do the best you can, even when you think you can’t. And that dear mama is not failing. You are amazing.”
“Good moms have sticky floors, messy kitchens, laundry piles, and happy kids.” – Unknown
“Motherhood is a choice you make everyday to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lesson, 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 Bell
“You are not a bad mother because you have bad days. You are a human mother, and that’s all there is to it.”
“You can always tell who the strong women are. They are the ones you see building one another up instead of tearing each other down.”
“When it all feels too hard, just remember who you’re doing it for.”
“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
“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” -Washington Irving
“She quietly stepped out of the race she never wanted to be in, finding her own lane and proceeded to win”
“The very fact that you worry about being a good mother means that you already are one.” – Jodi Picoult
“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” – Unknown
“The thing about motherhood is that no one really knows what they are doing. We are all following our instincts and hoping we get it right.”
“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.”
Strong Mom Quotes About Pushing Through
Whatever you are going though, I know that you are doing a great job. As hard as it can be sometimes, we just have to keep pushing through.
“The strongest people aren’t always the people who win, but the people who don’t give up when they lose.”
” Being a mother has been the most challenging and the most rewarding position I will ever hold.” -Cathy Shaffer
“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. And may we raise them.”
“To all mothers in every circumstance, including those who struggle, I say, ‘Be peaceful. Believe in God and yourself. You are doing better than you think you are.’’ – Jeffrey R. Holland
“To be a mother you must be strong. Even if you don’t feel it, you have to pretend.” – Sade Adu
“Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you.”
“A strong woman looks a challenge in the eye and gives it a wink.”
Strong Mom Bible Verses
Bible verses have pulled me from some of the hardest places I have ever been. I hope when you read these, you feel loved and encouraged.
“I have set the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalm 16:8
“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.” Proverbs 31:25
“Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: ‘Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” Proverbs 31:28–29
“You should be known for the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.” 1 Peter 3:4
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.” Psalm 143:8
FAQ: Strong Mom Quotes
What is the best way to share strong mom quotes?
If there is someone in your life that needs some encouragement send them one of the quotes! You can send them a message letting them know that you thought they could use some words of encouragement.
Another way to share your favorite quote is to post it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. This way many people get to see those words of encouragement.
If you are the one needing some encouragement you can print some quotes out and place them around your home, workspace, vehicle, etc.
How do I know if I am a strong mom?
Acknowledging that you are a strong mom is easier said than done. So, I want to prove to you that you are strong.
Questioning Yourself: Do you ask yourself if you are doing a good job regularly? The very fact that you are asking this question means you are a strong mom. By questioning your parenting, you are actively showing your willingness to grow and change. That takes strength.
Your Kids Express Themselves With You: You are your kids safe place. I know that sometimes it can be taxing, but when your kids melt down with you it’s because they feel safe with you.
You Work On Yourself: When you give so much of yourself to others, it can be hard to have the energy to work on yourself. Working on yourself shows that you are strong and want to improve the parts of yourself that need work.
They Are Loved Unconditionally: There are so many things that you do for your kiddos day in and out. It is easy to stress and remember about the time you were short fused or lost your cool, but the way you love them shines past those small dark spots.
Motherhood is a journey, highs, and lows are within each season. Remember that the days are long, but the years are short.
Sometimes, as moms being strong is the only option we have. It is important to share encouragement with others and make sure that if you need encouragement you know where to find it.
You are a strong and capable mama. If you have a favorite quote about being a strong mom, please leave it in the comments below!