Single Mom Quotes | 50+ Spot-On Quotes for Single Moms Everywhere

 If you’ve been there or know someone who has, single mommin’ is indescribable. Here are some single-mom quotes for any of us out there who need them.

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Single Mom Quotes

When I was still a single mom, it was like hanging on to a rope that was dipped in oil. It was fluffin tricky.

Then once you bust your ass and somehow get to the top of the rope, lo and behold what’s waiting for you?! Another obstacle course.

By the time you get the hang of it, years have gone by and the next set of challenges are promptly waiting to test thy inner gangster.

Or what about when you’re first starting out? Oh, my, gosh. How terrifying was that? (past tense, it gets better)

No matter at what point you are in single momming, or how you got here these quotes are for y’all.

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1. “It takes a strong mom to be two.” – Unknown

2. “She has 4 arms, 4 eyes, 2 hearts, and double the love. There is nothing single about a single mom.”    – Unknown

3. “It doesn’t matter if you are a single mom or not, just remember that you are the best mom for your child and you are doing the best you can.” – Unknown

4. “Don’t pity me because I am a single mom. Respect me for having the courage to do it alone, the strength to never give up, and the love to put my child’s needs before my own.” – Unknown

5. “Single moms, you are a doctor, a teacher, a nurse, a maid, a cook, a referee, a heroine, a provider, a defender, a protector, a true superwoman. Wear your cape proudly.” – Mandy Hale

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6. “A single mother has a backbone of steel and a heart made of gold.” – Unknown

7. “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis

8.  “Just because I am a single mother doesn’t mean I cannot be a success.” – Yvonne Kaloki

9. “Your family structure doesn’t dictate whether you will be a good mother or not. Being a good mother is about showing up and loving your kids hard.” – Unknown

10. “Single mom or not, there is no way to be a perfect mother…But there are a million ways to be a good one.” – Unknown

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

12. “Giving grace to yourself is never more important than when you became a mother.” – Unknown

13. “Successful mothers are not the ones who have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up despite the struggles.” – Unknown

14. “Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful of all your life.” – Mark Twain

15. “To all mothers in every circumstance, including those who struggle, be peaceful. Believe in God and yourself. You are doing better than you think you are.” – Jeffrey R. Holland

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16. “The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.”                     – Jane Sellman

17. “To a child’s ear, ‘mother’ is magic in any language.” – Arlene Benedict

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

19. “Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs since the payment is pure love.” – Mildred B. Vermont

   20.“A single mom tries when things are hard. She never gives up, she believes in her family, even when things are tough, and she knows that above all things… a mother’s love is more than enough.”                  – Denice Williams

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21. “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

22. “In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves.” – Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn

      23. “Remember that a single mom is just like any other mom and that our number one priority is still our kids. Any parent does whatever it takes for their kids and a single mother is no different.”                  – Paula Miranda

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

25. “What to let go: the need to be perfect, fear of change, regrets about the past, fear of failure, and the need to please everyone except yourself.” – Unknown

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26. Learn from the past, prepare for the future, and live in the present.

27. “You’re the mom everyone wishes they had.” – Unknown

28. “A single mother has a backbone made of steel and a heart made of gold.” – Unknown

29. “Being a single mom, in your baby’s eyes, no one does it better than you.” – Unknown

30. “Bad moments don’t make bad moms.” – Unknown

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31. “Your children will become who you are so be who you want them to be.” – Unknown

32. “Grow through what you go through.” – Unknown

33. “Being a single mother comes with a power the other people will never possess.”- Unknown

34. “Parenting is the easiest thing in the world to have an opinion about but the hardest thing in the world to do.” -Anne Lamoti

                  35. “Motherhood has a way of evoking strength and resilience we never knew we had.”                                      – Our mama village

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36. “Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.” –Museuly

37. “Motherhood: It’s a choice you make every day, 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

38. “A Mother who radiates self-love and self-acceptance actually vaccinates children against low self-esteem.” -Naomi Wolf

      39. “Strength grows in the moments when you think you can’t go on but you keep going anyway.”               –Our

            40. “Don’t raise your kids to have more than you had, raise them to be more than you were.”                   –Jackie Kennedy

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41. “Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.” – Unknown

42. “If you think my hands are full, you should see my heart.” -Unknown

43. “Your job as a mother is to protect your children from everything. If that includes cutting toxic people out of your lives then so be it.” – Unknown

44. “When you’re feeling lost remember who you are doing it for.” – Unknown

45. “To be a good mother while my heart was breaking was one of the hardest roles I’ve ever had to play.” – Unknown

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  46. “It’s about finding the calm in the chaos. You got this.” – Unknown

47. “It takes a village to raise children and yet we dare allow people to do it on their own. Praise you.”    – Unknown

48. “When people label you as a single mom just remember, the day you earned the title mom, was the last day you had the chance to ever be single again.” – Unknown

49. “Whether you set out to be a single parent or not, you set out to be the best parent you could be and that has not changed.” – Unknown

50. “There is nothing stronger than a single mom with a wounded heart, know your worth.” – Unknown


Words can’t help everything but they can help some things and that counts. If you know a single mom, no matter their situation, reach out. You can never know one’s experiences and or what kind of turmoil they are facing inside. If you can aid a single mom in any way then do it. You could change a life, but most importantly you are changing her kids’ lives. It will be more than worth your time and effort.

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