101 Encouraging Quotes for New Moms

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Becoming a new Mom can be the most exciting and the most terrifying adventure for a woman. With the addition of the baby, you will be faced with plenty of challenges- but it will be all worth it in the end. From the first smile of the baby to the moment they open their eyes, the love you have towards your baby is endless. So, if you’re looking for encouraging new mom quotes to help prepare you for the experience to come, here are 101 encouraging new Mom quotes for you.

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101 New Mom Quotes and Words of Encouragement for Mothers

  • “A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten and the future worth living for.”
  • “Sometimes, when you pick up your child, you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood – finding a piece of yourself separate and apart, that all the same, you could not live without.” – Jodi Picoult
  • “Being a mother is the most rewarding blessing in the world, just knowing you can love someone so much, and get that same love in return is wonderful.”
  • “Everything grows rounder and wider and weirder, and I sit here in the middle of it all and wonder who in the world you will turn out to be.” – Carrie Fisher
  • “Having kids feels like that first seventh-grade crush that overwhelms every molecule in your body, but it’s permanent.” – Kristen Bell
  • “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
  • “Being a mother is discovering strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you never knew existed.” – Sherene Simon
  • “Just as there is no warning for childbirth, there is no preparation for the sight of a first child. There should be a song for women to sing at this moment or a prayer to recite. But perhaps there is none because there are no words strong enough to name that moment.”
  • “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.”
  • “A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years and in your heart till the day you die.”
  • “A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.”
  • “I like to think of motherhood as a great big adventure. You set off on a journey, you don’t really know how to navigate things, and you don’t exactly know where you’re going or how you’re going to get there.”
  • “No one else will ever know the strength of my love for you. After all, you’re the only one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside.”
  • “It’s ok to be grumpy sometimes, to have bad days to struggle, to make mistakes, to say the wrong thing, feel overwhelmed and under-appreciated, to be out-of-sorts and sort-of-over-it all. It’s ok for us big humans, and it’s ok for our little humans, too. After all, we’re all humans, right? How else will our little humans learn that it’s okay to be human? Remember, we’re imperfect humans growing imperfect humans in an imperfect world, and that’s perfectly okay.” – L.R. Knost
  • “A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty.”
  • “Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary—it’s an act of infinite optimism.”
  • “The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.”
  • “To be pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly woman, and distressingly inhabited. Soul and spirit are stretched – along with body – making pregnancy a time of transition, growth, and profound beginnings.”
  • “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.”
  • “Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”
  • “Before you were conceived, I wanted you. Before you were born, I loved you. Before you were here, I would die for you. This is the miracle of Mother’s love.” – Maureen Hawkins
  • “You will never understand life until it grows inside of you.” – Sandra C. Kassis
  • “Motherhood is messy and challenging, and crazy, and sleepless, and giving, and unbelievably beautiful.”
  • A mother does not become pregnant in order to provide employment to medical people. Giving birth is an ecstatic jubilant adventure not available to males. It is a woman’s crowning creative experience of a lifetime.”
  • “A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin.”
  •  “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.”
  • “There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation.”
  • “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.”
  • “There is no way out of the experience except through it because it is not really your experience at all but the baby’s. Your body is the child’s instrument of birth.”
  • “Birth is a mystery. Words are not enough.”
  • “The day your baby arrives is the day your life changes for good.”
  • “It was the tiniest thing I ever decided to put my whole life into.”
  • “Birthing is the most profound initiation to spirituality a woman can have.”
  • “Whenever you feel like you are failing, look in the eyes of your child, and know your value.”
  • “You’ll learn to lower your expectations about what you can accomplish in a day. Some days, it will be all you can do to keep a baby safe, warm, and fed, and that will be enough.”
  • “There are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.” – Anne Lamott
  • “You’re doing a great job, mom, even when you don’t feel like it.”
  • “Be patient with yourself. You and your baby are both learning new things each day.”
  • “We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.”
  • “Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.”
  • “That first pregnancy is a long sea journey to a country where you don’t know the language, where land is in sight for such a long time that after a while it’s just the horizon – and then one-day birds wheel over that dark shape and it’s suddenly close, and all you can do is hope like hell that you’ve had the right shots.”
  • “Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.”
  • “Birth is the epicentre of women’s power.”
  • “Birth takes a woman’s deepest fears about herself and shows her that she is stronger than them”.
  • “Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.”
  • “Sometimes, when you pick up your child, you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood – finding a piece of yourself separate and apart, that all the same, you could not live without.”
  • “Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.”
  • “A baby arrives, and just like that everything changes. The world gets bigger, heart grows fuller, and life means more.”
  • “Your influence as a mother is powerful. Don’t waste it. Little eyes are watching you.”
  • “A mother’s joy begins when new life is stirring inside; when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone.”
  • “A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years and in your heart till the day you die.” – Mary Mason
  • “A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin.” – Amy Tan
  • “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
  • “The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the centre of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.”
  • “A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty.”
  • “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 Laren
  • “That first pregnancy is a long sea journey to a country where you don’t know the language, where land is in sight for such a long time that after a while it’s just the horizon- and then one day birds wheel over the dark shape and it’s suddenly close, and all you can do is hope like hell that you’ve had the right shots.” – Emily Perkins
  • “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
  • “A miracle is the only way to describe motherhood and giving birth. It’s unbelievable how God has made us women and babies to endure and be able to do so much. A miracle, indeed. Such an incredible blessing.” – Jennie Finch
  • “The choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” – Oprah
  • “Just as there is no warning for childbirth, there is no preparation for the sight of a first child. There should be a song for women to sing at this moment or a prayer to recite. But perhaps there is none because there are no words strong enough to name the moment.” – Anita Diamant
  • “A mothers’ joy begins when new life is stirring inside…when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone.”
  • “For a mother is the only person on earth who can divide her love among ten children and each child still have all her love.”
  • “Feeling fat lasts nine months, but the joy of becoming a mom lasts forever.”
  • “When life gets hard and you feel alone, remember, you mean the world to somebody and that somebody calls you mom.”
  • “There are hard days in motherhood. But looking at your sleeping baby reminds you why it’s all worth it.”
  • “Having kids – the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings is the biggest job anyone can embark on.” – Maria Shriver
  • “You’re always going to wonder if you’re doing things wrong, but that’s what it means to be a mom, to care so much about someone else that you just want to be perfect as possible.” – Naya Rivera
  • “Your dream came true, your very own little one, your brand new life as a mother is about to begin. The moment you breathe in that new baby smell, you’ll feel a love so fierce, it’s like nothing you’ve ever felt before.”
  • “Being a mother is the highest paid job in the world. Since the payment is in pure love.”
  • “Being a mother is the most rewarding blessing in the world. Just knowing you can love someone so much and get that same love in return is wonderful.”
  • “Being a mother means that your heart is no longer yours; it wanders where ever your children go.”
  • “A child is the most beautiful gift this world has to give.”
  • “Nothing in life will ever make you as happy, as sad, as exhausted, or as incredibly proud as “You blink and they are toddlers. Then teens. And then they are parents, resembling you once were. So soak it all up. Hold them in your arms as they fall asleep. Read that book they requested for the tenth time. Snuggle in tight when all they want to do is hug you – feel that small body against your own. Embrace the exhaustion. The hard days. The overwhelming. Because although at times you might go a little crazy, motherhood is an incredible journey filled with immeasurable love and happiness.”
  • “Motherhood – It is 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.”
  • “You will never have this day with your children again tomorrow. They will be a little older than they were today. This day is a gift just breathe and notice, smell and touch them, study their faces and little feet, pay attention, relish the charm of the present. Enjoy today.”
  • “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.” – Jeffery R. Holland
  • “Even a good mom has bad days, great days, normal days, overwhelming days, perfect days, trying days, supermom days, just being-a-mom days, a whole lot of love and real and crazy motherhood day.”
  • “I know it can be hard to get up every day and have these little people rely on you; I know it’s hard to feel like sometimes your world is so small. I want to remind you; you are the world. You are the world for those little ones revolve around. You are their nurture, their home, and their comfort. You are everything to them, and I hope even on your hard days you know how special you are, especially to your little people.”
  • A real mom: emotional, yet the rock, tired, but keeps going, worried, but full of hope, impatient, yet patient, overwhelmed, but never quits, amazing, even though doubted, wonderful, even in the chaos. Life changer, every single day.”
  • “Whenever you feel like you are failing, look in the eyes of your child, and know your value.”
  • “Be patient with yourself. You and your baby are both learning new things each day.”
  • “Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.”
  • “Your influence as a mother is powerful. Don’t waste it. Little eyes are watching you.”
  • “It’s ok to be grumpy sometimes, to have bad days to struggle, to make mistakes, to say the wrong thing, feel overwhelmed and under-appreciated, to be out-of-sorts and sort-of-over-it all. It’s ok for us big humans, and it’s ok for our little humans, too. After all, we’re all humans, right? How else will our little humans learn that it’s okay to be human? Remember, we’re imperfect humans growing imperfect humans in an imperfect world, and that’s perfectly okay.”
  • “Mom – One who sacrifices her body, sleep, social life, spending money, eating hot meals, peeing alone, patience, memory, energy, and sanity for love.”
  • “All your kids want is you. Not the fit mom, not the Pinterest mom, not the PTA mom, not every other mom you think you should be. All they want is you, so be the happiest you there ever was.”
  • “A mother’s guilt is forever. The I-should-have-done-this or should-have-done-that will always be there. Learning to live with it is forever. Stop beating yourself up, accept it is a part of motherhood and keep being who you are. The mother guilt you feel is normal. Children don’t even know the words ‘mother’s guilt’.”
  • “Trust your gut, mama. If it tells you something is off, don’t ignore its warning. If it puts words in your mouth, speak them. If it points you in a certain direction, follow it. Intuition is one of the greatest superpowers of motherhood.”
  • “A miracle is the only way to describe motherhood and giving birth. It’s unbelievable how God has made us women and babies to endure and be able to do so much. A miracle, indeed. Such an incredible blessing.”
  • “Having kids—the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings—is the biggest job anyone can embark on.”
  • “Birthing is the most profound initiation to spirituality a woman can have.”
  • “I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.”
  • “Your dream came true, your very own little one, your brand new life as a mother is about to begin. The moment you breathe in that new baby smell, you’ll feel a love so fiercely, it’s like nothing you’ve ever felt before.”
  • “Mothers cannot give from a depleted source. Every mother needs emotional, mental and physical, and spiritual validation, nourishment, and support. When a mother is respected and well-cared for, she and her whole family will benefit.”
  • “There is no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a good one.”
  • “The most important role of a mother is to be the heart of the home, and we need to feed our souls with whatever it is to keep that role alive and well.”
  • “Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled; they are the ones that never gave up, despite the struggles.”
  • “Being a mom isn’t a job, a hobby, or a task. It’s a calling. A calling to love well. A calling to instruct hearts. A calling to be present.”
  • “Babies are always more trouble than you thought- and more wonderful.”
  • “There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.”

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