Being a mom is a job like no other career, it’s the most exhausting, and rewarding job that a woman can take on and it often feels thankless. You often find quotes about being a mom or being a working mom, but it’s not often that you see inspirational quotes for the stay at home mom. Well, that changes today, keep reading for some inspirational quotes just for you!
Stay At Home Mom Quotes
There’s no such thing as the perfect mother and although it’s the most important work we can do, striving every day to be a good mother is nothing short of exhausting. If you’re feeling run down by the long hours and hard days, I hope these inspirational quotes will help fill you up with peace about your great choice to be a stay at home momma.
This quote by Angela Kinsey may just sum it up the best: “I think it’s a tough road if you’re a stay-at-home mom, a working mom if you have a partner if you don’t. It’s the best job in the world, and the toughest job in the world all at the same time.”
Even a former President had a few quotes to share about the importance of a mom.
“The greatest lessons I have ever learned were at my mother’s knees… All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” Abraham Lincoln
“I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” Abraham Lincoln
Barbara Kingsolver on how you know you’ve been doing motherhood right: “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.”
Jodie Picoult said it pretty well too, “The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.” By staying with your children you are providing them the safest of spaces to learn, grow, and thrive even if sometimes they make you want to pull your hair out.
Funny Mom Quotes
Here are a few funny quotes for stay at home moms to make you chuckle into your coffee, you know if you can find it or it isn’t ice cold!
“It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t.” Barbara Kingsolver
“I don’t have a ‘9 to 5’ — I have a ‘when I open my eyes to when I close my eyes.’”
“On being a stay at home mom: Half of the time, I feel like I’m running an insane asylum… the other half, I feel I belong in one.”
“If you’re completely exhausted and don’t know how you’re going to keep giving this much of yourself day after day, you’re probably a good parent.” -Bunmi Laditan
“Why isn’t the house clean and tidy when you’re home all day with the kids? …Because you’re home all day with the kids.” This one is so true, it’s amazing how fast kids can destroy what was a tidy house, all you have to do is turn your back!
Empowering Mom Quotes
Kate Winslet shares her thoughts on the empowerment of motherhood and how strong you REALLY are: “There’s something really empowering about going, ‘Hell, I can do this! I can do this all!’ That’s the wonderful thing about mothers, you can because you must, and you just DO.”
Mitch Albom may be right as well: “The truth is, when our mothers held us, rocked us, stroked our heads -none of us ever got enough of that. We all yearn in some way to return to those days when we were completely taken care of – unconditional love, unconditional attention. Most of us didn’t get enough”. By staying at home with your kids all day as a stay at home mom you are giving your kids the best chance they can have of all of the love, attention, and affection that they need and will carry with them for the rest of their lives!
Encouraging Mom Quotes
Remember there is no such thing as a “perfect mother” listen to what Arianna Huffington had to say about perfection in motherhood:
“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.”
Milton Berle has a good question when it comes to moms and evolution: “We inherit a lot from our parents: mom’s eyes, dad’s chin, and the attitude of whichever parent isn’t punishing you at the moment. All of those things we have our mom’s to thank for.“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?”
Here’s a quote for the bad days when you feel like you are doing it all wrong: “Your way of dealing with your child will have lots of unique aspects, because you and your child are unique human beings, and the blend is yet another special level of uniqueness.” Dr. Laura Schlessinger
Being a stay at home mom is a tough job, but it is the best job that you can have. When you are having a rough day or looking for a quick reminder about why you have decided to stay with your children just read over some of these inspirational quotes and feel renewed.