Being a mom is hard. It’s one of the most important and challenging jobs in the world, and it’s also one of the most rewarding. But it’s not easy. In fact, it can be downright tough at times.

That’s why so many moms turn to quotes for inspiration and support. Here are some of our favorite quotes about motherhood.

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50+ quotes about motherhood being hard

“I think being a mom is the hardest job in the world. I don’t know how women do it without going crazy.” – Britney Spears

“Motherhood is wonderful, but it’s also hard work. It’s the logistics more than anything. You discover you have reserves of energy you didn’t know you had.” – Deborah Mailman

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

“It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.” – Dorothy from The Golden Girls

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“Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.” – Ricki Lake

“If you try your best to be the best parent you can be, you will have done all that a human being can do and all that God expects you to do.” – Jeffrey R. Holland

“Being a mom is the most rewarding job in the world because every day I get to influence my children’s lives. What an honor! It doesn’t mean that being their mother will be easy all of the time though!” – Beyonce

“Some days she has no idea how she’ll do it. But every single day, it gets done.” – unknown

“I know it’s hard Mama. 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 that you are the world. You are the world that 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.” – unknown

“Motherhood is difficult and rewarding.” – Gloria Estefan

“Being a mom is extremely hard, probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done. But, I would rather be a mom and struggle than not be a mom at all.” – unknown

“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

“I am not perfect. I have flaws just like everyone else! And that’s okay because being a mother isn’t easy!” – Kim Kardashian West

“People don’t really talk honestly about how difficult being a mom actually is and what things we sacrifice every day in order to be good moms.” – Jenni Ogden

“Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.” – Sharon Jaynes

“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

“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had & dealing with fears you never knew existed.” – Linda Wooten

“Motherhood has taught me that being a woman isn’t all about being perfect, having it all together, and being able to do everything. Being a mom reminds me that I am human.” – Toni Hammer

“Being a mother is an honor for all of us–even when it is hard and exhausting!” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“Being a mom is the hardest thing you can ever embark on. Thankfully, in the end, you know it is always worth the struggle.” – unknown

“Motherhood is tough. If you just want a wonderful little creature to love, you can get a puppy.” – Barbara Walters

“Being a mother is being willing to die for someone else…It’s being strong when you are weak, and brave when you are scared. It is being an example when you know nothing worth teaching, giving hope in hopeless times and love beyond all reason.” – unknown

“Don’t beat yourself up when being a mom doesn’t come easily. It happens but we must keep pushing forward. Never let our past determine our future!” – Serena Williams

“Being a mom isn’t easy…But being able to look at your kids and say, ‘I did that! I made them!’ is pretty freaking amazing.” – Alyssa Milano

“Whenever you’re feeling hopeless, hug your child. It’s amazing how they remind us our life is always full of love.” – unknown

“When you’re in the thick of raising your kids by yourself, you tend to keep a running list of everything you think you’re doing wrong. I recommend taking a lot of family pictures as evidence to the contrary.” – Connie Schultz

“I think being a mom is the hardest job in the world. It doesn’t have to be easy but when you love someone that much and they depend on you for absolutely everything then nothing else matters!” – Jennifer Nettles

“Being a mom isn’t easy. It’s the toughest job you’ll ever love.” – unknown

“Motherhood is not for the faint-hearted. Frogs, skinned knees, and the insults of teenage girls are not meant for the wimpy.” – Danielle Steel

“Motherhood is amazing. And then it is really hard. And then it is incredible. And then it is everything in between. So, hold onto the good, breathe through the bad, and welcome the wildest and most wonderful ride of your life.” – unknown

“[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.” – Gilda Radner

“The hardest part of being a mom? Letting go…of your babies so someone else can raise them right before they get hurt by life, but also letting go of yourself and giving up things like sleep to make sure they have everything in this world that makes them happy too!” – Kelly Clarkson

“I know being a mom isn’t always easy… but I’m sure glad we’re in this together!” – Kendra Wilkinson

“The joy of motherhood comes in moments. There will be hard times and frustrating times. But amid the challenges, there are shining moments of joy and satisfaction.” – M. Russell Ballard

“You will never be fully prepared for being a mom. It is just something that you have to do and figure out as you go along.” – Kim Kardashian West

“Even on days you feel like you are failing, look around. Your child’s smile will bring you right back up.” – unknown

“Being a mother has been the most challenging and the most rewarding position I will ever hold.” – Cathy Shaffer

“There are hard days in motherhood. But looking at your baby sleeping reminds you why it’s all worth it.” – Kara Ferwerda

“Being a mother isn’t easy. And being able to admit your weakness as a parent is one of the most important things you’ll ever do for your child.” – Katrina Alcorn

“Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.” – Tina Fey

“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

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

“I’ve always tried to control everything and every aspect of my life, and this is maybe the biggest lesson I’ve learned with motherhood—you just can’t control everything, and I’m much more relaxed now about unexpected changes and things that happen.” – Margherita Missoni

“Being a mom can be tough, but always remember in the eyes of your child, no one does it better than you.” – unknown

“You know when you have kids what will change? Everything. You. Your body, your sleep patterns, how you spend your time, where you go & what you do…but being a mom isn’t easy.” – Jennifer Nettles

“I think the hardest part about being a mother is just knowing that you’re never enough. No matter how many books you read, no matter how many toys your kids have or schedules they follow…you will never be able to do it all perfectly.” – Jessica Alba

“Motherhood is not always sunshine and rainbows. It’s about learning to let go…letting them make their mistakes so they can learn, being there to encourage and support them, but also knowing when it’s time for you to step back.” – Sarah Jakes Roberts

“Being a single parent is twice the work, twice the stress, and twice the tears but also twice the hugs, twice the love, and twice the pride.” – unknown

“Being a single parent is not a life full of struggles, but a journey for the strong.” – Meg Lowrey

“If something goes wrong while being a mom don’t beat yourself up over it.  It’s not your fault and being a mom isn’t easy.” – Jennifer Garner

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“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

“Motherhood 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.” – Donna Ball

“When life gets hard, and you feel all alone, remember you mean the world to somebody, and that somebody calls you Mom.” – unknown

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