69 Relatable Single Mom Quotes & Sayings

Single Mom Quotes

Being a simple mom is exhausting, empowering, rewarding, and sometimes, lonely. If you have a single mom or are one yourself, use these quotes to get energy, motivation and validation for how truly wonderful you are.

Single Mom Quotes

A child’s first teacher is its mother.

“A child’s first teacher is its mother.” – Peng Liyuan

Honestly, I have so much respect for single moms or anybody who finds themselves a single mother, but to even choose to be a single mother is just so courageous to me. It is such a hard job to raise a child and be everything to that child without a partner. It’s just admirable and courageous and brave and every other valiant word I can think of. I don’t know if I could do it on my own.

“Honestly, I have so much respect for single moms or anybody who finds themselves a single mother, but to even choose to be a single mother is just so courageous to me. It is such a hard job to raise a child and be everything to that child without a partner. It’s just admirable and courageous and brave and every other valiant word I can think of. I don’t know if I could do it on my own.” – Jennifer Lopez

I was raised in Boston by three older brothers and a very strong and empowering single mom.

“I was raised in Boston by three older brothers and a very strong and empowering single mom.” – Eliza Dushku

As long as we are giving our kids the best life we can… I don’t see anything to be ashamed of.

“As long as we are giving our kids the best life we can… I don’t see anything to be ashamed of.” – Sarah Rachel

Being raised by a single mother, I learned to appreciate and value independent women.

“Being raised by a single mother, I learned to appreciate and value independent women.” – Kenny Conley

Better a loving single-parent family than a ‘conventional’ family where the parents hate each other and the father is a demagogue.

“Better a loving single-parent family than a ‘conventional’ family where the parents hate each other and the father is a demagogue.” – Moby

Being a mom means putting away your childish ways to make room for your child’s ways.

“Being a mom means putting away your childish ways to make room for your child’s ways.” – Author Unknown

I am struggling, I won’t lie, but every night when I put my little one to sleep and I watch her, I know deep in my heart that she is well worth my struggles.

“I am struggling, I won’t lie, but every night when I put my little one to sleep and I watch her, I know deep in my heart that she is well worth my struggles.” – Jesenia

You are never ‘just’ a mom. You are everything your child can need in life, and more.

“You are never ‘just’ a mom. You are everything your child can need in life, and more.” – Unknown

Pressure is the single mom who is trying to scuffle and pay her rent.

“Pressure is the single mom who is trying to scuffle and pay her rent.” – Damian Lillard

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.

“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” – Barbara Kingsolver

The best gift a parent can give children is time … Single moms need to know it’s okay to have a little ‘me’ time.

“The best gift a parent can give children is time … Single moms need to know it’s okay to have a little ‘me’ time.” – Denise Richards

Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.

“Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.” – Garrison Keillor

I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.

“I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” – Oprah

You know, I don’t think any mother aims to be a single mom. I didn’t wish for that, but it happened.

“You know, I don’t think any mother aims to be a single mom. I didn’t wish for that, but it happened.” – Charlize Theron

I was once a single mother, with very few resources, so I have a special place in my heart for women in difficult situations.

“I was once a single mother, with very few resources, so I have a special place in my heart for women in difficult situations.” – Linda Lael Miller

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

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

The anger and hurt you have within will only help you become stronger and more caring and protective towards your children.

“The anger and hurt you have within will only help you become stronger and more caring and protective towards your children.” – Unknown

I didn’t plan on being a single mom, but you have to deal with the cards you are dealt the best way you can.

“I didn’t plan on being a single mom, but you have to deal with the cards you are dealt the best way you can.” – Tichina Arnold

You don’t take a class; you’re thrown into motherhood and learn from experience.

“You don’t take a class; you’re thrown into motherhood and learn from experience.” – Jennie Finch

What is best for us will be the best for the baby in the end, because when we are emotionally healthy and strong, we can be the best parents we can be.

“What is best for us will be the best for the baby in the end, because when we are emotionally healthy and strong, we can be the best parents we can be.” – KLeighC

If you want to stand with me as a single mom – and I know so many of my friends and colleagues do – please don’t appropriate my burden as a way to validate your own. To suggest that you are single-parenting when you are simply solo for the weekend devalues what real single mothers do.

“If you want to stand with me as a single mom – and I know so many of my friends and colleagues do – please don’t appropriate my burden as a way to validate your own. To suggest that you are single-parenting when you are simply solo for the weekend devalues what real single mothers do.” – Rachel Simmons

You have to carry on as a mother, no matter what, and that’s what I’ve always done.

“You have to carry on as a mother, no matter what, and that’s what I’ve always done.” – Madonna

The loves of my life are my children and my mother. I don’t feel as if I need a man.

“The loves of my life are my children and my mother. I don’t feel as if I need a man.” – Diane Keaton

I hope telling the story of how I went from being a single mom to serving in the Texas State Senate to running for governor will remind others that with the right leadership in government, where you start has nothing to do with how far you go.

“I hope telling the story of how I went from being a single mom to serving in the Texas State Senate to running for governor will remind others that with the right leadership in government, where you start has nothing to do with how far you go.” – Wendy Davis

I think it’s really important for every mother to find their own way.

“I think it’s really important for every mother to find their own way.” – Solange Knowles

What is free time? I’m a single mother. My free moments are filled with loving my little girl.

“What is free time? I’m a single mother. My free moments are filled with loving my little girl.” – Roma Downey

[Being a mom] will change your life, but I think in the long run it will change for the better.

“[Being a mom] will change your life, but I think in the long run it will change for the better.” – Gypsy Lady

There is no role in life that is more essential than that of motherhood.

“There is no role in life that is more essential than that of motherhood.” – Elder M. Russell Ballard

I was just surprised when my wife told me we were having a baby. I was like, Wow, that’s awesome. You’re going to make a great single mom.

“I was just surprised when my wife told me we were having a baby. I was like, Wow, that’s awesome. You’re going to make a great single mom.” – Brian Posehn

I have a great career, and I have my daughter. So what I don’t have is not as important to me as what I do have.

“I have a great career, and I have my daughter. So what I don’t have is not as important to me as what I do have.” – Padma Lakshmi

You are doing what is best for you and your children. You can’t ever be faulted for that. Hang in there.

“You are doing what is best for you and your children. You can’t ever be faulted for that. Hang in there.” – Skoy Chicago

I’m not sure anyone – and I could be wrong in this – grows up thinking, I want to be a single mom.

“I’m not sure anyone – and I could be wrong in this – grows up thinking, I want to be a single mom.” – Bridget Moynahan

It was tough being a single mom. It was tough being in a divorce with children. Very, very hard.

“It was tough being a single mom. It was tough being in a divorce with children. Very, very hard.” – Melissa Etheridge

It’s not single parenthood in and of itself. It’s more about how people parent.

“It’s not single parenthood in and of itself. It’s more about how people parent.” – Sophie Zadeh

Remember that a single mom is just like any other mom and that our number one priority is till our kids. Any parent does whatever it takes for their kids and a single mother is no different.

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

I’m a hustler. I’m a single mom, so whatever I’ve gotta do, I gotta do.

“I’m a hustler. I’m a single mom, so whatever I’ve gotta do, I gotta do.” – Sherri Shepherd

The best part of being a mom to me is the unconditional love. I have never felt a love as pure, a love that’s as rewarding.

“The best part of being a mom to me is the unconditional love. I have never felt a love as pure, a love that’s as rewarding.” – Monica Denise Brown

In the end, I am the only one who can give my children a happy mother who loves life.

“In the end, I am the only one who can give my children a happy mother who loves life.” – Janene Wolsey Baadsgaard

For me, motherhood is learning about the strengths I didn’t know I had, and dealing with the fears I didn’t know existed.

“For me, motherhood is learning about the strengths I didn’t know I had, and dealing with the fears I didn’t know existed.” – Halle Berry

God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.

“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” – Rudyard Kipling

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” – Robert Browning

Anyone can have a child and call themselves a parent. A real parent is someone who puts that child above their own selfish needs and wants.

“Anyone can have a child and call themselves a parent. A real parent is someone who puts that child above their own selfish needs and wants.” – Author Unknown

I have time for everything I had time for before. I just have an added amazing thing in my life.

“I have time for everything I had time for before. I just have an added amazing thing in my life.” – January Jones

Single motherhood is an amazing thing; it’s a blessing.

“Single motherhood is an amazing thing; it’s a blessing.” – Kelly Cutrone

If you are a single parent, make friends with others in similar situations and develop friendships with married couples. Counsel with your priesthood leaders. Let them know of your needs and wants. Single parenthood is understood by the Lord.

“If you are a single parent, make friends with others in similar situations and develop friendships with married couples. Counsel with your priesthood leaders. Let them know of your needs and wants. Single parenthood is understood by the Lord.” – Ezra Taft Benson

Single mom or not, remember that you are the best and you are doing the best.

“Single mom or not, remember that you are the best and you are doing the best.” – Unknown

Mothers are the necessity of invention.

“Mothers are the necessity of invention.” – Bill Watterson

It may be tough at times, but I can honestly say, at least from my experience, it’s not nearly as hard as I thought it would be.

“It may be tough at times, but I can honestly say, at least from my experience, it’s not nearly as hard as I thought it would be.” – Stella Aluxum

A single mom tries when things are hard. She never gives up. She believes in her family, even when things are tough. She knows that above all things, a mother’s love is more than enough.

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

I value so many people who have to work full time, definitely single mothers. Their work is the hardest work. I applaud it so much.

“I value so many people who have to work full time, definitely single mothers. Their work is the hardest work. I applaud it so much.” – Molly Sims

Motherhood is the exquisite inconvenience of being another person’s everything.

“Motherhood is the exquisite inconvenience of being another person’s everything.” – Unknown

This is the place where anybody – like an African American kid raised by a single mom – can be president.

“This is the place where anybody – like an African American kid raised by a single mom – can be president.” – Jennifer Granholm

When dating a woman with children, understand that they are a package deal. Don’t expect her to package her child up and ship them away for the evening just because you want to chill.

“When dating a woman with children, understand that they are a package deal. Don’t expect her to package her child up and ship them away for the evening just because you want to chill.” – @justmike_

The women whom I love and admire for their strength and grace did not get that way because shit worked out. They got that way because shit went wrong, and they handled it. They handled it in a thousand different ways on a thousand different days, but they handled it. Those women are my superheroes.

“The women whom I love and admire for their strength and grace did not get that way because shit worked out. They got that way because shit went wrong, and they handled it. They handled it in a thousand different ways on a thousand different days, but they handled it. Those women are my superheroes.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

It takes a tremendous amount of strength to be a single mother. To hold down the forte of a home, a life and your child’s entire happiness.

“It takes a tremendous amount of strength to be a single mother. To hold down the forte of a home, a life and your child’s entire happiness.” – Nikki Rowe

Children don’t understand when things aren’t given. The single parent struggling to provide; how they sacrifice themselves, by sweeping their dreams and goals under the table, just to bring bread and beans on the table.

“Children don’t understand when things aren’t given. The single parent struggling to provide; how they sacrifice themselves, by sweeping their dreams and goals under the table, just to bring bread and beans on the table.” – Anthony Liccione

The loves of my life are my children and my mother. I don’t feel as if I need a man.

“The loves of my life are my children and my mother. I don’t feel as if I need a man.” – Diane Keaton

President Obama’s fight for rural America is personal. He was raised by a single mom and grandparents from Kansas. He hails from a farming state, Illinois.

“President Obama’s fight for rural America is personal. He was raised by a single mom and grandparents from Kansas. He hails from a farming state, Illinois.” – Tom Vilsack

The truth is, every son raised by a single mom is pretty much born married.

“The truth is, every son raised by a single mom is pretty much born married.” – Chuck Palahniuk

As a single mum you’ll discover inner strengths and capabilities you never knew you had. – Emma

“As a single mum you’ll discover inner strengths and capabilities you never knew you had. – Emma” – Louise Smith

A miracle is a single mom who works two jobs to care for her kids and still helps them with their homework at night. A miracle is a child donating all the money in their piggy bank to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. That’s where you’ll find the hand and face of God.

“A miracle is a single mom who works two jobs to care for her kids and still helps them with their homework at night. A miracle is a child donating all the money in their piggy bank to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. That’s where you’ll find the hand and face of God.” – Cathie Linz

There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.

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

I would say to any single parent currently feeling the weight of stereotype or stigmatization that I am prouder of my years as a single mother than of any other part of my life.

“I would say to any single parent currently feeling the weight of stereotype or stigmatization that I am prouder of my years as a single mother than of any other part of my life.” – J.K. Rowling

At the end of the day, it’s the bond you share with your child that matters, and you mommy know just how to do that.

“At the end of the day, it’s the bond you share with your child that matters, and you mommy know just how to do that.” – Unknown

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.

“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou

There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.

“There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.” – Hannah Gasby

We don’t get to choose who we fall in love with. If we did, the world would have fewer single mothers.

“We don’t get to choose who we fall in love with. If we did, the world would have fewer single mothers.” – Margaret A. Belt

Why is it braver to be a single mother versus being with a partner? Being a couple and having a child could be more challenging because there might be conflict if the male partner cannot understand the extreme attachment a woman feels when she has a child.

“Why is it braver to be a single mother versus being with a partner? Being a couple and having a child could be more challenging because there might be conflict if the male partner cannot understand the extreme attachment a woman feels when she has a child.” – Monica Cruz

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