50 Inspirational Single Mom Quotes To Honour Their Struggle

50 Inspirational Single Mom Quotes To Honour Their Struggle

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Being a mother is one of the most challenging tasks, so imagine how difficult it is when you have to do it all by yourself. Single parents face challenges that other parents would find impossible to comprehend. Parenting responsibilities for a single mother are similar to those of a married mother, but they’re on their own in this parenthood journey.

These women are one of a kind, whether by choice or by chance, and these single mother quotes and sayings convey all the hard work and emotions they experience.

Exhausted Single Mom Quotes

Being a mother is one of the most difficult jobs in the world, one that entails a level of responsibility unlike any other, with no set hours and, most likely, no retirement. When you’re a single mother, your obligations are multiplied. Managing a home, children, and finances on your own needs courage and drive. The greatest challenge for single mothers is finding time and energy to complete all their responsibilities, as showcased in these quotes below.

“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

“Nothing you do for your children is ever wasted.”

GARRISON KEILLOR

“Respect to all mums doing double duty because of men failing to do their part as dads.”

JOHN MARK GREEN

“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

“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thought. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.”

SOPHIA LOREN
Exhausted Single Mom Quotes
“You are doing what is best for you and your children. You can’t ever be faulted for that. Hang in there.”

“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.”

ANONYMOUS

“It will work out, you’ll learn to adapt. Friendships will fade or become stronger, and you’ll learn how to juggle mommyhood and the rest of life.”

ANONYMOUS

Funny Single Mom Quotes

It can be challenging to be a single mother, especially on those days when your children appear to go from 0 to 100-level energy the moment they wake up. The best medication for fatigue, stress and a pressing need for a break is laughter. You’re sure to laugh out loud after reading these funny quotes.

“Having children is like living in a frat house- nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.”

RAY ROMANO

“Some days my kids can do no wrong. Other days I understand why some animals eat their young.”

TONI HAMMER

“Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the sidewalk before it stops snowing.”

PHYLLIS DILLER
Funny Single Mom Quotes
“Becoming a mom to me means that you have accepted that for the next 16 years of your life, you will have a sticky purse.”

“When I tell my kids I’ll do something in a minute, what I’m really saying is ‘Please forget.‘”

ANONYMOUS

“I love when my kids tell me they’re bored. As if the lady standing in front of a full sink of dirty dishes is where you go to get ideas about how to have a good time.”

ANONYMOUS

“I’d love to be a Pinterest mom. But it turns out I’m more of an Amazon Prime mom.”

ANONYMOUS

“Not all who wander are lost. Some are just moms. In Target. Hiding from their children.”

ANONYMOUS

Heartbroken Single Mom Quotes

Single mothers have a unique set of challenges for which they are never adequately prepared, yet they do remarkable things simply by following their instincts and hearts. It is safe to say that they are among the world’s greatest heroes. Single mothers are deserving of our respect and admiration, so check out these quotes.

“There’s nothing stronger than a single mom with a wounded heart.”

ANONYMOUS
Heartbroken Single Mom Quotes
“You can be a mess and still be a good mom. We are allowed to be both.”

“I can’t tell you how much I respect all the single parents out there doing it all solo.”

JENNIE FINCH

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

ANONYMOUS

“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

“I’m a single mom. I like to pretend I’m strong enough to do it all on my own. But sometimes I wish I had someone to come home to and tell I’m doing it right.”

ANONYMOUS

“There will be so many times you feel like you failed. But in the eyes, ears, and mind of your child, you are a super mom.”

STEPHANIE PRECOURT
Heartbroken Single Mom Quotes
“Sometimes I still cry. But when I look at my child and they are smiling back and me – I’m reminded why I have to be strong.”

“Being a single mother while trying to repair yourself mentally and emotionally is one of the hardest thing you’ll ever do.”

ANONYMOUS

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

MELISSA ETHERIDGE

Dating A Single Mom Quotes

Single mothers are excellent partners because they bring unique viewpoints, priorities, and life experiences to the table. They’re capable, intelligent, adaptable, and clear about what they want in a partner. Here are some ‘dating a single mom quotes’ for more insight.

“I love being a single mom. But it’s definitely different when you’re dating.”

BROOKE BURNS

“Nowadays it is seen as a shame, to marry a girl who is a mother, who has never been married. I want to get rid of that prejudice.”

ANONYMOUS

“Dating a single mom doesn’t mean you’ll be playing daddy. It just means you’ll be becoming part of a family and a role model for a child/children. If you aren’t ready to step up, then don’t step to her.”

ANONYMOUS
Dating A Single Mom Quotes
“The most difficult part of dating as a single parent is deciding how much risk your own child’s heart is worth.”

“Because your chill is your first priority, you’re more selective, so in order to let someone into that world, they have to be really special.”

ANONYMOUS

Single Mom Inspirational Quotes

There’s nothing that a single mom cannot do, which makes her a superhero in a way. In addition to being their child’s best friend and mentor, they also manage a plethora of household responsibilities. The superpowers of single parents are undeniable, and they show us that everything is possible if you know how to focus your time. These inspirational quotes honour the braveness and fortitude of the world’s diligent mothers who raise their children alone.

“She has to have four arms, four legs, four eyes, two hearts and double the love. There is nothing single about a single mom.”

MANDY HALE

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

YVONNE KALOKI

“Being a working mother and a working single parent instills in you a sense of determination.”

FELICITY JONES

“Did you hear? Superheroes are real. They are called single moms.”

ANONYMOUS
Single Mom Inspirational Quotes
“Being raised by a single mother, I learned to appreciate and value independent women.”

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

ANONYMOUS

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

MEG LOWREY

“I want to show the example that you can be a single mother and work and handle a lot of other things at the same time.”

CHRISTINA MILIAN

“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 by child’s needs before my own.”

ANONYMOUS

“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
Single Mom Inspirational Quotes
“I’m a hustler. I’m a single mom, so whatever I’ve gotta do.”

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

ROMA DOWNEY

I didn’t set out to be a single mom I set out to be the best mom I could be… and that hasn’t changed.

ANONYMOUS

“I am a single mom and I’m the breadwinner and I have to work and I have to do these things and that’s just the way it is. I don’t think my son even knows any different.”

CHARISMA CARPENTER

“I know its hard being a single mother but I’d rather do it by myself than with someone who doesn’t want to.”

ANONYMOUS

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

EMMA-LOUISE SMITH
Single Mom Inspirational Quotes
“The loves of my life are my children and my mother. I don’t feel as if I need a man.”

“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

“Single Moms: You are a doctor, a teacher, a nurse, a maid, a cook, a referee, a heroine, a defender, a protector, a true Superwoman. Wear your cape proudly.”

MANDY HALE

These quotes highlight why single mothers are considered superheroes and deserve to be celebrated. Single mothers may question their abilities occasionally, but they nevertheless get up and go about their day to the best of their abilities. If you’re a single mom out there, hopefully, these single mom quotes remind you that you’re strong and capable and doing your best.

You can also check out these 40 Maya Angelou Quotes About Women, Love, Family and More!

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