101 Inspiring And Encouraging New Mom Quotes

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New mom quotes work like magic to reassure a mother that she is doing a good job. Motherhood comes with many precious as well as challenging moments. Moms go through different emotions. The overwhelming responsibilities, fluctuating hormones, and new physical changes can be hard to deal with. However, a hand of support and a smile of reassurance can give her the courage to keep moving forward with love and excitement.

If you are close to a mom who is going through such feelings, inspire and motivate her through the quotes given in this post.

First time Mom Quotes

Becoming a mother for the first time is sometimes a feeling that cannot be explained with just one word. She has many fears, doubts, and concerns. Here are a few quotes to tell her she is not alone, and it is okay to have mixed emotions.

  1. “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.”


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  1. “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
  1. “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.”
  1. “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
  1. “Having kids feels like that first seventh-grade crush that overwhelms every molecule in your body, but it’s permanent.” – Kristen Bell
  1. “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
  1. “Being a mother is discovering strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you never knew existed.” – Sherene Simon
  1. “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.”
  1. “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
  1. “A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty.”


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  1. “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
  1. “You will never understand life until it grows inside of you.” – Sandra C. Kassis
  1. “Motherhood is messy and challenging, and crazy, and sleepless, and giving, and unbelievably beautiful.”
  1. “Whenever you feel like you are failing, look in the eyes of your child, and know your value.”
  1. “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.”
  1. “There are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.” – Anne Lamott
  1. “You’re doing a great job, mom, even when you don’t feel like it.”
  1. “Be patient with yourself. You and your baby are both learning new things each day.”


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  1. “Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.”
  1. “A baby arrives, and just like that everything changes. The world gets bigger, heart grows fuller, and life means more.”
  1. “Your influence as a mother is powerful. Don’t waste it. Little eyes are watching you.”
  1. “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.”
  1. “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
  1. “A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin.” – Amy Tan
  1. 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
  1. “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
  1. “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


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  1. “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
  1. “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
  1. “The choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” – Oprah
  1. “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
  1. “Having kids – the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings is the biggest job anyone can embark on.” – Maria Shriver
  1. “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
  1. “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.”

Encouraging Words For A New Mom

A little encouragement is what a new mom needs to go on with the late-night feeds, and the sleepless nights. You can send these quotes to her, or frame them and hang them in the house.

  1. “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.”
  1. “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.”


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  1. “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
  1. “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.”
  1. “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.”
  1. 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.”
  1. “Mom – One who sacrifices her body, sleep, social life, spending money, eating hot meals, peeing alone, patience, memory, energy, and sanity for love.”
  1. “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.”
  1. “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’.”
  1. “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.”


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  1. “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.”
  1. “There is no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a good one.”
  1. “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.”
  1. “Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled; they are the ones that never gave up, despite the struggles.”
  1. “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.”
  1. “Breathe. Your kids need you, with your worries, and your laughs, and your fails, and you try-agains, your love, your showing up, that’s what matters, breathe sweet mom.”
  1. “There is no one perfect way to be a good mother. Each situation is unique. Each mother has different challenges, different skills and abilities, and certainly different children. The choice is different and unique for each mother and each family.”
  1. “Take heart tired momma. You will make it through these exhausting days, and you will be stronger for them. You are a good mother. You only need to look into the eyes of your children and believe it.”
  1. “The strength of a mother is like no other. During times of stress, she may struggle to find her way because she’s facing her own personal demons, but her child’s welfare comes first. She’s not perfect and makes a lot of mistakes but never doubt her love; it burns deeply in her heart.”
  1. “Being a mother is being there through the tantrums, the milestones, and the tears. Being a parent means that you love that little person, which you created, more than you could love yourself, or anybody else. Being a mother – it’s loving somebody else wholeheartedly and unconditionally for eternity. Being a mother to your child is a privilege, cherish it.”
  1. “Whether your pregnancy was meticulously planned, medically coaxed, or happened by surprise, one thing is certain – your life will never be the same.” – Catherine Jones
  1. “A mother’s job is to teach her children not to need her anymore. The hardest part of that job is accepting success.”


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  1. “Being a mother means being strong, even when you feel weak. Giving them love, even when you need to be comforted. But most of all, placing their needs before your wants.”
  1. “When life gets hard, and you feel all alone, remember you mean the world to somebody, and that somebody calls you mom.”
  1. “There will be so many times when you feel like you’ve failed. But in the eyes, heart, and mind of your child, you are a super mom.”
  1. “God planted within women something divine that expresses itself in quiet strength, in refinement, in peace, in goodness, in virtue, in truth, in love, and all of these remarkable qualities find their truest and most satisfying expression in motherhood.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

Inspirational Quotes For A New Mom

Motherhood is a sacred duty, where your each action and decision shapes the future of your child.

  1. “Why being a mom is worth it – A hug for no reason, a sticky kiss, that light bulb moment when your child understands something you’ve been trying to teach them, belly laughs, words of wisdom from a little one’s mouth, smiles, giggles, and the words ‘I love you’ spoken form a child’s lips.”
  1. “The strength of a mother is second to none. Even when she is in times of stress, when she is fighting her own demons, when she is beyond exhausted both mentally and physically, nothing will stop her from finding the strength she needs to do for her children what she needs to get done.”
  1. “Being a new mom is exciting and full of joy. If you listen to your intuition, you’ll always be on the right path.”
  1. “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
  1. “With all the craziness and chaos that come with motherhood, despite your best efforts, you must remember to forgive yourself every single day, and strive to be better the next day.”
  1. “We’re all bad moms, and we’re all good moms. Some days we get it and all right, and other days it feels like we get nothing right. Just keep loving your kids and doing the very best, you can and trust that it’s exactly what they need.”


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  1. “If you have a child, then you have an assignment from God. Whether by birth or adoption, whether you go to work in an office, or the kitchen, regardless of your age or experience or natural talent for nurturing, God has called you to be a mom. And it’s unrelenting, heart-wrenching, beautifully ordinary, holy job.”
  1. “God gave those little children to you, Mama– to you. No one else can mother them like you can. You may have your work cut out for you, but you’re the one cut out to accomplish it.”
  1. “Motherhood is not a competition to see who has the cleverest kids, the cleanest house, the healthiest dinners, nicest clothes, newest car, or most holidays. Motherhood is your journey with your children.”
  1. “Great parenting happens when you start controlling yourself and stop controlling your child.”
  1. “Motherhood is a million little moments that God weaves together with grace, redemption, laughter, tears, and most of all, love.”
  1. “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” – Agatha Christie
  1. “To every mom who yelled at her kids, to every mom who has a sink full of dishes, to every mom who can’t find any time for anything, to every mom who didn’t shower today, to every mom that fed kids cereal for dinner. You are good enough.”
  1. “Anger will happen; frustration will come. But how we handle ourselves is up to us. What is the best for your child? A mother who controls herself. What is even better for your child? A mother who turns to God to ask him to help her control herself more.”
  1. “Hey, mama. I see you stressed out, tired, touched out, stretched thin, irritable, snappy, imperfect, short-tempered, grumpy, crying, it’s okay. Everybody has been there; it sucks, but you are good. You are a good mom, say it, believe it.”
  1. “A car can run on fumes for so long. It needs to be refilled, or it will stop running altogether. You as a mother can’t continue to be everything to everybody; eventually, you will break down, you need to take time for yourself, to rejuvenate, to make sure you are not lost while trying to hold everything together.”
  1. “Dear mom, who needs to be reminded that she matters- this is your reminder. Now go back to all your doing- your cleaning, working, driving, nose-wiping, cooking, clothes folding, everyday things, and hold your head high. Motherhood matters. More than having the perfect house, the perfect body, the perfect planning schedule, the perfect kids, the perfect anything. You are a game-changer, a life-changer. You are their mother. This is why you matter.”


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  1. “Hold on to the tiny moments and cherish the little snuggles. They grow up so fast.”
  1. “Say yes to one more book, one more hug, one more kiss goodnight, tuck them in and snuggle them tight. One day you will tuck them, and they’ll be grown. They will smile and tell you they can do it on their own.”
  1. “Motherhood is amazing and so incredibly brave.”
  1. “Hold him a little longer, rock him a little more, read him another story, let him sleep on your shoulder. Rejoice in his happy smile; he is only a little boy for such a little while.”

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  1. “There is no such thing as a mom who has it all together.”
  1. “Motherhood is the exquisite inconvenience of being another person’s everything.”
  1. “A mother is a different kind of rich. She always has money, but not for herself.”
  1. “There is no higher hood than motherhood and fatherhood in marriage. There is no superior career, and no amount of money, authority, or public acclaim can exceed the ultimate rewards of family.”
  1. “The attitude that you have as a parent is what your kids will learn from, more than what you tell them. They don’t remember what you try to teach them; they remember who you are.”
  1. “I remind myself every day that the version of motherhood in my head- the mom guilt, the imperfection, the worry- isn’t the same version of motherhood that my kids see – a mom who loves them fully and forever no matter what.”
  1. “You never know how much love your heart could hold until someone called you mom.”


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  1. “Motherhood: Like any endeavor really is a mixed bag. We take the bad with the good, we excel at some parts, and we just try to survive some parts. If we’re diligent, we try to get better, if we’re smart, we celebrate even the tiniest of victories, if we’re wise though, we find the gifts within the struggle.”
  1. “To be motherly means to be both strong and nurturing.”

The responsibilities and exhaustion of being a new mom can be forgotten when she sees her baby smiling and cuddling her. So, take a moment to encourage her with your words by sharing “new mom quotes” to build her self-confidence and let her know how essential her work is. These quotes from famous people and anonymous writers may provide her with a sense of satisfaction and gratitude for her hard work, thereby calming her mind and putting a smile on her face.

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