100 Mother’s Day Quotes for Hardworking Single Moms Everywhere

Hardworking, full of love and fueled by coffee, single mothers are a special kind of superhero. From kissing your boo-boos to being your biggest fan, your mom has always been your rock. She's been giving you 110 percent day in and day out. She's been there for you every step of the way.

That's why, this Mother's Day, celebrate single mamas everywhere with uplifting single mom quotes who do it all.

Here are 100 single mom quotes that honor their strength, tenacity and hearts of gold! Cheers to the strength of single moms.

100 Single Mom Quote Moms

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

2. “If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think what you do matters very much.” - Jackie Kennedy

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

4. “The women whom I love and admire for their strength and grace did not get that way because stuff worked out. They got that way because stuff 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

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

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6. “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

7. “I don’t think you necessarily have to be part of a traditional nuclear family to be a good mother.” – Mary Louise Parker

8. “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

9. “As a single mom, I’m juggling a lot and working long hours. Yes, it costs them a little, but what my children get in return is a mother who is energized and content.” – Edie Falco

10. "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

11. "Some days she has no idea how she’ll do it. But every single day. It still gets done.” – Anonymous



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

13. ”Respect to all mums doing double duty because of men failing to do their part as dads.” – John Mark Green

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

15. “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

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

17. “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

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

19. “Gone are the days when you would sit and wait for your knight in shining armor. Be brave, be independent and believe that you can do it, and you can do a better job.”- Unknown

20. “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

21. “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

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

23. “Only mothers can think of the future because they give birth to it in their children.”- Maxim Gorky

24. “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

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

26. “Mothers – especially single mothers – are heroic in their efforts to raise our nation’s children, but men must also take responsibility for their children and recognize the impact they have on their families’ well-being.” – Evan Bayh

27. “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

28. “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

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

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30. “The most difficult part of dating as a single parent is deciding how much risk your own child’s heart is worth.” – Daniel Pearce

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



32. “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

33. “The strength of my mother is something I didn’t pay attention to for so long. Here she was, this single mom, who was part of the Great Migration, who was part of a Jim Crow south, who said, ‘I’m getting my kids out of here. I’m creating opportunities for these young people by any means necessary.” – Jacqueline Woodson

34. "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

35. “The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before.” – Rajneesh

36. “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

37. "We are born of love; love is our mother."- Rumi

38. "The best place to cry is on a mother's arms."- Jodi Picoult

39. "Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children."- William Makepeace Thackeray

40. "When you look into your mother's eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth."- Mitch Albom

41. "A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them”- Victor Hugo

42. "A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take."- Cardinal Meymillod

43. "A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's."- Princess Diana

44. "A child’s first teacher is its mother."- Peng Liyuan

45. "Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing."- Ricki Lake

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46. "Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws."- Barbara Kingsolver

47. "Motherhood changes everything."- Adriana Trigiani

48. "There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing."- Billy Sunday

49. "Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face."- Geroge Eliot

50. "A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories."- Honore de Balzac

51. "God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers."- Rudyard Kipling



52. "The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom."- Henry Ward Beecher

53. "You don't take a class; you're thrown into motherhood and learn from experience."- Jennie Finch

54. "Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials."- Meryl Streep

55. "Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life."- Sophocles

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

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

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

59. “Babies are bits of star-dust blown from the hand of God. Lucky the woman who knows the pangs of birth for she has held a star.” – Larry Barretto

60. “Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world, a mother’s love is not.” – James Joyce

61. “Each child is biologically required to have a mother. Fatherhood is a well-regarded theory, but motherhood is a fact.” - PJ O’Rourke

62. “I think birth and motherhood are not things that you're trained to do. You might have a good example in your own mum, but nobody teaches you how to be a really great mum.”- Julie Andrews

63. “Motherhood is the strangest thing, it can be like being one's own Trojan horse.”- Rebecca West

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64. “With what price we pay for the glory of motherhood.”- Isadora Duncan

65. “Motherhood was the great equalizer for me; I started to identify with everybody.”- Annie Lennox

66. “Motherhood has helped me to stop overanalyzing things. It's been liberating because I used to be somewhat neurotic. I attribute that to having something bigger than myself.”- Idina Menzel

67. “There's no doubt that motherhood is the best thing in my life. It's all that really matters.”- Courtney Cox

68. “Motherhood is the only thing in my life that I've really known for sure is something I wanted to do.”- Cynthia Nixon

69. “Motherhood is a beautiful, wonderful gift... except when it's not.”- Rachel Hollis

70. “Motherhood informs my work 100 percent.”- Jessica Marais

71. “Motherhood is the ultimate call to sacrifice.”- Wangechi Mutu



72. “Even though it leaves me sleep-deprived, I love every bit of motherhood.”- Neha Dhupia

73. “Motherhood has relaxed me in many ways. You learn to deal with crisis. I've become a juggler, I suppose. It's all a big circus, and nobody who knows me believes I can manage, but sometimes I do.”- Jane Seymour

74. “Motherhood is the most challenging as well as the utmost satisfying vocation in this world.”- Nita Ambani

75. “One thing I know for sure - this motherhood thing is not for sissies.”- Jennifer Nettles

76. “Motherhood is nitty and gritty and brutal and wonderful. Sometimes, you're really in the trenches!”- Constance Marie

77. “We may not want to say it out loud, but motherhood is hard.”- Stephanie Ruhle

78. “Motherhood was the first instance in my life where I was asked to sacrifice anything for anyone.”- Kim Brooks

79. “Motherhood is... difficult and... rewarding.”- Gloria Estefan

80. “There's a feeling sometimes in motherhood that you're alone in what you're going through, and none of us are alone. We're all going through the same thing.”- Nia Vardalos

81. “Single motherhood is an amazing thing; it's a blessing.”- Kelly Cutrone

82. “The emotions, responsibilities - and the pain - of motherhood are unique to each of us with children. Ask any woman, and she will have her own story to tell.”- Fiona Barton

83. “That's what motherhood is: you're working; you're doing 25 different jobs, and you're not getting paid.”- Melissa Peterman

84. “A single mother has a backbone made of steel and a heart full of gold.”- Unknown

85. “I’m a hustler. I’m a single mom, so whatever I’ve gotta do, I gotta do.”- Sherri Shepard

86. “The life of a mother is the life of a child: you are two blossoms on a single branch.” - Karen Maezen Miller

87. “Not all of us can do great things but we can do small things with great love.” - Mother Teresa

88. “You can be a mess and still be a good mom. You are allowed to be both.”- Unknown

89. “When you’re a single parent, you’re often lonely yet seldom alone. There is no backup… It is mothering without a net.”- Amy Dickinson

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

91. "Whenever you feel discouraged, just remember, you are the center of the universe to the tiny humans you made from scratch. You’re kind of a big deal.”- Unknown



92. “You do the best you can. Some days you feel really good about yourself and some days you don’t.”- Katie Holmes

93. “My family is blended and diverse, nutty, and loving and understanding. That’s a family.”- Sandra Bullock

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

95. “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

96. “You make it work. You keep getting out of bed. Sometimes it’s just because you know there’s a cup of coffee downstairs.”- Michelle Williams

97. "I know how to do anything, I'm a mom."- Rosanne Barr

98. “It takes one rad mama to be a father too.”- Unknown

99. “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.”- Unknown

100. “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

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