I don’t think anyone will argue with me when I say that being a mother can be extremely tough sometimes.
We go through some of the worst physical and emotional turmoil in life and yet we plod on. It’s like we take on a different persona the moment we become mothers, one that’s ready to carry the world for the sake of our child.
But no matter how strong mothers are, our hearts bleed, we cry, and we stumble.
Yet no matter how bad things can be, the slightest encouragement from friends and family sets our hearts ablaze again.
And once again, we are ready to take on the world for the sake of our children.
If you are a mom (or maybe you know one) who needs some words of encouragement right now, I’ve collated some of the most inspiring words that can lift any mother’s heart.
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Encouragement Bible Verses for Moms
If you are a woman of faith or if you believe in Christ as your Savior, here are some of the best Bible Verses about mothers and motherhood that can help lighten the load in your heart.
Genesis 3:20: The man called his wife’s name Eve because she was the mother of all living.
This verse reminds us that we are designed to be nurturers. It may be tiring and hard on some days, but we must remember that our children need us.
Proverbs 22:6: Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Disciplining our children can sometimes take a toll on a mother’s heart that we sometimes give in to “just a few minutes” of playing or worse turn to indifference when we know our kid did a bad thing. This verse reminds us to be steadfast, so our kids grow up to be kind and God-fearing individuals.
Proverbs 31:25: Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.
This teaches us to hold on, be strong, and to lift our trust in Him. Things will be alright.
Genesis 21:1-3: The Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did to Sarah as he had promised. And Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age at the time of which God had spoken to him. Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore him, Isaac.
A very great reminder for us to never lose patience, to have faith in His plans and to learn how to wait with grace.
The Best Words of Encouragement for New Moms
Being a new mom can be daunting and scary. I remember holding my first-born son in my hands, tears falling down my cheeks because I did not know how to bath him.
I was scared that I might drop him or that he might drown in his tiny tub. Thankfully, there were people around me who stepped in to show me how it’s correctly done.
If this is you, or if you know someone new to this motherhood gig, below are some inspiring and beautiful words of encouragement, especially for new moms.
“The biggest surprise, which is also the best, is that I didn’t know I would love motherhood as much as I do.” – Deborah Norville
Yes, motherhood can be scary at first, but as soon as you get the hang of it, you’ll learn that it is a beautiful journey and quite an enjoyable one.
“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” – Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
If you are a new mom who feels clueless and lost, remember this quote from Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh to remind you that you are not expected to know everything from the get-go. We all learn things as we go along.
“The most important thing she’d learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill
Forget becoming a perfect mother; your child does not need one. What your child needs is YOU, so just do whatever you can, given the circumstances that you are in.
Inspiring Words of Encouragement for Single Moms
Motherhood is already hard enough, but single motherhood is entirely a different level. I know this because I was raised by a single mother and saw the things that she had to go through to raise me.
Here are the best words of encouragement for single moms.
“I thought about giving up! But then I remembered who was watching.” – Anonymous
I know there were times when my mother felt like giving up, but she pushed on, and I’ve grown to become a strong independent woman because I was raised by one. So, hang in there, momma, and remember who is looking up to you.
“Just because I am a single mother doesn’t mean I cannot be a success” – Yvonne Kaloki
Always remember that because you are a single mother, you are meant for success. I mean, who can do anything better than a woman who has mastered multitasking and has amazing determination?
“There will be so many times you feel like you failed. But in the eyes, ears, and mind of your child, you are a SUPERMOM.” – Stephanie Precourt
Sometimes, single moms are so hard on themselves. Kids can see right through failures. They see a mother who did her best, and that’s what matters.
Beautiful Words of Encouragement for Stay-at-Home-Moms
Stay at home, mothers get a lot of frowns from society. They think that just because we stay at home, we aren’t contributing to the family! That is the biggest lie. Stay at home moms work just as hard, and there should be no guilt in being one!
Below are some of the most inspiring encouragements for SAHMs.
“A stay-at-home mom is a working mom. Being a stay-at-home mom is a job.” – Cobie Smulders
True. And it’s a 24/7 gig with hardly any breaks and no vacation leave. It also requires the most significant investment of all; a mother’s heart.
You will never have this day with your children again. Tomorrow they’ll be a little older than they were today. This day is a gift. Just breathe, notice, study their faces and little feet. Pay attention. Relish the charms of the present. Enjoy today, it will be over before you know it.” – Jen Hatmaker
This is for those times when you’re feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Remember that the kids won’t be kids forever, so try to enjoy each day.
“Happiness. Not for another place, but this place. Not for another hour, but this hour.” – Walt Whitman
A quick reminder to take it one day at a time, and if feeling overly exhausted, take it an hour at a time. Some days you just have to forget about tomorrow and just focus on what you can do today.
Sweetest Words of Encouragement for Working Moms
Just like the SAHMs, a lot of working moms also get a lot of negative vibes from people, don’t worry, there’s no way to please everyone, and it is not your job to please others. Your job is to take care of yourself and your family.
Send any of these inspiring quotes to a working mom to brighten up her day!
“I’ve learned that every working woman is a superwoman.”—Author unknown
They truly are! I was once a working mom, and I’m telling you it wasn’t easy! Trying to squeeze in a report that’s due, watch a school program, grocery shopping, and feeding a family in one day takes superpowers!
“Get rid of the guilt…. When you’re at one place, don’t feel bad that you’re not at work; when you’re at work, don’t feel bad that you’re not at home.” — Katie Couric
It can be hard to shake the guilt off but if you are a working mom and feeling slightly down about not being able to be in two places at the same time, cut yourself some slack. You are where you’re supposed to be to get things done.
“It’s not wrong to be passionate about your career. When you love what you do, you bring that stimulation back to your family.” — Allison Pearson
So true! I believe that a happy woman is a happy mother.
Encouragement for Homeschool Moms
I have such high respect for homeschool moms. I mean, how do you juggle everything at home and follow/create a curriculum for the kids. I go crazy, helping my kids with their homework! Hat’s off, mommas!
But I can also imagine running through some rough patches while homeschooling your kids. If you are a homeschool mom or if you know one who might benefit from a little encouragement, below are some fitting and highly motivating inspirational words:
“Homeschooling is not a race … You will not get behind, nor do you have to live with guilt that you feel the need to catch up.” ― Tamara L. Chilver
This is for those times when you feel like you are falling behind. Always remember that learning is not a race.
“It’s such a joy to be home with my children, to have the opportunity to really know them and what they are learning, and to help facilitate their learning in ways that work best for each of them.” – Wendy Woerner
As they say, mothers know best so don’t feel guilty if your kids don’t go to a traditional school. I think it’s a different kind of joy watching your kid bloom right next to you.
“Education begins at home and I applaud the parents who recognize that they – not someone else – must take responsibility to assure that their children are well educated.” – Earnest Istook
And I totally agree. It takes dedication and patience to be a home school mom and you should be mighty proud!
Did any of these words of encouragement make you think? Do you find them motivating? I sure hope so! Just keep reminding yourself that there is no easy way to be a mother but the things that we do, no matter how tiring on some days, will all be worth it.
If you enjoyed these quotes? You can either print these out and place them somewhere in the house to help remind you that you are doing okay and that you are an awesome mom! If you know someone who needs some encouragement, feel free to send any of these via a text message or maybe a handwritten note. Trust me, it will make a difference.