Guest Author - Lisa Polovin Pinkus
Mom quotes are great to have around. If you are having a rough mommy moment, seeing one of these quotes on your refrigerator can make you laugh instead of cry. They can be inspiring when you feel overwhelmed and offer comfort when you feel alone in the experiences of motherhood. I’d recommend starting a collection of quotes that speak to you. In the meantime, here are some I’ve found through the years:
“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” - Tenneva Jordan
Really? I usually hide the piece of cake with the most frosting, so I can have it all to myself.
“The phrase working mother is redundant.” - Jane Sellman
Isn’t that the truth? What about working working-mothers?
“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” - Milton Berle
I love this!
“Motherhood ain’t for me… I’ll probably be a father.” - Dick, age 7 from David Heller’s My Mother Is The Best Gift I Ever Got
Great insight at such a young age.
“A mother is only as happy as her most unhappy child.” - My mom always says this to me now that I’m a mother
“G*d could not be everywhere so he created mothers.” - Jewish Proverb
A beautiful testament to motherhood.
“I am sure that if mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.” - E.M. Forster
Can you imagine? I love the notion of this quote.
“All I am I owe to my mother.” - George Washington
Look what – who - our country was founded upon.
“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” - Elizabeth Stone
I sigh every time I read this – the depth of its reality strikes me over and over.
“It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t.” - Barbara Kingsolver
“Mothers of teenagers know why animals eat their young.” - unknown
I don’t have teenagers yet; I can only imagine.
“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” - Cardinal Mermillod
Do you have a collection of favorite mom quotes? If not, I highly recommend starting one. Hopefully, by reading some of my favorite quotes, you have chuckled, grunted, and been inspired.