35 Encouraging and Inspirational Proud Mom Quotes

From diaper changes to dance recitals, moms embrace the rollercoaster of parenthood with the purest love. These inspiring mom quotes are a tribute to the moms who juggle it all– the ones who sip coffee and refresh sippy cups in equal measure.

Our hearts burst with pride as we watch our little ones grow, the joy overflows as we adventure and laugh together, and our hands quickly wipe the tears leak out over how quickly time flies. 

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A mother’s love is a self-sacrificing, strong and eternal. A single day is not nearly enough time to celebrate the bond mothers share with their children. It’s ok to be a proud mother and find delight in being the biggest fan and biggest cheerleader of your children. It’s okay if they are your whole world. That immense love you have for your children makes all the sleepless nights and hard work worth it.

35 Inspirational and Encouraging Proud Mom Quotes 

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These proud mom quotes will remind you of the joy of motherhood and all you have to be proud of in your role as a mother. Mom life is not for the faint of heart, but when you become a mother you give birth to a lifelong friend and get to meet for the first time the greatest love of your life. 

“Being a mother is the role I’m most proud of.” -Arianna Huffington

I am proud of the mother I am becoming. I have evolved, and it is not that I have gotten better, or perfected more Pinterest-worthy meals or craft projects. It is that I am more comfortable in my role as a mom. I know what works for me.”  –Katie Bingham-Smith

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There is no such thing as the perfect mother, and there doesn’t need to be. What we should strive for is being the best moms we can be, for the little people we love most. And recognize that, sometimes, good enough is fine too. –Jill Smockler

“The mother who reaches the heartfelt needs of her children by helping them feel loved and secure, by believing in their dreams, by noticing when they stray and gently steering them back in the right direction, and by teaching them what they need to know to live full and meaningful lives accomplishes a great work for the Lord.” –Sally Clarkson, The Ministry of Motherhood

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You don’t have to mother like anyone else. Be proud of the mom you are–your strengths and gifts and imperfections–were all given by God. I hope one day my kids thank me because they will remember the mama who unapologetically herself, mothered in her own unique way, and was happier for it. –Katie M. Scott, You Don’t Have to Mother Like Anyone Else

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

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“Experience will teach you two things: you are the mother and it’s okay to let them go up the slide.” –Kate Baer, What Kind of Woman

“I’m really happy to be a mom, and I’m really proud of the phase I’m in.” -Liz Phair

“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” -Honore de Balzac

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You are exactly the mom your children need. He created you for these good works from before the foundation of the world, and as you walk this great call of motherhood with Him holding your hand, you will be amazed at how He weaves the beautiful thread of redemption through the pattern of your life. He brings light to the dark places through you, something you could only have accomplished by embracing His wonderful call and embracing these very precious children who were inextricably created as part of the design for your life. May He bless you and fill you with great joy in this journey.”
― Sarah Mae, Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe

Quotes from Sons and Daughters About Their Mothers

Seeing themselves through their child’s eyes is something mothers should do more often! The kindness, love and respect that a beloved daughter or son holds for their good mother is a gift in and of itself. Here are what some powerful men and women said about their mothers. 

My mother was the source from which I derived the guiding principles of my life. -John Wesley

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A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” -Washington Irving

“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” -Abraham Lincoln

My mother’s gifts of courage to me were both large and small. The latter are woven so subtly into the fabric of my psyche that I can hardly distinguish where she stops and I begin.” -Maya Angelou

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This is to the mothers.
To the ones who shout the loudest and fight the hardest and sacrifice
the most to keep the smiles glued to our faces and the magic
spinning through our days. To the pride they have for us
that cannot fit inside after all they have endured.
To the leaking of it out their eyes and onto the backs of their
hands, to the trails of makeup left behind as they smile
through those tears and somehow always manage a laugh.
This is to the patience and perseverance and unyielding promise
that at any moment they would give up their lives to protect ours.
This is to the mothers. –Tyler Knott Gregson

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” – Robert Browning

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“I can pinpoint that as the single happiest moment of my life, because I realized then that Mom would always have my back. It made me feel giant. I raced back down the concrete ramp, faster than I ever had before, so fast I should have fallen, but I didn’t fall, because Mom was in the world.” -Maria Semple

5 Inspirational Quotes for the Proud New Mom

Becoming a mother is an amazing experience. I can remember the first time I held my beautiful daughter in my arms–my heart melted as she looked up at me. These quotes for new moms will inspire and encourage you to become the best mom you can for your little ones. 

“Being a mom has made me so tired, and so happy.” – Tina Fey

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

“Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary—it’s an act of infinite optimism.” – Gilda Radner

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There were so many words of wisdom I wanted to tell you, new parents next to Room 9… But mainly I wanted to tell you that this parent thing is hard. It is not for the faint of heart. You will spend so many hours wondering if you are doing it right, questioning why there is not a class on “How To Raise Humans” you could enroll in somewhere. You will cry—a lot. But you will also laugh harder than you have ever laughed before. You will find there is a joy so deep that it is overflowing into your face and eyes and every corner of your soul. –Sally Newcomer

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

Proud Single Mom Quotes

These encouraging quotes cheer on the single mother in her task of raising children on her own. Every single mom tries her hardest to be everything to her kids and single mama’s have so much to be proud of. 

Single moms: You are a doctor, a teacher, a nurse, a maid, a cook, a referee, a heroine, a provider, a defender, a protector, a true Superwoman. Wear your cape proudly.” -Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

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“A miracle is a single mom who works two jobs to care for her kids and still helps them with their homework at night. A miracle is a child donating all the money in their piggy bank to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. That’s where you’ll find the hand and face of God.” -Cathie Linz, Good Girls Do

Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes

Single moms are some of the most tenacious people you will ever meet. –Savannah Lyon

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“As a mother, my job is to take care of the possible and trust God with the impossible.” -Ruth Bell Graham

Mother Quotes for the Proud Step-Moms, Foster Moms and other Non-Traditional Mothers

Sometimes the way our mothers come to us is the biggest surprise. Maybe it’s a step-mom, a mom’s friend who “adopts” us, a foster mom, a social worker or teacher who cares a little “too much”. Each of these relationships has the love of a mother without the title of a mother–which make them some of the most beautiful and meaningful relationships. 

Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation. -Robert A. Heinlein

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Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”― Mother Teresa

And although she wouldn’t share their blood—even though she wouldn’t pass down her eyes or her hair or her smile—she would love them with her whole heart anyway. As if they had always been a part of her. –Casey Huff, So God Made a Step-Mom

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The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. -Jessica Lange

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Lao Tzu

My path to brokenness began with a prayer – “God, break my heart for the things that break yours” – He broke my heart. He broke the lie that this life is about me and my happiness… -Jamie C. Finn

More Encouragement for Moms on Hard Days

In the realm of motherhood, pride is an ever-present companion. It’s the feeling that arises when a child takes their first step, graduates, or conquers their fears. It’s the collective joy of a community of mothers who uplift each other, sharing wisdom, laughter, and the knowledge that they are not alone in their journey. 

As we wrap up this celebration of proud moms and the beautiful tapestry of motherhood, remember that the bonds formed between mothers and their children are among the most enduring and profound connections in the world. Every sacrifice, every sleepless night, and every moment of love is worth it, for in the end, the legacy of proud moms lives on in the hearts of their children. 

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So, here’s to the mothers who inspire, love, and stand together, creating a powerful network of support and strength that shapes the future.

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