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20 Inspirational Quotes About Parenthood

20 Inspirational Quotes About Parenthood

The rollercoaster of parenthood! It is no secret that the best job in the world can sometimes bring the hardest days in the world.

The most important thing to remember is that you are not alone in your thoughts. There is a whole community of parents out there ready to support you, laugh with you and cry with you.

As they say, it "takes a village to raise a child" but I also think it "takes a village to support a parent". This (big or small) village can come in the form of friends you hold dear, your parent's group, family members or even other parents that you connect with online.

I believe that openly sharing our thoughts and feelings with one another is one of the best ways to help empower mums and dads on their journey of parenthood.

And so, I am delighted to remind you of these shared experiences that the following parenthood quotes perfectly capture.

1. "Being a parent can be tough. But just remember that in your child's eyes, nobody does it better than you." - Unkown

I think we can all relate to this one. Be kind to yourself.

best parenthood quotes


2.  "It is the bad days that make the good days good." - Isabella Bennetts-Roberts 

A quote from Isabella, one of the co-Directors of OiOi. A gentle reminder that these difficult days will pass, and better ones are on the horizon.


quote about good days and bad days

3. "Parenthood: a constant battle between wanting them to stay little and the love of watching them grow. It is wishing to rewind time, while begging for more. It can be a struggle. It can be confusing. But what a beautiful mess it is" - Scary Mommy [Edited]

The original version of this quote described motherhood, however we have edited as we believe it captures a feeling shared by all parents.

inspirational parenthood quote about the struggle & love it takes

4. "Bad moments don't make bad parents" - Lisa Terkheurst

Such an important one! We all have moments where we struggle with our emotions, so be sure to forgive yourself and find inner peace.

parenthood quote: bad moments don't make bad parents

5. "Heavy eyes, full heart" - Emma Heaphy

The title of a beautiful poem by Emma Heaphy for Mumli. If you are feeling tired, look up @wordsof_emmaheaphy to read this very true poem to remember that you are not alone.

quote: heavy eyes, full heart

6. "Yes, I gave you life... but really, you gave me mine" - Unknown

They sure do! Absolutely love this sweet parenthood quote.

parenthood quote: yes, I gave you life but really you gave me mine"

7. "I used to feel like I was the only one after I had a cesarean birth... until I realized that I had joined a tribe of warriors that felt the exact same way." - @yourpostpartumpt

It is so important to talk about cesarean births to help others who have been through the same thing feel less lonely.

inspirational quotes about c-section births

8. "You are my greatest adventure" - Unknown

I absolutely love this quote about parenthood. So beautiful.

parenthood quote: you are my greatest adventure

9. "Parenthood: desperately seeking a break, but not wanting to miss a single moment." - Unknown

The struggle is real! And the reason why parents keep going.

quote about parenthood10. "The way that we talk to our children becomes their inner voice" - Peggy O'Mara

I really love this one! A great one to remember. Build them up.

quote: the way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice

11. "Taking care of yourself is part of taking care of your kids." - Mama Vibes

"This is the truth!!! For so long I neglected my own self-care thinking that not taking time for myself made me a better mother. It’s actually quite the opposite! Making sure that I have time for myself, helps me both mentally and physically. Self care is crucial in order to be the best functioning mother you can be! Especially in the current times... don’t ever feel guilty about taking a timeout for your self" - @mamavibesofficial

quote: taking care of yourself is part of taking care of your kids

12. "There ain't no hood like parenthood" - unknown.

This parenthood quote is a classic! A great reminder that we are all in this together.

quote: there ain't no hood like parenthood

13. "There is no such thing as a perfect parent, so just be a real one." - Sue Atkins

We love this new parent quote. There is so much information and advice out there about parenting styles, what to do, what not to do... don't strive perfection as it is impossible. Just focus on being authentic, kind and true to yourself.

there is no such thing as a perfect parent so just be a real one sue atkins

14. "You would be surprised at who is watching your journey and being inspired by it. Don't give up." - Homebody Club

This is such an empowering thing to consider. You are doing an amazing job raising your children, don't be so hard on yourself.

motherhood quote: you would be surprised at who is watching your journey and being inspired by it - don't give up!

15. "Behind every great child is a parent pretty sure that they are screwing it up" - unknown

The harshest critic is often yourself. You are enough.

quote: behind every great child is a parent pretty sure that they are screwing it up

16. "Parenthood is messy and challenging and crazy and sleepless and giving and believable beautiful." - Paper Heart Family

The most fulfilling role of all.

quote: parenthood is messy and beautiful

17. "Hey you! It is okay to slow down." - Isabella Bennetts-Roberts

10 seconds of deep breathing is the best reset. Listen to your body.

quote hey mama it is ok to slow down

18. "Toddler: I'm not tired! Me: What's that like?" - @lessonsfromastressedmom

I think we can all relate to this one! Oh how the grass is always greener on the other side...


mum quotes about being tired19. "Parenthood is a verb. It is something you do, not just who you are." - Dorothy Fisher

Ignore the grammar.. but yes, it sure is!


20. "Parenthood: trying to fit your adult life into a two hour block every night after your kids go to bed." - Unknown

I absolutely love this one. But funny to think how sometimes you end up just scrolling on your phone when you really should be sleeping!

paretnhood quote

We hope that you loved reading these!

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