Best Motherhood Quotes from a Renowned Book Author (& more)

In life's ups and downs, being a mom shows the unexpected, the tough, and the really beautiful. Popular author Shivangi Sharma once said something that perfectly captures the heart of this journey: "I thought I had parenting all sorted out... until I had a baby." In this article, we bring you closer Shivangi's work and other motherhood quotes that capture all the feelings - the happy, the tough, and the love that never fades.

Best Motherhood Quotes from a Renowned Book Author (& more)

In life's ups and downs, being a mom shows the unexpected, the tough, and the really beautiful.

Popular author Shivangi Sharma once said something that perfectly captures the heart of this journey: "I thought I had parenting all sorted out... until I had a baby."

As a mom herself, Shivangi's words connect with the shared experience of navigating the challenges of raising a child. Her experience reflects the reality many moms go through—a journey full of surprises, moments of joy and sorrow, and a love that knows no limits. In her honest reflections, she reveals the true story of transforming from a confident person to a humble and strong mom who learns, adjusts, and embraces the unpredictability of raising a child.

Shivangi’s book is the #1 parenting bestseller in India. We are grateful for being able to bring it closer to you, and to give you a sneak peek of what to expect, sharing also the disclaimer on Shivangi's website:

  1. This book won’t teach you parenting because no book can. It will entertain you for sure.
  2. No babies were left unattended when this book was being written. (They had iPads)
  3. I forgot what the third point was. Damn you, mommy brain!

For your convenience, here’s a table of contents of the blog article below:

  1. "It's okay, mama" - Excerpt from Shivangi's book
  2. Powerful Motherhood Quotes to Celebrate Women
  3. Funny Motherhood Quotes
  4. ‘Motherhood is Hard’ Kind of Quotes
  5. Short Motherhood Quotes
  6. Joys of Motherhood Quotes
  7. Best Motherhood Quotes for Instagram

“It’s okay, Mama” - Excerpt from Shivangi's book

So my Mama and I are both new to this parenting - getting parented game. But unlike me, Mama did try to prepare herself from her end before I came. She read the available literature, talked to fellow parents, her parents, formed some rules, and weighed the good and the bad; so she could face everything head on. 

I, on the other hand, just showed up. Now I can’t talk, the world is new, and I don’t come with a user manual. I just have a few different types of cries and some squeaks and laughs to communicate. I don’t know beforehand what I will like or dislike, so I give my opinion at run time, and I have always been very vocal about that. Mama has been working hard at decoding all of that and educating everyone around all this time. 

Through all the hits and trials over this period, many times Mama thought she had really nailed it. But more often than not I would leave her completely clueless. And those were the times she felt guilty as hell.

For all those helpless times, I just want to say that:  It’s okay, Mama.

Remember when you just couldn’t figure out if I was hot or cold at night? You thought that I was waking up in the night because of the chill and you put me in a very warm sleeping bag?  The plan backfired as I woke up with a rash all over because of overheating. You berated yourself a million times for that, until everything got fine (which it did the very next day). You didn’t need to stress out that much, Mama!

The other time when I would just refuse to eat even when you knew I was hungry? There was nothing wrong with what you did, Mama. I was just not in a mood. You didn’t have to make a big deal about it. There was no need to feel all that pressure from others. I was back on track in no time, and all was good.

Once when you accidentally flapped your hand on my cheek when I was wiggling too much? You cried more than me, Mama. You didn’t even notice the surprise look on my face thinking ‘What the hell is wrong with her’? I am tougher than you think and I absolutely don’t keep any grudges.

The times when you yelled out of helplessness or the times when you just let me cry for a few minutes to take a breather? Chill, Mama. My tiny mind has a very short-lived memory, and I am not going to remember all this. You are just a human, and I sure can be a little devil sometimes.

The nights when you didn’t change my diaper in the wee hours out of tiredness and the nights you had that odd cup of coffee that supposedly got me too excited? Everything is long forgotten, Mama. My world moves pretty quick, as I have to see and learn new things every day.

The split second when you turned your gaze away from me and I decided to dive from the bed? How badly you wanted to go back in time to save me from the fall!  You know that is not the last fall I will have, right? Or the time when you bumped my head while throwing me in the air? Please don’t stop doing that, Mama. That is still my favorite sport!

All these times you have sulked more than I have. You have apologized to me more than I cared. You have felt like a bad Mama more than you have patted your own back.

I am not judging your performance here, so you should stop doing that too. It’s time to let go, feel confident that you are doing the right thing, and enjoy that damn cup of coffee.

Because it really is okay, Mama.

(Issued in agreement with fellow babies and in the general interest of their stressed-out, doting Mamas – please give yourselves a break!)


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Shivangi Sharma

Powerful Motherhood Quotes to Celebrate Women

1. "A mother's love is the anchor that holds us through life's storms." - Unknown

2. "Motherhood: All love begins and ends there." - Robert Browning

3. "A mother's love is like no other love on earth." - Unknown

4. "There's no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one." - Jill Churchill

5. "A mother's love is the only love that knows no boundaries." - Unknown

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

7. "A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world." - Agatha Christie

8. "A mother's love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible." - Marion C. Garretty

9. "The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world." - William Ross Wallace

10. "A mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved." - Erich Fromm

11. "A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend." - Unknown

12. "Motherhood is the exquisite inconvenience of being another person's everything." - Unknown

13. "The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation." - James E. Faust

14. "The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness." - Jessica Lange

15. "A mother's love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking." - Helen Rice

16. "Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever." - Unknown

17. "The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children." - Elaine Heffner

18. "The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the heart of a mother." - St. Therese of Lisieux

19. "A mother's hug lasts long after she lets go." - Unknown

20. "To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power." - Maya Angelou

21. "A mother's love is the strongest energy known to man." - Jamie McGuire

22. "Motherhood is the natural state of the world." - Pink

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

24. "A mother's love is like an everlasting bed of roses that continues to blossom." - Unknown

25. "A mother's love is everything. It is what brings a child into this world." - Unknown

26. "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

Funny Motherhood Quotes

1. "Motherhood: Where 'I'll do it in a minute' stretches into 'Well, maybe someday.'"

2. "Raising kids is like trying to fold a fitted sheet. No one really knows how."

3. "My house is clean enough to be healthy, and dirty enough to be happy—thanks, kids!"

4. "Motherhood: All love begins and ends with wiping someone's butt."

5. "I used to have functioning brain cells. Then, I became a mom."

6. "I love being a mom, but some days I wish the coffee maker had a 'self-clean' button for kids."

7. "Motherhood is just a never-ending series of unanswered questions, starting with 'Why won't you sleep?'"

8. "Parenting: The only job where you get paid in hugs, kisses, and crayon drawings."

9. "My favorite workout? Trying to put socks on a toddler."

10. "I'm not a regular mom; I'm a cool, exhausted mom."

11. "Who needs a gym membership when you have a toddler? It's a constant workout of picking up toys."

12. "Motherhood: Where 'quiet' is a suspicious activity."

13. "Sleep is for the weak… and for parents who have mastered the art of sneaking out of a baby's room."

14. "My superpower? I can tell the exact color of Play-Doh just by stepping on it."

15. "I never knew I could negotiate with tiny terrorists until I had kids."

16. "Motherhood is like trying to keep 20 plates spinning at once, and they're all plastic and filled with snacks."

17. "The most difficult part of parenting? Convincing your child that a banana isn't a valid dinner option every night."

18. "I'm not a regular mom; I'm a 'How did I get toothpaste in my hair?' kind of mom."

19. "Wine pairs well with tantrums."

20. "Motherhood: Where every meal becomes a negotiation between what they want to eat and what you want them to eat."

Hope these bring a smile to your face!

‘Motherhood is Hard’ Kind of Quotes

1. "Motherhood is the ultimate sacrifice of sleeping patterns."

2. "Being a mom means never having a day off, even when you’re sick."

3. "Motherhood: the toughest job you'll ever love."

4. "In motherhood, the days are long, but the years are short."

5. "Being a mom means constantly feeling like you're not doing enough."

6. "Motherhood is like juggling chainsaws, except the chainsaws are all your responsibilities."

7. "The hardest part of motherhood is watching your kids grow up while trying to keep up."

8. "Being a mom means learning to function on minimal sleep and maximum worry."

9. "Motherhood: where you can simultaneously love your kids to bits and fantasize about a solo vacation."

10. "Nothing can prepare you for the emotional roller coaster that is motherhood."

11. "The hardest decisions are often made by mothers, starting from what to feed them to what school they should attend."

12. "Motherhood is a constant battle between wanting to be your best self and feeling guilty when you fall short."

13. "The job description of a mother? Everything, all the time, forever."

14. "Being a mom means becoming an expert in multitasking and mastering the art of patience."

15. "The hardest part of motherhood is not knowing if you're doing it right."

16. "Motherhood is a constant balance between chaos and love."

17. "Nothing tests your patience like motherhood, especially when the kids are screaming in unison."

18. "In motherhood, the toughest moments often yield the greatest lessons."

19. "Being a mom means wearing exhaustion as a badge of honor."

20. "Motherhood is like climbing a mountain. Sometimes you're on top, sometimes you're stuck in a storm, but the view is always worth it."

Short Motherhood Quotes

1. "Love in its purest form."

2. "Heart walking outside your body."

3. "Mom: a title above queen."

4. "Creating lifelong bonds."

5. "Home is where Mom is."

6. "Superhero in yoga pants."

7. "Love personified."

8. "First love, forever love."

9. "Master of multitasking."

10. "Chaos coordinator."

11. "Mom: my favorite title."

12. "Unconditional love's face."

13. "Tiny feet, huge imprint."

14. "Guiding little hearts."

15. "Mom: the ultimate role."

16. "Messy bun, loving heart."

17. "Mom: my constant rock."

18. "Heartbeat outside my body."

19. "Love beyond measure."

20. "Mom: my everyday hero."

Joys of Motherhood Quotes

1. "Motherhood: where the ordinary becomes extraordinary."

2. "A child's laughter is the sweetest music to a mother's ears."

3. "In the chaos of motherhood lies the greatest joy."

4. "The joy of motherhood is found in the smallest moments."

5. "Motherhood: a journey of endless joy and discovery."

6. "Every smile from your child is a gift that fills your heart with joy."

7. "Motherhood: where love knows no bounds and joy knows no limits."

8. "Watching your child grow is witnessing the miracle of joy."

9. "Motherhood is a canvas of endless joyous moments."

10. "The joy of a mother is seeing her child's happiness."

11. "In motherhood, joy is in the simplest of moments."

12. "A mother's joy is found in her children's happiness."

13. "Motherhood: the joy of shaping little minds and nurturing big hearts."

14. "The true joy of motherhood is in the love shared between mother and child."

15. "Motherhood fills your life with joy that overflows."

16. "Joy is a mother's hug when her child needs it most."

17. "The joy of motherhood is in the journey, not the destination."

18. "The joy of a mother is seeing her child embrace life with enthusiasm."

19. "Motherhood: where joy is redefined every day."

20. "The joy of being a mother is simply irreplaceable."

Best Motherhood Quotes for Instagram

1. "Life doesn't come with a manual, it comes with a mother."

2. "Raising tiny humans is no small feat. Here's to the chaos and the beauty of motherhood."

3. "Messy bun, coffee in hand, and endless love in my heart. That's the essence of motherhood."

4. "In the story of motherhood, every chapter is an adventure."

5. "Being a mom: the toughest job I ever loved."

6. "Blessed with tiny feet that leave everlasting imprints on my heart."

7. "Motherhood: where love knows no limits and joy knows no bounds."

8. "Creating memories one precious moment at a time. #MomLife"

9. "To the world, you may just be one person, but to me, you are my world."

10. "Motherhood is a journey of love, selflessness, and incredible strength."

11. "In the mess of it all, I found my greatest joy—being a mom."

12. "Cheers to the late nights, the early mornings, and the immeasurable love that comes with being a mom."

13. "Tiny hands, big dreams. Embracing the beauty of motherhood."

14. "Life's most precious gifts call me 'Mom.'"

15. "Capturing the magic of motherhood, one imperfectly perfect moment at a time."

Wrap up

In the journey of being a mom, these quotes capture all the feelings - the happy, the tough, and the love that never fades. They show the real magic of being a mother: the smiles, the challenges, and the incredible strength it takes. 

Let these quotes be a little reminder that in the midst of it all, a mother's love shines brightest. Here's to all the amazing moms out there - you're doing great!