120 Single Mom Quotes on Being Strong and Capable

Gather strength to raise your kid through these top single mom quotes.

Being a mother is hard because we want what is best for our children. Our love pressures us to leave no room for mistakes, and it is twice harder if you are a single mom.

Single parenting takes a lot of determination and courage, but it is also a fulfilling duty. Just remember that you are not alone in fighting life and the world to protect your kid. Read our complete collection below that tackles the sacrifice and love of a single mother.

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Best Single Mom Quotes

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1. “She has to have four arms, four legs, four eyes, two hearts, and double the love. There is nothing single about a single mom.” – Mandy Hale

2. “Just because I am a single mother doesn’t mean I cannot be a success.” – Yvonne Kaloki 

3. “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 

4. “A single mom tries when things are hard. She never gives up. She believes in her family even when things are tough. She knows that above all things, a mother’s love is more than enough.” – Deniece Williams

5. “A single mother has a backbone made of steel and a heart made of gold.” – Anonymous

6. “The loves of my life are my children and my mother. I don’t feel as if I need a man.” – Diane Keaton 

7. “The strength of a single mother knows no limits. Even when she is beyond exhausted both mentally and physically, nothing will stop her from finding the strength she needs for her children.” – Anonymous

8. “Single moms don’t have it easy, but they always find a way to make it work even when they don’t know how. It’s the love for their child that pushes them through every single time.” – Anonymous

9. “I’m not really single. I mean, I am, but I have a son. Being a single mother is different from being a single woman.” – Kate Hudson

10. “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” – Sophia Loren

11. “You always have to carry on, and you can, because you have to.” – Kate Winslet 

12. “Being a working mother and a working single parent instills in you a sense of determination.” – Felicity Jones 

13. “I would say to any single parent currently feeling the weight of stereotype or stigmatization that I am prouder of my years as a single mother than of any other part of my life.” – J.K. Rowling

14. “Being a single parent made me stronger than ever before.” – Anonymous

15. “Remember that a single mom is just like any other mom and that our number one priority is still our kids. Any parent does whatever it takes for their kids, and a single mother is no different.” – Paula Miranda

Also read: Mother and Daughter Quotes, Baby Quotes

Inspirational Single Mom Quotes 

16. “Being a single parent is not a life full of struggles but a journey for the strong.” – Meg Lowrey

17. “What is free time? I’m a single mother. My free moments are filled with loving my little girl.” – Roma Downey

18. “My children may not have everything they want in life, but they have a mom who loves them more than anything in the world.” – Anonymous

19. “Sometimes, the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” – Barbara Kingsolver 

20. “In the end, I am the only one who can give my children a happy mother who loves life.” – Janene Wolsey Baadsgaard

21. “The women whom I love and admire for their strength and grace did not get that way because stuff worked out. They got that way because stuff went wrong, and they handled it. They handled it in a thousand different ways on a thousand different days, but they handled it. Those women are my superheroes.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

22. “As a single mum, you’ll discover inner strengths and capabilities you never knew you had.” – Emma-Louise Smith

23. “There will be so many times you feel like you failed. But in the eyes, ears, and mind of your child, you are a super mom.” – Stephanie Precourt

24. “Only mothers can think of the future because they give birth to it in their children.” – Maxim Gorky

25. “My mother was a single mom, and most of the women I know are strong.” – Regina King

26. “Single parent mothers who aren’t spending their time looking for a man but spending their time providing for their children are the most admirable people on earth.” – Anonymous

27. “I didn’t set out to be a single mom. I set out to be the best mom I could be, and that hasn’t changed.” – Anonymous

28. “Some days, she has no idea how she’ll do it. But every single day, it still gets done.” – Anonymous

29. “Gone are the days when you would sit and wait for your knight in shining armor. Be brave, be independent, and believe that you can do it, and you can do a better job.” – Anonymous

30. “Being raised by a single mother, I learned to appreciate and value independent women.” – Kenny Conley

Also read: Working Mom Quotes, Funny Mom Quotes

Quotes About How Strong Single Moms Can Be

31. “There is nobody stronger than a single mom.” – Anonymous

32. “I want to show the example that you can be a single mother and work and handle a lot of other things at the same time.” – Christina Milian

33. “Giving up is not an option for a single mom.” – Anonymous

34. “My mom was a strong single mom, and I am who I am today because of her strength and dedication.” – Anonymous

35. “It takes a strong woman to be a single mom and take on two roles. You are amazing in your child’s eyes, so never forget that.” – Anonymous

36. “I’m a hustler. I’m a single mom, so whatever I’ve gotta do, I gotta do.” – Sherri Shepherd

37. “I didn’t plan on being a single mom, but you have to deal with the cards you are dealt the best way you can.” – Tichina Arnold

38. “Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.” – Garrison Keillor

39. “The hardest part about being a single parent is not having anyone to step in and take over when you’re overwhelmed.” – Jen Smith

40. “The best part of being a mom to me is the unconditional love. I have never felt a love as pure a love that’s as rewarding.” – Monica Denise Brown

41. “You are doing what is best for you and your children. You can’t ever be faulted for that. Hang in there.” – Skoy Chicago

42. “It takes a tremendous amount of strength to be a single mother. To hold down the forte of a home, a life, and your child’s entire happiness.” – Nikki Rowef

43. “I can’t tell you how much I respect all the single parents out there doing it solo.” – Jennie Finch

44. “Even on the days you feel like you are falling, look around. Your child’s smile will bring you right back up.” – Anonymous

45. “It takes someone really brave to be a single mom and raise a child on her own.” – Anonymous

Also read: Stay-At-Home Mom Quotes, Missing Mom Quotes

Encouraging Single Mother Quotes That Help You Power Through

46. “As a single mom, I’m juggling a lot and working long hours. Yes, it costs them a little, but what my children get in return is a mother who is energized and content.” – Edie Falco

47. “You don’t take a class. You’re thrown into motherhood and learn from experience.” – Jennie Finch

48. “I’m stronger because I had to be. Smarter because of my mistakes. Happier because of the sadness I’ve known, and now, wiser because I’ve learned.” – Anonymous

49. “I never knew how strong I was until I became a single mom and being strong was the only choice I had.” – Anonymous

50. “Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.” – Ricki Lake

51. “Don’t pity me because I am a single mom. Respect me for having the courage to do it alone, the strength to never give up, and the love to put my child’s needs before my own.” – Anonymous

52. “Being a single parent is twice the work, twice the stress, and twice the tears but also twice the hugs, twice the love, and twice the pride.” – Anonymous

53. “To all the single parents who are feeling lonely, stressed, overwhelmed, exhausted, and continue to pull through each day for the sake of your children, never doubt that you are good enough. You are amazing!” – Anonymous

54. “There’s a feeling sometimes in motherhood that you’re alone in what you’re going through, and none of us are alone. We’re all going through the same thing.” – Nia Vardalos

55. “The emotions, responsibilities, and the pain of motherhood are unique to each of us with children. Ask any woman, and she will have her own story to tell.” – Fiona Barton

56. “Motherhood is the ultimate call to sacrifice.” – Wangechi Mutu

57. “As a single parent, you will encounter many defeats throughout your parenting journey, but you must not be defeated.” – Anonymous

58. “Having kids, the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings, is the biggest job anyone can embark on.” – Maria Shriver

59. “To the world you are a single mother, but to your children, you are their everything.” – Anonymous

60. “Motherhood has relaxed me in many ways. You learn to deal with crisis. I’ve become a juggler, I suppose. It’s all a big circus, and nobody who knows me believes I can manage, but sometimes, I do.” – Jane Seymour

Also read: Motherhood Quotes, Tired Mom Quotes

Positive Single Mom Quotes That’ll Remind You That Everything Will Be Worth It

61. “As a single mom, you are going to have bad days, overwhelming days, too tired days, and I can’t go on days. But every day, you’ll still show up and give it all for your children because Mama, you are stronger than you think you are.” – Anonymous

62. “Single motherhood is an amazing thing; it’s a blessing.” – Kelly Cutrone

63. “Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.” – George Eliot

64. “Being a single mom is tough, but in the eyes of your child, no one does it better than you.” – Anonymous

65. “I see you there, Mama, trying your best. I see you showing up each day even though you feel exhausted. I see you making tough choices for your family even when you’re not sure if they are right. I see you working tirelessly even when it seems never-ending. I see you doing an amazing job even though you doubt yourself. I see you, Mama, and you are more than enough.” – Anonymous

66. “You make it work. You keep getting out of bed. Sometimes, it’s just because you know there’s a cup of coffee downstairs.” – Michelle Williams

67. “Mama, don’t doubt yourself. You are enough.” – Anonymous

68. “You have to carry on as a mother no matter what, and that’s what I’ve always done.” – Madonna

69. “Always remember that by being a single mother, you have chosen to live a life that is first dedicated to your children and then to you. You could have had it easy too, but you decided to be there for your children, so be proud of it.” – Anonymous

70. “Pride yourself in being a single, independent woman and a single mother who can take care of her life, her children, her career, and her entire home on her own.” – Anonymous

71. “You lady are one courageous one, with the heart and the strength of two parents instead of one. So be proud of yourself and know that you are not single, you are fulfilling two roles and not just one.” – Anonymous

72. “Did you hear? Superheroes are real. They are called single moms.” – Anonymous

73. “My family is blended and diverse, nutty and loving, and understanding. That’s a family.” – Sandra Bullock

74. “I am struggling, I won’t lie, but every night when I put my little one to sleep, and I watch her, I know deep in my heart that she is well worth my struggles.” – Jesenia

75. “I decided instead of being embarrassed of my failed marriage and ashamed of being a single mother, I was going to own it. Being the best mother you can be and giving your kids the best life possible has nothing to do with your relationship status, and you don’t have to be happily married to have a ‘picture-perfect family.'” – Amanda Stanton

Also read: Single Dad Quotes

Quotes on How Great and Reliable Single Mothers Are

76. “A single mother knows how to be strong even when she feels weak. There are those days she feels like giving up but won’t. She keeps going because the love for her kids burns strong.” – Anonymous

77. “When you’re a single parent, you’re often lonely yet seldom alone. There is no backup. It is mothering without a net.” – Amy Dickinson

78. “Whether you choose the higher road or the lower road, your child is watching. When you’re feeling lost, remember who you’re doing it for.” – Anonymous

79. “Some days life is just hard, and some days are just rough, and some days, you just gotta cry before you move forward, and all of that is okay.” – Anonymous

80. “Whenever you feel discouraged, just remember, you are the center of the universe to the tiny humans you made from scratch. You’re kind of a big deal.” – Anonymous

81. “Motherhood was the first instance in my life where I was asked to sacrifice anything for anyone.” – Kim Brooks

82. “Raising a family is difficult enough, but it’s even more difficult for single parents struggling to make ends meet. They don’t need more obstacles. They need more opportunities.” – Bill Richardson

83. “I think moms, single or not, put a lot of pressure on ourselves trying to balance it all. It’s never going to be perfectly balanced. The sooner you know this, the sooner you can relieve some of the pressure you put on yourself.” – Denise Richards

84. “I value so many people who have to work full time, definitely single mothers. Their work is the hardest work. I applaud it so much.” – Molly Sims

85. “I know it’s hard being a single parent, but I’d rather do it by myself than with someone who doesn’t want to.” – Anonymous

Sweet and Endearing Quotes About a Single Mom’s Love

86. “I might be a single mom, but my life is filled with more love and happiness than you can ever imagine.” – Anonymous

87. “A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” – Cardinal Mermillod

88. “God gave you this child for a reason. Never forget that. Never give up.” – Anonymous

89. “Single mothers have as much to teach their children as married mothers and as much love to share, maybe more.” – Anne Cassidy

Single Mother Quotes That Will Remind You of Their Selflessness and Sacrifice

90. “Being a single mom has made me so tired, and so happy.” – Anonymous

91. “Motherhood was the great equalizer for me. I started to identify with everybody.” – Annie Lennox

92. “Respect to all moms doing double duty because of men failing to do their part as dads.” – John Mark Green

93. “I don’t think I realized how stressed I was, being a single parent. It was really, really stressful. It’s not easy on anybody.” – Reese Witherspoon

94. “The most difficult part of dating as a single parent is deciding how much risk your own child’s heart is worth.” – Daniel Pearce

95. “Being a single mother while trying to repair yourself mentally and emotionally is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do.” – Anonymous

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

97. “What is best for us will be the best for the baby in the end because when we are emotionally healthy and strong, we can be the best parents we can be.” – Anonymous

98. “I was once a single mother with very few resources, so I have a special place in my heart for women in difficult situations.” – Linda Lael Miller

99. “What you can do, no one else can, not even the father of your children, which is the reason he is not around.” – Anonymous

100. “Mothers, especially single mothers, are heroic in their efforts to raise our nation’s children, but men must also take responsibility for their children and recognize the impact they have on their families’ well-being.” – Evan Bayh

101. “You do the best you can. Some days, you feel really good about yourself, and some days, you don’t.” – Katie Holmes

102. “You have a good head on your shoulders, and you’ll get yourself to where you need to be, and that’s all you should ask of yourself.” – Jay Elise

103. “Better a loving single-parent family than a ‘conventional’ family where the parents hate each other, and the father is a demagogue.” – Moby

104. “You know that as a single mom, you are everything to your children. So instead of wondering what went wrong and feeling pity, tell yourself that you have it in you to stand up on your own and face the world, and you truly can.” – Anonymous

105. “It takes one rad mama to be a father too.” – Anonymous

Short and Motivational Quotes on Being a Single Mom

106. “It’s the only way of life I’ve known. I was raised by a single mom.” – Padma Lakshmi

107. “There is no role in life that is more essential than that of motherhood.” – Elder M. Russell Ballard

108. “A child’s first teacher is its mother.” – Peng Liyuan

109. “I think it’s really important for every mother to find their own way.” – Solange Knowles

110. “Keep your chin up. Things will work themselves out.” – Anonymous 

More Quotes About Single Mothers

111. “Each child is biologically required to have a mother. Fatherhood is a well-regarded theory, but motherhood is a fact.” – P.J. O’Rourke

112. “I was a single mom that raised two bright, beautiful, and compassionate girls.” – Connie Stevens

113. “Single mom or not, there is no way to be a perfect mother, but there are a million ways to be a good one.” – Anonymous

114. “If you want to stand with me as a single mom, and I know so many of my friends and colleagues do, please don’t appropriate my burden as a way to validate your own. To suggest that you are single-parenting when you are simply solo for the weekend devalues what real single mothers do.” – Rachel Simmons

115. “I am a single mum. What is your superpower?” – Anonymous

116. “It’s not single parenthood in and of itself. It’s more about how people parent.” – Sophie Zadeh 

117. “The best gift a parent can give children is time. Single moms need to know it’s okay to have a little ‘me’ time.” – Denise Richards

118. “I’ve been a single parent for a long time. It reminds me of being a waitress. As you walk back to the kitchen, requests come at you from all sides. You’re doing the job of two. You have to be highly organized.” – Cherie Lunghi

119. “Dear mama, it doesn’t matter if you are a single mom or not, just remember that you are the best mom for your child and you are doing the best you can.” – Anonymous

120. “I am a single mom and I’m the breadwinner and I have to work and I have to do these things and that’s just the way it is. I don’t think my son even knows any different.” – Charisma Carpenter

Did These Single Mom Quotes Give You Strength and Courage to Persevere?

If you are a single mom, pat yourself on the back. Life can never prepare you for taking care of your kid by yourself. Remember that what you do is one of the hardest things in life, and you are already a hero for doing your best.

There will be days where it might feel that it can be the hardest. You will feel exhausted and drained, but the smiles of your kids will never fail to inspire you to keep going.

Motherhood is a gift, and it is important to treasure the experiences you have in raising your child. Use this collection whenever you need more motivation to start your day positively.

Which single mom quote did you resonate with the most? Do you want to share your experiences in motherhood with us? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.