80 Stay-At-Home Mom Quotes to Keep You Strong

These stay-at-home mom quotes will guide you in keeping yourself inspired and energized while being a full-time mom.

Indeed, things can be exhausting when you’re taking care of your child all day. However, it is also undeniable that watching them grow in front of you is a gift. 

As a stay-at-home mom, the days may seem repetitive and endless. But, the time will come where you will miss the little things and the constant taking care of the kids. Treasure your moments with your child and be inspired by reading our complete collection below.

Let’s get started.

And don’t forget to check out these mom quotes and working mom quotes.

Best Stay-At-Home Mom Quotes

1. “Being a stay-at-home mom makes you reassess your priorities. Things that were once important no longer seem to matter. What matters is being there for your kids and pouring your time and love into them. Everything else can wait.” – Anonymous

2. “I think women should have choices and should be able to do what they like, and I think it’s a great choice to stay-at-home and raise kids, just as it’s a great choice to have a career.” – Will Schwalbe

3. “The days are long, but the years are short.” – Gretchen Rubin

4. “My alarm clock wears cute jammies and smiles at me when I wake up.” – Anonymous

5. “Your most valuable parenting skill is learning to manage yourself first.” – Laura Markham 

6. “A person who abandons a career in order to stay home and raise children is considered not to be living up to his potential, as if a job title and salary are the sole measures of human worth.” – Bill Watterson

7. “Being a stay-at-home mom may be a job filled with long hours and no pay, but it also comes with a whole lot of benefits.” – Anonymous

8. “Life as a stay-at-home mom—a long day is when you go to get into your pajamas and realize you never changed out of them.” – Anonymous

9. “If you’re completely exhausted and don’t know how you’re going to keep giving this much of yourself day after day, you’re probably a good parent.” – Bunmi Laditan

10. “As a mom, you will be criticized whether you work or stay home. Do what is best for your family.” – Anonymous

11. “Being a stay-at-home mom isn’t easy, but it is definitely the best job anyone could ever have.” – Anonymous

12. “Being a stay-at-home mom can be tough, but always remember in the eyes of your child, no one does it better than you.” – Anonymous

13. “I don’t have a ‘9 to 5.’ I have a ‘when I open my eyes to when I close my eyes.'” – Anonymous

14. “You know you’re officially living mom life when changing out of sweatpants and into yoga pants is how you get ready for the day.” – Anonymous

15. “Motherhood, no matter if you’re a working mom or stay-at-home mom, is really tough sometimes. It can really leave us each day with a sense of wondering if we’re doing it right.” – Lysa TerKeurst

Also read: Funny Mom Quotes, Mother and Daughter Quotes

Inspirational Stay-At-Home Mom Quotes

16. “‘I think it’s a tough road if you’re a stay-at-home mom, a working mom, if you have a partner, if you don’t. It’s the best job in the world and the toughest job in the world all at the same time.” – Angela Kinsey

17. “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.” – Proverb

18. “The most important work you will ever do will be within the walls of your own home.” – Harold B. Lee

19. “Being a stay-at-home mom may be hard, but no one ever looks back at the end of their life and thinks, ‘I spent too much time with my kids.'” – Anonymous

20. “What an honor it is to be a stay-at-home mom and watch your babies grow.” – Anonymous

21. “There is one gift that trumps all other talents—being an excellent parent. If you can successfully raise a child in this day in age to have integrity, then you have left a legacy that future generations will benefit from.” – Shannon L. Alder

22. “The time spent on family is not a sacrifice. You are living a life with choice. When you make the right ones, you have a good life.” – Laura Schlessinger

23. “The best career I’ll ever have, the profession where I’ll never stop learning, and the job that is worth all sacrifices, is being a mother to my children.” – Anonymous

24. “As a stay-at-home mom, I feel so blessed but also kind of a mess at the same time.” – Anonymous 

25. “All mothers are working mothers.” – Anonymous

26. “I might not see it now, but the time I’m investing in my kids does matter.” – Anonymous

27. “You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot before the other, and goddamn it, you refuse to let it get to you. You fight. You cry. You curse. Then you go about the business of living. That’s how I’ve done it. There’s no other way.” – Elizabeth Taylor

28. “Never underestimate your influence as a stay-at-home mom. Being a mother and raising your children is one of the most impactful and influential things you will ever do.” – Anonymous

29. “Whether you are a stay-at-home mom, or on the red carpet, or in Afghanistan, the better you feel, the better you do your job.” – Bobbi Brown

30. “A mother continues to labor long after the baby is born.” – Lisa-Jo Baker

Also read: Single Mother Quotes, Strong Mom Quotes

Stay-At-Home Mom Quotes That Will Help You Stay Positive

31. “To the stay-at-home mom who hasn’t felt like herself lately, I know how difficult it is when you catch yourself not being you. A lot has changed. Yet, this period of your life is not infinite. Your babies won’t be babies forever. So, be patient, enjoy this moment in life for what it is, and know your sparkle will return and you will shine again.” – Anonymous

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

33. “I may not have it together every day, but we are together every day, and that’s all that matters.” – Anonymous

34. “Being a stay-at-home mom is messy, it’s challenging, it’s crazy, it’s sleepless, it’s giving, and still one of the most beautiful gifts you will ever be given.” – Anonymous

35. “I see myself as a mom first. I’m so lucky to have that role in life. The world can like me, hate me, or fall apart around me, and at least I wake up with my kids, and I’m happy.” – Angelina Jolie

36. “As a stay-at-home mom, I may have times where I am completely overwhelmed, but that doesn’t mean I am not completely grateful!” – Anonymous

37. “To the stay-at-home mama, I see you. I see you showing up each day even though you feel exhausted. I see you trying your best even though you haven’t left the house for days. I see you pouring your love into your child even though you feel lonely. 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

38. “I’m so happy and thankful I made it a point to be a stay-at-home mom.” – Candace Cameron Bure

39. “Sometimes, you never realize the value of your time and the moments spent with your children until they are grown.” – Anonymous 

40. “Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.” – Clive Staples Lewis

41. “I love being a mama more than anything else in the world and feel so blessed to be able to stay home with them.” – Anonymous

42. “It’s about getting the kids up and fed, getting one to school, getting the other down for a nap, going to the grocery store, picking one up from school, getting the other one down for another nap, cooking dinner.” – Jennifer Garner

43. “I have found being a mother has made me emotionally raw in many situations. Your heart is beating outside your body when you have a baby.” – Kate Beckinsale

44. “Dear stay-at-home mom, just in case no one tells you today, you’re doing a great job, mama!” – Anonymous

45. “Working moms, stay-at-home moms, they’re both extremely hard jobs.” – Hilary Rosen

Also read: Baby Quotes, Motherhood Quotes

Quotes to Make You Feel Proud of Stay-At-Home Moms

46. “I am proud to be a stay-at-home mom. It isn’t always easy, but it is a choice I got to make, and I am forever grateful for the opportunity to spend this time with my children.” – Anonymous

47. “It’s okay if your dream in life is to be a stay-at-home mom.” – Anonymous

48. “I have a job. It’s called being a stay-at-home mom.” – Anonymous

49. “I hate the phrase ‘having it all,’ because it demeans women who do stay home with their children, by implying that their lives are less than full.” – Kirsten Gillibrand

50. “Parenting is the easiest thing in the world to have an opinion about, but the hardest thing in the world to do.” – Matt Walsh

51. “What I really wanted to do, actually, was stay home and be a mom and have some more kids.” – Suzy Amis

52. “Being a stay-at-home mom means giving up is not an option.” – Anonymous

53. “We can’t afford a full-time chef, accountant, nanny, housekeeper, pet sitter, etc., so I’m a stay-at-home mom.” – Anonymous

54. “But being a stay-at-home mom was the loneliest kind of lonely, in which she was always and never by herself.” – Barbara Kingsolver

55. “Stay-at-home mom is still a job.” – Alison Brie

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Stay-At-Home Mom Quotes That Will Encourage You to Keep Going

56. “Stay-at-home moms don’t need judgment. They need recognition. The work they do is hard. It’s lonely. It’s overwhelming. It’s exhausting. And yet, they show up each and every day, without fail. Pouring their love and time into their kids. The work they do in the four walls is more important than we will ever know.” – Anonymous

57. “A working mom is judged negatively for letting someone else raise her kids, but a stay-at-home mom is accused of sacrificing her self-worth and providing an outdated role model for her children.” – Dara-Lynn Weiss

58. “The older your kids get, the more you realize how precious your time spent with them is.” – Anonymous

59. “Your influence as a mother is powerful. Don’t waste it. Little eyes are watching you.” – Anonymous

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

61. “No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother’s love.” – Edwin Hubbell Chapin

62. “All women should be able to make the best choices for themselves and their families, and no one should be belittled, degraded, or disregarded because of what she chooses to do.” – Kirsten Gillibrand

63. “My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.” – Michael Jordan

64. “Parenting is hard, especially trying to be patient with little versions of impatient you.” – Anonymous

65. “A mother can feel desperate for sleep yet equally desperate to comfort her baby when he needs her at night. I have spoken to many mothers who have sacrificed their own sleep, waking up numerous times every night because their babies cried for them.” – Naomi Stadlen

66. “I’m a real stay-at-home mom. I’m really hands-on. Everything else became secondary.” – Drew Barrymore

67. “I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” – Mitch Albom

68. “My house is filled with toys, has fingerprints on everything, and is never quiet. My hair is usually a mess, and I am always tired, but there is always love and laughter. In 20 years, my kids won’t remember the house or my hair, but they will remember the quality time we spent together and the love they felt.” – Anonymous

69. “I feel like I’m a stay-at-home mom, which I was for the five years before this. She’s absolutely been my focus.” – Teri Hatcher

70. “Children don’t ask to be born. It is a choice we make to bring them into this world. That is why we change and rearrange our lives for them.” – Anonymous 

Funny Quotes About the Experiences of Stay-At-Home Moms All Mothers Can Relate To

71. “I always say, if you aren’t yelling at your kids, you’re not spending enough time with them.” – Reese Witherspoon

73. “The next person who says that being a stay-at-home mom is easy is gonna get punched with a hammer.” – Anonymous

74. “If evolution really works, how come mothers have only two hands?” – Milton Berle

72. “May your coffee be stronger than your toddler.” – Anonymous

75. “Motherhood—losing my sanity and my sleep, all in the name of love.” – Anonymous

76. “I think I’d like to be a stay-at-home mom with no kids.” – Rainbow Rowell

77. “On being a stay-at-home mom—half of the time, I feel like I’m running an insane asylum. The other half, I feel I belong in one.” – Anonymous

78. “When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ It is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.” – Erma Bombeck

79. “There are days when I struggle with wanting to be a full-time, stay-at-home mom, and feeling guilty about that because I work.” – Tori Spelling

80. “Being a stay-at-home parent may be a luxury, but it sure isn’t luxurious!” – Phyllis Diller

How Special Do You Think Stay-At-Home Moms Are?

Before, society often looked down on stay-at-home moms. There was not much awareness of how mentally and physically exhausting it is to be a 24/7 mom taking care of your kids.

But since the pandemic, many people are starting to appreciate these restless angels. The health crisis forced many people to be full-time parents, where they experienced the struggle of being at home all day to raise their kids. Now, people know why it is a tough job that requires mental and physical strength.

We hope that the collection was able to help you to stay strong in these difficult times. Don’t forget to appreciate your moments with your kids, and make sure to also take care of yourself.

Do you want to share your favorite stay-at-home mom quotes with us? Which quote did you relate to the most? Comment down below!

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