45 of the Best Single Mom Quotes for Encouragement

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45 of the best single mom quotes. Single moms can do anything they put their mind to and these 45 quotes prove it!

The best way to thrive as a single mom is to keep a steady stream of motivation and encouragement coming into your heart. 

Keeping the negativity out of your life requires you to fill that space with something. Make it something positive. 

Fill your time listening to encouraging podcasts, reading inspiring books

45 Best Single Mom Quotes You Need Today!

Below are 45 of the best quotes for single moms regardless of where you are in your journey, from friendships to wisdom to conquering your fears. 

Hell, even the President of the United States – four of them, in fact – were raised by single mothers. Nevertheless, mention that you’re a single mom, and all-too many of us still have to cut through a thick, gristly layer of stigma before we’re given our proper due.

~Taraji P. Henson
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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

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Being single doesn’t mean you’re weak, it means that you’re strong enough to wait for the right person.

~Niall Horan

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Maybe this (single parenting) isn’t the ideal situation, but ashes don’t have to stay that way, we can build beauty from the ashes and we can rebuild something different.

~Chere Williams

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.


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

The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her; but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes.

~C. JoyBell C.

Do not look for healing at the feet of those who broke you.

~Rupi Kaur

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It’s time to let go of your guilt and put your energy into loving your God, your children and His people. There’s too much work to do on this earth than to waste it on earth.

We accept the love we think we deserve.

~Stephen Chbosky

And 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.


When you’re living in isolation you’ll believe lies about yourself and others you’ll swear is the truth.

I am under no obligation to make sense to you.


Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.

~Steve Maraboli

I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.

~Marilyn Monroe

We were never promised marriage but God never intended for you to live this life alone. Are you actively pursing your community?

You are responsible for your own happiness.


The only man in my life is my son, and it’s probably going to stay this way for a while…I go to bed wearing a very baggy one-piece cheetah suit, just because it makes my son laugh. My sexy lingerie has been locked in a drawer for a while!

~Sandra Bullock

I’m a single parent. What’s your superpower?


My children may not have everything they want in life, but they have a mum who loves them more than anything in the world.

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Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.

~Garrison Keillor

Some days she has no idea how she’ll do it. But every single day. It still gets done.


The loves of my life are my children and my mother. I don’t feel as if I need a man.

~Diane Keaton

She remembered who she was and game changed.

~Lalah Delia
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And now I’ll do what’s best for me.


Just because I am a single mother doesn’t mean I cannot be a success.

~Yvonne Kaloki

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.


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

Just because a single-mom usually can’t be bothered to spend much time on her make-up doesn’t mean that she has given up on romance.

~Kemmy Nola
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Single parents don’t have it easy. They 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.


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

I thought about giving up…but then I remembered who was watching.


Make a positive difference in your children’s lives. Act and speak about your co-parent with respect and integrity.

~Allison Pescosolido

The most difficult part of dating as a single parent is deciding how much risk your won child’s heart is worth.

~Daniel Pearce

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 won. To suggest that you are single-parenting when you are simply solo for the weekend devalues what real single mothers do.

Rachel Simmons

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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

Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.

~Robert Fulghum

As a single mum you’ll discover inner strengths and capabilities you never knew you had.

~Emma-Louise Smith

Being a single parent is not a life full of struggles, but a journey for the strong.

~Meg Lowrey

The anger and hurt you have within will only help you become stronger and more caring and protective towards your children.


It is critical to maintain boundaries between adult problems and children. Please protect your children’s innocence and allow them to remain children. They must not be burdened by adult problems. Kids don’t have the coping skills or the intellectual ability to understand money worries, adult relationship issues, or their parents’ unhappiness.


You are doing what is best for you and your children. You can’t ever be faulted for that. Hand in there.

~Skoy Chicago

What screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it is supposed to be.


God gave YOU this child for a reason. Never forget that. Never give up.

45 of the Best Single Mom Quotes for Encouragement