I can’t tell you how much I respect all the single parents out there doing it all solo.
Being a single mom is not easy, it is one of the toughest jobs in the world. It takes a lot of work, dedication, and love, but most of all, it requires a strong sense of determination and confidence. Single moms have to face by themselves a set of difficult problems for which nobody ever prepares them, yet they manage to do impressive things just by following their heart and intuition.
Check out these quotes to remember why single mothers deserve our respect and appreciation. They are one of the superheroes of our world.
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. – Unknown
A single mother has to fulfill the jobs of two people. She has to do twice more work, having no one with whom she could share the burden of the stressful moments. The bright side is that she gets all the love and attention of her child, and that she is always there for all the significant and heart-warming moments of her child’s life.
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
Being a single mother is not something that any woman would wish, but unfortunately, it happens. The only solution is to make the most of it, by learning how to balance between one’s needs as a woman and one’s needs as a mother. A single mother can still be a fulfilled and happy woman.
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
Single moms are almost superheroes because there are few things that they cannot do. They are their child’s best friend and mentor while also taking care of countless tasks around the house. Single moms have super powers indeed and they teach us that when you know how to prioritize, incredible things can be achieved.
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
The main struggle of single moms is finding the time and the energy to do all that they need to do. Besides all their responsibilities, mothers wish, most of all, to be able to spend time with their children and share with them a few moments of peace and joy. Children need to see their mother happy and content, not stressed and miserable.
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. – Denice Williams
Mothers and especially single mothers have an impressive inner confidence that is contagious. They always know what to do and how to do it, and are never willing to give up when times get rough. When they cannot fix something, they know that love can make everything better.
What is free time? I’m a single mother. My free moments are filled with loving my little girl. – Roma Downey
Single mothers have a different concept of time. They rarely benefit of free time and even when they do have some free moments, they choose to spend those moments with their children, making sure their children receive all the love they need. And since love is never too much, mothers love to spoil their children.
Remember that a single mom is just like any other mom and that our number one priority is till our kids. Any parent does whatever it takes for their kids and a single mother is no different. – Paula Miranda
The number one concern of every single mother is making sure that her child is safe and happy. There are not many differences between a single mom or any other mom except for the fact that single moms share the heavy responsibility of knowing that their child relies 100% on them.
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
Nobody knows it better than single moms that once a woman gives birth, her child becomes her primary focus in life. Single mothers cannot afford to be selfish when they know that their children depend entirely on them. Every single mother thinks firstly of her child’s needs and only after those needs are met, she thinks of herself.
I know how to do anything, I’m a mom. – Roseanne Barr
Mothers never receive enough admiration. The truth is that their ability to handle so many different issues and aspects of life is beyond comparison. Single mothers deserve even more of our admiration, considering that they stand on their own and still manage to achieve impressive things.
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
Single mothers know that beyond their role as mothers, they need to fill in the role of the second parent and take double responsibilities. They are not only mothers, but also friends, confidants, and advisors. They take care of the practical aspects of life, but also of the emotional and educative aspects.
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
Although being a single mother can be extremely rewarding, nobody can negate that it is one of the most stressful positions that one can ever face. A single mother is so busy that she doesn’t even realize all the time how stressed she is. Being a single mom takes a lot of mental and physical strength.
Being a mother is hard and it wasn’t a subject I ever studied. – Ruby Wax
Mothers, either single or not, are usually great at what they do, even though nobody ever teaches them about what it means to be a mother. Once a woman gives birth, she discovers in herself a strong intuition that tells her how she can become a real mother. Single mothers develop an even stronger intuition, which helps them overcome every obstacle even if they are alone.
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
Being a single mother seems at a first sight, extremely demanding and exhausting. What makes single mothers resist strongly to all the stress and work is the unconditional love that they share with their children. Love makes them strong and able to fight everything that comes their way.
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
Single parents meet obstacles that other parents cannot even fathom. Raising a family is tough but not as exhausting when you have someone you can count on at every moment, which is something that single parents don’t have. Financially, mentally, and emotionally, single parents have twice more work to do.
Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. – Garrison Keillor
Even with all their good intentions, single moms might find it at some points frustrating that they need to give up on themselves for the sake of their children, especially when children don’t even acknowledge the effort or express their gratitude. However, deep down, every mother knows that the work she puts into their children is never in vain.
The most difficult part of dating as a single parent is deciding how much risk your own child’s heart is worth. – Daniel Pearce
Single moms do not always want to stay single forever, but dating can be troublesome for them. Whenever they date someone and they want their special date to meet their child, they must consider that, if the relationship goes nowhere, the child might suffer. Juggling with dates and motherhood proves to be complicated.
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
Single mothers have the incredible talent of handling everything on their own, without asking for help, but sometimes help should be offered to them, even if they don’t ask for it. Men share the same responsibility in the birth of children and they should admit that not taking care of their children is a cowardly thing to do.
If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much. – Jackie Kennedy
Raising children is a common thing, but that does not make it easy. Single mothers who struggle to provide for their children and offer them a good education know that the work they do is more important than a career or any other form of success that only speaks about external validation.
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers. – Rudyard Kipling
Mothers remain strong, confident, and knowledgeable even when they are single. There is something about them that makes them almost invincible and assures us that no matter how bad we would feel, our mothers will always know how to restore our hope. Children of single mothers know this just as well as the rest.
Being a working mother and a working single parent instills in you a sense of determination. – Felicity Jones
A single mother who also works full-time feels like having two jobs instead of one. It is no wonder that single mothers develop a strong sense of determination which makes them organize their time and responsibilities really well. They know exactly what are the most important things that need to be done and which can be skipped without too much loss. Single mothers are the best time managers in the world.
You can raise good children in single parent households, and many of you perhaps here today come from that type of environment. It is possible and many do it in heroic situations, but it’s much more difficult. – Sam Brownback
It is well known that single mothers have the ability to raise good children, yet few can actually understand the amount of work and dedication it takes them. Only children of single mothers know how much their mothers sacrificed for their well-being and they are the ones who can appreciate it the most.
Better a loving single-parent family than a ‘conventional’ family where the parents hate each other and the father is a demagogue. – Moby
A loving single mother can do wonders in providing a safe and secure environment for her children and sometimes this scenario is preferable if the presence of the father does more harm than good. If the father is someone that the mother cannot trust or rely on, she is better off on her own.
I can’t tell you how much I respect all the single parents out there doing it all solo. – Jennie Finch
Parents know that raising a child takes a lot of work and stress, that is why every parent is in awe of those who are able to raise a child on their own. Single parents do the work of two people and yet they never complain about their efforts. Every single mother or father is proud to see their child happy and safe and doesn’t care about anything else.
The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. – Rajneesh
Some people think that to be a single mother takes a special set of innate skills, but the truth is that single mothers learn everything as they go. Nobody teaches them how to stand up for themselves and their children, or how to manage their lives. As a woman learns to become a mother, she discovers in herself new powers. As a single mother, love helps her multiply these powers.
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
Single mothers carry a heavy burden because besides the emotional support they need to give to their children, they also have to provide for the children financially. Single mothers who work full time have no time for themselves and no time to rest. Their life becomes a series of endless tasks, but they are eventually rewarded with gratitude and love.
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
Women who have been single mothers know how difficult it is and how much power it takes to go through this kind of situation. Being a single mother is difficult anyway, but it is increasingly so for women who struggle to find the resources for a comfortable life. That is why single mothers deserve our admiration.
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
Single mothers should be proud of their achievements because they had many odds against them when they took life on their own terms. Besides the actual difficulties of parenthood, single mothers also have to deal with society’s judgemental views and stereotypes. Instead of honoring single mothers for their efforts, society prefers to stigmatize them.
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
Single mothers are masters of time management and productivity, that is why they might put pressure on their children to become as balanced and organized as them. Although single mothers are indeed a source of inspiration for their ability to balance responsibilities, life always brings enough surprises to destabilize our sense of order.
I don’t think you necessarily have to be part of a traditional nuclear family to be a good mother. – Mary Louise Parker
A good mother remains a good mother, independent of context or circumstances. As such, good mothers can became great single mothers, while bad mothers can become horrible single mothers. A child needs love and protection and a single mother can provide that as much as a traditional nuclear family.
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
Single mothers can easily become rolemodels of productivity and success, because of their ability to handle many more things than any other person in the same amount of time. Young single mothers need examples of success to learn that their mission is not impossible and that they can still be fulfilled and happy.
Single mothers have as much to teach their children as married mothers and as much love to share–maybe more. – Anne Cassidy
Single mothers are even more influential in their children’s lives than married mothers. However, no matter if the child is raised within a marriage or by a single mother, the truth is that parents who love and care about their children will raise good children in any situation. A loving, hard-working single mother can be a great mentor for her children.