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100 New Mom Quotes on Being a First-Time Mother

1. “The biggest surprise, which is also the best, is that I didn’t know I would love motherhood as much as I do.” – Deborah Norville

2. “The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” – Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

3. “A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years, and in your heart until the day you die.” – Mary Mason

4. “Being a mother is discovering strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you never knew existed.” – Sherene Simon

5. “A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten and the future worth living for.” – Anonymous

6. “There will never be a day like a day your baby was born.” – Anonymous

7. “You never understand life until it grows inside of you.” – Sandra C. Kassis

8. “A child is the most beautiful gift this world has to give.” – Anonymous

9. “The sweet smell of a baby must be one of the best smells in the whole world.” – Anonymous

10. “I begin to love this little creature, and to anticipate his birth as a fresh twist to a know which I do not wish to unite.” – Mary Wollstonecraft

11. “A mother’s joy begins when new life is stirring inside; when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone.” – Anonymous

12. “Having kids feels like that first seventh-grade crush that overwhelms every molecule in your body, but it’s permanent.” – Kristen Bell

13. “Having a baby is like falling in love again, both with your husband and your child.” – Tina Brown

14. “There are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.” –

15. “The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.” – Jessica Lange

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16. “A baby arrives, and just like that everything changes. The world gets bigger, the heart grows fuller, and life means more.” – Anonymous

17. “The most magical day of my life was the day I became a mother.” – Anonymous

18. “Being a mother is not about what you gave up to have a child but what you’ve gained from having one.” – Anonymous

19. “The day your baby arrives is the day your life changes for good.” – Anonymous

20. “There are many things in life that I have taken for granted, but the opportunity and ability to be a mama will never be one of them.” – Anonymous

21. “Sometimes, when you pick up your child, you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood—finding a piece of yourself separate and apart, that all the same, you could not live without.” – Jodi Picoult

22. “A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty.” – Anonymous

23. “You never know how much love your heart could hold until someone calls you mom.” – Anonymous

24. “There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation.” – Pamela S. Nadav

25. “Being a new mom is exciting and full of joy. If you listen to your intuition, you’ll always be on the right path.” – Anonymous

26. “Birth is the epicenter of women’s power.” – Ani DiFranco

27. “Your dream came true, your very own little one, your brand new life as a mother is about to begin. The moment you breathe in that new baby smell, you’ll feel love so fiercely, it’s like nothing you’ve ever felt before.” – Anonymous

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28. “Being a mother is the most rewarding blessing in the world, just knowing you can love someone so much, and get that same love in return is wonderful.” – Anonymous

29. “The choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” – Oprah Winfrey

30. “Motherhood is more awesome than I ever thought it could be and harder than I ever would have imagined.” – Sarah Williams

31. “Before you were conceived, I wanted you. Before you were born, I loved you. Before you were here, I would die for you. This is the miracle of a mother’s love.” – Maureen Hawkins

32. “Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” – Elizabeth Stone

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33. “New mothers generally need to lower their expectations.” – Anonymous

34. “You will never have this day with your children again tomorrow. They will be a little older than they were today. This day is a gift to just breathe and notice, smell and touch them, study their faces and little feet, pay attention, relish the charm of the present. Enjoy today.” – Anonymous

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

36. “Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold and the body, a miracle of wisdom.” – Harriette Hartigan

37. “Why being a mom is worth it—a hug for no reason, a sticky kiss, that light bulb moment when your child understands something you’ve been trying to teach them—belly laughs, words of wisdom from a little one’s mouth, smiles, giggles, and the words ‘I love you’ spoken form a child’s lips.” – Anonymous

38. “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 Laren

39. “Being a young mom means that we met a little early, but it also means I get to love you a little longer. Some people said that my life ended when I had a baby, but my life had just begun. You didn’t take away from my future, you gave me a new one.” – Anonymous

40. “Motherhood—it is a choice you make every day to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is, and to forgive yourself, over and over again for doing everything wrong.” – Anonymous

41. “Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.” – Lin Yutang

42. “Everything grows rounder and wider and weirder, and I sit here in the middle of it all and wonder who in the world you will turn out to be.” – Carrie Fisher

43. “You never know how much your parents loved you until you have a child to love.” – Jennifer Hudson

44. “In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves.” – Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn

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45. “You’re always going to wonder if you’re doing things wrong, but that’s what it means to be a mom, to care so much about someone else that you just want to be as perfect as possible.” – Naya Rivera

46. “Be patient with yourself. You and your baby are both learning new things each day.” – Anonymous

47. “Motherhood is messy and challenging, and crazy, and sleepless, and giving, and unbelievably beautiful.” – Anonymous

48. “I like to think of motherhood as a great big adventure. You set off on a journey, you don’t really know how to navigate things, and you don’t exactly know where you’re going or how you’re going to get there.” – Cynthia Rowley

49. “To be pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly woman, and distressingly inhabited. Soul and spirit are stretched—along with body—making pregnancy a time of transition, growth, and profound beginnings.” – Anne Christian Buchanan

50. “New mothers enter the world of parenting feeling much like Alice in Wonderland.” – Anonymous

51. “It is sometimes difficult to reconcile the fantasy of what you thought motherhood would be like, and what you thought you would be like as a mother, with reality.” – Anonymous

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

53. “Babies are always more trouble than you thought—and more wonderful.” – Anonymous

54. “To all mothers in every circumstance, including those who struggle, I say, be peaceful. Believe in God and yourself. You are doing better than you think you are.” – Jeffery R. Holland

55. “Trust your gut, mama. If it tells you something is off, don’t ignore its warning. If it puts words in your mouth, speak them. If it points you in a certain direction, follow it. Intuition is one of the greatest superpowers of motherhood.” – Anonymous

56. “Mama, trust yourself. You know more than you think.” – Anonymous

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

58. “You’ll learn to lower your expectations about what you can accomplish in a day. Some days, it will be all you can do to keep a baby safe, warm, and fed, and that will be enough.” – Anonymous

59. “When life gets hard and you feel alone, remember, you mean the world to somebody and that somebody calls you mom.” – Anonymous

60. “Whether your pregnancy was meticulously planned, medically coaxed, or happened by surprise, one thing is certain—your life will never be the same.” – Catherine Jones

61. “Motherhood is amazing. And then it is really hard. And then it is incredible. And then it is everything in between. So, hold onto the good, breathe through the bad, and welcome the wildest and most wonderful ride of your life.” – Anonymous

62. “Carrying a baby is the most rewarding experience a woman can enjoy.” – Jayne Mansfield

63. “Birthing is the most profound initiation to spirituality a woman can have.” – Anonymous

64. “The joy in motherhood comes in moments. There will be hard times and frustrating times, but amid the challenges, there are shining moments of joy and satisfaction.” – M. Russell Ballard

65. “A mother’s guilt is forever. The ‘I-should-have-done-this or should-have-done-that’ will always be there. Learning to live with it is forever. Stop beating yourself up, accept it is a part of motherhood, and keep being who you are. The mother guilt you feel is normal. Children don’t even know the words ‘mother’s guilt.’” – Anonymous

66. “Personally, becoming a mother has been such a rewarding and wonderful experience. However, at times it has also been a huge challenge—even for me who has support at home that most mothers do not.” – Kate Middleton

67. “I can’t wait to watch you become the amazing parent you were always destined to be. Congrats on this new journey!” – Anonymous

68. “So happy for you! Call me when you’re ready for a parents’ night out and need a sitter or just call anytime.” – Anonymous

69. “A miracle is the only way to describe motherhood and giving birth. It’s unbelievable how God has made us women and babies to endure and be able to do so much. A miracle, indeed. Such an incredible blessing.” – Jennie Finch

70. “Hold on to the tiny moments and cherish the little snuggles. They grow up so fast.” – Anonymous

71. “A mother does not become pregnant in order to provide employment to medical people. Giving birth is an ecstatic jubilant adventure not available to males. It is a woman’s crowning creative experience of a lifetime.” – Anonymous

72. “Becoming a mother makes you realize you can do almost anything one-handed.” – Anonymous

73. “From the moment I became a mother, my purpose has been to love and protect my children with everything I have.” – Anonymous

74. “Life is a flame that is always burning itself out, but it catches fire again every time a child is born.” – Anonymous

75. “Having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the sweetest and peaceful feelings in the world.” – Anonymous

76. “Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears.” – Kate Winslet

77. “You’re doing a great job, mom, even when you don’t feel like it.” – Anonymous

78. “I’ve never had more appreciation for anyone in my entire life until I became a mom.” – Chrissy Teigen 

79. “A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin.” – Amy Tan 

80. “That first pregnancy is a long sea journey to a country where you don’t know the language, where land is in sight for such a long time that after a while it’s just the horizon- and then one-day birds wheel over the dark shape and it’s suddenly close, and all you can do is hope like hell that you’ve had the right shots.” – Emily Perkins

81. “Being a mom isn’t a job, a hobby, or a task. It’s a calling. A calling to love well. A calling to instruct hearts. A calling to be present.” – Anonymous

82. “My daughter introduced me to myself.” –

83. “Being a mother means that your heart is no longer yours; it wanders wherever your children go.” – Anonymous

84. “I didn’t fully wrap my head around the fact that there would be a person at the end of it. I read endlessly about pregnancy and what to eat and what not to eat. And then I sort of prepared not at all for the actual baby.” – Anonymous

85. “Before, I only allowed high-end shoes in my closet. Now all I own are Crocs and Target flats.” – Anonymous

86. “Spit-up is my new favorite accessory; no outfit is complete without it.” – Anonymous

87. “No one told me I would be coming home in diapers, too.” – Chrissy Teigen

88. “I hate when I’m waiting for mom to cook dinner and then I remember that I am the mom and I have to cook dinner.” – Anonymous

89. “The best thing about being a new mom is the lower tolerance from not drinking for nine months.” – Anonymous

90. “Becoming a mom to me means you have accepted that for the next 16 years of your life, you will have a sticky purse.” – Anonymous

91. “Sleep is like the unicorn—it is rumored to exist, but I doubt I will see any.” – Anonymous

92. “Every day when you’re raising kids, you feel like you could cry or crack up and just scream ‘This is ridiculous!’ because there’s so much nonsense, whether it’s what they’re saying to you or the fact that there’s avocado or poop on every surface.” – Anonymous

93. “Sleep at this point is just a concept, something I’m looking forward to investigating in the future.” – Anonymous

94. “I found out by far the hardest is figuring out a stroller.” – Serena Williams

95. “You are an incredible woman; you carry all the force of nature in every action. Now you are a mother, and I know you will shine even more. Happy Mother’s Day!” – Anonymous

96. “I hope that this first Mother’s Day brings many sweet moments for you and your new baby. Happy Mother’s Day!” – Anonymous

97. “Mother’s path is wonderfully beautiful. I congratulate you on how you discovered yourself in this role. Always count on my support. Happy Mother’s Day!” – Anonymous

98. “This is your first Mom’s Day, which is a huge joy because apart from being a wonderful woman, you are now a mother. I love you with all my heart. Happy first Mother’s Day!” – Anonymous

99. “We are lifetime friends, and you fill my heart with happiness knowing that you have become a mother. Happy first Mother’s Day!” – Anonymous

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