35+ Encouraging Words For New Moms

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You may have read the books. You may have done your research. You may have diligently listened to advice, bought all the necessities, and strived to cover all the bases. You may have tried your best to be prepared in every way possible. Then you give birth. 

You glimpse your bundle of joy for the first time, and as you stare in awe into that sweet, trusting face, you realize that nothing can ever truly prepare you for your biggest, most challenging, and most beautiful role of all: Being a mom

That precious little being is a huge game-changer. Because as you hold in your arms the tiny new person you’ve created, you’ve become a new person as well. A mother. 

Motherhood is every bit as wonderful as you could have ever imagined — but to say that it is easy would be doing it a terrible disservice. 

Being a mom is the greatest and most rewarding thing, but it’s also exhausting, demanding, full of challenges and responsibilities. 

It’s a 24/7 job.

And it can be overwhelming for a new mom who’s learning to take on her new role just as she’s taking on the responsibility for a new life that depends on her completely. That’s why we’d like to share a few words of encouragement for new moms: To remind you how incredible you are. 

Encouraging words for new moms can be a source of strength and upliftment for those who have begun this new journey. 

All moms need support and inspiration, and words of encouragement for new moms can go a long way in letting them know that they are not alone, and to help them power through, every (new) step of the way. 

Here are a few mom quotes and sayings to give encouragement for new moms. 

Take a deep breath, take it all in, and know this: You are amazing. You’re doing great. And it is all worth it. 

Hang in there, and check out these encouraging words for new moms. You’ve got this!.

encouraging words for new moms

“There are hard days in motherhood. But looking at your baby sleeping reminds you why it’s all worth it.” – Kara Ferwerda

“While we try to teach our children all about life, they teach us what life is all about.” – Angela Schwindt

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

“Motherhood is the exquisite inconvenience of being another person’s everything.”

encouraging words for new moms

“Being a mother is the highest paid job in the world, since the payment is in pure love.” – Amina Sambo

“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.”

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

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

“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.” – Sophie Loren

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

encouraging words for new moms

“Whenever you feel like you are failing, look in the eyes of your child, and know your value.”

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

“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

“A new baby is like the beginning of all things – wonder, hope a dream of possibilities.” – Eda LeShan

“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

“When your children arrive, the best you can hope for is that they break open everything about you. Your mind floods with oxygen. Your heart becomes a room with wide-open windows.” – Amy Poehler

“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.” – Linda Wooten

“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

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

“There is nothing like a newborn baby to renew your spirit and to buttress your resolve to make the world a better place.” – Virginia Kelly

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

 “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 just breathe and notice, smell and touch them, study their faces and little feet, pay attention, relish the charm of the present. Enjoy today.”

“We’re all bad moms, and we’re all good moms. Some days we get it and all right, and other days it feels like we get nothing right. Just keep loving your kids and doing the very best, you can and trust that it’s exactly what they need.”

encouraging words for new moms

“Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.”

“It’s ok to be grumpy sometimes, to have bad days, to struggle, to make mistakes, to say the wrong thing, feel overwhelmed and under-appreciated, to be out-of-sorts and sort-of-over-it all. It’s ok for us big humans, and it’s ok for our little humans, too. After all, we’re all humans, right? How else will our little humans learn that it’s okay to be human.

“Remember, we’re imperfect humans growing imperfect humans in an imperfect world, and that’s perfectly okay.” – L.R. Knost

“The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism and become a fearless mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly—indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.” – Arianna Huffington

encouraging words for new moms

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

“You blink and they are toddlers. Then teens. And then they are parents, resembling who you once were. So soak it all up. Hold them in your arms as they fall asleep. Read that book they requested for the tenth time. Snuggle in tight when all they want to do is hug you – feel that small body against your own. Embrace the exhaustion. The hard days. The overwhelming. Because although at times you might go a little crazy, motherhood is an incredible journey filled with immeasurable love and happiness.”

“I know it can be hard to get up every day and have these little people rely on you; I know it’s hard to feel like sometimes your world is so small. I want to remind you; you are the world. You are the world for those little ones revolve around. You are their nurture, their home, and their comfort. You are everything to them, and I hope even on your hard days you know how special you are, especially to your little people.”

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

“Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary – it’s an act of infinite optimism.” – Gilda Radner

“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.”

“Love a baby is circular business, a kind of feedback loop. The more you give the more you get and the more you get the more you feel like giving.” – Penelope Leach

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

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

“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

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