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800 Inspirational Single Mom Quotes: Absent Father (2023)

1. ‘Don’t pity me because I am a single mom. Respect me for having the courage to do it alone, the strength to never give up, and the love to put my child’s needs before my own.’


2. “Single mom or not, remember that you are the best and you are doing the best.” – Unknown


3. ‘I didn’t plan on being a single mom, but you have to deal the card you are delt the best way you can.’ – Tichina Arnold


4. "I am a single mom and I’m the breadwinner and I have to work and I have to do these things and that’s just the way it is. I don’t think my son even knows any different.” – Charisma Carpenter


5. “As a single mom, I’m not taking my path alone. My kids are always following me.”


6. "I was born and raised in East Los Angeles by a single mom who had three biological kids and adopted four more. I never met my dad.” –Will.I.Am


7. “I’m a hustler. I’m a single mom, so whatever I’ve gotta do.”


8. “It takes a tremendous amount of strength to be a single mother. To hold down the forte of a home, a life and your child’s entire happiness.”― Nikki Rowe


9. “Fathers, take note. Children will always remember the man who treated them with love and affection. Don’t be an absent father.” – Abu Muawiyah Ismail Kamdar


10. “I was raised in Boston by three older brothers and a very strong and empowering single mom.”- Eliza Dushku


11. “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


12. “How beautifully everything is arranged by Nature; as soon as a child enters the world, it finds a mother ready to take care of it.” – Jules Michelet


13. "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


14. “Go ask your dad” is off the table as a single mom.”


15. Celebrations are important to mothers and this birthday message can be used for mothers who want their son to have a great birthday.


16. “Her mother’s injunction on competing with other girls is a challenge, a gauntlet thrown down: ‘You just have to be smarter than the ones who are prettier and prettier than the ones who are smarter.'” — Cherry: A Memoir


17. “There is an enduring tenderness in the love of a mother to a son that transcends all other affections of the heart.” — Washington Irving


18. "Why is it braver to be a single mother versus being with a partner? Being a couple and having a child could be more challenging because there might be conflict if the male partner cannot understand the extreme attachment a woman feels when she has a child.” – Monica Cruz


19. "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


20. ‘As a single mom, you are going to have bad days, overwhelming days, too tired days, and I can’t go on days. But every day you’ll still show up and give it all for your children. Because mama, you are stronger than you think you are.’


21. ”I love being a single mom. But it’s definitely different when you’re dating.”


22. "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 own. To suggest that you are single-parenting when you are simply solo for the weekend devalues what real single mothers do.” – Rachel Simmons


23. All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln


24. My parents elected me president of the family when I was 4. We actually had an election every year and I always won. I’m an only child, and I could count on my mother’s vote. —Condoleezza Rice


25. “Fathers are what their mothers made them.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


26. "A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things, and crushes down remorselessly all that stand in its path.


27. “My mother always says people should be able to take care of themselves, even if they’re rich and important.” – Frances Hodgson Burnett


28. “Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.” ― Pearl S. Buck


29. “It takes someone really brave to be a single mom and raise a child on her own.” – Anonymous


30. “Men are what their mothers made them.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


31. “Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had.”—Linda Wooten


32. “We almost lost my mom to cancer 10 years ago — she survived. Every day we’re a grateful family to have her and all our loved ones around us.” – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson


33. Laziness is the mother of all bad habits. Shikamaru Nara


34. “Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.” —Tina Fey


35. “Every mother wants her son to find a wife just like her. She is sure that no woman can take care of her little boy.”


36. “The Best Part Of Missing You Is, “I Recall Every Single Moment Spent With You.” But The Worst Part Is,”I Miss You So Badly.”― Mr. Sid


37. ”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.”


38. “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


39. Frequently, I go to conferences and listen to speakers decry the absent father as somehow a new phenomenon. Though their recriminations against absent or emotionally distant fathers are generally meant to help society, at the same time they are built on a lie that evolution disproves generation after generation. Fathers have often gone to war, or the long hunt on the Savannah, or to work in another village or city. But only in the last decade or so have manhood and fathering been trashed completely. – Michael Gurian


40. “I had a lot of guilt as a single mother trying to raise a child. I had to go to work and Jeffrey was screaming that he didn’t want me to. You have to give yourself permission to let go of the guilt.” — Sherri Shepherd


41. The greatest thing a father can do for his daughter is to love her mother. – Elaine S. Dalton


42. "I know it’s hard being a single mom but I’d rather do it by myself than with someone who doesn’t want to.” – Unknown


43. “She drove me to ballet class…and she took me to every audition. She’d be proud of me if I was still sitting in that seat or if I was watching from home. She believes in me and that’s why this [award] is for her. She’s a wonderful mother.” —Elisabeth Moss


44. “The best medicine in the world is a mother’s kiss.”—Anonymous


45. Celebrating Saint Valentine's Day is a time to show how much you love and appreciate everyone - from your friends to your mom! Paul K. Stevens, Vintage Valentines For Children


46. “Don’t feel guilty about being a single mother. Patience is super important as a single mother. You do have to be a little more patient because all of the responsibility is on you…ask for help!” — Nia Long


47. “A mother understands what a child does not say.” —Jewish proverb


48. “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


49. “You never saw such a wild thing as my mother.” – Angela Carter


50. “My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual, and physical education I received from her.


51. “When my son was little, we mothers always did the Halloween parties, and I would wear my orange and black chanel. It comes in handy on October 31. I’m the chicest pumpkin around.” – Karen Katz


52. "When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life."—John Lennon


53. “As a single mom, you are going to have bad days, overwhelming days, too tired days, and I can’t go on days. But every day, you’ll still show up and give it all for your children because Mama, you are stronger than you think you are.” – Anonymous


54. My mom is the greatest mom in the whole wide world. She's done everything for me to make my dreams come true. —Josh Hutcherson


55. “If a man has been his mother’s undisputed darling, he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual success along with it.” — Sigmund Freud


56. “I was once a single mother, with very few resources, so I have a special place in my heart for women in difficult situations.”


57. Hopeful mothers will want to send their son a birthday message like this.


58. “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


59. “I’m a hustler. I’m a single mom, so whatever I’ve gotta do, I gotta do.” – Sherri Shepherd


60. Sons worship their mothers, seeing them as flawless, almighty beings who spread love and who are able to do anything. That is why the most important lesson that a mother can teach her son is respect, love, and how to understand women.


61. “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


62. “The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher


63. “No matter your age, you will always need your mom.” – Unknown


64. Thanks for being an incredible mother and role model to me during my childhood. I am so thankful to have your support and guidance as I navigate through life. Happy Mother’s Day!


65. ”Hillary Clinton famously talked about how raising a child takes a village. Except our society isn’t set up that way. We’re organized in nuclear units, and a single mom can ask her friends only so many times for help picking up the kids.”


66. “A good mother knows if her son becomes a soldier, he will be a general.”


67. “Only a brother can love like a father, annoy like a sister, care like a mother and support like a friend. I love you my brother.” – Joyce Knight


68. “Who knew all I needed was a little break and I’m back to being the mom I always want to be.” -Jessica Herrington


69. “A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” – Tenneva Jordan


70. “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


71. “Every day I become a little bit more like my mother… and I couldn’t be prouder.” ― Anonymous


72. “I know its hard being a single mother but I’d rather do it by myself than with someone who doesn’t want to.”


73. “Perhaps the reason we respond so universally to our mothers’ love is because it typifies the love of our Savior.”


74. “There is no role in life that is more essential than that of motherhood.” — Elder M. Russel Ballard


75. "You don’t take a class; you’re thrown into motherhood and learn from experience.”- Jennie Finch


76. “I am a single mom and I am the breadwinner and I have to work and I have to do these things and that is just the way it is. I do not think my son even knows anything different.” – Charisma Carpenter


77. “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


78. “As a single mom, I am 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


79. “I know grace and mercy was raised by the same single mother.” – Jasmine Mans


80. “The only love between a mother and a daughter can’t be changed and only this love has no limits. It grows with every single day and never fades.” – Unknown


81. “You will be his first his, his first love, his first friend. You’re his momma and he is your whole world. He is your little boy.”


82. “I’m not really single. I mean I am, BUT I HAVE A SON. Being a single mother is different from BEING A SINGLE WOMAN.” — Kate Hudson


83. Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease. — Lisa Alther


84. “Just because I am a single mother does not mean I cannot be a success.” – Yvonne Kaloki


85. Supportive moms will want to use this birthday message for their son to show how loved he is on his birthday.


86. “Dear absent father from the mother of a daddy less daughter. i just want to say ..Thank you and you are welcome!”


87. “As a single mom, it’s the unconditional love of your kids that gets you through. Well, until they become teens, then it’s your unconditional love that keeps them alive.”


88. “My mom tells me every single day that she’s proud of me.” – Don Lemon


89. "A child’s first teacher is its mother." - Peng Liyuan


90. Best Quotes For A Single Mom On Father's Day


91. Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me. —Lady Gaga


92. “Remember that a single mum is just like any other mum 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, actress


93. A mother who wants her son to have a special day can write this birthday message.


94. “It takes a strong woman to be a single mom and take on two roles. You are amazing in your child’s eyes, so never forget that.” – Anonymous


95. “We are born of love; Love is our mother.” ~ Rumi


96. ‘To my mother in law, happy Mother’s Day! Thank you for all the kindness, generosity, and love you have shown me over the years. I’m so very thankful to be a part of your family.’


97. ”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.”


98. "Breath darling, this is just a chapter. It’s not your whole story." – S.C Lourie, Empowered Single Moms


99. A mother scolding her little daughter in street. Child is crying and woman is shaking finger because of child's bad behavior.


100. God couldn’t be everywhere, so that is why he invented mothers.” – Daphne Wilder, Because I Said So


101. “Even more than the time when she gave birth, a mother feels her greatest joy when she hears others refer to her son as a wise learned one.” – Thiruvalluvar


102. “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.


103. Dealing with a child with autism isn’t easy. But take heart, because you aren’t alone. Thousands of moms deal with this challenge every day, and they can help you find the strength to keep going.


104. “From cleaning the house and helping the kids with homework to paying bills and entertaining the baby, single moms do it all. This is what makes single moms some kind of superheroes. And it’s for such reasons that we need to celebrate them.” – Anonymous


105. “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


106. “The work of a mother is hard, too often unheralded work. Please know that it is worth it then, now, and forever.”


107. “Being a single mother while trying to repair yourself mentally and emotionally is one of the hardest thing you’ll ever do.”


108. "Even on the days you feel like you are failing, look around, I promise your kids still think you are the best mom in the whole universe.” – todaysthebestday.com


109. “Father take note! Children will always remember the man who treated them with love and affection! Don’t be an absent father!” – Abu Muawiyah Ismail Kamdar


110. “Yes, I’m a single mom by choice. I decided to raise a child, not marry one.” ‒ Anonymous


111. ”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.”


112. Sometimes, the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws. — Barbara Kingsolver


113. “There has never been, nor will there ever be, anything quite so special as the love between the mother and a son.”


114. “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


115. A mother can send this message to her son on his birthday if she wants to wish him a happy birthday and let him know he deserves the world.


116. “Family: A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space.” ~ Evan Esar


117. “Did you hear? Superheroes are real. They are called single moms.” – Anonymous


118. “The mother-daughter relationship is the most complex.” – Wynonna Judd


119. ”Being raised by a single mother, I learned to appreciate and value independent women.”


120. “Single motherhood is an amazing thing; it’s a blessing.” – Kelly Cutrone


121. “To a mother, a son is never a fully grown man; and a son is never a fully grown man until he understands and accepts this about his mother.”


122. “My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.” — Mark Twain


123. I sold you those drugs so that you could make money, you forgetful motherf*cker! You got high, so you f*cked up.” – Mitch


124. “24/7 – Once you sign on to be a mom, that’s the only shift they offer.” -Donna Ball


125. "I hope telling the story of how I went from being a single mom to serving in the Texas State Senate to running for governor will remind others that with the right leadership in government, where you start has nothing to do with how far you go.” – Wendy Davis


126. "The best gift a parent can give children is time … Single moms need to know it’s okay to have a little ‘me’ time.” — Denise Richards


127. “ Before it’s too late, an absent father should realize the needs of his child” – Unknown


128. "If there is one thing I would teach a child, above all else, it is to be able to imagine himself into the flesh of other people: to realize his mother’s weariness, his father’s anxieties, his little brother’s lonely fears, and to give of himself generously to ease their burdens. A child who has learned to be consistently generous will become a generous adult, much loved and therefore truly successful.” —I.A.R. Wylie (June 1954)


129. ”I was raised by a single mother and I’ve been in a 10-year relationship with my girlfriend. My whole life I’ve been surrounded by women.”


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


131. “A mother is never defined by the number of children you can see, but by the love that she holds in her heart.” — Franchesca Cox


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


133. “I am not a perfect mother and I will never be. You are not a perfect daughter and you will never be. But put us together and we will be the best mother and daughter we would ever be.” – Zoraida Pesante


134. “Just because I am a single mother doesn’t mean I cannot be a success.”—Yvonne Kaloki


135. “My mom was a strong single mom, and I am who I am today because of her strength and dedication.” – Anonymous


136. My grandmother was an amazing woman, I can still remember her stories and the good things she did for us. I can’t believe that she is no longer with us. Rest in peace Grandma!


137. “Sometimes a mother can think that her son could get a better mommy. But she knows for sure that she knows that there doesn`t exist a better son.”


138. “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.”


139. “There is more to a boy than what his mother sees. There is more to a boy then what his father dreams. Inside every boy lies a heart that beats. And sometimes it screams, refusing to take defeat. And sometimes his father’s dreams aren’t big enough, and sometimes his mother’s vision isn’t long enough. And sometimes the boy has to dream his own dreams and break through the clouds with his own sunbeams.” — Ben Behunin, Remembering Isaac: The Wise and Joyful Potter of Niederbipp


140. “She has to have four arms, four legs, two hearts and double the love. There is nothing single about a single mother” – Unknown


141. A mother can send this message to her son on his birthday if she wants him to take time to appreciate all he has.


142. “My mother always used to say: The older you get, the better you get, unless you’re a banana.” —Rose (Betty White), The Golden Girls


143. “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


144. “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 perfect as possible.”—Naya Rivera


145. My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.” – Mark Twain


146. My mother shed her protective love down around me, and without knowing why, people sensed that I had value. – Maya Angelou


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


148. “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


149. Every day I wake up and think: How on Earth did I become this much like my mother?


150. “When you are a mother you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother thinks twice, once for herself and once for her child.” — Sophia Loren


151. We are born of love; Love is our mother.” ― Rumi


152. ‘Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you for making me feel like I have fit right into this family from the very start, you truly are a wonderful example of a perfect mother-in-law. You are loved and appreciated!’


153. “I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.”—Oprah


154. “Moms should know that even the manliest guys will become softies when they have daughters. Dads immediately fall in love with their little girls and will let them get away with everything. So moms are going to have to be the disciplinarians when it comes to daughters.” — Jimmy Fallon


155. A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path. — Agatha Christie


156. “Just because I’m a single mother it doesn’t mean I can’t be a success..” – Yvonne Kaloki


157. Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all. —Oliver Wendell Holmes


158. “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.”—Deniece Williams


159. “There’s always a sunrise and always a sunset and it’s up to you to choose to be there for it,’ said my mother. ‘Put yourself in the way of beauty.”— Cheryl Strayed


160. A mom can use this birthday message to let her son know how much he is loved.


161. “An absent father needs to realize his child’s needs before it is too late.” – Anonymous


162. “On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.”


163. "The lives of a mother and a daughter are connected. A mother is the daughter’s spine, she always supports her, and a daughter is the mother’s blood, which makes her strong.” — Anonymous


164. 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


165. “Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” ~ Oprah Winfrey


166. I am so proud to be your mother. You are an amazing son and I love you very much! Happy Birthday!


167. “A mother’s treasure is her daughter.”


168. “I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say ‘yes, women can.’” — Dilma Rousseff


169. We mothers are learning to mark our mothering success by our daughters’ lengthening flight.” – Letty Cottin Pogrebin


170. "My mom has always been a huge inspiration. She was a single mom raising two kids in New York. Now that is full-on all the time.” — Kim Raver


171. While some mothers see their sons as friends, others see their friends as sons. This birthday message can be used to show a son how loved and appreciated he is.


172. “It’s the only way of life I’ve known. I was raised by a single mom.” – Padma Lakshmi


173. "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


174. A mother is a daughter’s best friend. — Unknown


175. “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


176. “Even a good mom has bad days, great days, normal days, overwhelming days, perfect days, trying days, supermom days, just being-a-mom days, a whole lot of love and real and crazy motherhood day.”


177. There is no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one. — Jill Churchill


178. You are everything that I could ever ask for. I have never thought that I would have a mother-in-law like you. I deserve the best mother in law and I have got you.


179. Son, you are one of the most special people in this world and I am so lucky to be your mom. You have brought me more joy than I ever could have imagined. I hope your birthday is as wonderful as you are!


180. “Education is the mother of leadership.” —Wendell Willkie, lawyer


181. “The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the heart of a mother.” —St. Therese of Lisieux


182. ‘A single mother is never really alone in her thoughts. She always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.’


183. 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


184. A mother can send this message to her son on his birthday if she wants him to know how proud she is of him and that she hopes he has a birthday that is as wonderful as he is.


185. "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.”- Deniece Williams


186. “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”—Rudyard Kipling


187. “The strength of my mother is something I didn’t pay attention to for so long. Here she was, this single mom, who was part of the Great Migration, who was part of a Jim Crow south, who said, ‘I’m getting my kids out of here. I’m creating opportunities for these young people by any means necessary’.” – Jacqueline Woodson


188. “I am a single mom and I’m the breadwinner and I have to work and I have to do these things and that’s just the way it is. I don’t think my son even knows any different.” – Charisma Carpenter


189. “There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.” —Jill Churchill


190. “As a mother, I will never give up on my child. As the mother of a child who has autism, I will never give up hope. I look into his eyes, and I see all the potential he has to offer to this beautiful world and just know that one day the world will see what I see.”


191. A happy mother is a good mother, and if work makes you hum, your whole family sings along.


192. This birthday message can be used by mothers who want to create some great memories with their son on his birthday.


193. “I am a single mom and I’m the breadwinner and I have to work and I have to do these things and that’s just the way it is. I don’t think my son even knows any different.”


194. “I also learned what I and many other wives were doing wrong. We were neglecting ourselves. We were born women yet were taking care of our roles as mom, employee or wife before we took care of ourselves. But in order to adequately fulfill those roles, we have to put ourselves first.” ― Elona Washington


195. “My favorite thing about being a mom is just what a better person it makes you on a daily basis.” – Drew Barrymore


196. “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


197. “A mother and a daughter always share a special bond, which is engraved on their hearts.”


198. A mother can send this message to her son on his birthday to encourage him to live a long and happy life.


199. "The strength of my mother is something I didn’t pay attention to for so long. Here she was, this single mom, who was part of the Great Migration, who was part of a Jim Crow south, who said, ‘I’m getting my kids out of here. I’m creating opportunities for these young people by any means necessary.” – Jacqueline Woodson


200. "I cannot forget my mother. She is my bridge. When I needed to get across, she steadies herself long enough for me to run across safely.” — Renita Weems


201. ‘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


202. “She has to have four arms, four legs, four eyes, two hearts and double the love. There is nothing single about a single mom.”


203. “Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of just cause, the triumph of truth.” —Menachem Begin, former prime minister of Israel. These stories of foster kids finding forever homes will melt your heart.


204. “I was living as a young single mom. I was 19 when I was divorced, and my daughter was a year old, and I waited tables here three to four nights a week for several years while I was trying to support myself and my daughter and the day I got that acceptance at Harvard Law School was an unforgettable day.”- Wendy Davis


205. “Heaven on earth is looking at my little boy. The minute he was born, I knew if I never did anything other than being a mom, I’d be fine.” – Jenny McCarthy


206. “I can imagine no heroism greater than motherhood.” – Lance Conrad


207. “A single mother has a backbone made of steel and a heart made of gold.” ‒ Absent Father Inspiration Single Mom Quotes


208. “A relationship between a mother and a daughter shouldn’t be built on the shoulders of a man.” – Emily A. Myers


209. “No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.” – Godfrey Winn


210. ‘Being a single mom is tough, but in the eyes of your child, no one does it better than you.’


211. “The strength of a single mother knows no limits. Even when she is beyond exhausted both mentally and physically, nothing will stop her from finding the strength she needs for her children.” – Anonymous


212. “Any single mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.” – Lisa Alther


213. A son will always need his mom. Even if he has a wife and children, his mother’s hugs will always keep him warm.


214. “A mother’s love endures through all.” — Washington Irving


215. "Honestly, I have so much respect for single moms or anybody who finds themselves a single mother, but to even choose to be a single mother is just so courageous to me. It is such a hard job to raise a child and be everything to that child without a partner. It’s just admirable and courageous and brave and every other valiant word I can think of. I don’t know if I could do it on my own.” — Jennifer Lopez


216. My mother was nuts. My father was boring. My older brother was funny.”—Penny Marshall


217. “When you grew up with an absent father, you grew up dreaming and wanting. But most of all, you grew up way too fast.” – Anonymous


218. Best friends and the best mother ever; you are seriously a gift to me! I love you. Happy Mother’s day!


219. “The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.” ~ Jodi Picoult


220. “In a child’s eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe.” – N.K. Jemisin


221. I am so grateful to be able to call you my son. You have brought so much happiness into my life and I know that there is nothing that can compare to the feeling of being a mom. Have a birthday that is full of all the joy that you bring into my life!


222. A boy-mom win is sitting on the toilet and it not being covered in pee.


223. “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


224. Most people's mothers are the most influential person in their life. But my mother survived the camps, and she was very strong. She made me strong, but she wanted me to be strong. That's more important. —Diane von Furstenberg


225. “It was tough being a single mom. It was tough being in a divorce with children. Very, very hard.” — Melissa Etheridge


226. “Honestly, I have so much respect for single moms or anybody who finds themselves a single mother, but to even choose to be a single mother is just so courageous to me. It is such a hard job to raise a child and be everything to that child without a partner. It’s just admirable and courageous and brave and every other valiant word I can think of. I don’t know if I could do it on my own.” — Jennifer Lopez


227. Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles. - Samuel Smiles


228. The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.


229. "As I learned from growing up, you don’t mess with your grandmother.” —Prince William


230. “Bringing up a daughter, a mother pours a part of her soul. Bringing up a son, she gives him her whole soul.” – Unknown


231. The more a daughter knows the details of her mother’s life. . . the stronger the daughter. – Anita Diamant


232. “A man can love different women during his life, but the love for his mother is timeless.”


233. Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me.” – Lady Gaga


234. “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.”


235. While this birthday message is a little longer, it is perfect for mothers who want their sons to know how much they have impacted her life and how deeply she cares for them.


236. "I know it’s hard being a single mom but I’d rather do it by myself than with someone who doesn’t want to.” – Unknown


237. “A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” – Cardinal Mermillod


238. “Behind every successful man, is a mother who never stops supporting him to reach his dreams.”


239. “There would be fewer absent fathers, if straight men were turned on only by women with whom they would not mind having children.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana


240. “My mother taught me that reading is a kind of work, and that every paragraph merits exertion, and in this way, I learned how to absorb difficult books.”― Hope Jahren


241. “An absent father needs to realize his child’s needs before it is very late ” – Unknown


242. This birthday message can be used for mothers who want their son to know how great he is and how much she loves him.


243. Messages like this one are perfect for mothers who want to show their son how much they love him.


244. “There are so many women out there who are single moms, really not by choice, and doing it and making it work every day. I think it’s becoming much more a part of our culture and I hope that it will become more accepted and that those women are going to be more and more appreciated, respected, and supported.” — Connie Britton


245. “No one ever said being a single mom would be easy. But they didn’t tell me the strength I would gain from it either.”


246. “Giving up is not an option for a single mom.” – Anonymous


247. ”Breath darling, this is just a chapter. It’s not your whole story.” – S.C Lourie, Empowered Single Moms


248. A message a mother can use for her son on his birthday to remind him to enjoy every minute.


249. “To be a mother of a son is one of the most important things you can do to change the world. Raise them to respect women, raise them to stand up for others, raise them to be kind.” – Shannon L. Alder


250. “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 own. To suggest that you are single-parenting when you are simply solo for the weekend devalues what real single mothers do.” – Rachel Simmons


251. I unapologetically and unabashedly am deeply biased toward my mother. — Chelsea Clinton


252. “I’m not really single. I mean I am, but I have a son. Being a single mother is different from being a single woman.” – Kate Hudson


253. ‘Happy Mother’s Day, my wonderful mother in law. Wishing you a fantastic day and letting you know that I am thinking of you and sending my love your way.’


254. I can’t give anything in return for the things you have done for me. You are the role model of mother law for the rest of the world. Happy mother’s day!


255. My mother was my Role Model before I even knew what that word was.” — Lisa Leslie


256. “There were times when, in middle school and junior high, I didn’t have a lot of friends. But my mom was always my friend. Always.” – Taylor Swift


257. “Every mother and daughter should make time for a trip together. It’s good for the soul.” ― Anne Robinson


258. “I didn’t plan on being a single mom, but you have to deal with the cards you are dealt with in the best way.” – Tichina Arnold


259. This message is perfect for a mother to write to her son on his birthday. He is a special person and she wants him to have a wonderful day.


260. “In truth, I am a single mother. But I don’t feel alone at all in parenting my daughter. Krishna has a whole other side of her family who loves her, too. And so Krishna is parented by me, but also by her grandmother and aunts and cousins and uncles and friends.” — Padma Lakshmi, TV host and author


261. ‘Single moms don’t have it easy. But they always 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.’


262. “Dating a single mom doesn’t mean you’ll be playing daddy. It just means you’ll be becoming part of a family and a role model for a child/children. If you aren’t ready to step up, then don’t step to her.”


263. “The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.” – Jane Sellman


264. “Over the years, I learned so much from mom. She taught me about the importance of home and history and family and tradition. She also taught me that aging need not mean narrowing the scope of your activities and interests or a diminution of the great pleasures to be had in the everyday.” ~ Martha Stewart


265. “Single mothers have as much to teach their children as married mothers and as much love to share – maybe more.” – Anne Cassidy


266. There is something about losing a mother that is permanent and inexpressible — a wound that will never quite heal. — Susan Wiggs


267. The Lord gives a good many things twice over, but he don’t give ye a mother but once.” ― Harriet Beecher Stowe


268. A mother’s love endures through all.” – Washington Irving


269. “I am prouder of my years as a single mother than of any other part of my life.” — J. K . Rowling


270. “Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.” – Robert A. Heinlein


271. “No matter how old you are, you always want your mother’s love and acceptance. I guess I’m hoping one day I’ll get it back.” – Hilary Grossman


272. A man can love different women during his life, but the love for his mother is timeless.


273. "The best gift a parent can give children is time ... Single moms need to know it’s okay to have a little ‘me’ time.”- Denise Richards


274. “Birth is a three legged stool, a healthy mom, a healthy baby and a healthy birth. Without ANY one leg, it is equally unstable!” – Sharon Muza


275. Many years ago you were brought into my life. You have given me the privilege to be called mom. Have the happiest of birthdays !


276. “To the world you are a single mother, but to your children, you are their everything.” – Anonymous


277. Gone fishin’.67. Devoted mother and father.


278. A mother can send this message to her son on his birthday if she wants him to enjoy all the world has to offer.


279. "Each child is biologically required to have a mother. Fatherhood is a well-regarded theory, but motherhood is a fact.” - PJ O’Rourke


280. “I had a lot of guilt as a single mother trying to raise a child. I had to go to work and Jeffrey was screaming that he didn’t want me to. You have to give yourself permission to let go of the guilt.” –– Sherri Shepherd,


281. “Don’t be an absent father!” – Abu Muawiyah Ismail Kamdar


282. “Boys want to grow up to be like their male role models. And boys who grow up in homes with absent fathers search the hardest to figure out what it means to be male.”- Geoffrey Canada


283. “The strength of my mother is something I didn’t pay attention to for so long. Here she was, this single mom, who was part of the Great Migration, who was part of a Jim Crow south, who said, ‘I’m getting my kids out of here. I’m creating opportunities for these young people by any means necessary.” – Jacqueline Woodson


284. “[Being a single mom] is not impossible and honestly, I am the happiest I have ever been in my entire 27 years on this earth because of the best decision I ever made: to keep and raise [my] little boy on my own.” — pheesmommy


285. “I am a single mom who is the breadwinner and has to work, so I have to do these things. It’s just how it is for me. I don’t believe my son understands any differently.”


286. “The biggest surprise about motherhood was how completely and totally it changed how I look at myself, and what I believe I deserve, for the better.” – Unknown


287. Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged – Louisa May Alcott


288. A mother can send this message to her son on his birthday to let him know how much she loves him.


289. ‘Being a single mom has made me so tired. And so happy.’


290. “Dear mom and dad, you have been the best parents to me because you have also been the most loving friend to me…. When you are around, I feel no need for any other relation because you complete me and make me happy….. Happy Friendship Day to you.”


291. “I’m a single mom. I like to pretend I’m strong enough to do it all on my own. But sometimes I wish I had someone to come home to and tell I’m doing it right.”


292. “An absent father is like a ghost that lives in the back of your mind.” – Anonymous


293. “A mom’s hug lasts long after she let’s go.” – Unknown


294. This birthday message can be used by a mother who wants her son to know how highly she thinks of him.


295. “It was tough being a single mom. It was tough being in a divorce with children. Very, very hard.”


296. To the most amazing mom in the entire universe, Happy Mother’s Day. I love you to the moon and back!


297. “Even when we take a break from being a parent, it never is a true break. We still have the exhaustion from being a mom. And that is hard.” -Katie Larsen


298. “A mother is a daughter’s first best friend.” — unknown


299. “I know what it is like to be brought up with unconditional love. In my life that came from my grandmother.” —Andre Leon Talley


300. I was blessed on the earth for the first time being the child of my mother. I am blessed for the second time when I have got you as my mother-in-law.


301. "The best gift a parent can give children is time ... Single moms need to know it’s okay to have a little ‘me’ time.”- Denise Richards


302. “Pride yourself in being a single, independent woman and a single mother who can take care of her life, her children, her career, and her entire home on her own.” – Anonymous


303. 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


304. “Tape the sound of the moon fading at dawn. Give it to your mother to listen to when she’s in sorrow.” — Yoko Ono


305. “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.”


306. “Dear mom, who needs to be reminded that she matters- this is your reminder. Now go back to all your doing- your cleaning, working, driving, nose-wiping, cooking, clothes folding, everyday things, and hold your head high. Motherhood matters. More than having the perfect house, the perfect body, the perfect planning schedule, the perfect kids, the perfect anything. You are a game-changer, a life-changer. You are their mother. This is why you matter.”


307. “A daughter without her mother is a woman broken. It is a loss that turns to arthritis and settles deep into her bones.”— Kristin Hannah


308. “My mother said to me, ‘If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.’ Instead, I was a painter and became Picasso.” — Pablo Picasso


309. "I am prouder of my years as a single mother than any other parts of my life.” – J.K. Rowling


310. If you’re a mom with an autistic child, it’s okay to not know what the future holds. You have no idea how our children will turn out or what their journey will be. And that’s okay.


311. Being a mom has made me really tired and so happy.” – Tina Fey


312. “The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.” — Calvin Trillin


313. "What’s it like to have the greatest daughter in the world? I don’t know ask your grandmother.” — Anonymous


314. I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. — Abraham Lincoln


315. “I might be a single mom, but my life is filled with more love and happiness than you can ever imagine.” – Anonymous


316. “If I turn into my mother, or even half the woman she is, I’ll consider my life a successful one.” — Unknown


317. Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life. —Sophocles


318. “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


319. “In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.” —Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher. If you love these family quotes, be sure to check out these heartwarming Mother’s Day quotes with your mom.


320. I think every working mom probably feels the same thing: You go through big chunks of time where you're just thinking, 'This is impossible — oh, this is impossible.' And then you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible. —Tina Fey


321. “The more a daughter knows the details of her mother’s life the stronger the daughter.” — Anita Diamant


322. “Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark … to have been loved so deeply … will give us some protection forever.” ~ J.K. Rowling


323. “One of the most important relationships we have is the relationship we have with our mothers.”


324. "We don’t get to choose who we fall in love with. If we did, the world would have fewer single mothers.” – Margaret A. Belt


325. “My mother told me, ‘Son, nobody else but God knows.’ And that’s what I’m about, reaching out to the people, crying with them, giving them hope. Visiting the hospital, visiting the kids with cancer, visiting the adults, and stuff like that. That’s what I do.” – Mr. T


326. “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” – Washington Irving


327. The feeling of being your mom is one of the greatest joys. Happy Birthday to the most caring guy I know. You are amazing!


328. When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth. – Mitch Albom


329. Put yourself first. Self-love is not selfish at all. It means that you’re taking care of yourself, and like my mom reinforced to me, to make sure that I was safe and that I was healthy. —Laurie Hernandez


330. I have understood one thing in my married life behind every successful lady like me, there is a generous mother-in-law. I am lucky to have you in my life.


331. This birthday message can be used for mothers who have an amazing son and want him to have a great birthday.


332. That strong mother doesn’t tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, Toughen up, this is reality we are living in. – Lauryn Hill


333. “Having a child makes you realize the importance of life, narcissism goes out the window. Heaven on earth is looking at my little boy. The minute he was born, I knew if I never did anything other than being a mom, I’d be fine.” – Jenny McCarthy


334. I unapologetically and unabashedly am deeply biased toward my mother. —Chelsea Clinton


335. A mother can send this message to her son on his birthday if she wants him to know that she loves him and thinks he is a great person.


336. “I know being a mom isn’t always easy… but I’m sure glad we’re in this together!” -Kendra Wilkinson


337. “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


338. "The life of a mother is the life of a child: you are two blossoms on a single branch.” - Karen Maezen Miller


339. “My mother was the making of me. She was so true, so sure of me; and I felt I had something to live for, someone I must not disappoint.” — Thomas Edison


340. “By the time you realize your mother was right, you have a daughter who thinks that you’re wrong.” ― Sudha Malhotra


341. A message for a son who has made his mother proud in the past year.


342. This birthday message can be used for mothers who have a close relationship with their son and want to make his birthday special.


343. “A country’s greatness lies in its undying ideals of love and sacrifice that inspire the mothers of the race.” ~ Sarojini Naidu


344. “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, singer and actress


345. When I’m weak and unpretty, I know I’m beautiful and strong because I see myself like my mother does. – Lauren Alaina


346. My mother was a reader, and she read to us. She read us Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde when I was 6 and my brother was 8; I never forgot it. —Stephen King


347. You are a person of the greatest importance when you are a mother of a family. Just do your job right and your kids will love you.” –Ethel Waters


348. "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


349. “I’m not really single. I mean, I am, but I have a son. Being a single mother is different from being a single woman.”-Kate Hudson


350. Fun mothers should use this birthday message to their son on his special day.


351. This birthday message from a mother to her son is perfect if she has always been proud of him.


352. A mother can send this message to her son to make sure he has a great day. He deserves nothing but the best.


353. “We don’t get to choose who we fall in love with. If we did, the world would have fewer single mothers.”


354. “Every mom needs a break every now and again. Needing one doesn’t make you a bad parent.” -Michelle Olsen


355. This birthday message can be used for mothers who want their son to know how grateful she is for him.


356. “Just because I am a single mother doesn’t mean I cannot be a success.” – Yvonne Kaloki


357. "Honestly, I have so much respect for single moms or anybody who finds themselves a single mother, but to even choose to be a single mother is just so courageous to me. It is such a hard job to raise a child and be everything to that child without a partner. It’s just admirable and courageous and brave and every other valiant word I can think of. I don’t know if I could do it on my own.” — Jennifer Lopez


358. “Dads immediately fall in love with their little girls and will let them get away with everything. So, moms are going to have to be the disciplinarians when it comes to daughters.” — Jimmy Fallon


359. ”I grew up in a bit of a feminist fantasy with a single mom. I was totally shielded, in a way, from an idea that I couldn’t do something.”


360. “I had always assumed he knew me as a baby. My mom had never said it outright, but still, I’d felt it must be true. Now, to be told that he’d never even seen me . . .”


361. Joking moms should use this message to write to their son on his birthday. It is a way to say that she will never forget him.


362. “Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles.” – Samuel Smiles


363. “I was born and raised in East Los Angeles by a single mom who had three biological kids and adopted four more. I never met my dad.” – Will.I.Am


364. “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.”—JK Rowling


365. Happy birthday my precious son! You are loved, today, tomorrow and always. You will always be my sunshine, my little angel. Your mother loves you so much!


366. “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


367. We know that children who grow up with absent fathers can suffer lasting damage. They are more likely to end up in poverty or drop out of school, become addicted to drugs, have a child out of wedlock, or end up in prison. Fatherlessness is not the only cause of these things, but our nation must recognize it is an important factor. – George W. Bush


368. “All mother’s characteristics are absorbed by daughter’s personality so that it’s not clear where the mother ends and the daughter begins. It’s pure magic.” – Unknown


369. “We don’t get to choose who we fall in love with. If we did, the world would have fewer single mothers.” – Margaret A. Belt


370. This message is perfect for a mother to send to her son on his birthday if she wants him to know how proud she is of him.


371. “You might be a redneck if during your senior year you and your mother had homeroom together.” ― Jeff Foxworthy


372. “And boys who grow up in homes with absent fathers search the hardest to figure out what it means to be male.” – Geoffrey Canada


373. “People keep saying, ‘Oh poor you, being a single mom,’ but I don’t want to be pitied. I can do anything I want to do. I work, I date, I have friends. I have time for everything I had time for before. I just have an added amazing thing in my life. I have a great family and friends, and I know they’d be there if I needed help, but I feel like I’m doing fine on my own.” — January Jones


374. “The truth is, every son raised by a single mom is pretty much born married.” – Chuck Palahniuk


375. Older mothers may want to use this message to write to their son on his birthday. It is a way to say that birthdays are inevitable but can be made better with a little bit of cake.


376. “More than 72% of children in the African-American community are born out of wedlock. That means absent fathers.” – Don Lemon


377. “President Obama’s fight for rural America is personal. He was raised by a single mom and grandparents from Kansas. He hails from a farming state, Illinois.” – Tom Vilsack


378. “When my grandmother died, time died, too, in this apartment.”― Banana Yoshimoto


379. “No matter what age… I’ll always need you mom.­”—Unknown


380. Mother-daughter disagreements were, in hindsight, basically mother stating the truth and daughter taking her own sweet time coming around. — Barbara Delinsky


381. "A mom is a daughter’s ‘first’ friend. And, through life, becomes her best friend.” — Vicki Reece


382. “Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.” — Ambrose Bierce


383. “It’s not easy being a mother. If it was easy, father’s would do it.” —Dorothy, The Golden Girls


384. “Just because I am a single mother doesn’t mean I cannot be a success.” — Yvonne Kaloki


385. “A single mother has a backbone made of steel and a heart made of gold”


386. As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. — Kristin Hannah


387. There is nothing as powerful as a mother’s love, and nothing as healing as a child’s soul.” – Unknown


388. “I didn’t set out to be a single mom. I set out to be the best mom I could be, and that hasn’t changed.” – Anonymous


389. “Having a child makes you realize the most importance of life – narcissism goes out of the window. Heaven on earth is looking at my little boy. The minute he was born, I knew if I never did anything other than being a mom, I’d be fine.” – Jenny McCarthy


390. “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” – Agatha Christie


391. “It’s the only way of life I’ve known. I was raised by a single mom. I was told I couldn’t have children, so every day I am kissing the sky with happiness about it.” — Padma Lakshmi


392. “Single mothers juggle two roles – the role of the father and that of mother – at the same time. For single mothers who just found themselves in that role, nothing prepares them, but they do it anyway.” – Anonymous


393. If you’re a mom with an autistic child, know that it’s going to be a journey filled with ups and downs. And that’s okay too. It’s okay for you not to know what’s going to happen — and it’s okay for your kids not to know either. It just means you have to face this world together.


394. “Did you hear? Superheroes are real. They are called single moms.”


395. “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


396. “Being a mother means being strong, even when you feel weak. Giving them love, even when you need to be comforted. But most of all, placing their needs before your wants.”


397. ‘There is nobody stronger than a single mom.’


398. ‘My mom was a strong single mom, and I am who I am today because of her strength and dedication.’


399. ‘Happy Mother’s Day! I am so honored to call you my mother in law.’


400. “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


401. “I think every working mom probably feels the same thing: You go through big chunks of time where you’re just thinking, ‘This is impossible – oh, this is impossible.’ And then you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible.” ~ Tina Fey


402. "This is the place where anybody – like an African American kid raised by a single mom – can be president.” — Jennifer Granholm


403. "For me, motherhood is learning about the strengths I didn’t know I had, and dealing with the fears I didn’t know existed.”- Halle Berry


404. “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.”


405. In a child’s eyes, a mother is a goddess. — N.K. Jemisin


406. This message is great for a mom to give her youngest son on his birthday to say he will always be her little boy.


407. “I also learned what I and many other wives were doing wrong. We were neglecting ourselves. We were born women yet were taking care of our roles as mom, employee or wife before we took care of ourselves. But in order to adequately fulfill those roles, we have to put ourselves first.” — Elona Washington


408. ‘Dear mama, it doesn’t matter if you are a single mom or not, just remember that you are the best mom for your child and you are doing the best you can.’


409. ‘Po Po!’ Shang said. ‘Our mother has gone to visit you!‘”


410. The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will find forgiveness. –Honore de Balzac


411. "Once a mom, always a mom. No matter how grown the kids are, they will always be your precious babies in your eyes!”


412. It is not easy being a mom of an autism child. You alone carry the burden of their challenges, frustration and anger. But more importantly, you carry their hopes and dreams. It is not fair that they are struggling when they are trying so hard to do things that seem impossible to them on a daily basis.


413. “My dad was a good man but an emotionally absent father, and so I had to look for that male attention somewhere else and found it in a brother-in-law. He just happened to be an alcoholic.” – Jim Hamilton


414. My mother’s menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.” — Buddy Hackett


415. “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


416. “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.


417. ”You know, I don’t think any mother aims to be a single mom. I didn’t wish for that, but it happened.”


418. “A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.” — Emily Dickinson


419. Of course, mothers and daughters with strong personalities might see the world from very different points of view. – Katherine Howe


420. “I am prouder of my years as a single mother than of any other part of my life.” — J.K. Rowling


421. "I’m not really single. I mean I am, BUT I HAVE A SON. Being a single mother is different from BEING A SINGLE WOMAN.” — Kate Hudson


422. “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


423. “What greater aspiration and challenge are there for a mother than the hope of raising a great son or daughter?” – Rose Kennedy


424. "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


425. “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother” – Abraham Lincoln


426. Grandmothers are the people who take delight in hearing babies breathing into the telephone.” —Unknown


427. “Regardless of whether they were abused, abandoned, neglected, shamed, used, smothered, controlled, or objectified, all Nice Guys internalized the same belief — it was a bad or dangerous thing for them to be just who they were.”—Robert A. Glover


428. “A mother is a different kind of rich. She always has money, but not for herself.”


429. Saying ‘I’m sorry’ is saying ‘I love you’ with a wounded heart in one hand and your smothered pride in


430. “Being a single mum is twice the work, twice the stress, and twice the tears but also twice the hugs, twice the love, and twice the pride.” – Absent Father Inspiration Single Mom Quotes


431. But tough!" said God excitedly. "You can imagine what this mother can do or endure."


432. I wish you a fantastic day on this mother’s day. You have given me all those things which I have never dreamt of. I have got the best mother-in-law.


433. “The relationship between parents and children, but especially between mothers and daughters, is tremendously powerful, scarcely to be comprehended in any rational way.” – Joyce Carol Oates


434. "Being a single mother while trying to repair yourself mentally and emotionally is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do.” – Unknown


435. “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


436. When you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know. — Mitch Albom


437. “Single motherhood is an amazing thing; it’s a blessing.” ‒ Kelly Cutrone


438. “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 Mille


439. "Being a single mom has made me so tired. And so happy.” – Unknown


440. Funny moms will want to use this birthday message for their son to show how much she loves him on his birthday.


441. The older I get, the more I see the power of that young woman, my mother. — Sharon Olds


442. Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs since the payment is pure love.” – Mildred B. Vermont


443. “When I was a child, my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk you’ll end up as the pope.’ Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.” – Pablo Picasso


444. On this day, a very special person was born who has changed my life for the better. You have made me the mother I have always dreamed of becoming. Have the happiest of birthday!


445. “Single Moms: You are a doctor, a teacher, a nurse, a maid, a cook, a referee, a heroine, a defender, a protector, a true Superwoman. Wear your cape proudly.”


446. “That would make me a completely absent father, and that’s unacceptable.” – Ken Salazar


447. “Single mom or not, there is no way to be a perfect mother, but there are a million ways to be a good one.” – Anonymous


448. ‘Being a single mother while trying to repair yourself mentally and emotionally is one of the hardest thing you’ll ever do.’


449. “I am unapologetically and unabashedly deeply biased toward my mother.” – Unknown


450. Happy Mother’s Day to the sweetest mother-in-law in the universe! I’m so lucky that when I married your child I got you as another Mom! Have a great day today, you deserve it!


451. “It is hard work to be good when you are very little and very hungry, and have many sticks to beat you, and no mother’s lips to kiss you.” – Ouida


452. “Dear absent father from the mother of a dadyless daughter..i just want to say ..Thank you and you are welcome!”


453. Over the years, I learned so much from mom. She taught me about the importance of home and history and family and tradition.” – Martha Stewart


454. “There is no role in life that is more essential than that of motherhood.


455. Celebrations like this are perfect for mothers who want their son to have a happy birthday and acknowledge his successes.


456. “Nothing is really lost until your mom can’t find it.” —Unknown


457. “A single mother has a backbone made of steel and a heart made of gold.” – Anonymous


458. “Coming from a single parent household, I witnessed first hand the strength and courage of the single mother. I always had my father in my life, but my household was run by my mother and my grandmother. As a result, I have always had the utmost respect for women and have chosen to strongly convey that in my music.” – Raheem DeVaughn


459. My mother nods silently... ‘Then you shouldn’t. You should keep him with you. Help him live on somehow.‘”


460. “Caring for a child with special needs can be isolating in other ways, too. When one couple learned the little girl they had adopted had autism, the new mom left the workplace to care for her full time. Suddenly, her husband was her only lifeline to the world.” – Gary Chapman & Jolene Philo


461. Best wishes messages to celebrating mother’s day


462. ‘It takes someone really brave to be a single mom and raise a child on her own.’


463. ‘Single mom or not, there is no way to be a perfect mother…But there are a million ways to be a good one.’


464. ”I’m ultimately a widow and a single mother, who’s not even getting to be a mother right now. I am so alone, it’s freaky.”


465. A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. — Tenneva Jordan


466. “I can’t tell you how much I respect all the single moms out there doing it solo.” – Jennie Finch


467. “Being a single mother while trying to repair yourself mentally and emotionally is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do.” – Anonymous


468. “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


469. “A mother is a daughter’s best friend.” – Unknown


470. “Raising a boy is so different from raising someone of her own gender, but a mother did it anyway, and she did it well.”


471. "Repetition is the mother of skill."


472. “‘I don’t think so mommy!’ is what my child said after, ‘Can you please pick up the popcorn you threw all over?” — Anna Faris


473. An absent father needs to realize his child’s needs before it is too late. – Unknown


474. “Being raised by a single mother, I learned to appreciate and value independent women.” — Kenny Conley


475. “I tell myself, ‘You’ve been through so much, you’ve endured so much, time will allow me to heal, and soon this will be just another memory that made me the strong woman, athlete, and mother I am today.” – Serena Williams


476. “I was born and raised in East Los Angeles by a single mom who had three biological kids and adopted four more. I never met my dad.” –Will.I.Am


477. "Why is it braver to be a single mother versus being with a partner? Being a couple and having a child could be more challenging because there might be conflict if the male partner cannot understand the extreme attachment a woman feels when she has a child.” – Monica Cruz


478. This message is from a mother to her son on his birthday. She includes a quote about making wishes and tells him that she loves him.


479. There would be fewer absent fathers, if straight men were turned on only by women with whom they would not mind having children. – Mokokoma Mokhonoana


480. “I love being a single mom. But it’s definitely different when you’re dating.” – Brooke Burns


481. “It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family.” — Menacheim Begin


482. I think my mom put it best. She said, 'Little girls soften their daddy's hearts.'


483. “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.”-Deniece Williams


484. ‘A single mother has a backbone of steel and a heart made of gold.’


485. ‘I’m a single mom. What’s your superpower?’


486. “A mother’s arms are made of tenderness, and children sleep soundly in them.”—Victor Hugo


487. “As a son I would say this, she was the best mum in the world. She smothered us with love, that’s for sure.” — Prince Harry


488. “My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.”– Maya Angelou


489. “I hope telling the story of how I went from being a single mom to serving in the Texas State Senate to running for governor will remind others that with the right leadership in government, where you start has nothing to do with how far you go.” – Wendy Davis


490. “Twenty years on I still feel the love she gave us and that is testament to her massive heart and her amazing ability to be a great mother.” ― Prince William


491. “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.” – Deniece Williams


492. Sentimental mothers will want to use this birthday message for their son on his special day.


493. “A mother gives you a life, a mother-in-law gives you her life.” ~Amit Kalantri


494. You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's.


495. “Single mothers have as much to teach their children as married mothers and as much love to share, maybe more.” – Anne Cassidy


496. “God couldn’t be everywhere, so that is why he invented mothers.” —Diane Keaton


497. "You have to carry on as a mother, no matter what, and that’s what I’ve always done.”- Madonna


498. "A miracle is a single mom who works two jobs to care for her kids and still helps them with their homework at night. A miracle is a child donating all the money in their piggy bank to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. That’s where you’ll find the hand and face of God.” — Cathie Linz


499. "Words are not enough to express the unconditional love that exists between a mother and a daughter.”


500. “I have two sons. Jude is five, with dark, curly hair. He looks just like his mom. Moses is two, with bright eyes and a wide smile. I love watching my boys play together. They are never anxious. Never depressed. But every once in a while, they wake up in the middle of the night scared. Sometimes it’s a bad dream. Other times it’s a monster in the closet (that turns out to be a blanket). You know the drill. When they wake up crying, all they need to calm down is a minute or two in my arms. Once they feel that security—that safety, the fact that dad is present—they are fine. The implications are obvious. Jesus calls us to have faith like a child. I wonder if that means we need to trust God like my sons trust me. To climb up into his arms, take a deep breath, and know we are safe, as long as we are with him. I sleep much better these days. It still takes me a while to fall asleep at times. Like my boys, I still wake up with fears, concerns, thoughts that are out of control. My heart still picks up pace. My mind begins to race. But I’m learning to call out to God, to remember my place, and to take my thoughts captive. I’m learning to take a deep breath, to dwell on his scriptures, and to learn from my boys. After all, when was the last time you met a stressed-out five year old? I don’t think they exist. When was the last time you met a stressed-out child of God? They are all over the place.”


501. “If you have a child, then you have an assignment from God. Whether by birth or adoption, whether you go to work in an office, or the kitchen, regardless of your age or experience or natural talent for nurturing, God has called you to be a mom. And it’s unrelenting, heart-wrenching, beautifully ordinary, holy job.”


502. “We mothers are learning to mark our mothering success by our daughters’ lengthening flight.” – Letty Cottin Pogrebin


503. “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” ~ Rudyard Kipling


504. “Dear absent father from the mother of a dadyless daughter..i just want to say ..Thank you and you are welcome!” – Anonymous


505. “You know that as a single mom, you are everything to your children. So instead of wondering what went wrong and feeling pity, tell yourself that you have it in you to stand up on your own and face the world, and you truly can.” – Anonymous


506. ‘Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you, my mother in law, for being such an important part of our lives. We are truly blessed!’


507. “Silence is the mother of truth.” –Benjamin Disraeli


508. A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path. — Agatha Christie


509. ‘The strength of a single mother knows no limits. Even when she is beyond exhausted both mentally and physically nothing will stop her from finding the strength she needs for her children.’


510. “The best love in the world is the love of a man. The love of a man who came from your womb, the love of your son! I don’t have a daughter, but maybe the love of a daughter is the best, too. I am first and foremost me, but right after that, I am a mother. The best thing that I can ever be, is me. But the best gift that I will ever have, is being a mother.” — C. JoyBell C


511. This birthday message can be used for mothers who want their son to have a fun and memorable birthday.


512. Behind every great child is a mom who’s pretty sure she’s screwing it all up. —Unknown


513. “A mother’s treasure is her daughter.” – Catherine Pulsifer


514. “Good mothers that it takes a sense of freedom and patience to raise their sons into fantastic men to be proud of!”


515. Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a grandmother.” – Unknown


516. Fathers, be good to your daughters/ Daughters will love like you do/ Girls become lovers who turn into mothers/ So mothers be good to your daughters too — John Mayer


517. “Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” —Barbara Kingsolver


518. ”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.”


519. “A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.”


520. “My mother’s menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.” — Buddy Hackett


521. “Dear absent father from the mother of a daddy-less daughter, I just want to say—thank you and you are welcome!” – Anonymous


522. “My mom always used to say, ‘You can’t say I love you before you can say I.’ And I think that sort of makes sense.” –Mindy Kaling


523. “My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart—a heart so large that everybody’s joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation.” – Mark Twain


524. It's not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it. —Dorothy on The Golden Girls


525. “Don’t feel guilty about being a single mother. Patience is super important as a single mother. You do have to be a little more patient because all of the responsibility is on you…ask for help!” – Nia Long


526. “Date because you want to and are ready, not because you feel it’s required of you. This is the only way to date successfully as a single mom.”-Unknown


527. “I do want to say there are so many women out there who are single moms, really not by choice, and doing it and making it work every day. I think it’s becoming much more a part of our culture and I hope that it will become more accepted and that those women are going to be more and more appreciated, respected and supported.” — Connie Britton


528. A mother can use this birthday message to encourage her son to achieve his goals.


529. “A poor present father is far better than a rich absent father.” – Nii Smart


530. Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe


531. On this day, a very special person was born who has changed my life for the better. I cannot imagine where I would be today without you around. You have made the mother I have always dreamed of becoming. Have the happiest of birthdays!


532. “The best gift a parent can give children is time… Single moms need to know it’s okay to have a little ‘me’ time.” ‒ Denise Richards


533. When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” — Charley Benetto


534. A mother can send this birthday message to her son to make sure he has a great day. He is a special person and she wants him to enjoy it to the fullest.


535. Throughout my life, my mom has been the person that I’ve always looked up to.” –Mike Krzyewski


536. “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” — Abraham Lincoln


537. “I love being a single mom. But it’s definitely different when you’re dating.” — Brooke Burns


538. “I know what it is like to be brought up with unconditional love. In my life that came from my grandmother.” ~ Andre Leon Talley


539. "Did you hear? Superheroes are real. They are called single moms.” – Unknown


540. “I listen to my mother, and that keeps me out of trouble. I’m a good son.” — Mr. T


541. ‘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


542. “My mom was the person that I most looked up to for her point of view, her humor.” – Ben Stiller


543. “Even more, than the time when she gave birth, a mother feels her greatest joy when she hears others refer to her son as a wise learned one.” –Thiruvalluvar


544. “I was a single mom that raised two bright, beautiful, and compassionate girls.” – Connie Stevens


545. “Many people may be replaced in daughter’s life, but nobody can take the mother’s place.” – Unknown


546. “A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.”


547. Loving mothers can use this birthday message for their son on his special day.


548. “The highest and noblest work in this life is that of a mother.”


549. “There would be fewer absent fathers if straight men were turned on only by women with whom they would not mind having children.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana


550. “Giving birth in ecstasy: This is our birthright and our body’s intent. Mother Nature, in her wisdom, prescribes birthing hormones that take us outside (ec) our usual state (stasis), so that we can be transformed on every level as we enter motherhood.” – Sarah Buckley


551. "I was living as a young single mom. I was 19 when I was divorced, and my daughter was a year old, and I waited tables here three to four nights a week for several years while I was trying to support myself and my daughter and the day I got that acceptance at Harvard Law School was an unforgettable day.”- Wendy Davis


552. “My mother told me that niceness and kindness goes a long way.”


553. “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” — Agatha Christie


554. It’s such a grand thing to be a mother of a mother—that’s why the world calls her grandmother.” – Unknown


555. To the rest of the world you may be just my mother-in-law, but deep down in my heart, you are a rock of support during all the troubles of life. I am so grateful for you and the support you give to me. I hope you have a wonderful day today and know how much you are loved! Happy Mother’s Day!


556. “Don’t pity me because I am a single mom. Respect me for having the courage to do it alone, the strength to never give up and the love to by child’s needs before my own.”


557. “There’s nothing like your mother’s sympathetic voice to make you want to burst into tears.” — Sophie Kinsella


558. “I can only hope to be 10% of the mom mine was to me.” — Charlize Theron


559. ‘Happy Mother’s Day! I can’t thank you enough for all of the help that you’ve given us through our time of need. I love you as if you were my own mother, let alone my mother-in-law. Thank you for being who you are.’


560. “I am a single mom and I’m the breadwinner and I have to work and I have to do these things and that’s just the way it is. I don’t think my son even knows any different. ” – Charisma Carpenter


561. “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


562. My parents elected me president of the family when I was 4. We actually had an election every year, and I always won. I’m an only child, and I could count on my mother’s vote. — Condoleezza Rice


563. “Did you hear? Superheroes are real. They are called single moms.”-Unknown


564. “A mother and daughter’s love is never separated.” – Viola Shipman


565. “As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine life without her.” —Kristin Hannah


566. “Just have faith, and know that you can make it as a single mom. It's not always easy, but it's not always hard.” — stellaluxum


567. ”I was once a single mother, with very few resources, so I have a special place in my heart for women in difficult situations.”


568. Do you know what is the best thing I have got from God? A mother-in-law like you is just an incredible gift for me. I want to spend my best mother’s day with you this year.


569. There is an endearing tenderness in the love of a mother to a son that transcends all other affections of the heart. – Washington Irving


570. “I was raised in Boston by three older brothers and a very strong and empowering single mom.” – Eliza Dushku