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44 Best New Mom Quotes To Encourage Her

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

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There are no words that could properly describe what it’s like when you hold your child for the first time. For new mothers, the experience is full of so many emotions — which is why it’s so important to snap candids of mama meeting her baby for the first time. Whether you’re writing a card, making a photo book or just trying to describe that indescribable feeling, we found 44 encouraging quotes for new moms, all about celebrating their journey into motherhood.

45 Encouraging Quotes for New Moms

“Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown. In my heart it don’t mean a thing.” —Toni Morrison

“People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.” —Leo J. Burke

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” —Robert Browning

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” —Laura Stavoe Harm

“Just as there is no warning for childbirth, there is no preparation for the sight of a first child. There should be a song for women to sing at this moment, or a prayer to recite. But perhaps there is none because there are no words strong enough to name that moment.” —Anita Diamant

“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

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

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

“Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.” —Gail Tsukiyama

“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

“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

“Birth is the sudden opening of a window, through which you look out upon a stupendous prospect. For what has happened? A miracle. You have exchanged nothing for the possibility of everything.” —William Macneile Dixon

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

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

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

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

“There is a wondrous curiosity in every young mother. It is a strange miracle to see, to hold a living being formed in and coming out of one’s self.” —Simone De Beauvoir

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

“Every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.” —Charles Dickens

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

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

“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

“Babies are always more trouble than you thought — and more wonderful.” —Charles Osgood

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

“Loving a baby is a 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

“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

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

“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” —Princess Diana

“A baby is a wishing well. Everyone puts their hopes, their fears, their pasts, their two cents in.” —Elizabeth Bard

“Babies are the worst roommates. They’re unemployed. They don’t pay rent. They keep insane hours. Their hygiene is horrible. If you had a roommate that did any of the things babies do, you’d ask them to move out.” —Jim Gaffigan

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

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

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

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

“Life is a flame that is always burning itself out, but it catches fire again every time a child is born.” —George Bernard Shaw

“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

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