Encouraging Quotes for Moms and Soon-to-be Empty Nesters

Encouraging quotes for moms

To all my mom friends out there, this post is for you! Lord knows we all need a boost now and then, and this collection of encouraging quotes for moms has got you covered!

For all those days when you question yourself (and this applies even if your “babies” have left the nest), if no one has told you lately you are doing a great job… well, you ARE! There is no such thing as a perfect parent, after all. We just do our best to make it through the tough days and soak in the joy on the best days. Can I get an AMEN!

Encouraging Quotes for Moms

Well, because I know how we can all use some inspiration, I’ve put together this list of my top 50 encouraging mom quotes. I do hope you will enjoy them, and maybe pass a couple to another mom you know who could use some uplifting words.

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Ok, so let’s dive right in and get some much needed mom encouragement!

1-encouraging quotes for moms-winning streak

1. If yesterday was a good day, don’t give up now. Your winning streak may have just begun!

2-encouraging quotes for moms-knock
2. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. ~ Matthew 7:8
3-encouraging quotes for moms never too old

3. You are never too old to reinvent yourself! ~ Steve Harvey

4-encouraging quotes for moms grace

4. Give yourself some grace, you’re doing the best you can! 

5-encouraging quotes for moms phill 6

5. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable— if anything is excellent or praiseworthy— think about such things. ~ Philippians 4:8

6-encouraging quotes for moms honor the space

6. Honor the space between no longer and not yet. ~ Nancy Levin

7-encouraging quotes for moms breathe

7. Breathe, darling. This is just a chapter, not your whole story. ~ S. C. Lourie

8-encouraging quotes for moms worry

8. Worry is a misuse of your imagination. ~ Steve Harvey

9-encouraging quotes for moms lead us

9. God never leads us where He cannot keep us. ~ Joyce Meyer

10-encouraging quotes for moms plow and plant
10. Plow and plant, then trust God’s timing for the rains, the growth, and ultimately the harvest.  ~ Revelation Wellness
11-encouraging quotes for moms becoming

11. Don’t let who you were talk you out of who you are becoming. ~ Bob Goff

12-encouraging quotes for moms-don't stop me

12. The question isn’t who is going to let me, it’s who is going to stop me! ~ Ayn Rand

13-encouraging quotes for moms-perfect mom

13. There is no such thing as a perfect parent, so just be a real one. ~ Sue Atkins 

14-encouraging quotes for moms-successful humans

14. It’s not what you do for your children, but what you’ve taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful humans. 

15-encouraging quotes for moms-remarkable

15. How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?  ~ Seth Godin

16-encouraging quotes for moms-decide to live

16. Life is now less about how old you are and more about when you decide to live.  ~ Jon Acuff

17-encouraging quotes for moms-good to myself

17. If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me? ~ Maya Angelou

18-encouraging quotes for moms-tomorrow

18. Take one day at a time. After all, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. ~ Billy Graham

19-encouraging quotes for moms-butterfly

19. Take one day at a time. We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. ~ Maya Angelou

20-encouraging quotes for moms-indicators not dictators

20. Feelings are indicators, not dictators. They can indicate where your heart is in the moment, but that doesn’t mean they have the right to dictate your behavior and boss you around. ~ Lysa Terkeurst

21-encouraging quotes for moms-it still gets done

21. Some days, she has no idea how she’ll do it, but every single day it still gets done.

22-encouraging quotes for moms-choose your attitude
22. Choose your attitude every day until eventually it chooses you right back.  ~ Jon Acuff
23-encouraging quotes for moms-brave enough

23. Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.

24-encouraging quotes for moms-smarter than you think

24. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. ~ A.A. Milne

25-encouraging quotes for moms-never settle

25. When you accept the fact that your true identity includes being an overcomer, you will never settle for less than a miracle.  ~ Greg Groeschel

26-encouraging quotes for moms-better place

26. Sometimes when you think life is kicking you in the butt, it’s actually just moving you to a better place.

27-encouraging quotes for moms-delays and detours

27. The strength of patience hangs on our capacity to believe that God is up to something good for us in all our delays and detours. ~ John Piper

28-encouraging quotes for moms-schedule it

28. If you talk about it, it’s a dream, if you envision it, it’s possible, but if you schedule it, it’s real.  ~ Tony Robins

29-encouraging quotes for moms-show them

29. The best thing you can do for your kids is to show them God working in you on a daily basis. ~ Greg Groeschel

30-encouraging quotes for moms-show up

30. Show up in every single moment like you’re meant to be there. ~ Marie Forleo

1-encouraging mom quotes-bridge
31. Prayer: the bridge from your mess to God’s rest.
2-encouraging mom quotes-everlasting rock

32. Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace—because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rock. ~ Isaiah 26: 3-4 

3-encouraging mom quotes-time for you

33. You are not responsible for fixing everything that is broken or for making everyone happy. Take time to rest. Take time for you.

4-encouraging mom quotes-your greatness

34. What positive things have you said to yourself today? Acknowledge your greatness! ~ Chalene Johnson

5-encouraging mom quotes-life is good

35. If we believe life is good, our children will, too.

6-encouraging mom quotes-go do them

36. You know all those things you said you wanted to do? Go do them!

7-encouraging mom quotes-wherever you go

37. Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. ~ Joshua 1:9

8-encouraging mom quotes-monkey bars

38. Surviving the empty nest is like crossing the monkey bars. Eventually you have to let go in order to move on.

9-encouraging mom quotes-mom enough

39. You are MOM enough.

10-encouraging mom quotes-bethel faith arise

40. Get your hopes up. Lift your head up. Let your faith arise. ~ Bethel Music

11-encouraging mom quotes-focus on you

41. The empty nest: Your chance to finally focus on you.

12-encouraging mom quotes-self-love

42. May every moment today holds be a teacher revealing knowledge and wisdom to you about life,  purpose, confidence, and self-love. ~ Sarah Jakes Roberts

13-encouraging mom quotes-peace

43. Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. ~ 2 Thessalonians 3:16

14-encouraging mom quotes-showing up

44. I’m showing up, and that is everything.

15-encouraging mom quotes-done better than perfect

45. Done is better than perfect.

16-encouraging mom quotes-imperfect

46. God uses imperfect people, failed attempts, and outright disobedience to develop character in His people.

17-encouraging mom quotes-real

47. Real moms aren’t perfect and perfect moms aren’t real.

18-encouraging mom quotes-proverbs 31

48. Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. ~ Proverbs 31:25

19-encouraging mom quotes-elevation

49. All the worries of this world, I will lay them at Your feet

Surrender every anxious thought, for perfect peace, your perfect peace.

All the loved ones I hold dear, all my hopes and dreams and all my fears

I will choose to trust Your name in everything, with everything

~ Elevation Worship

20-encouraging mom quotes-family roots

50. Family. Like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.

So there you have it! 50 Encouraging Mom Quotes!

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