Every Mom Needs a Break Quotes
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105 Every Mom Needs a Break Quotes

What happens when a mom never gets a break? Motherhood is both the most rewarding and challenging job there is. If you’re looking for a little wordsmithing and inspirational quotes for struggling moms, here are 105 every mom needs a break quotes.


Every Mom Needs a Break Quotes

Inspirational Quotes for Struggling Moms

  1. “There should be a special place in heaven for mothers who wake up tired every day and do it anyway.” -Unknown
  2. “You are amazing. You are a great mom. Just because you need a break does not mean you are doing a bad job. It means you are doing everything right, as long as you take those breaks you desperately need.” -Sierra Hibbs
  3. “24/7 – Once you sign on to be a mom, that’s the only shift they offer.” -Donna Ball
  4. “Even though you have learned the skill of running on empty, now is the time to learn the art of breathing deep all over again.” -Morgan Harper Nichols
  5. “Tiredness is just something that is appearing; it’s not who you are.” -Nirmala
  6. “You are mentally strong, but you are also tired… and that is OK.” -Unknown
  7. “People don’t really talk honestly about how difficult being a mom actually is and what things we sacrifice every day in order to be good moms.” -Jenni Ogden
  8. “Thus far the mighty mystery of motherhood is this: How is it that doing it all feels like nothing is ever getting done?” -Rebecca Woolf
  9. “I don’t want to sleep like a baby. I want to sleep like my husband.” -Unknown
  10. “Being a mother is an honor for all of us–even when it is hard and exhausting!” -Elizabeth Gilbert
  11. “An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.” -Unknown
  12. “It’s not the load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it.” -Lena Horne
  13. “Good moms have homes that are clean enough to be healthy and messy enough to be happy.” -Unknown
  14. “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” -Jill Churchill
  1. “Put yourself at the top of your to-do list every single day, and the rest will fall into place.” -Unknown
  2. “To the mama who is tired: Enjoy every moment because one day they will grow up.” -Unknown
  3. “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 days.” -Rachel Martin
  4. “Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.” -Anna Taylor
  5. “I know being a mom isn’t always easy… but I’m sure glad we’re in this together!” -Kendra Wilkinson
  6. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” -Ann Lamont
  7. “I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.” -Audre Lorde
  8. “Do something nice for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in stillness, breathe. Put your problems on pause. You deserve a break.” -Akiroq Brost
  9. “Being a mom isn’t easy. It’s the toughest job you’ll ever love.” -Unknown
  10. “Take time off. The world will not fall apart without you.” -Malebo Sephodi
  1. “Don’t compare yourself to other moms out there. We are all struggling. We all need a break. Some moms just hide it better than others.” -Shirlyn Morris
  2. “It’s okay to take time for yourself. We give so much of ourselves to others, and we need to be fueled both physically and mentally. If we are in balance, it helps us in all our interactions.” -Faith Hill
  3. “Some days she has no idea how she’ll do it, but every single day it still gets done.” -Unknown
  4. “Mama I know you are exhausted and you just want a break. If you cannot find the time, hang on, relief and help will come.” -Heather Smith
  5. “This mom is tired. This mom is stressed. This mom is trying her best. And you can guarantee this mom isn’t going to give up.” -Unknown
  6. “Successful mothers are not the ones who have never struggled. They are the ones who never give up, despite the struggles.” -Sharon Jaynes
  7. “We only get to be in our bodies for a limited time, why not celebrate the journey instead of merely riding it out until it’s over?” -Jen Sincero
  8. “The beauty of being a mother is having little people who need YOU to take care of them every day from sun up to sun down!” -Unknown
  9. “The parenting road gets bumpy sometimes. That doesn’t mean you are off course.” -Unknown
  10. “The tiredness you feel today will wash away in the laughter of tomorrow.” -Jill Churchill
  11. “Motherhood is hard work, but it’s also the best job in the world.” -Unknown
  12. “Don’t tell a mother she looks tired; she already knows that. Tell her she’s doing a good job; she may not know that.” -Stephanie Peltier
  13. “To all mothers in every circumstance, including those who struggle, I say, ‘Be peaceful. Believe in God and yourself. You are doing better than you think you are.’” -Jeffrey R. Holland
  14. “Taking care of myself doesn’t mean ‘me first.’ It means ‘me, too.” -L.R. Knost
  15. “If you see me in public looking like a hot mess, just know; my bills are paid, my children have food, and I ain’t trying to impress you.” -Unknown
  16. “Sometimes being a parent is like being shot at. You don’t know if you can make it to the end of the day without getting hit…but somehow we do–and when we arrive in this world where everyone needs us so much what happens? We feel alive!” -Jodi Picoult
  17. “If you have no time to rest, it’s exactly the right time.” -Mark Twain
  18. “Motherhood: Being proud, tired, happy, and grateful all at once.” -Unknown
  19. “To that one soul reading this: I know you’re tired, you’re fed up, you’re close to breaking, but there’s strength within you. Even when you feel weak, keep fighting.” -Unknown
  1. “Motherhood is messy. And challenging. And crazy. And sleepless. And giving. And still unbelievably beautiful.” -Rachel Martin
  2. “My hope is that they will remember that mommy tried.  Even when she was tired, even when she was stressed. I hope you’ll know that I did it all for you.” -Unknown
  3. “Motherhood has taught me that being a woman isn’t all about being perfect, having it all together, and being able to do everything. Being a mom reminds me that I am human.” -Toni Hammer
  4. “You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” -Brene Brown
  5. “At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.” -Frida Kahlo
  6. “Moms – The only people who know the true meaning of 24/7.” -Unknown
  7. “Motherhood is messy. And challenging. And crazy. And sleepless. And giving. and still unbelievably beautiful.” -Rachel Martin
  8. “Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” -Eleanor Brown
  9. “Be kind to everyone you meet. You never know who lost an argument with a three year old.” -Unknown

What Happens When A Mom Never Gets A Break

  1. “You’ve done enough. It’s OK to be tired. You can take a break.” -Shauna Niequist
  2. “Be that mom who takes breaks away from her family so she can fully function. You’ll be amazed at how great you feel.” -Hannah Smith
  3. “She believed she could but then her baby woke up 5 times during the night.” -Unknown
  4. “Self-care is giving the world the best of you instead of what’s left of you.” -Katie Reed
  5. “Hey mama, I know you’re tired. But I hope under that exhaustion you feel some pride too. Because no matter how the past 24 hours went, you can fall into bed tonight knowing you made someone’s life a little better today – just by loving them like only you can.” -Casey Huff
  6. “Be kind. You never know how many times a mom got up last night.” -Unknown
  7. “I think being a mom is the hardest job in the world. I don’t know how women do it without going crazy.” -Britney Spears
  8. “Families don’t always realize that mother is exhausted, because mother is always exhausted. Exhausted is what looks normal.”  -Mary Blakely
  9. “When I say, “I’m going to the bathroom” my kids clearly must hear, “family meeting in the bathroom.” -Unknown
  10. “When I’m tired, I rest. I say, ‘I can’t be a superwoman today.’” -Jada Pinkett Smith
  1. “Every mom needs more breaks than what they are getting. If you see or know a mom, they will always need your help.” -Sarah Benedict
  2. “She believed she could…but she was really tired, so she didn’t” -Unknown
  3. “Why don’t kids understand that their nap is not for them but for us?” -Alyson Hannigan
  4. “When I said I needed a break, I don’t mean going pee by myself, or going to the store alone. I just need time where I don’t have to be responsible for someone else.” -Megan Doman
  5. “When I first became a mother…I felt so stretched and so distracted and exhausted.” -Brené Brown
  6. “By taking care of myself I have so much more to offer the world than I do when I am running on empty.” -Ali Washington
  7. “Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.” -Ricki Lake
  8. “Even when a mother’s soul is tired, she finds strength for her family.” -Unknown
  9. “Breaks are what help us be the best moms we can be even if they don’t seem like it at the moment.” -Natalie Thomas
  10. “Taking care of yourself is part of taking care of your kids.” -Unknown
  11. “If you wake up in the morning and already want to go to sleep, you definitely need a break!” -Bethany Clark
  12. “The best way to describe the exhaustion of parenthood? Imagine you were awake for twenty-four hours straight. And then someone punched you in the face.” -David Levithan
  13. “I’m tired. I’m also tired of being tired. I also realize that one day I will get all the sleep I need because my children won’t live here anymore, and that makes me sad.” -Bunmi Laditan
  14. “An empty tank will take you exactly nowhere. Take time to refuel.” -Unknown
  15. “Sleep at this point is just a concept, something I’m looking forward to investigating in the future.” -Amy Poehler
  16. “Keep taking time for yourself until you’re you again.” -Lalah Delia
  17. “The quickest way for a mom to get her child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.” -Unknown
  18. “It’s not difficult to take care of a child. It’s difficult to do anything else while taking care of a child.” -Julianne Moore
  19. “Having kids is like having homework every day for the rest of your life! It never ends, however, well you do today!” -Lisa Smith
  20. “Every mom needs a break every now and again. Needing one doesn’t make you a bad parent.” -Michelle Olsen
  21. “A tired mom is a good mom. A rested mom is a better mom.” -Mandy Hale
  22. “I am a strong woman, who is trying to raise a strong girl, which is why I need a strong drink.” -Unknown
  23. “Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.” -Tina Fey
  24. “Mombie:(noun) A sleep deprived mother who feeds on caffeine. Can usually be identified by the dark circles under her eyes, forgetfulness, fatigue, moodiness, confusion, and moments of insanity. Responds to conversation in short grunts and can frequently be found wandering aimlessly because she forgot what she was doing.” -Unknown
  25. “The tiredness you feel when you’re a parent is unlike any other tiredness. It’s the tiredness of knowing that if you don’t keep going, no one else will.” -Unknown
  26. “Mom: The one who sacrifices her body, sleep, social life, spending money, eating hot meals, patience, energy and sanity for her children.” -Unknown
  27. “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
  28. “Motherhood: If you’re not tired, you’re not doing it right.” -Unknown
  29. “Being a good mom doesn’t mean you overwork yourself. Take a break when you need it.” -Melissa Morgans
  30. “When you say ‘yes’ to others make sure you are not saying ‘no’ to yourself.” -Paulo Coelho
  31. “Needing a break from being a mom does not make you a bad mom.” -Heather Morgan
  32. “Being a mom is one of the hardest things you will ever do, and the most rewarding. However, no matter how rewarding it may be, you still need a break every now and then.” -Mary Howard
  33. “I need a break from my family so I can remember that I love them and do, in fact, want to continue living here.” -Coffee & Crusts
  34. “Who knew all I needed was a little break and I’m back to being the mom I always want to be.” -Jessica Herrington
  35. “There should be an energy drink named 6 AM toddler.” -Unknown
  36. “The closest I get to a spa day is when steam from the dishwasher smacks me in the face.” -Unknown
  37. “What do I really need? I need a break. I need help. I need for that to manifest into something that can take anything off my plate.” -Indianapolis Moms
  38. “Take that break every time you get the chance. Every time someone offers to babysit or watch the kids, just do it. You won’t regret it.” -Sara Jackson
  39. “Motherhood: Desperately seeking a break, but not wanting to miss a single moment.” -Unknown
  40. “Being a mom means you are going to need a break every single day. But somehow, we just keep moving on.” -Beth Ann Johnson
  41. “Self-care for moms is something we hear all the time but don’t actually do. That is why moms need so many breaks. Maybe if we took more time for ourselves throughout the day, we wouldn’t feel so exhausted and desperate for breaks.” -Nichole Evans
  1. “Every mom is going through a hard time. Every mom needs those self-care breaks. You are not alone in this.” -Sammy Tanks
  2. “Breaks away from your kids are crucial, Mama. You need those more than you need most things in life.” -Unknown

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