Single Parenting Quotes remind us that we’re not alone in our struggles, and can provide comfort and motivation to keep going even when things get tough.
Being a single parent is a challenging and rewarding experience, filled with unconditional love, boundless patience, and incredible strength.
These single parenting quotes capture the unique joys, struggles, and rewards of being a single parent.
Single Parenting Quotes
“I don’t think you necessarily have to be part of a traditional nuclear family to be a good mother.” – Mary Louise Parker
“You make it work. You keep getting out of bed. Sometimes it’s just because you know there’s a cup of coffee downstairs.” — Michelle Williams
There’s a really unique relationship between a single parent and their child. Marriages so easily break up. There’s kind of this temporary deal about marriages. That’s one of the things that makes it stressful, and that’s something that’s nonexistent in a parent-child relationship.” – Jeremy Sisto
“I never really considered myself a single parent because I was blessed to have a village of family and friends who love us and assist in every way to help him become a really kind person and a genuine person.” – Jill Scott
“I can’t tell you how much I respect all the single parents out there doing it solo” – Jennie Finch
“As a single parent, I had become tyrannical in order to survive, and anything I couldn’t control caused me enormous anxiety. As a naturally untidy, disorganized man who never made lists or kept receipts, morphing into someone who could take care of a toddler on his own may have caused me to overcompensate a little.” – Simon Van Booy
“Better a loving single-parent family than a ‘conventional’ family where the parents hate each other and the father is a demagogue.” – Moby
“A single parent is one who, despite gender classification, should be sent both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day goodwill messages.” ― Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu
I knew going in that being a single parent would be one of the toughest jobs I’d ever have. I’d been a talk-show host, actor, comic, and on and on, but this gig was going to be my defining moment.” – Arsenio Hall
“I’ve been a single parent for a long time. It reminds me of being a waitress. As you walk back to the kitchen, requests come at you from all sides. You’re doing the job of two – you have to be highly organized.” – Cherie Lunghi
“It’s not single parenthood in and of itself. It’s more about how people parent.” – Sophie Zadeh
“The best situation is being a single parent. The best part about is that you get time off, too, because the kids are with their mom, so it’s the best of both worlds. There’s a lot to be said for it.” – Larry David
“If I didn’t spend a few years as a single dad, my son and I probably wouldn’t be as close as we are now..” – Anonymous
“I’m a single parent, and I just found that it was too difficult to manage raising my kids and doing the traveling involved in making movies. So I took a little bit of a break. And the little bit of a break turned into a longer break, and then I found that I really didn’t miss it.” – Rick Moranis
“A lot of people say, “Wow, you’re a single father of twin boys, that’s crazy!” Two toddlers can get hectic, but I wouldn’t change it for anything. Every day they teach me different things. The love is there. When you have a two-year-old saying every other hour, “Papi, te amo. Papi, I love you” it can’t get better..” – Ricky Martin
“My family is blended and diverse, nutty, and loving and understanding. That’s a family.” – Sandra Bullock
“Single parenthood is when, like a soccer goalkeeper, you’re compelled to guard two goalposts at the same time.” – Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu
“Heavy is the head, forced to wear two crowns.” ― R. P. Falconer
“I can understand why a single parent, working two jobs, would find it easier to stop at McDonald’s with the kids rather than cook something from scratch at home.” – Eric Schlosser
Single Working Mother Parenthood Quotes
Parenthood is one of the toughest jobs in the world! Add in doing it alone and working full-time, and you have a difficult balancing act.
Not only must you juggle the responsibilities of parenting and providing for your family, but you also have to find ways to take care of yourself. It requires an immense amount of time, energy, and resilience to make it all work.
“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
“It’s tough working as a single parent, but I’m lucky enough to have chunks of time when I’m at home and a huge circle of friends and family, although my biggest extravagance is child care.” – Tamzin Outhwaite
“I have a great career, and I have my daughter. So what I don’t have is not as important to me as what I do have.” – Padma Lakshmi
“I’m a hustler. I’m a single mom, so whatever I’ve gotta do.” – Sherri Shepard
“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
“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
“Being a working mother and a working single parent instills in you a sense of determination.” – Felicity Jones
“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
Passion has always been important to me. That won’t change. What changes in a woman’s perspective? I mean, I have two kids now. I’m a single parent balancing motherhood and my career. That changes the equation.” – Jody Watley
Celebrating the Inner Strengths of Single Parents
Being a single parent is no easy road, but it is filled with the joy of watching your little one grow and thrive. This collection of single parent quotes celebrates the courage, strength, and love that come with raising a child on your own.
“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” – Barbara Kingsolver
“I am positive, determined to move forward with my life, bring up my babies, and do the best job I can as a mother, entertainer, and person.” — Jennifer Lopez
“I have bad days. I make mistakes … It’s a lot for one person. But after six years of having my two nuggets, there’s not a day when I wish I hadn’t done this.”- Charlize Theron
“As a single mum you’ll discover inner strengths and capabilities you never knew you had.” – Emma-Louise Smith
“I was really young when I divorced his father, so I raised him trying to set the best example and give him the best I could.” – Sofia Vergara
“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
“I don’t think I realized how stressed I was, being a single parent. It was really, really stressful. It’s not easy on anybody.” – Reese Witherspoon
“Go, ‘Hell, I can do this! I can do this all!’ That’s the wonderful thing about mothers: you can because you must, and you just do.” — Kate Winslet
“My deep emotional connection to my mother, a remarkable woman who made a hard choice to save her children, and who valiantly struggled to care for us as a single parent, is the current that has driven my entire life. Everything I’ve accomplished is a testament to her fortitude.” – Mazie Hirono
“Even the President of the United States — four of them, in fact — were raised by single mothers … Nevertheless, mention that you’re a single mom, and all too many of us still have to cut through a thick, gristly layer of stigma before we’re given our proper due.”- Taraji P. Henson
Single Mom Quotes
Being a single mom is tough, requiring a uniquely special mix of strength, resilience, and courage.
These strong single mom quotes capture the unconditional love and fortitude that comes with the joys and struggles of being a single mom.
“You don’t have the bad cop when you’re the good cop and you don’t have a good cop when you’re the bad cop; you’re like the whole police force in your family … and so it’s challenging.”- Katie Couric
“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
“I am prouder of my years as a single mother than of any other part of my life.” – J.K. Rowling
“It is really challenging to be by yourself, to be the bread-winner, to make sure your child is having a complete and lovely childhood — and it’s all on you, sort of, on the day-to-day.” – Minnie Driver
“Motherhood is the ultimate call to sacrifice.”- Wangechi Mutu
“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
“I’m not busy… a woman with three children under the age of 10 wouldn’t think my schedule looked so busy.” – Garrison Keillor
“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
“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
“I am a single parent, a working mother, an executive, and an author. My greatest accomplishment will be to raise three wonderful children.” – Ivana Trump
“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.” – Anonymous
“Single motherhood is an amazing thing; it’s a blessing.”- Kelly Cutrone
“An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.” – Rudyard Kipling
“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 family’s well-being.” – Evan Bayh
“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
“My son has godmothers, godfathers, grandparents and so many others in his life who love him as much as I do. They’re there for both of us. I may not have a mate or husband, but I’m definitely not a single parent.” – Jill Scott
Single Parenting Quotes about Dating & Relationships
Dating a single mom or dad can come with its own set of challenges. From the need to be understanding and patient with their parenting responsibilities, to dealing with possible feelings of guilt or resentment from the single parent when it comes to spending time together, there can be a lot for both parties to navigate.
Take a look at these single parenting quotes about navigating dating to gain some perspective.
“The loves of my life are my children and my mother. I don’t feel as if I need a man.” – Diane Keaton
“The most difficult part of dating as a single parent is deciding how much risk your own child’s heart is worth.” – Daniel Pearce
“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
“They say never date a woman with kids, but nothing is more attractive than seeing a single mother who is in school full-time, got two or three jobs, and doing whatever it is possible so her kids can have the best.” Naquin Gray
Inspirational Single Mom Quotes
Here’s a look at our favorite inspirational quotes for single moms.
“Mothers are the people who love us for no good reason. And those of us who are mothers know it’s the most exquisite love of all.” – Maggie Gallagher
“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
“Being raised by a single mother, I learned to appreciate and value independent women.” – Kenny Conley
“Coming from a single parent household, I witnessed firsthand 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
“Being a single parent is not a life full of struggles, but a journey for the strong.” – Meg Lowrey
“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
“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
“What is free time? I’m a single mother. My free moments are filled with loving my little girl.” – Roma Downey
“The credit of my good upbringing goes to my mother, who’s not only been a single parent to my brother and I, but she’s also been our manager for the longest time. Our father, on the other hand, remained elusive and away from the family for most part of our lives, which left a certain void but also made us creative and reflective.” – Kubra Sait
“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
“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
“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
”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
“The women whom I love and admire for their strength and grace did not get that way because stuff worked out. They got that way because stuff went wrong, and they handled it. They handled it in a thousand different ways on a thousand different days, but they handled it. Those women are my superheroes.”- Elizabeth Gilbert
“There will be so many times you feel like you failed. But in the eyes, ears, and mind of your child, you are a SUPER MOM.” – Stephanie Precourt
”Respect to all mums doing double duty because of men failing to do their part as dads.” – John Mark Green
“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
Final Thoughts About Single Parenting Quotes
Being a single parent is one of the greatest things to undertake and one of the most admirable roles anyone can assume.
It takes an incredible amount of strength and unconditional love for a person to become a single parent and even more for them to remain strong in the face of hardship.
Single Parenting Quotes remind us that we’re not alone in our struggles, and can provide comfort and motivation to keep going even when things get tough.