106+ Best Single Parent Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational single parent quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

Famous Single Parent Quotes

A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets of our society. – Billy Graham

Better a loving single-parent family than a ‘conventional’ family where the parents hate each other and the father is a demagogue. – Moby

Becoming a father increases your capacity for love and your level of patience. It opens up another door in a person – a door which you may not even have known was there. That’s what I feel with my son. There’s suddenly another level of love that expands. My son is my greatest joy, out of everything in my life. – Kyle MacLachlan

Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers and signers of songs. – Pam Brown

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

You have a good head on your shoulders and you’ll get yourself to where you need to be, and that’s all you should ask of yourself. – Jay Elise

So far I’m not surprised by anything about being a mom. It’s all pretty great – but that’s what I expected. – Charlize Theron

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

Noble fathers have noble children. – Euripides

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

Gone are the days when you would sit and wait for your knight in shining armor. Be brave, be independent and believe that you can do it, and you can do a better job.- Unknown

The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature. – Prevost Abbe

Only mothers can think of the future because they give birth to it in their children.- Maxim Gorky

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

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

I thought about giving up!!..But then I remembered who was watching. – Anonymous

I don’t think you necessarily have to be part of a traditional nuclear family to be a good mother. – Mary Louise Parker

It may be tough at times, but I can honestly say, at least from my experience, it’s not nearly as hard as I thought it would be. – Stella Aluxum

Being a single parent is twice the work, twice the stress, and twice the tears. But also twice the hugs, twice the love, and twice the pride! – Unknown

The anger and hurt you have within will only help you become stronger and more caring and protective towards your children. – Unknown

What is best for us will be the best for the baby in the end, because when we are emotionally healthy and strong, we can be the best parents we can be. – KLeighC

You are doing what is best for you and your children. You can’t ever be faulted for that. Hang in there. – Skoy Chicago

The most difficult part of dating as a single parent is deciding how much risk your own child’s heart is worth. – Daniel Pearce

Mom – a title just above the queen. – Unknown

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

You are never ‘just’ a mom. You are everything your child can need in life, and more. – Unknown

I think it’s really important for every mother to find their own way. – Solange Knowles

Being a working mother and a working single parent instills in you a sense of determination. – Felicity Jones

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 organised. – Cherie Lunghi

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

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

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

I can’t tell you how much I respect all the single parents out there doing it solo – Jennie Finch

A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman, he turns her back again. – Enid Bagnold

A boy, by the age of three years, senses that his destiny is to be a man, so he watches his father particularly- his interests, manner, speech, pleasures, his attitude towards work. – Benjamin Spock

If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much. – Jackie Kennedy

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

My children may not have everything they want in life, but they have a mum who loves them more than anything in the world. – Anonymous

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

The most precious jewels you’ll ever have around your neck are the arms your children. – Cardinal Mermillod

Single parents don’t have it easy. They 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. – Inspirational Quotes Journal

Mothers are the necessity of invention. – Bill Watterson

You’d be surprised how it all works out in the end. You’ll quickly find a routine that works for [you and your children]. – Sig Kap

Respect to all mums doing double duty because of men failing to do their part as dads. – John Mark Green

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

Don’t pity me because I am a single mum. 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.- mysinglemummyself.com

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 mother is clothed with strength and dignity, laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks her words are wise and she gives instructions with kindness. —Proverbs

Being a father means you have to think fast on your feet. You must be judicious, wise, brave, tender, and willing to put on a frilly hat and sit down to a pretend tea party. – Matthew Buckley

There is no role in life that is more essential than that of motherhood. —Elder M. Russell Ballard

In the end, I am the only one who can give my children a happy mother who loves life. – Janene Wolsey Baadsgaard

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

Becoming a good father is not about learning five practical handy techniques that can be pulled out of the kitbag whenever they are needed. It’s a mind game. It’s about having a set of attitudes and ideas that shape what you do in the thousands of different situations you find yourself in as a dad. – Tony Payne

What is free time? I’m a single mother. My free moments are filled with loving my little girl. – Roma Downey

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

I was living as a young single mom. I was 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

As a single mum you’ll discover inner strengths and capabilities you never knew you had. – Emma-Louise Smith

A father is the one friend upon whom we can always rely. In the hour of need, when all else fails, we remember him upon whose knees we sat when children, and who soothed our sorrows; and even though he may be unable to assist us, his mere presence serves to comfort and strengthen us. – Emile Gaboriau

Being a single parent is not a life full of struggles, but a journey for the strong. – Meg Lowrey

I do so admire those who are alone. Alone to raise a part of their future. From the child’s birth, to the age of teen, to be taking care of the adolescent. I do not think there is a greater task, to be the only adult in the child’s life. What you do is twice as rewarding. Twice the love for a single parent. You also are the one to receive twice as much from your child. Throughout your child’s life here, you are the most important element. Even in the later years of your life, your child remembers those past times. Those times of great troubles that were spawned from being a single parent. – Unknown

Career is important, but nothing really supersedes my role as a mother. – Halle Berry

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thought. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. – Sophia Loren

I can’t even give my father a proper gift. Every single Father’s Day means so much to me. I’m so close to him. He’s my big brother, but also my father. – Kyrie Irving

Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. – Garrison Keillor

Loving my son, building my son, touching my son, playing with my son, being with my son, these aren’t tasks that only super dads can perform. These are tasks that every dad should perform. Always. Without fail. – Dan Pearce

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

Mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take. – Cardinal Mermillod

The women whom I love and admire for their strength and grace did not get that way because shit worked out. They got that way because shit 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

Some days she has no idea how she’ll do it. But every single day. It still gets done. – Anonymous

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

Single parent mothers who aren’t spending their time looking for a man but spending their time providing for their children are the most admirable people on earth. – coolnsmart.com

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. – Rajneesh

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

As long as we are giving our kids the best life we can… I don’t see anything to be ashamed of. – Sarah Rachel

Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad. – Ann Geddes

There is nothing that moves a loving father’s soul quite like his child’s cry. – Joni Eareckson

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

The best part of being a mom to me is the unconditional love. I have never felt a love as pure, a love that’s as rewarding. – Monica Denise Brown

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

If you are a single parent, make friends with others in similar situations and develop friendships with married couples. Counsel with your priesthood leaders. Let them know of your needs and wants. Single parenthood is understood by the Lord. – Ezra Taft Benson

It’s not single parenthood in and of itself. It’s more about how people parent. – Sophie Zadeh

My mother was a single mom, and most of the women I know are strong. – Regina King

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

At the end of the day, it’s the bond you share with your child that matters, and you mommy know just how to do that. – Unknown

Being a mother is hard and it wasn’t a subject I ever studied. – Ruby Wax

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

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

Motherhood is the exquisite inconvenience of being another person’s everything. —Unknown

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

I know its hard being a single parent, but I’d rather do it by myself than with someone who doesn’t want to. – Anonymous

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

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

The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking. – Dan Pearce

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

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We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. – Maya Angelou

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

Being a father is about adaptation and about making the most of the opportunities that are given you. – Colin Adams

I am a single mum. What is your super power? – Anonymous

I am struggling, I won’t lie, but every night when I put my little one to sleep and I watch her, I know deep in my heart that she is well worth my struggles. – Jesenia

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

Being raised by a single mother, I learned to appreciate and value independent women. – Kenny Conley

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

[Being a mom] will change your life, but I think in the long run it will change for the better. – Gypsy Lady

A single parent’s prayer: Lord, help me be the mother and father to my children. Keep me healthy and strong on those days when I am weak. Remind me to love them in the same way that you have shown that special love for me. Amen. – Unknown

God please bless single parents, See the trials that they go through. Please be their guiding light, As they try to love for two. May they never be discouraged, Life is not exactly as they planned. May they always have loved ones near, To support and lend a hand. – Mary G

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