Mom Self-Care Quotes for Mothers of All Sorts

mom self care quotes

Taking care of yourself while being a mom becomes one of the most neglected things of motherhood. For example, since children require time and attention, it’s easy for mothers to forget the necessity of self-care. Working moms are no exception since they work while also attending to the family’s needs. All of these responsibilities demand time and energy and often self-care gets pushed to the side. Self-care is more than just face masks and bubble baths. Sometimes, reading self-care quotes reminds you to keep yourself a priority, even when you’re a mom.

Mothers constantly serve the family’s necessities, even sacrificing their time to give the best of themselves to every family member. They use their energy to make the family feel safe and connected inside and outside their home. However, caring for others doesn’t always mean sacrificing your time and energy and making self-nurturing the least important thing to do. After all, self-care isn’t a luxury — it’s a practice to ensure your well-being is taken care of, so you can deliver your best version of you to others and not lose yourself.

Most women put off their health care because they’re too busy with work or family affairs. The risk of mom burnout and exhaustion is real, so practicing self-care will benefit you and the entire family. It’s something one shouldn’t feel guilty about, and mothers deserve that time to recharge more than anyone. Hence, why not start try self-care and read through these inspiring self-care quotes made for any mom like you!

“Keep taking time for yourself until you’re you again.”

– Lalah Delia

“Surround yourself with those who reflect your own beauty and brilliance back into your heart.”

Seed & Song

“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.”

Brene Brown

“Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you.”

Katie Reed

“You Yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”


“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make happiness a priority. It’s necessary.”

Mandy Hale

“You are worth the quiet moment. You are worth the deeper breaths and you are worth the time it takes to slow down, be still, and rest.”

– Morgan Harper Nichols

“I have some issues with my past self but she was young and I forgive her.”

“It’s so empowering to say ‘this isn’t serving me’ and walk away in peace.”

“You owe yourself the love that you so freely give to other people.”

“You are not required to set yourself on fire to keep other people warm.”

“Don’t forget you’re human. It’s okay to have a meltdown. Just don’t unpack and live there. Refocus on where you’re headed.”

“Self care is how you take your power back.”

“You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.”

“Put yourself at the top of your to do list every day and everything else will fall into place.”

“You are allowed to enforce your boundaries.”

“One day, you’ll look back and thank yourself for not giving up.”

“It’s not selfish to do what’s best for you.”

– Mark Sutton

“You carry so much love in your heart. Give some to yourself.”

– R.Z.

“Life is too short to spend it at war with yourself.”

“Taking care of myself doesn’t mean ‘Me First’, it means ‘Me Too.”

– L.R. Knost

“Be kind. Be patient. Be generous. Be accepting. Be all of these things to yourself. That is where it begins.”

Seed & Song

“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings you joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.”

Jean Shinoda Bolen

“If you are to be a light for those you love, you must find ways to nourish yourself, to feed your fire & keep it burning.”

Seed & Song

“Keep taking time for yourself until you’re you again.”

Lalah Delia

“An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.”


“Do something nice for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in stillness, breathe. Put your problems on pause. You deserve a break.”

Akiroq Brost

“Caring for your body, mind, and spirit is your greatest and grandest responsibility. It’s about listening to the needs of your soul and then honoring them.”

Kristi Ling

“There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by my self.”

Brian Andreas

“When you say ‘yes’ to others make sure you are not saying ‘no’ to yourself.”

Paulo Coelho

“Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”

Lucille Ball

“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

“Our soul is like a soft and gentle flower, it needs to be nurtured, cared for, tended to, with sufficient sunlight, fresh air and freedom to bloom into its most precious and beautiful form. This, my friend, is self-love.”

Miya Yamanouchi

“Carve out and claim the time to care for yourself and kindle your own fire.”

Amy Ippoliti

“I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.”

Audre Lorde

“When you take care of yourself, you’re a better person for others. When you feel good about yourself, you treat others better.”

Solange Knowles

These quotes for any mom like you aim to enlighten the significance of self-care, motivating you to act on your health before it’s too late. Remember, nurturing yourself is not selfish — it’s a step that will help you provide the best for the entire family. Spare no time! Go ahead, relax, rest, and restore your energy, keeping these nuggets of wisdom and encouragement in your mind whenever you need them.

About Amy

I'm an Integrative Health Coach for career-oriented, busy women in search of finding balance, wellness, and lifestyle transformation in an overworked, stressful, and boundary-blurring world.

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