40 Stay at Home Mom Quotes That Are Ridiculously Relatable

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Being a stay at home mom has been the most challenging role of my life, without a doubt! I’ve gathered these stay at home mom quotes to provide a mix of inspiration and hilarity to your SAHM days. I hope you can relate to these quotes as much as I do. 

(Of course, if you’re looking for nothing but laughs, be sure to check out my post of hilarious stay at home mom memes. They are pure gold!)

Okay, back to the quotes!

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First, some SAHM quotes about the daily grind:

“I don’t have a ‘9 to 5’ — I have a ‘when I open my eyes to when I close my eyes.'”

“My alarm clock wears cute jammies and smiles at me when I wake up.” [email protected]_loulli on Instagram

“On being a stay at home mom: Half of the time, I feel like I’m running an insane asylum… the other half, I feel I belong in one.”

As a stay at home mom, half the time I feel like I'm running an asylum... the other half, I feel I belong in one.

“We can’t afford a full-time chef, accountant, nanny, housekeeper, pet sitter, etc. so I’m a stay at home mom.”

(But for real — can I get a chef and a housekeeper? That would go a LONG way toward making our house less zoo-like…)

“Being a stay-at-home parent may be a luxury… but it sure isn’t luxurious!”

(There’s no eating bon-bons here…)

 

“If you’re completely exhausted and don’t know how you’re going to keep giving this much of yourself day after day, you’re porbably a good parent.” -Bunmi Laditan from The Honest Toddler.

“My kids are my cardio.”

Then there’s the stay at home mom “uniform”

“You know you’re officially living Mom Life when changing out of sweatpants and into yoga pants is how you get ready for the day.” 

(In fairness to stay at home moms — courtesy of the past year and counting, this has become A LOT of people’s uniforms, not just moms.)

“If it requires real pants and clean hair, I’m out.”

"If it requires pants and clean hair, I'm out"

“Life as a stay at home mom: A long day is when you go to get into your pajamas and realize you never changed out of them.”

There’s also some stay at home mom quotes about your impact (which is, of course, HUGE).

“The best career I’ll ever have, the profession where I’ll never stop learning, and the job that is worth all sacrifices, is being a mother to my children.”

“My favorite people call me mom.” My favorite people call me mom SAHM quote

I like this quote because it’s sweet and to the point. You’re spending your days with your favorite people on this planet (even if they sometimes make you want to pull your hair out…).

“The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.” J. Picoult

“I might not see it now, but the time I’m investing in my kids does matter.”Stay at home mom quote about investing time in our kids

I should probably get that one tattooed on my forehead because there are definitely days it doesn’t feel true. But of course, it is!

“Your influence as a mother is powerful. Don’t waste it. Little eyes are watching you.”

“Kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run.” B. Kingsglover

Well, that’s a tough and somewhat depressing pill to swallow, so let’s move on…

And of course, some quotes that acknowledge the struggle is real:

“It’s all messy… my hair, my house, the kids… life.”

“I run a tight shipwreck.”

“The quickest way for a mother to get her children’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.”

Stay at home mom quote that says the quickest way for a mother to get her kids' attention is to sit down and look comfortable

“This is my circus, these are my monkeys.” 

“I love you kids so much, but the second your father comes home, I’m going to bust out of here like I’m escaping Alcatraz.”Quote about how stay at home moms can't wait to escape the house

“Thankful, blessed, and kind of a mess.”

“Parenting is hard, especially trying to be patient with little versions of impatient you.”Parenting is hard, especially trying to be patient with little versions of impatient you."

For real. I am so sorry to my parents for every jerkish thing I ever did. Now my own children are doing some of those same jerkish things (hello eyerolls and the word “whatever”– blah!)

“I was going to throw in the towel, but then I remembered how much laundry I already have.”

Then there’s quotes that recognize acknowledging stay at home moms is not the same as denigrating working moms. 

“Working moms, stay at home moms, they’re both extremely hard jobs.” – Hilary Rosen

This one’s great because society just loves to pit working moms and stay at home moms against one another, which is dumb.

“I think it’s a tough road if you’re a stay-at-home mom, a working mom, if you have a partner, if you don’t. It’s the best job in the world, and the toughest job in the world all at the same time.”  -Angela KinseyQuote that says "I think it's a tough road if you're a stay at home mom or a working mom."

Yep — all motherhood is hard. Don’t be a jerk about it.

“Having kids — the responsibility of rearing good, kind, responsible human beings — is the biggest job anyone can embark on.” – Maria Shriver

“As a mom, you will be criticized whether you work or stay home. Do what is best for your family.”

"As a mom, you will be criticized whether you work or stay home. Do what's best for your family."

This has probably been the hardest lesson for me to learn since becoming a stay at home mom. What other people think of you is none of your business. Which is a great segway into the next stay at home mom quote (and one of my faves):

“I don’t care what you think of me. Unless you think I’m awesome — in which case, you’re right!”

And where would we be without the quotes that make every stay at home mom cringe and possibly want to hurt someone?

“What do you even do all day as a stay at home mom?”

(I don’t even know if it’s fair to call that one a stay at home mom quote — it’s clearly more of an offensive dig at SAHMs. Anyone who says it deserves a slap, but I digress…)

“Treasure every moment; it goes by so fast.”

Yes we know that. And of course we treasure our children. However, I will not be treasuring the zero sleep I got last night or the fact that I got vomit inside my shirt. 

INSIDE, people! (Bleh!)

And let’s not forget the SAHM quotes about cleaning (or not cleaning) the house & doing all the things!

“Why isn’t the house clean and tidy when you’re home all day with the kids? …Because you’re home all day with the kids.” funny stay at home mom quotes about the house being messy

“All these moms are on Pinterest making their own soap and homemade treats and I’m all like ‘I took a shower and kept the kids alive.’”

“‘My workday is done. I’m finally off work! I’m done for the day!’ – said no stay at home mom ever.”

Finally, some stay at home mom quotes to remind you that, whatever chaos the day brought, it was all worth it.

 “You will never look back on life & think ‘I spent too much time with my kids.’”

Quote that says moms will never look back on life and think they spent too much time with their kids.

“I may not have it together every day, but we are together every day and that’s all that matters.”

“There is no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a good one.”

“I may not have it together every day, but we are together every day and that’s all that matters.”"I ma not have it all together every day as a stay at home mom, but we are together every day and that's all that matters."

“Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.” – C.S. Lewis

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

“I am leaving a legacy of love.”

“The most important work you will ever do will be within the walls of your own home.” -Harold B. Lee

What’s your favorite quote about stay at home motherhood? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. These are super funny quotes. I like the quote “Parenting is hard, especially trying to be patient with little versions of impatient you.” – I’m super impatient, LOL

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