66 Single mum quotes to inspire and uplift

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The world has gone quote-crazy! And why not? I love scrolling through my social media feed to find a quote that resonates with me or gives me inspiration for the day ahead.

For this reason, we’ve put together a list of the best quotes to support you on your single mum journey. Whether you need encouragement, a giggle or to feel as though you are not alone … we hope you’ll find something here that you love.


Sometimes walking away has nothing to do with weakness and everything to do with strength.

Moving on doesn’t mean that you forget about things. It just means you have to accept what happened and continue living.

I used to hope you’d bring me flowers. Now I plant my own.

Being single means you are strong enough to wait for what you deserve.

By letting go of the wrong relationship you give the right person a chance to enter your life.

At some point you have to realise that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life.

How strange it is, that after all that we are strangers again.

Divorce isn’t such a tragedy. A tragedy is staying in an unhappy marriage.

Single doesn’t always mean lonely. Relationship doesn’t always mean happy.

Being single means you are strong enough to wait for what you deserve.


In the end I am the only one who can give my children a happy mum that loves life.

The best security blanket a child can have is parents who respect one another.

Kids go where there is excitement, they stay where there is love.

Are your kids happy in the knowledge that families come in all shapes and sizes.

My children are the most beautiful part of my world. I wouldn’t swap being a single mum for anything.

To the world you are a mother, but to your kids you are the world.

Happiness is seeing your kids happy.

The invincible drive behind a single mother is powered by the love for her children.

Two happy homes are better than one miserable home.

Your children will follow your example not your advice.

Further reading: 30+ Single mother and son quotes to melt your heart.


I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness.

Discover why you’re important, then refuse to settle for anyone who doesn’t completely agree.

Being happy is a very personal thing and it really has nothing to do with anyone else.

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

She turned her can’ts into cans, and her dreams into plans.

Get up every morning and tell yourself ‘I can do this’.

Be proud of who you are, not ashamed of how someone sees you.

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

If you’re still looking for that one person who will change your life, look in the mirror.


My entire life can be described in one sentence: It didn’t go to plan and that’s OK.

Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.

Difficult paths often lead to beautiful destinations.

I’m so glad I didn’t end up with what I thought I wanted.

I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change, I am changing the things I cannot accept.

Sometimes you have to be your own hero.

This is the part where you find out who you are.

Your wound may not be your fault but your healing is your responsibility.

Difficult paths often lead to beautiful destinations.

Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back.


Co-parenting is not a competition. It’s a collaboration.

The invincible drive behind a single mother is powered by the love for her children.

Can I just say that you are a bloody amazing single mother?

Being a single mum is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had and dealing with fears you never knew existed.

If you think my hands are full you should see my heart.

I’d love to be the perfect single mum but I’m too busy raising my kids.

Stay calm single mumma. Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle.

Being a single mum at Christmas is like being Santa’s personal assistant when all the elves have left early for a party.

I didn’t aspire to be a single mum. I aspired to be the best mum I could be. And that hasn’t changed.

A single mother has a backbone made of steel and a heart made of gold.


New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.

When you bring peace to your past, you can move forward to your future.

And they lived happily ever after, but separately.

You should never feel guilty about removing toxic people from your life.

She didn’t need to be saved. She needed to be found and appreciated for exactly what she was.

Some people come into your life as blessings. Other come into your life as lessons.

There are far better things ahead, than any we leave behind.

The hardest thing in life is letting go of what you thought was real.

She promised herself better, and she never looked back.


Once upon a time I was a perfect parent. And then I had children.

Single mum: 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.

I’m a single mum. What’s your superpower?

It takes an incredible mother to be a father too.

Motherhood. Powered by love. Fuelled by coffee. Sustained by wine.

Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing. 

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Haven’t found the right fit for you on our list? Check out: 100 Mantras for mums to help you make it through the day.

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Sally Love is a pseudo single mum author who has been writing about single motherhood, separation and divorce for 8+ years. She has been a single mother for 10+ years and has two daughters, one of whom she co-parents and the other she solo parents. Sally has experienced all aspects of single motherhood from legal, financial, parenting, dating, travel as a single parent, re-partnering and re-building a career. She is an integral part of the Beanstalk community chatting and helping single mothers across the globe, as well as sharing her expertise, experiences and genuine reviews with major national newspapers and appearing on nation-wide television shows.

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