100 best single parent quotes

By April 8, 2019 Single Parent Holidays
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Welcome to the Single Parents on Holiday monster list of single parent quotes…

As readers will be well aware, becoming a parent is one of those life-defining moments which changes your world forever. Parenting has no fixed timescale, a colossal level of responsibility and absolutely no option for retirement.

When you find yourself operating solo, all these challenges are compounded and it takes a real superhero to manage the home, finances, job and kid/s while maintaining a healthy social life and staying sane in the process. Sometimes all we need in those crunch moments when everything is going wrong is a supportive word or two from someone else who has been there, so we’ve broken down over 100 thought-provoking and/or inspiring quotes from single parents (both mums and dads) on the grind for your sanity.

C’mon, we all know the situation:

You’re in a rush to get out the door but a shoe has goes missing which despite a successful (frenzied) search of the house means:

1) A missed school bus,

which means:

2) A controlled drag race across town and back,

which means:

3) You’re now late for work (again),

which means:

4) You need to work late to show willing,

which means:

5) You need to beg favours so that someone else picks up the bundle of joy

AND

6) You have to work late,

which means:

7) You’re late prepping food and the bedtime routine,

which means:

8) You finally pass out in a near coma around 10 o’clock with your alarm set for 6 so you don’t have to go through that hell again… But wake up 30 minutes late anyway.

9) Repeat from 1.

Boom, the whole day ruined and your own hellish version of groundhog day – all because of one poxy shoe. You know what they say, hell hath no fury like a late parent on the school run, especially when they’re on the receiving end of a particularly aggressive case of the butterfly effect.

Anyway, enough of the moping – without further ado here’s our list of 100 single parent quotes from single dads and single mums across the world which aims to inspire/relieve/impress you when you need it most.

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Single mum quotes

1) “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

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

3) “Being a single mother is not an easy task. Actually, single parenthood is one of the toughest jobs in the entire world. It’s not a job for the fainthearted. It requires a lot of confidence and determination.” – Anonymous

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

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

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

7) “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

8) “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

9) “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

10) “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 Fatherhood and my career. That changes the equation.. ” – Jody Watley

11) “Single mothers juggle two roles – the role of the father and that of mother – at the same time. For single mothers who just found themselves in that role, nothing prepares them, but they do it anyway.” – Anonymous

12) “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

13) “Even though single mothers might worry whether they can do it all, they still wake up and do what they need to do.” – Anonymous

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

15) “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

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

17) “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

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

19) “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

20) “I thought about giving up!!..But then I remembered who was watching.” – Anonymous

21) “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

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

23) “Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.” – Garrison Keillor

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

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

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

27) “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

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

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

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

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

32) “I truly have a village supporting me. 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

33) “For me, already being part of a single parent household and knowing it was just me and my mom, you’d wake up times and hope that the next day you’d be able to be alongside your mother because she was out trying to make sure that I was taken care of. But all I cared about was her being home.” – Lebron James

34) “Coming from a single parent household, I witnessed first hand 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

35) “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

36) “Just because I’m a single mother it doesn’t mean I can’t be a success..” – Yvonne Kaloki

37) “You can be a good mother and chase your dreams. You totally can, if you so desire..” – Anonymous

38) “The trouble with being a parent is that by the time you are experienced, you are unemployed..” – Anonymous

39) “A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie..” – Tenneva Jordan

40) “Raising a family is difficult enough. But it’s even more difficult for single parents struggling to make ends meet. They don’t need more obstacles. They need more opportunities..” – Bill Richardson

41) “Any single mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.” – Lisa Alther

42) “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

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

44) “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 Bay

45) “Being a single mother is not an easy task. Actually, single parenthood is one of the toughest jobs in the entire world. It’s not a job for the fainthearted. It requires a lot of confidence and determination.” – Anonymous

46) “Single mothers juggle two roles – the role of the father and that of mother – at the same time. For single mothers who just found themselves in that role, nothing prepares them, but they do it anyway.” – Anonymous

47) “From cleaning the house and helping the kids with homework to paying bills and entertaining the baby, single moms do it all. This is what makes single moms some kind of superheroes. And it’s for such reasons that we need to celebrate them.” – Anonymous

48) “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

49) “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

50) “From cleaning the house and helping the kids with homework to paying bills and entertaining the baby, single moms do it all. This is what makes single moms some kind of superheroes. And it’s for such reasons that we need to celebrate them.” – Anonymous

51) “Even though single mothers might worry whether they can do it all, they still wake up and do what they need to do.” – Anonymous

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

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

54) “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.. ” – Denice Williams

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

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

57) “I know how to do anything, I’m a mom..“ – Roseanne Barr

58) “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

59) “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

60) “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

61) “Nothing you do for children is ever wasted..” – Garrison Keillor

62) “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.. ” – Rudyard Kipling

63) “You can raise good children in single parent households, and many of you perhaps here today come from that type of environment. It is possible and many do it in heroic situations, but it’s much more difficult..” – Sam Brownback

64)

“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

65) “A single mother has a backbone made of steel and a heart made of gold.” – Anonymous

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

67) “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou

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

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Single dad quotes:

69) “As a single Father, I’m juggling a lot and working long hours. Yes, it costs them a little, but what my children get in return is a Father who is energized and content.. ” – Edie Falco

70) “Fathers and especially single Fathers have an impressive inner confidence that is contagious. They always know what to do and how to do it, and are never willing to give up when times get rough. When they cannot fix something, they know that love can make everything better.” – anonymous

71) “What is free time? I’m a single Dad. My free moments are filled with loving my little girl.. ” – Roma Downey

72) “You my man are one courageous lion, with the heart and the strength of two parents instead of one. Be proud of yourself and know that you are not single, you are fulfilling two roles and not just one..” – Anonymous

73) “Being a single dad is tough, whenever  take my son to things like swimming or soccer lessons, all the mums join together in a clique and make me feel like a weirdo. I wish they’d understand it’s just as hard for us..” – Anonymous

74) “I hate it when my friends get mad at me for not going out like it will change anything. I can’t always do what I want, I have to prioritise and be responsible for my little girl..” – Anonymous

75) “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 non-existent in a parent-child relationship..” Jeremy Sisto

76) “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

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

78) “It is a widespread assumption that when a relationship breaks down, it’s a man’s instinct to run off and abandon his duties. But that’s not the case..” – Kevin Brazant

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

80) “The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.” – Prevost Abbe

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

82) “I feel like I put my personal life on hold as a single dad, but I only get one chance with my daughter..” – ‘Anonymous’

83) “Being a single dad and dating is hard. Not every woman understands my kids aren’t looking for a new mom, they have one. I’m looking for someone to spend time with me..” – Anonymous

84) “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

85) “Having children is like living in a frat house – nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.” – Ray Romano

86) “90% of parenting is just thinking about when you can lie down again.” – Anonymous

87) “I’m a single father, I don’t like to be away from my son. So I’ll go out, make a film, come back, repeat. And it’s worked out very well for the last 11 years..” – Dean Cain

88) “It’s hard being a single father, but even harder being a child without a father.. ” – Anonymous

89) “I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” –Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist

90) “I can make the bacon, fry it up, braid some hair and catch the football game. All at the same time. I’m superman because I have to be. And it’s the highest honor of my life. I’m proud to be a single dad.” – Anonymous

91) “Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice. ” – Anonymous

92) “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

93) “It’s hard being a single father, but even harder being a child without a father. ” – Anonymous

94) “You are the everything parent. You get all the tears, the joy, the tantrums, the hugs, the disappointments. ” – Anonymous

95) “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.”- Jim Valvano

96) “Shout out to the single father’s that have also taken the role of the mother. They don’t get appreciated enough for what they do..” – Anonymous

97) “Being a Single Father is twice the work, twice the stress and twice tears but also twice the hugs, twice the love and twice the pride..” – Anonymous

98) “Guns don’t kill people. Dads with daughters do.” – Anonymous

99) “I’m a single parent. What’s your superpower?” – Anonymous

100) “Even on the days you feel like you are falling, look around. Your child’s smile will bring you right back up.” – Anonymous

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