100 Tired Mom Quotes That Are Uplifting And Fun

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Being a mom is hard work. There’s no denying that!

From the moment our little ones are born, we are constantly juggling their needs with our own.

And if you’re feeling tired, you’re not alone. Moms everywhere are tired!

To help make you feel better, I’ve put together some funny, inspirational, working mom and everything in between motherhood quotes. 

So sit back, relax and enjoy! 

Tired Mom Quotes

These tired mother quotes perfectly capture the highs and lows of motherhood. And they will remind you that at the end of the day it’s all worth it! 

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1. “There should be a special place in heaven for mothers who wake up tired every day and do it anyway.”Unknown

2. “The tiredness you feel today will wash away in the laughter of tomorrow.” – Jill Churchill

3. “Hey mama, I know you’re tired. But I hope under that exhaustion you feel some pride too. Because no matter how the past 24 hours went, you can fall into bed tonight knowing you made someone’s life a little better today – just by loving them like only you can.” – Casey Huff

4. “The tiredness you feel when you’re a parent is unlike any other tiredness. It’s the tiredness of knowing that if you don’t keep going, no one else will.” – Unknown

5. “Motherhood is hard work, but it’s also the best job in the world.” – Unknown

6. “Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.” – Tina Fey

7. “Good moms have homes that are clean enough to be healthy and messy enough to be happy.” – Unknown

8. “Tiredness is just something that is appearing; it’s not who you are.” – Nirmala

9. “I’m tired. I’m also tired of being tired. I also realize that one day I will get all the sleep I need because my children won’t live here anymore, and that makes me sad.” – Bunmi Laditan

10. “You are mentally strong, but you are also tired… and that is OK.” – Unknown

11. “Even a good mom has bad days, great days, normal days, overwhelming days, perfect days, trying days, supermom days, just being-a-mom days, a whole lot of love and real and crazy motherhood days.” – Rachel Martin

12. “The job description of mother is clearly in need of revision. As it stands, the shifts are 24 hours, for a period of approximately 1,825 consecutive days. The benefits are sorely in need of amendment: no vacations, no sick leave, no lunch hours, no breaks. Moreover, it is the only unpaid position I know of that can result in arrest if you fail to show up for work” – Mary Blakely

13. “Don’t tell a mother she looks tired; she already knows that. Tell her she’s doing a good job; she may not know that.” – Stephanie Peltier

14. “Parenthood: where your child throws up twice and it’s considered an emergency but when you do it, it’s called ‘the flu.'” – Unknown

15. “A tired mother makes a cup of coffee and sits down to cry.” – Erma Bombeck

16. “The tiredness isn’t from sleep deprivation, it’s from being up all night worrying that my children are going to turn out exactly like me.” – Unknown

17. “An empty tank will take you exactly nowhere. Take time to refuel.” – Unknown


Funny Tired Mom Quotes

When you’re tired, it can be hard to find the humor in motherhood.

Being a tired mom is no laughing matter. But sometimes, the only way to get through it is to laugh.

If you’re looking for a good laugh, these funny tired mom quotes are sure to do the trick. From hilarious to relatable, these positive and funny quotes will have you laughing out loud.

And they might just help you get through this tired phase too.

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18. “I don’t want to sleep like a baby… I want to sleep like my husband!” – Unknown

19. “My husband and I share the load: I breastfeed because he can’t… he sleeps because I can’t.” – Unknown

20. “The tiredness isn’t from lack of sleep. It’s from constantly being a step ahead of your little one.” – Unknown

21. “I wish I was a little kid so I could take a long nap and everyone would just be proud of me…” – Unknown

22. “I slept until 7:30 a.m. and now have clogged sink, all of the candy is gone, and the living room is a disaster. Totally Worth It!” – Unknown

23. “Motherhood is an extreme sport. That’s why we have to wear activewear every day.” – Unknown

24. “After my kids go to bed I just sit really still and recover from the trauma” – @mamavibesofficial

25. “Sleep is like the unicorn – it is rumored to exist, but I doubt I will see any.” – Dr. Seuss

26. “There should be an energy drink named 6 am toddler.” – Unknown

27. “It’s been a long day! Me, after breakfast.” – Unknown

28. “I had no idea that I would want to see someone I love so much go to bed so badly” – @happyasamother

29. “Having children is like being pecked to death by ducks.” – Wisecrack

30. “People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.” – Leo J. Burke

31. “Any kid will run any errand for you if you ask at bedtime.” – Red Skelton

32. “Moms don’t need an alarm clock – they give birth to them.” – Unknown

33. “When I say, “I’m going to the bathroom” my kids clearly must hear, “family meeting in the bathroom.” – Unknown

34. “My house isn’t messy, it’s custom designed by my kids!” – Unknown 

35. “She believed she could but then her baby woke up 5 times during the night.” – Unknown

36. “Motherhood is… dressing your kid in cute new outfits while you are wearing underwear that’s older than they are.” – @mkallenfitness

37. “They say women speak 20,000 words a day. I have a daughter who gets that done by breakfast.” – Unknown

38. “Sometimes I’m so tired, I look down at what I’m wearing, and if it’s comfortable enough to sleep in, I don’t even make it into my pajamas. I’m looking down, and I’m like, ‘T-shirt and stretchy pants? Yup, that’s fine. It’s pajama-y, good night.’” – Rebecca Romijn

39. “Sleep at this point is just a concept, something I’m looking forward to investigating in the future.” – Amy Poehler

40. “I finally got eight hours of sleep. It took me four days, but whatever.” – Unknown

41. “Why don’t kids understand that their nap is not for them but for us?” – Alyson Hannigan

42. “Mom sleep. Like regular sleep without any sleep.” – Unknown

43. “The bags under my eyes were definitely well past the carry-on limit.” — Sarah Gailey

44. “May your coffee be stronger than your toddler.” – Unknown

45. “A mother needs only step into the shower to be instantly reassured she is indispensable to every member of her family.” – Lynne Williams

Tired Mom Memes

And to lift your spirits even more, here are some of the most hilarious tired mom memes from around the Internet that’ll have you laughing out loud! 

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Inspirational Quotes For Tired Moms

When you’re feeling tired and overwhelmed, it’s easy to forget what a capable and strong mom you are.

If you need a little boost, these inspirational quotes for tired moms are what you need!

From wise words to motivational sayings, these quotes will remind you of just how amazing you are.

So read on and get inspired!

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46. “There is no such thing as a perfect mother, and there never will be. So just be the best mom you can be, and forget about the rest.” – Jill Churchill

47. “If you’re a mom, you’re a superhero. Period.” – Rosie Pope

48. “A real mom: Emotional, yet the rock. Tired, but keeps going. Worried, but full of hope. Impatient, yet patient. Overwhelmed, but never quits. Amazing, even though doubted. Wonderful, even in the chaos. Life changer, every single day.” – Rachel Marie Martin

49. “I know it can be hard to get up every day and have these little people rely on you; I know it’s hard to feel like sometimes your world is so small. I want to remind you; you are the world. You are the world for those little ones that is revolving around.” – Unknown

50. “In a child’s eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe.” – N.K. Jemisin

51. “The best thing about being a mom is that it’s the hardest job in the world, and you get to do it every day.” – Unknown

52. “There is no remedy for love but to love more.” – Henry David Thoreau

53. “A tired mom is a good mom. A rested mom is a better mom.” – Mandy Hale

54. “The best thing about being a mom is that you can love someone so much and they will never know it.” – Unknown

55. “The tiredest mom still has more love in her heart than the strongest man.” – Unknown

56. “There’s no such thing as a perfect mom. The only thing that matters is being there for your kids when they need you.” – Unknown

57. “There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.” – Chinese proverb

58. “All your kids want is you. Not the fit mom, not the Pinterest mom, not the PTA mom, not every other mom you think you should be. All they want is you, so be the happiest you there ever was.” – Cat & Nat

59. “To all mothers in every circumstance, including those who struggle, I say, ‘Be peaceful. Believe in God and yourself. You are doing better than you think you are.’” – Jeffrey R. Holland

60. “Motherhood is messy. And challenging. And crazy. And sleepless. And giving. and still unbelievably beautiful.” – Rachel Martin

61. “Even when you have every right to be tired of everything, never be tired of living.” – Terry Mark

62. “The parenting road gets bumpy sometimes. That doesn’t mean you are off course.” – Unknown

63. “Many people talk about having kids like it’s a bad thing. You want to know what true love is? Have some kids. They don’t care how much money you have, what car you drive, or how you look. They just truly love you for you. The unconditional love between you and your children is priceless.” – Unknown

64. “Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.” – Theodore Roosevelt

65. “Successful mothers are not the ones who have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up despite the struggles.” – Sharon Jaynes

66. “Life is tough, but so are you.” – Unknown

67. “Tired is not a word in my vocabulary.”- Brittany Murphy

68. “Parenting is hard. Especially when you’re doing it right.” – Unknown

69. “If every mother…could wrap her mind around her true value as a woman and mother, her life would never be the same. We would wake up every morning excited for the day rather than feeling as though we’d been hit by a truck during the night. We would talk differently to our kids, fret less about our husbands’ annoying habits, and speak with greater tenderness and clarity. We would find more contentment in our relationships, let mean remarks roll off our backs, and leave work feeling confident in the job we performed.” – Meg Meeker

70. “Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.” – Linda Wooten

Tired Working Mom Quotes

Being a working mom is hard enough, but when you’re tired too, it can feel impossible.

If you’re a tired hard working mom, know that you’re not alone. These tired working mom quotes perfectly capture the challenges and the joys of trying to do it all. 

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71. “I think every working mom probably feels the same thing. You go through big chunks of time where you’re just thinking, ‘This is impossible – oh, this is impossible.’ And then you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible.’ – Tina Fey

72. “Tiredness doesn’t come from sleeping less. It comes from using your brain more.” – Erma Bombeck

73. “You are never too tired or too busy to be a loving mother to your children.” – Barbara Coloroso

74. “Being a mom is the hardest job in the world, but it’s also the best job in the world.” – Unknown

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75. “Life is one long process of getting tired.” – Samuel Butler

76. “You’ve done enough. It’s OK to be tired. You can take a break.” – Shauna Niequist

77. “My toddler picked a short book tonight for bedtime and it felt like my boss let me go home early.” – Unknown

78. “As hard as it is and as tired as I am, I force myself to get dinner at least once a week with my girlfriends, or have a sleepover. Otherwise, my life is just work.” – Jennifer Lawrence

79. “When I’m tired, I rest. I say, ‘I can’t be a superwoman today.’” – Jada Pinkett Smith

80. “It’s not difficult to take care of a child- it’s difficult to do anything else while taking care of a child” – Julianne Moore


Exhausted Mom Quotes

Being a mom is exhausting!

From the never-ending laundry to the constant clean-up, it’s easy to feel like you’re running on empty.

But even when you’re exhausted, remember that you’re doing an amazing job. So to help you get through those tough days, here are some exhausted mom quotes that will make you feel better.

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81. “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 probably a good parent.” – Bunmi Laditan

82. “The tiredest I’ve ever been was the day after my son was born. It’s like your entire body just shuts down.” – Emily Oster

83. “The best way to end a long day is in the arms of someone who loves you, no matter how tired you are.”- Unknown

84. “The best way to describe the exhaustion of parenthood? Imagine you were awake for twenty-four hours straight. And then someone punched you in the face.” – David Levithan

85. “The tiredness of parenthood is not from lack of sleep. It’s from worry, love and pure exhaustion from giving everything you have to someone else.” – Unknown

86. “I am not an early bird or a night owl. I am some form of permanently exhausted pigeon.” – Unknown

87. “24/7: Once you sign on to be a mom, that’s the only shift they offer.” – Donna Ball

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

89. “The strength of a mother is second to none. Even when she is in times of stress, when she is fighting her own demons, when she is beyond exhausted both mentally and physically; nothing will stop her from finding the strength she needs to do for her children what she needs to get done.” – Unknown

90. “I see you there mama, trying your best. I see you showing up each day, even though you feel exhausted. I see you making tough choices for your family even when you’re not sure if they are right. I see you working tirelessly, even when it seems never-ending. I see you doing an amazing job, even though you doubt yourself. I see you mama, and you are more than enough.” – Unknown

91. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” – Ann Lamont

92. “Families don’t always realize that Mother is exhausted because Mother is always exhausted. Exhausted is what looks normal.” – Mary Blakely

93. She’s who I became when I stopped pretending that I had it all under control and realized that raising kids isn’t about perfection, holiday cards, or Pinterest meals. It’s about experiencing the ups and the downs with the people who mean the most to you in the world.”- Bunmi Laditan

94. “Twelve years later the memories of those nights, of that sleep deprivation, still make me rock back and forth a little bit. You want to torture someone? Hand them an adorable baby they love who doesn’t sleep.” – Shonda Rhimes

95. “Mother – noun. One person who does the work of twenty for free!” – Unknown

96. “The closest I get to a spa day is when steam from the dishwasher smacks me in the face.” – Unknown

97. “Parenting is 50% feeling like your head might explode, and 50% felling like your heart might.” – Unknown

98. “Caring for a kid with no sense of personal safety is a different kind of exhausting.” – Christine Derengowski

99. “I wish I was as tired as I thought I was before I had kids.” – Unknown

100. “The fastest way for a parent to get their child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.” – Lane Olinghouse

One Last Thing

So there you have it, tired mama quotes and memes that perfectly capture the roller coaster ride that is motherhood. It’s not always easy, but it’s so worth it. Remember, you’re not alone in this tired mom life. We’re all in it together!

So keep your chin up and keep doing an amazing job, mama. You got this! 

Pin this article to come back next time you’re feeling emotionally drained or lonely for some inspiration and chuckles. 

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