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Losing Yourself After Motherhood Quotes

Losing yourself in motherhood is something that hits you suddenly when you become a mom. It completely upends your life, and you feel a strange mix of love, and loneliness. Which can be difficult to explain. Below are a list of quotes that help explain this strange phenomenon.

Make sure to watch the Ted Talk below which helps explain this strange emotion in great detail.

And don’t forget to join the 30 day challenge to rediscover yourself after motherhood

Transition to Motherhood – Ted Talk

Did you know, when kids go to bed, you can hear yourself think again. I sound fabulous

Paige Kellerman

The moment you become a mother, your life as you know it ends. And no one can prepare you for that


“24/7 – Once you sign on to be a mother, that’s the only shift they offer.”

Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper
Quote on how difficult it is to sleep after becoming a mother.

People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one

Leo Burke

“Above everything else, genuinely love yourself first. Self-love is powerful and it’s the best love that you will ever have. When you love who YOU are, your relationships will be healthier and your life will be happier. Self-love sets the standard in how we allow others to treat us and how we treat ourselves. Your happiness and well-being is important. Protect it by always valuing who you are!”

Stephanie Lahart

Losing Yourself In Motherhood Quotes

“I love to play hide and seek with my kid, but some days my goal is to find a hiding place where he can’t find me until after high school. “


I used to have functioning brain cells, but I traded them in for children.

Funny Humor

You know how once you have kids you never ever pee by yourself again? At least one of them is always in there with you at all times.

Jennifer Garner

God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.

— Rudyard Kipling

The amazing thing about becoming parent is that you will never again become your first priority

Olivia Wilde

It’s not easy being a mom. If it were easy, fathers would do it.

Betty White

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

“Becoming a mother makes you realize you can do almost anything one-handed.”


Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.

Sam Levenson

On Finding Yourself In Motherhood

“Sometimes we must lose ourselves to find ourselves”

Sonny Long

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream

Catherine Jones

The biggest surprise about motherhood was how completely and totally it changed how I look at myself, and what I believe I deserve, for the better.


It is so important to take time for yourself and find clarity. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself

diane von furnstenberg

“Losing yourself in motherhood is something that sneaks up on you. You don’t realize it’s happening until one day you realize your life revolves solely around your children.”

The Mom Deal

I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.

Oprah Winfrey

There will be so many times you feel like you’ve failed but, in the eyes, heart, and mind of your child you are Super Mom!

Stephanie Precourt

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


Quotes on Motherhood Bonds

The day you came into this world was the day that my life was forever changed. I never thought it was possible to feel so many different emotions all at the same time. One look at your beautiful face and I felt overjoyed, incredulous, blessed, relieved, exhausted, and utterly terrified.


Through the blur, I wondered if I was alone or if other parents felt the same way I did – that everything involving our children was painful in some way. The emotions, whether they were joy, sorrow, love or pride, were so deep and sharp that in the end they left you raw, exposed and yes, in pain. The human heart was not designed to beat outside the human body and yet, each child represented just that – a parent’s heart bared, beating forever outside its chest.

Debra Ginsberg

Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears.

Kate Winslet

The moment he wakes up from a nap.… Just a gummy mouth, no teeth, just a big smile, happy that you’re alive and you’re just looking at him. That’s probably the most magical.

Jessica Biel

Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.

Gail Tsukiyama

Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother’s secret hope outlives them all.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

She sacrifices her dream to make my dream come true.

― Luffina Lourduraj

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.

– Robert Browning

Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.

Winnie the Pooh

Motherhood is difficult and rewarding.

Gloria Estefan

The most precious jewels you’ll ever have around your neck are the arms your children.

Cardinal Mermillod

A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.

Agatha Christie

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