7 Quotes that Capture Motherhood Perfectly

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By Brittany Van Den Brink

Mother's Day is just around the corner. It will be my first Mother's Day as a mom myself, and I've been thinking a lot about the essence of motherhood: what it means to me, what it means for my son, and motherhood as a shared experience for women across the globe.

Just when I think I have a handle on this motherhood gig and I start to type out those thoughts, I'm stopped in my tracks as I realize once again the magnitude of the role of "Mom." It's full of high-highs and low-lows, making it my greatest joy and the hardest experience of my life, all at the same time. Rather than giving you a mess of contradictory thoughts I'll continue to grapple with them internally and instead share seven quotes on motherhood that I'm really relating to lately. Sometimes others truly do say it best. I hope that they speak to you too.

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Brittany Van Den Brink is a PhD Candidate and freelance writer living in small-town Ontario with her husband, baby son, and their Golden Retriever, Chevy. She founded Motherhood Her Way to collaborate with other moms as they go through the ups and downs of motherhood. Say hi on Instagram @brittanyvandenbrink.