15 Moms Share What They Are Most Thankful for About Motherhood

Motherhood is filled with plenty of ups and downs and a whole lot of challenging moments. But in the midst of the challenges, it can be really helpful to stop and focus on the positive parts and be reminded of what we love about being moms. With the holiday season upon us, it’s the perfect time to take a moment for gratitude, so I asked a few moms: “What are you most thankful for about motherhood?” and it was so great to see what they had to say.

“I’m most thankful for (out of the many things I’m thankful for) my sons reflecting back to me my own faults and imperfections. When they have a tantrum or don’t respond well to a scenario, I can often see myself in them and it makes me strive to set a better example and work on my own responses in a more positive way.” – Laura

“I’m thankful that it’s teaching me to be patient and forgiving of myself. Before my daughter, I was so hard on myself for not being ‘good enough,’ ‘thin enough,’ or ‘smart enough.’ But now with my daughter I can just see the way she looks at me and know I am always enough for her.” – Jen

“I’m most thankful for the honor of being someone’s safest place.” – Stephanie

“Motherhood has broken me and humbled me in some of the most beautiful ways and I am really thankful for it. That may sound odd, but I’m thankful for how it’s not as easy as I’d thought it would be and how it’s pushed me out of my comfort zone and forced me to evaluate my lie in a good but hard sort of way. It’s a privilege I don’t take for granted.” – Katie

“I’m thankful that my two daughters have helped me to take the time to slow down and enjoy the moment. I was always a very rushed person before kids and now with them I try to take time to stop and smell the flowers.” – Kelsey

“Thankful for the daily reminder to ‘live like a child.’ To see beauty in every little thing and to rediscover things that have become mundane in a new light. I’m thankful I get a chance to be silly and playful and slow down a little.” – Taryn


“Motherhood lets me see things through their eyes and everything is new and full of wonder. I appreciate little things like the first snow or a pretty cloud so much more after my kids point them out to me.” – Jess

“I am thankful for all the opportunities for growth! I have three kids and can’t be knocked down by my own inhibitions or anxieties (hello postpartum!), so I am thankful for constantly being pushed out of my comfort zone. Motherhood makes me a better, stronger person…and a better mother as a result.” – Catherine

“My kids have given me a stronger footing in my faith. As they ask questions and I teach them about it, I find more and more that I am learning myself right alongside them and realizing what I believe myself.” – Cole

“I am thankful for the endless fun and entertainment that motherhood brings me. My kids may be crazy sometimes, but they certainly aren’t boring. They make me laugh so much!” – Anna

“I’m so glad I had kids, because it really made me reprioritize my life. I used to spend so much time and effort on situations and relationships that truly didn’t matter. Now that I have kids though, I have only so many hours in the day and I’ve learned to keep only the most essential relationships and commitments in my life.” – Rachel

“I am so thankful for the confidence that motherhood has brought me. I never really felt confident in who I was as a person or in my abilities, but being a mom and bringing a human life into this world has taught me that I really can do anything I put my mind to.” – Hannah

“Thankful simply for the privilege of watching these little humans become themselves!” – Katie

“I’m thankful for a tangible reason to be a better person. I try to be more understanding, patient, kind, and self-loving because they are the things I want for my kids.” – Laura

“The opportunity to have these little humans have such a deep and unconditional love for me is amazing! It’s so good to be loved!” – Ashley

What are you most thankful for when it comes to motherhood?

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