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In celebration of the light of every house when Mother's Day comes, share some touching quotes on motherhood to spread appreciation and love

The love of a mother is a universal language—making it one of the most powerful kind. There is so much to learn and love about these bearers of life and it's only right to celebrate them on Mother's Day 2021. Read on to know more about the wonders of being a mother and having one through quotes from celebrity moms, celebrated authors, and more that are sure to have you thinking about your mom:

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Vicki Belo

Vicki Belo, founder and CEO of Belo Medical Group, sees Scarlet as an inspiration to take better care of herself—all for the joy of spending time with her daughter Scarlet Snow. She shared her thoughts during an interview:

[Scarlet] has made me want to be younger, so I take better care of myself. Physically, emotionally… working out so I can move, I can carry her. It’s all joy.

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Blake Lively

Actress Blake Lively wants her daughters to realize the difference between real life and Hollywood. In an interview with Refinery29, she shared:

For me, it’s important for my daughters to know that it’s not real life. They’re seeing me dressed up in all this hair and makeup, but they also see me without that. I want them to see both sides because there is never just one side.

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Solenn Heussaff

When artist and actress Solenn Heussaff gave birth to her daughter Thylane, she admitted that her perspective on life has changed.

I have learned so much [from] being a mom. I have learned a new side of me that I didn’t know before whom I love. I can’t remember life without my child. I’m the happiest I could be right now because of my child.

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Coleen Garcia

Actress Coleen Garcia's home water birth during a precarious time has given the actress quite an experience as a first-time mother. She shares her sentiments in an interview.

It’s not easy, guys. No mother is perfect, but every mom has experienced pain, love, and sacrifice. Giving birth was both hard and fulfilling, but not as much as actually being a mother.

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Anne Curtis

Actress and Gen T honouree Anne Curtis, who has given birth to her first child Dahlia over a year ago, shared her realizations on motherhood during a recent interview with UNICEF.

I think the biggest realization I’ve had now that I am a mother is how important time is; how precious each moment is. Before I had Dahlia, I was so focused on work that I would get caught up with all the business and didn’t take much time to stop and just be in the moment. Now, having her around, I value each and every precious moment I’m given to spend time with my family.

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Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner, model and founder of Kylie Cosmetics, shared her thoughts about motherhood when she was interviewed by her sister Kim Kardashian just three months after giving birth to Stormi.

I think more about the future because of her. Every time I leave and I’m stressed about leaving her, I’m like, ‘I’m doing it for you.’ Everyone says you change completely when you become a mom, but I really feel the same, just better. So I don’t know what really has completely changed my world, besides her, of course. But I feel like it’s only gotten better.

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Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott, the author of Little Women, wrote a charming line in her book titled Jo’s Boys about children:

I think this power of living in our children is one of the sweetest things in the world.

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Maya Angelou

Renowned author, Maya Angelou, has written various pieces about her mother. Although there are many other quotes written by the author in her autobiographies and poems that are worth remembering, here is one saying that also proves to be true:

Mothers have the ability to liberate by love or, by neglect, to imprison. They're our first teachers; they are our first loves.

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Jodi Picoult

Author Jodi Picoult shared her thoughts on motherhood in one of her psychological novels titled House Rules.

The best place to cry is on a mother's arms.