BY Ama Nunoo, 1:32pm December 13, 2019,

10 quotes on motherhood from black celebrities that will get you inspired

During childhood, kids are usually close to their mothers as they tend to spend more time with them. They also tend to be the “softer” parent.

If daddy isn’t convinced enough about letting you go on that camp trip, going to mommy with that innocent face and list of 101 reasons on why you’ll be on your best behavior when you’re granted the permission could likely work some magic. As a matter of fact, we all can attest to this!

At the end of the day, when you feel like the walls are closing in on you and you have no one to talk to or who will understand you, mama is always that solid rock you can depend on.

With that being said, your ultimate online destination for global black lifestyle news, Nsuri, shares with you 10 quotes on motherhood from these black celebrities that will get you inspired.

Check them out below:

10 quotes on motherhood from black celebrities that will get you inspired

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“A friend was just visiting and she said to me, ‘Your parenting is not very Nigerian.’ In Nigeria — and, I think, in many cultures — you control children. And I feel like, my daughter is 15 months, she doesn’t have a sense of consequences. And I enjoy watching her. So she tears a page of a book? Whatever. She throws my shoes down. So? It’s fun. I love that she’s quite strong-willed … [My husband] says to me, ‘Well, at least we know where she got her personality from.’ She’s quite fierce.”Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Nia Long

“If you are ready to have a child, do it! God has a way of working out the kinks and showing you the way. Married or single, giving life to another human being teaches us what love truly is about and forces us to be at our best. Never have I loved like this.”Nia Long

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Michelle Obama

“For me, being a mother made me a better professional, because coming home every night to my girls reminded me what I was working for. And being a professional made me a better mother, because by pursuing my dreams, I was modeling for my girls how to pursue their dreams.”Michelle Obama


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“I’m in a new chapter in my life, and I’m not even trying to be who I was. It’s so beautiful that children do that to you.” –  Beyoncé

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Viola Davis — Photo Credit: AARP

“Becoming a mother has opened up my whole life and given me a whole new purpose. I feel like a star at home only because she loves me so much. I mean, it’s a red carpet every day. It’s wonderful!”Viola Davis

Kelly Rowland and son Titan Jewell

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“The best parenting advice would have to be to take it a day at a time. Everybody always says you’re a new parent, no pressure. I’m just taking one day at a time because each day is going to bring me something new, if not 10 things new that I have to learn.”Kelly Rowland

10 quotes on motherhood from black celebrities that will get you inspired

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“As mommies sometimes we forget [to be nice]. We’re caught raising and teaching and disciplining and cooking and cleaning and not enough time to play. I think that my kids always remind me when I’m being too boring. They go, ‘Mama, be nice, sit down and play with me.’ That’s what they’re teaching me.”Zoe Saldana

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Christina Milian — Photo Credit: Stewart Cook/Variety/Shutterstock

“There’s a certain responsibility that I carry being a mom that makes me feel very confident and so blessed. Being a mom is the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”Christina Milian

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Serena Williams

“We’re not spending a day apart until she’s 18. Now that I’m 36 and I look at my baby, I remember that [becoming a mom] was also one of my goals when I was little, before tennis took over, when I was still kind of a normal girl who played with dolls. … Maybe this goes without saying, but it needs to be said in a powerful way: I absolutely want more Grand Slams. … And actually, I think having a baby might help. When I’m too anxious I lose matches, and I feel like a lot of that anxiety disappeared when Olympia was born. Knowing I’ve got this beautiful baby to go home to makes me feel like I don’t have to play another match. I don’t need the money or the titles or the prestige. I want them, but I don’t need them. That’s a different feeling for me.”Serena Williams

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“My son has given me so much clarity and I couldn’t be any more clear than I needed to be. I definitely know a lot of things that I don’t want. I really know. I have to make sure I’m making the best decisions to make the universe right for him.”Ciara

Last Edited by:Ama Nunoo Updated: February 4, 2021


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