10 Touching Quotes About Motherhood From Erin Napier and Jenny Marrs

With seven kids between the two of them, this duo knows a ton about mom-life.

May 08, 2023

HGTV hosts Erin Napier (Home Town) and Jenny Marrs (Fixer to Fabulous) know all about motherhood. With seven kids between the two of the them — spanning from ages 5 to 12 — these two have a ton to talk about when it comes to raising little ones. During a recent interview with HGTV, the duo dove into bringing up kids in front of cameras, what it means to be a mother and more. Ahead: The realest, rawest comments from their touching conversation.

[Motherhood] feels like sand in my hands: I want to hold every single piece of it, but I just can't.

Erin

"It's hard to understand what [motherhood] means until that baby is placed in your arms — two babies in my case. All your hopes and dreams and plans change."

— Jenny

They go to bed and they're one person, and the next day there are the tiniest changes — and they're someone new.

Erin

"[Motherhood] is a really awesome, sacred and holy privilege."

—Jenny

"It feels like everything I say and do is going to be a part of who she is, and there's a big responsibility there.'

—Erin

I have to leave my hands open. I can do my best ... I can guide and direct and talk, but all I can control is [my] love for them — pour into that bucket and fill it up.

Jenny

Your idea of home changes. You become very aware of the heaviness of being home for someone. My mother is that — she is my safe place. She is home to me. No matter how old I get, I see my mother how I did at the age of five.

Erin

"The [best] part about being a mother is being able to shepherd and guide and love these little people who are such a part of me, [and also] so apart from me."

—Jenny

"They have our DNA but they are not us, and that can be hard to separate."

—Erin

The only thing that matters is this little tiny person. Everything shifts.

Jenny

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