Motivational Working Mom Quotes To remind you how amazing you are.
Whether you’re a mom who works outside of the home, or a “stay at home” mom, motherhood is the challenge of a lifetime. Both stay at home moms, and working moms are faced with similar struggles, in addition to a unique set of additional struggles that come with either working a full time job in addition to motherhood, or being the parent that gives up their career to stay home and raise children. For this post, we’re gearing towards the working mom, with 30 inspirational working mom quotes that give moms the boost that they need.
Moms who work outside of the home are so often buried in what feels like a MOUNTAIN of mom-guilt. There’s hurtful comments like “someone else is raising your kids” and “I could never leave my kids with strangers all day”. The amount of damage that comments like that leave on a mother’s heart is detrimental.
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You’re either missing your kids all day long, or you’re feeling guilty that you’re actually enjoying the time out of the house spent with adults, working on something you’re passionate about.
Despite what so many of us our told by society, family members, and friends – it is MORE than okay for a mom to be MORE than just a “mom”. When you have a child, it’s important that you don’t lose your own personal identity and passions. You were someone before you had children, and that part of you still matters!
So for my fellow working moms, please enjoy these working mom quotes, and print out the images/quotes and hang them somewhere that you’ll see them every day as a reminder!
Hard Working Mom quotes
“I think every working mom probably feels the same thing. You go through big chunks of time where you’re just thinking, ‘This is impossible – oh, this is impossible.’ And then you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible.” – Tina Fey
“The balancing act of motherhood and a career, and being a wife, is something that I don’t think I’ll ever perfect, but I love the challenge of it.” – Kerri Walsh Jennings
I see myself as mom first. I’m so lucky to have that role in life. The world can like me, hate me or fall apart around me and at least I wake up with my kids and I’m happy. – Angelina Jolie
“When I first became a mother I suffered from serious ‘half-ass’ shame. I felt like I was mediocre at everything. I felt so stretched and so distracted (and exhausted). I said ‘Yes’ way too often in an effort to prove that I could do it all. I’ve worked so hard over the past decade to move from “What will people think” to ‘I am enough.” – Brene Brown
More Full Time Working Mom Quotes
“When you’re a working mom you have an endless amount of cups to fill. It’s inevitable to have days where you run out of water. Don’t forget to refill your own cup.” – Mom-Thoughts
“It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.” – Erma Bombeck
“Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs… since the payment is pure love.” – Mildred B.
“This struggle is real. The juggle is real. That’s why everyone should hire working mothers. They are put in crazy situations all the time and are forced to problem-solve. They are some of my most resourceful employees” – Sara Blakely
“It’s not wrong to be passionate about your career. When you love what you do, you bring that stimulation back to your family.” – Allison Pearson
“If I’m pursuing my goals, my kids are seeing me at my best. I am filled up, I am happy, I am not feeling empty, depleted, and therefore resentful about the fact that I’m missing out. I don’t want them to feel like I’ve sacrificed, I don’t want them to feel that burden. I always remember that a happy working woman is a happy mother.” – Shonda Rhimes
“The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism and become a fearless mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly – indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.” – Arianna Huffington
“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
More motivational Working Mom Quotes To Lose the mom Guilt
“Your most valuable parenting skill is learning to manage yourself first.” – Dr. Laura Markham
“I think moms put a lot of pressure on ourselves trying to balance it all. It’s never going to be ‘perfectly balanced’, the sooner you know this, the sooner you can relieve some of the pressure you put on yourself.” – Denise Richards
“Get rid of the guilt. When you’re at one place, don’t feel bad that you’re not at work; when you’re at work, don’t feel bad that you’re not at home.” – Katie Couric
I used to feel like having my child in daycare was like someone else raising her. But as she has grown, I see so much of me in her. Her actions, her emotions, her words…everything. Now I can see how silly that fear was. – Mom-Thoughts
“I want her to know something that I feel is important. I love work. I love her and I love work, and I want her to know work’s a good thing. It’s not something you’re dragged off to.” – Hoda Kotb
“Successful Mothers are not the ones that have never struggled, they are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.” – Sharon Jaynes
“You are not a bad mom because you go to work each day. Similarly, you are not a failure because you left your career altogether. Choices regarding work and family are personal. There is no one-size-fits-all method. Anyone who tells you otherwise is wrong.” – Candace Alnaji
Use These Quotes About Working Moms To Keep Pushing On!
“Guilt management can be just as important as time management for mothers.” – Sheryl Sandberg
“There’s something really empowering about going, ‘Hell, I can do this! I can do this all!’ That’s the wonderful thing about mothers, you can because you must, and you just do.” – Kate Winslet
“A happy mother is a good mother, and if work makes you hum, your whole family sings along.” – Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober
“There is no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill
“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” – Barbara Kingsolver
“Being a stay at home mom is hard. Being a working mom is hard. It’s all hard. But “moms” were built for hard.” – Mom-Thoughts
“Being a mother is about learning about strengths you didn’t know you had and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.” – Linda Wooten
Funny Mom Quotes
“The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.” – Jane Sellman
“And remember that behind every successful woman is a basket of dirty laundry.” – Anonymous
“Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease.” – Lisa Alther
“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” – Milton Berle
Mom-Thoughts Working Mom Must Haves
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