As a working mom, there is never a dull moment. Literally, never. Between three kiddos under three, working full time, and tackling all the things in life, many days I am simply trying to stay afloat. Dishes, laundry, conference calls, and diapers. It is complete chaos, and it makes up all the pieces of a beautiful life. Like any journey through motherhood, working moms face tons of unique challenges. I have days where I am thriving as a working mom and I feel like I can do anything. And then I have other days where it seems everything is hanging on by a thread (if everything has not completely fallen apart already.) These working mom quotes are my go-to for days when I need extra inspiration. Feeling empowered through the words of fellow moms gives me the extra dose of motivation I need to keep on shining. These are my favorite working mom quotes for the days when you need them most.
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Learn By Doing
Sheryl Sandberg is one of my favorite leaders in the working motherhood space, and she shows the wins along with the struggles.
Check out my favorite Sandberg book for a dose of leadership goodness.
Laugh Through It
This one is so relatable. Working motherhood always feels like a juggling act, and the times when things seem to be falling apart is when laughter is needed the most.
Check out Allison Pearson’s book for some more humor in the life of the working mom.
Enjoy It All
This one gives me all the working mom feels. Even with all the exhaustion and moments of chaos, there is something so wonderful about choosing a life you love regardless of what it looks like.
Check out more of Angelina Jolie’s take on motherhood.
I love this quote because it is raw and real. As I breastfeed on conference calls and run late for daycare pickup, I am reminded that working mom life may not always look glamorous but it is the perfect life for me.
Check out more from Kerry Washington.
The Working Mom Conundrum
Being a working mom can sometimes be tricky, because we are often wearing full time hats as both moms and employees. Annabel Crabb captures the reality perfectly.
Always A Mom First
Despite being a working mom, I am always a mom first. Even in my busiest moments, those babies are always on my mind!
Read more from Margaret Culkin Banning.
All The Levels
Jami Gertz hit the nail on the head with this working mom quote. I can’t think of a level that I have not screwed up at some point. It is all part of the beautiful journey of working motherhood.
Check out more from Jami Gertz.
Motherhood is a winding journey for everyone, and there are an unlimited number of ways to measure success. Being resilient and having perseverance along the way can make all the difference.
Read more from Sharon Jaynes here.
I think we often overlook the importance of being a happy mother. Choosing to do what makes you happy as a mom benefits both you and your kiddos. Let go of some of that pesky mom guilt and remember that kids need a happy mom too!
Read more from Janene Wolsey Baadsgaard here.
Determined to Rise
Obstacles are inevitable in any motherhood journey. As women, we choose to rise on a daily basis, and it is incredibly powerful.
This quote is actually not from a working mom, or a mom at all. Simon Sinek brings tons of motivation with his work, and he hits the nail on the head when getting me to think back to my why. Why I choose the working mom journey, and how successful I can be when I gain clarity on my journey.
Check out more from Simon Sinek.
Working Motherhood Season
I love this quote and how it applies to my motherhood journey. All walks through motherhood have a season, and each one will pass as the next one arrives. Being able to break away from labels, even labels like “working mom” and be creative when it is needed can be essential for thriving in each season.
I love the beauty of this quote in finding moments to get grounded and truly connect to yourself. I find it very hard to unplug or focus on myself with all the busyness that comes with being a working mom, so these reminders are super important.
Check out more from Alicia Keys.
Flexibility Is Key
This quote from Michelle Obama is another that connects so well to the working motherhood journey, especially in today’s workforce. Having flexibility with your employer can be crucial for building a career and a family simultaneously and it is important for employers to recognize the power of working mothers in their organizations.
Read more from Michelle Obama here.
The Time Is Now
I love this perspective from Karren Brady. Being a mother is an incredible choice. Chasing your dreams in your career is equally as incredible. We can have both a family and a career, and find the balance that works best for us. My hope is for other women to feel empowered to chase the family and the career of their dreams without feeling like they have to choose.
I hope some of these working mom quotes stick with you as you head into another week of momming and working! What quote is your favorite in your working motherhood journey?
All The Best,