25 Uplifting Working Mother Quotes When Things Are Hard

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When I was sitting down to write this blog post, I was trying to think of something specific to my work to tie into working mother quotes.


After all, this blog has a major focus on working motherhood…at least that’s what my goal with it. 


Well, that and coffee 🙂


But my work section has been lacking a bit on my blog lately (I’ll admit it) and I finally figured out why I’ve been struggling to write about it. 


Working motherhood is freaking hard!


And I work from home so there is really no break from anything


I hear my daughter laughing (and crying) when I’m upstairs working. I log onto my computer at night to check my work email, sometimes I answer some (I can’t help myself).


My work/life balance is not normal because my work is at home and my life is at home. 


I’m home all day and working motherhood has been HARD lately. 


It’s just been a grind all day every day for the past few weeks. And, this working mama is tired (mentally especially!).


To keep my spirits up, I’ve found myself drinking coffee in the afternoon lately, using affirmations, and reading inspirational quotes on Instagram and Pinterest.


And, reminding myself that my kid doesn’t need to do all the summer or fall things. 

  • Trips to the Zoo
  • Hayrides
  • Corn mazes
  • Pumpkin patches


We haven’t done any of that this year and it’s okay. 


Although I work from home, I can’t just go do whatever I want. I have customers (government customers specifically) that I work for and although many people talk about the flexibility of working from home, I can’t just work whenever I want to.


Because of what I do, I have to be available during traditional working hours. 


And, when the weekend rolls around I just want to sit on the couch and try to catch up on Outlander.


I know I’m still a good mom even if I didn’t do all those “fun things” this year. And I know my daughter loves me just the same (she’s two so she doesn’t even know anything different, lol).


But if you’re like me and need a little reminder from time to time, that you are a good mom and a good employee here are some inspiring working mother quotes. 


Because I see you working Mom; I know it’s hard.


I get it because I live it every day too and this round-up of working mother quotes is my way of giving you a virtual hug and telling you that you are a great mom and a great employee (because you are!).




Working Mom Quotes Pin



10 Empowering Working Mother Quotes



“Loving my job doesn’t make me any less of a mom.”


“You can be a good mom and a working mom. You are allowed to be both.”


A working mother quote that reads "You can be a good mom and a working mom. You are allowed to be both."



“Some days you’ll be a rock star employee. Some days you’ll be a rock star mama. And some days you’ll be a rock star at both.”


“It doesn’t matter if you are a working mom, a work-from-home mom, or a stay-at-home mom…motherhood is hard.”


“Never feel guilty for doing what is best for you and your family.”



A highlight of the working mother quotes that focuses on loosing the guilt.


“Shout out to working moms. You’re doing your best. Even when you think you’re at your worst.”      


“Be the mom you want to be, not the mom others expect you to be.”


“Being a working mom doesn’t make you a bad mom and being a mom doesn’t make you a bad employee.”


A working mother quotes



“Guilt is something all moms feel, whether they work outside the home or not.”


“Shout out to working moms. You’re doing your best. Even when you think you’re at your worst.”







15 Working Mom Quotes from Celebrities


“Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.” – Sharon Jaynes 


“It’s all about finding the calm in the chaos.” – Donna Karan


“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


“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



A working mothers quote from Katie Couric.


“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


“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


“I don’t let myself feel guilty about not committing to things anymore. How I position it in my head is that I have more of an obligation to my daughters than I do to anybody else.” – Kristen Bell


“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” – Barbara Kingsolver


“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


“Being a working mom is not easy. You have to be willing to screw up at every level.” – Jami Gertz.



A quote about working motherhood from Jami Gertz


“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


“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


“Guilt management can be just as important as time management for mothers.” – Sheryl Sandberg


“It’s not about what we can do, it’s what we must do as working moms and working dads. Anything is possible…if it means warming up and stretching while holding my baby that’s what this mama will do.” – Serena Williams


“A happy mother is a good mother, and if work makes you hum, your whole family sings along.” – Sharon Meers


A working moms quote from Sharon Meers.



Working mothers often have their hearts and minds in two different places all the time. 


And, that’s why it’s important to stay positive and do what is right for you and right for your family.


It can be hard some days, but just remember no matter what mama you are doing a great job. 


And keep these working mother quotes someplace where you can visit them whenever you need some motivation or a reminder that you are amazing. 



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