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Working Mom Quotes to Keep You Motivated

As a life coach for moms, there’s something that needs to be said. Too many women struggle with the ongoing demands of being a working mom. They wonder if they’re doing enough, are they doing things right, and they worry what others might think. Stop beating yourself up. You are enough. You do enough. And with the right motivation, you can soar.

On that note, I’ve gathered some quotes about working moms that will inspire you. Remember, you’re human. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Having children, working, there are a lot of things going on, and it can be stressful. Seek the positive, motivating things that lift you up. Don’t turn to the ones that make you feel less than you are. You’ve got this…

Working Mom Quotes That Lift You Up

Each of these is a great expression and speaks loudly. There’s no one way. No only way to do something. You simply need to get to it and get the job done. If you believe you can do something, you can. Ready to get started?

“There is no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a good one.” — Jill Churchill

Isn’t this the truth? We try so hard to do everything right, and always worry that it’s not enough. We don’t need perfection, we simply need to show up and care. Your children are not measuring your ability to keep a perfectly maintained home, they’re simply happy that you’re there and spending time with them. Love is the answer, not meticulously, organized bookshelves.

“Like most working moms, my life is a constant juggling act.” — Rachel Hollis

Being a working mom means you have a lot of life going on around you. You need to get out the door on-time, or log into meetings if you telecommute. You need to worry about what jobs need to be handled, time lines, maybe time sheets, and a lot of other details. Then you come home and need to put those thoughts away, even though you’re worried about a closing deadline you need to meet, and the boss loaded more on your plate before you left, you have too many emails to answer, and…

But, then you see that bright, little smile looking back at you. And you need to let the work wash away and be present for your child. Yeah. It’s a juggling act. Then, maybe your kids forgot to mention a bake sale until the last minute, your son forgot his lunch and needs you to run it over to the school, or it’s another rainy day and the bus is running late. You glance at your watch, certain you’ll be late for work…

Breathe. It’s okay. You’ve got this. Do the best you can and read this awesome quote from none other than Judge Lynn Toler.

“If I waited until I had all my ducks in a row, I'd never get across the street. Sometimes you just have to gather up what you've got and make a run for it.” — Judge Lynn Toler

More Motivational Quotes for Working Moms

Ready for a few more inspiring quotes? Good. Let’s get started, because there’s plenty more to motivate you. As a life coach for moms, I understand the stressors you go through, and want to help. Sometimes, having the right quote at the right time lightens our load a little bit. It’s because it allows us to recognize we’re not so alone after all and somebody else has gone through what we’re going through. Okay, here’s another good one.

“Making changes in our careers and lives is just that – change. It doesn’t mean throwing anything away.” — Becca Carnahan

Don’t you hate when women compare one another? If you work, people look down on the choice of not staying home with the kids. And if you stay home with the kids, people look down on you for not working. The thing is, those people judging you—they don’t matter.

Stop letting other people’s opinions weigh you down. Do what’s right for you. Do what’s right for your family. And lift other women up. We’re stronger when we support one another, and understand, change is simply change. There’s no one right answer. We’re flexible. We’re adaptable. And we do the best we can.

On that note, I love this:

“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

Isn’t that the truth? We think we have all the answers, then we have children. Everything we thought we knew about life seems to go out the window. Our views change. Our perspectives. Life is not just about us anymore, now it’s about something bigger, more powerful, guiding and loving our children.

Change is a constant, and at every phase of motherhood, something else will be going on. Flow like a river, and simply understand it’s change. Change doesn’t have to be good or bad, it’s simply what’s next.

Don’t be afraid of the struggle. Struggle teaches us and helps us take the next step in life.

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

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“The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.” — Barbara Corcoran

This is an important message to teach our children. And, ourselves. As working moms, there’s no time to feel sorry for yourself. Not today. Keep going. You’re doing the best you can, and that’s enough. Pick yourself up, dust off, and remember that you’ve got this.

If you’re feeling off, like you need a boost, reach out to me. I can help.

“There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.” — Indira Gandhi

Show up and do the work. This is what matters. And whether it’s at the office, in your home office, or at home with the kids, people recognize and appreciate those who show up and do the work. Period.

One of the things I hear a lot as a life coach is that moms are overwhelmed. They’re expected to do it all, and not complain. They’re expected to keep going tirelessly, even when they’re ready to drop. We’re rough on ourselves, thinking we need to be perfect. There’s something important in this next quote by none other than Jim Henson. Parents. Working moms. Take note.

“The attitude that you have as a parent is what your kids will learn from more than what you tell them. They don't remember what you teach them. They remember what you are.” — Jim Henson

Research professor, Brené Brown, has a few things to say. She has a TED talk on “The Power of Vulnerability” that many know, but it’s in these next words, one of her quotes that I want you to focus on.

“Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we're supposed to be and embracing who we are. Choosing authenticity means cultivating the courage to be imperfect.” — Brené Brown

You are enough as you are. Embrace who you are. You’re strong, beautiful, and capable of so much more than you give yourself credit for. Love yourself and choose authenticity.

And lastly, a simple reality and quote from Stephen Covey of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” that you might want to remember…

“The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” — Stephen Covey

When you’re ready to make positive change in your life, contact me. I can help you define your goals, so you can start on a path that builds the future you crave.



Kelly Hater has over 15 years of coaching experience along with a B.S. in Health Promotion specialized in Exercise Science.

She specializes in helping clients overcome mom burnout, providing a clear, decisive plan that leads her clients on a path of success. Her clients no longer let mom guilt steal their identity and goals. Moms deserve to be happy and live a fulfilling life. She personally has overcome overwhelming struggles herself. Get the accountability needed to take action. BOOK A FREE CALL


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