Call me Captain Obvious, but being a mom is tough. Really tough.
No matter what type of mom you are—no matter what your circumstances or your background—raising children is guaranteed to challenge you. There will be good days and bad days. There will be days you feel a deeper contentment than you ever thought possible, and days you wonder how you’re going to keep your head from exploding.
Being a working mom brings with it its own set of hurdles to jump over—ranging from scheduling nightmares and extreme exhaustion to culture wars and working mom guilt.
If any of those are plaguing you today—leaving you feeling weary, ashamed, undervalued, or all three—read through these one-line affirmations and inspirational quotes for working moms and see which ones resonate with you most. Then repeat them to yourself whenever you need a little extra boost to get through the day.
(Psst…Be sure to check out my one-line affirmations for moms for more positive encouragement!)
20 One-Line Inspirational Quotes for Working Moms
Loving my job doesn’t make me any less of a mom.
It’s helpful and healthy for my children to see me working.
Just because my kids are in child care doesn’t mean anyone else is raising them.
When it comes to spending time with my kids, I value quality as much as quantity.
It’s really OK if I can’t make every single soccer game/performance/PTA meeting.
I love my children as much as any other mom.
I’m no better and no worse than any other type of mom.
Every family is different, and we’re choosing to do what’s best for ours.
I help to provide for and nurture my family in a wide variety of ways.
I can love my children and love my job.
Today I will be fully present wherever I am, at work or at home.
Just because I work doesn’t mean it isn’t hard for me to be away from my kids.
But I’m not a bad mom if I don’t miss them every moment of every workday.
Whether I work out of necessity, fulfillment, or both, I don’t have to explain or defend my financial situation to anyone.
Having young kids doesn’t make me any less qualified for that raise/promotion/assignment.
I’m probably the only one who notices that spit-up on my jacket collar, that purple marker on my scrubs, that yogurt in my hair, or those bags under my eyes.
Guilt is something all moms feel, whether they work outside the home or not.
I am there for my kids when they need me (and I won’t let anyone convince me otherwise).
Being a working mom doesn’t mean my family isn’t my first priority.
In reality, all moms are working moms, and all moms are deserving of respect and support.
Which of these resonates with you the most? Or what positive affirmation would you add to the list?
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16 responses to “20 Inspirational Quotes for Working Moms”
These are so wonderful… I pinned this and hope lots of working moms can take in this encouragement.
I’m not a bad mom for not missing them every moment of every day. In fact, I think I’m a better mom for spending time away from them. I get very bogged down and touched out when I spend 24/7 with them. After spending the day in my office, focusing on different things, I am ready to get back to them and give them what they need.
You’re probably better off for not being at ever soccer game/PTO meeting/whatever!!
So many of these made me react, “YES!” with a double fist pump. 🙂
I agree with all of these. And anything relating to not feeling guilty as a working mom. I still struggle with guilt still and my son is three! I guess it just comes with the territory.
Love this! I definitely needed to read these since I just returned to work last week.
I LOOOOVE quotes and these are terrific!! Pinning this post!
Love this so much and will share with a friend who just returned from maternity leave this week.
the guilt one really resonates with me. I’d love to see women rise up together and start shedding the shame and sense of guilt.
These are great! There should NEVER be guilt about our lives, we all want the best for our kids an we are all different.
Great reminders. Thanks for making me now feel alone! #typeaparent
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I am a workin single parent
N guilt cums along
But when i earn n bring gifts home, that happy twinkling eyes waiting to hug me
Its worth it!!
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This is such a worthwhile list. Banish the mommy guilt!