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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