69+ Best Working Mom Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational working mom quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

Famous Working Mom Quotes

My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind. — Michael Jordan

My mom had four kids, one with special needs. She had a full-time job, and she still came home and made dinner for us every night, from scratch. It was amazing. — Eva Longoria

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? — Milton Berle

Sleep is out for . Tired is the new black. — Amy Poehler

The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant. — Jane Sellman

Successful Mothers are not the ones that have never struggled, they are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles. — Sharon Jaynes

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. — Sophia Loren

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

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

It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding. — Erma Bombeck

 All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. — Abraham Lincoln

It’s not difficult to take care of a child; it’s difficult to do anything else while taking care of a child. — Julianne Moore

It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it. — Dorothy on The Golden Girls

Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease. — Lisa Alther

If you think taking care of yourself is selfish, change your mind. If you don’t, you’re simply ducking your responsibilities. — Ann Richards

And remember that behind every successful woman is a basket of dirty laundry. — Anonymous

Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing. — Phyllis Diller

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws. — Barbara Kingsolver

Should I sleep? Or should I shower? I could sleep in the shower but I’m also hungry. — BabyBumpApp.com

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs… since the payment is pure love. — Mildred B. Vermont

I’ve learned that every working woman is a superwoman. — Author unknown

Knowing I’ve got this beautiful baby to go home to makes me feel like I don’t have to play another match. I don’t need the money or the titles or the prestige. I want them, but I don’t need them. That’s a different feeling for me. — Serena Williams

I feel everything more deeply. Every action I take, I think of her first. That’s a big change for me. That —and no sleep! — Jenna Dewan-Tatum on her daughter, Everly

 I’m a woman, of course I still have curves on me, and that’s ok. I had a baby and I’ve worked hard. And I don’t think women should have to feel that kind of pressure. I’ve done it really healthfully, and I took my time. — Lily Aldridge

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

I may sometimes be willing to teach for nothing, but if paid at all, I shall never do a man’s work for less than a man’s pay. — Clara Barton

Buckle up, and know that it’s going to be a tremendous amount of work, but embrace it. — Tory Burch

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. — Tenneva Jordan

[Motherhood is] the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary—it’s an act of infinite optimism. — Gilda Radner

The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms. — Jodi Picoult

Your most valuable parenting skill is learning to manage yourself first. — Dr. Laura Markham

I am not an early bird or a night owl. I am some form of a permanently exhausted pigeon. — Author unknown

Are there really twenty-four hours in a day? Because it feels like there are only seven? — Author unknown

I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind learning. — Amy Poehler

Most mothers are instinctive philosophers. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

My mother was the one constant in my life. When I think about my mom raising me alone when she was , and working and paying the bills, and, you know, trying to pursue your own dreams, I think is a feat that is unmatched. — Barack Obama

Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together. — Susan Gale

No mom can do it all on her own. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness! When you need help, ask for it! When you are asked for help, give it – and offer it, too. In asking for help we can get past these too-hard-on-ourselves moments and instead build community with family, friends, and neighbors. Help – given and received – can help you achieve that acceptance of non-perfection – and the outcome may be even better than your initial vision of ‘perfect.’ — Jen Klein

Live in the moment and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering. — Fanny Crosby

If I have done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the disposition from my mother. — Booker T. Washington

You can’t give up! If you give up, you’re like everybody else. — Chris Evert

Most of us don’t have mothers who blazed a trail for us–at least, not all the way. Coming of age before or during the inception of the women’s movement, whether as working parents or homemakers, whether married or divorced, our mothers faced conundrums–what should they be? how should they act?–that became our uncertainties. — Anne Roiphe

No influence is so powerful as that of the mother. — Sarah Josepha Hale

Women have to work much harder to make it in this world. It really pisses me off that women don’t get the same opportunities as men do, or money for that matter. Because lets face it, money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define our values and to define what’s sexy and what’s feminine and that’s bullshit. At the end of the day, it’s not about equal rights, it’s about how we think. We have to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. — Beyoncé

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

The love for my kids is what gives me strength. — Author unknown

It’s not what you do for your children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings. — Ann Landers

You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness. — Diane von Furstenberg

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. — Maya Angelou

I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Kids make life the best kind of busy. — Renee D., Hallmark writer.

Did you know, when kids go to bed, you can hear yourself think again. I sound fabulous. — Paige Kellerman

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

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

Everybody wants to save the earth; nobody wants to help Mom with the dishes. — P. J. O’Rourke

If you have never been hated by your child you have never been a parent. — Bette Davis

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

I see myself as mom first. I’m so lucky to have that role in life. The world can like me, hate me or fall apart around me and at least I wake up with my kids and I’m happy. — Angelina Jolie

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Blink, Monday. — Author unknown

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

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. — Ingrid Bergman

I’ve seen good moms have kids who deal with depression and anxiety. I’ve seen good moms cry from worry about their kids. — Mary Organizes

You’re my favorite reason to lose sleep. — Author unknown

Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. — Meryl Streep

Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down. And trust your instincts … good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don’t hurt. They’re not painful. That’s not just with somebody you want to marry, but it’s with the friends that you choose. It’s with the people you surround yourselves with. — Michelle Obama

Someone said to me the other day, ‘You look so nice today, what did you do?’ I told her it was first time in weeks that I didn’t put my make-up on in the car. — Working Mother

Parents may be always working, parents may be in and out. When you’re dropping them off with coaches, the first thing kids should be coming back and saying is, ‘Mom, guess what I learned today? Guess what coach taught me today?’ — Ray Lewis

There are many different molds for a good mom.

Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving. — Gail Tsukiyama

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