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450 Uplifting Guilty Mom Quotes For The Overwhelmed Mama

1. I don’t have to be perfect to be a good mom


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


3. Instagram showing you other Mom's doing so well with their kids from Education, to perfectly groomed Kid pics. Instagram is a source of Mom Guilt.


4. “There will be so many times you feel like you’ve failed, but in the eyes, heart, and mind of your child, you are Super Mom.” – Stephanie Precourt


5. “The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.” – Jessica Lange


6. “You cannot do everything at once, so find people you trust to help you. And don’t be afraid to say no.” -Jane Seymour


7. “Kids make life the best kind of busy.” – Renee D.


8. “But I’m not a bad mom if I don’t miss them every moment of every workday.” –Anonymous


9. “Mom guilt is like a spotlight following your every step with both children in your arms, with voices shouting at you what you could do better and how your children will not reach their full potential because of your parenting. The light can be blinding.” – Grace Cross


10. “There’s something really empowering about going, ‘Hell, I can do this! I can do this all!’ That’s the wonderful thing about mothers, you can because you must, and you just do.” – Kate Winslet


11. “Motherhood is a choice you make everyday to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lesson, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is… and to forgive yourself over and over again for doing everything wrong.” – Donna Bell


12. “Maybe there’s more we all could have done, but we just have to let the guilt remind us to do better next time.” -Veronica Roth


13. “IT’S NOT ABOUT HOW MUCH YOU DO, BUT HOW MUCH LOVE YOU PUT INTO WHAT YOU DO THAT COUNTS.” – MOTHER TERESA


14. “Good moms have sticky floors, messy kitchens, laundry piles, and happy kids.” – Unknown


15. “If you are experiencing mom guilt, take a deep breath, and allow it. Do not let it define you. Let it come and go as it pleases.” – Marissa Johnson


16. “Nothing can really prepare you for the sheer overwhelming experience of what it means to become a mother. It is full of complex emotions of joy, exhaustion, love and worry, all mixed together. Your fundamental identity changes overnight.” – Kate Middleton


17. “Sometimes the mom guilt is overbearing, but other days it slowly fades away.” -unknown


18. “Focus on what you can control. Forgive yourself for what you can’t.” – Maricar Santos


19. “Being a working mom doesn’t mean my family isn’t my first priority.”


20. “As a parent, your job is not to be perfect. Your job is to be there.” -unknown


21. “You Are Not a Bad Mother Because You Have Imperfections. You Are a Bad Mother If You Have Not Tried to Overcome Them.”


22. “This is your reminder to slow down. Slow down your talking. Slow down your breathing. Slow down your eating. Slow down your reacting to what others say and do.” – Karen Salmansohn


23. “It’s not about how much you do, but how much love you put into what you do that counts.” -Mother Teresa


24. Some days I worry that being away from my kids all day will make them happier.


25. “Mama, you are exactly what your child needs. Don’t feel guilty or bad about anything you do.” – Anonymous


26. “To the mamas who are having hard days: A bad day doesn’t make you a bad mom.” -unknown


27. “There is no fear when you choose love. The more you choose love, the more love is in your life. It gets easier and easier.” – Melissa Etheridge


28. There will be so many times you will feel like you've failed, but in the eyes, heart and mind of your child, you are always a Super Mom.


29. “You cannot do everything at once, so find people you trust to help you. And don’t be afraid to say no.” Jane Seymour


30. “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


31. “I think that 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 you just keep going and keep going and you sort of do the impossible.” – Tina Fey


32. “Every working mom I know is constantly walking some kind of a tightrope of guilt.” – Sarah Wayne Callies


33. “My favorite thing about being a mom is just what a better person it makes you on a daily basis.” – Drew Barrymore


34. “Work-life balance is not an entitlement or benefit. your company cannot give it to you. You have to create it for yourself.” – Matthew Kelly


35. “In a child’s eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe.” -N.K. Jemisin


36. “When new moms first come back to work they need someone to tell them, “You are going to feel crazy. You won’t always feel crazy.”


37. Vaginal Delivery or C-Section


38. “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


39. “You are enough”


40. “As a working mother, I know that women can be both professionally ambitious and deeply committed to their families.” – Tory Burch


41. “Being a working mother and a working single parent instills in you a sense of determination.” –- Felicity Jones


42. At the end of the day, if everyone feels love then you have done your job.


43. I’m a working mom with kids that are pretty special. What’s your superpower76. Shout out to the working moms wearing business clothes in a sea of active wear when at the kids school.


44. “There are so many things in life to make you happy. The sound of a child laughing, a rainbow, or a friend losing a ton of weight; and giving away their Lululemon pants that are too big for them now.”


45. “The realities of motherhood are often obscured by a halo of illusions. The future mother tends to fantasize about love and happiness and overlooks the other aspects of child-rearing: the exhaustion, frustration, loneliness, and even depression, with its attendant state of guilt.”


46. There are days that I’m so tired I can’t sleep.


47. The very fact that you worry about being a good mom means that you are one.-Jodi Picoult


48. “Through the blur, I wondered if I was alone or if other parents felt the same way I did — that everything involving our children was painful in some way. The emotions, whether they were joy, sorrow, love or pride, were so deep and sharp that in the end they left you raw, exposed and yes, in pain. The human heart was not designed to beat outside the human body and yet, each child represented just that — a parent’s heart bared, beating forever outside its chest.” -Debra Ginsberg


49. Being a working mom means that you don’t have to deal with nap time five days a week.


50. Remember you will fall short.


51. Just because my kids are in child care doesn’t mean someone else is raising them.


52. 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


53. “The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” – Rajneesh


54. “You are worth the quiet moment. You are worth the deeper breaths and you are worth the time it takes to slow down, be still, and rest.” – Morgan Harper Nichols


55. “The truth is, no matter how much we try to be perfect mothers and wives, the guilt always finds us.” -unknown


56. “I see you there mama, trying your best. I see you showing up each day, even though you feel exhausted. I see you making tough choices for your family even when your not sure if they are right. I see you working tirelessly, even when it seems never ending. I see you doing an amazing job, even though you doubt yourself. I see you mama, and you are more than enough.” –Anonymous


57. “This struggle is real. The juggle is real. That’s why everyone should hire working mothers. They are put in crazy situations all the time and are forced to problem-solve. They are some of my most resourceful employees.” –- Sara Blakely


58. “Let go of the guilt, the comparison, the worry, and do something simple today: Appreciate one simple thing about yourself. You’re doing the best you know how, and you’re doing pretty great in a lot of ways.” – Carol Tuttle


59. I don’t worry about moms that don’t work, we all have our own story to write and mine just happens to be that of a boss who also raises awesome kids.


60. “If you think being a mom is a full-time job, try being a working mom.”


61. “I THINK THAT 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 YOU JUST KEEP GOING AND KEEP GOING AND YOU SORT OF DO THE IMPOSSIBLE. ” TINY FEY


62. “IT’S NOT A BAD THING, IS IT, TO BE STRONG IN SOME WAYS, AND FRAGILE AND VULNERABLE IN OTHERS?” JENNIFER GARNER


63. “Mama, you are going to struggle. There will be days that you aren’t the best mom, and, as soon as the kids go to sleep, your brain fills with mom guilt. Don’t give in. You are allowed to have bad days. Those days do not define you.” – Katie Hendrickson


64. “There is no such thing as a perfect parent, so just be a real one.” – Sue Atkins


65. There’s a saying ‘If you want something done, give it to the busiest person.’ Working moms BEWARE!


66. “I think one of the coolest things for my daughters is that they get their mom as a working mother. It’s one of the things I’ll be most proud of.” – John Krasinksi


67. “I think it’s good for moms to work. I have three daughters, so I like them to see me working and doing something I’m passionate about.” –- Mary McCormack


68. “I want to show the example that you can be a single mother and work and handle a lot of other things at the same time.” – Christina Milian


69. “For me, being a mother made me a better professional because coming home every night to my girls reminded me of what I was working for. And being a professional made me a better mother because by pursuing my dream, I was modeling for my girls how to pursue their dreams.” – Michelle Obama


70. “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


71. “Full-time working moms are not part-time moms! They just actually have two full-time jobs!


72. The last thing your kids need is you to feel guilty about being a working mom. Be present and loving when you are with them; they will get everything they need.


73. “There will be so many times you feel like you’ve failed, but in the eyes, heart, and mind of your child, you are Super Mom.” -Stephanie Precourt


74. “The truth is, no matter how much we try to be perfect mothers and wives, the guilt is always find us.”


75. I am the best mom for my children.


76. “No matter what you do, to a certain degree, you will have mom guilt. You will think that you fail and you will think that your mistakes will ruin your child. But they won’t. If you are doing your best, your children will turn out just fine.” -unknown


77. “If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” – Milton Berle


78. “Mom guilt is like a spotlight following your every step, with both children in your arms, with voices shouting at you what you could do better and how your children will not reach their full potential because of your parenting. The light can be blinding.” -Grace Cross


79. “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


80. “I think that 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 you just keep going and keep going and you sort of do the impossible.” -Tina Fey


81. “One bad day does not make me a bad mom. One bad day makes me human.“


82. “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


83. “Every working mom I know is constantly walking some kind of a tightrope of guilt.” -Sarah Wayne Callies


84. “Good moms have sticky floors, messy kitchens, laundry piles, and happy kids.” -unknown


85. When it comes to spending time with my kids, I value quality as much as quantity.


86. “You can’t pour from an empty cup”


87. “My mother was the one constant in my life. When I think about my mom raising me alone when she was 20, and working and paying the bills, and, you know, trying to pursue your own dreams, I think it is a feat that is unmatched.” –- Barack Obama


88. “Taking care of myself doesn’t mean ‘Me First’, it means ‘Me Too.” – L.R. Knost


89. “Parenting is not about perfection, it is about intention and connection.” – Anonymous


90. “Live in the moment and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.” – Fanny Crosby


91. Love your kids on your terms - in your own amazing way — and don’t let what others are doing (or saying) put out your parenting fire.


92. “Keep taking time for yourself until you’re you again.” – Lalah Delia


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


94. “The realities of motherhood are often obscured by a halo of illusions. The future mother tends to fantasize about love and happiness and overlooks the other aspects of child-rearing: the exhaustion, frustration, loneliness, and even depression, with its attendant state of guilt.” – Elisabeth Badinter


95. ‘Your kids don’t want a perfect mom, they want a happy one.’


96. “You cannot do everything at once, so find people you trust to help you. And don’t be afraid to say no.” — Jane Seymour


97. “Just because my kids are in child care doesn’t mean anyone else is raising them.”


98. “We should go after our dreams and not be apologetic about it, but it’s scary. Whether you want to work or not, you have to do what makes you a fuller person. You have to love yourself.” — Catherine Reitman


99. I have found no value in comparing myself to other moms. I’d rather focus on the joy that is my life and my kids.


100. “I think moms put a lot of pressure on ourselves trying to balance it all. It’s never going to be perfectly balanced – the sooner you know this, the sooner you can relieve some of the pressure you put on yourself.” –- Denise Richards


101. Comfortable Underwear


102. “Motherhood often feels like a game of guilt management. Sometimes the guilt is overwhelming and debilitating. Sometimes just a low simmer, but it always feels right there. There is never any shortage of fuel to feed the beast, so the whole mechanism is constantly nourished to administer shame and a general feeling of incompetency. Add our carefully curated social media world, which not only affects our sense of success and failure, but also furnishes our children with an unprecedented brand of expectations, and BOOM – we’re the generation that does more for our kids than ever in history, yet feels the guiltiest. Virtually every one of my friends provides more than they had growing up, and still the mantra we buy into is ‘not enough, not enough, not enough.’ Meanwhile, if we developed the chops to tune out the ordinary complaints of children, we’d see mostly happy kids, loved and nurtured, cared for and treasured.”


103. “Sleep is out for 2009. Tired is the new black.“ –- Amy Poehler


104. When you are feeling like it is too much, just remember who you are doing it for.


105. Headband or Hair Ties


106. I do not feel bad that my kids have a working mom. In fact, I think I’m a pretty badass role model for them.


107. “The obligation for working mothers is a very precise one: the feeling that one ought to work as if one did not have children while raising one’s children as if one did not have a job.” –- Annabel Crabb


108. “I don’t think there’s been an hour of my life since Ava was born that I don’t think of my kids. I call it my CNN ticker tape: Is Ava OK? Yes. Is Deacon OK? Yes. Is Tennessee OK? Yes. Back to Ava.” – Reese Witherspoon


109. “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


110. “The obligation for working mothers is a very precise one: the feeling that one ought to work as if one did not have children, while raising one’s children as if one did not have a job.” – Annabel Crabb


111. “The truth is, no matter how much we try to be perfect mothers and wives, the guilt will always find us.” – Anonymous


112. “Mom guilt will not take control over your happiness”


113. To the working mom – you are amazing, you are enough, and your kids are so blessed to have you.


114. “There will be many times you feel like you’ve failed but in the eyes, heart, and mind of your child you are a super mom.”


115. “That is the motto women should constantly repeat over and over again. Good for her! Not for me.” – Amy Poehler


116. ‘The thing about mom guilt is, we all have it. Whether you are a young mom, a single mom, a coparenting mom, a stepmom, an adoptive mom, a working mom, a stay at home mom, or whatever mom you are- we are all connected through the highs and lows of motherhood. We are on this journey that means the world to each of us, so much so that we beat ourselves up when we come up short. We are only human. Empower each other!’


117. “Every working mom I know is constantly walking some kind of a tightrope of guilt.” –Sarah Wayne Callies


118. “The guilt of feeling like you’re a bad mom, means you’re a good mom!”


119. You can’t change the past, only the future


120. “The worst thing that we can do as women is not stand up for each other, and this is something we can practice every day, no matter where we are and what we do — women sticking up for other women, choosing to protect and celebrate each other instead of competing or criticizing one another.” — Amal Clooney


121. “The realities of motherhood are often obscured by a halo of illusions. The future mother tends to fantasize about love and happiness and overlooks the other aspects of child-rearing: the exhaustion, frustration, loneliness, and even depression, with its attendant state of guilt.” -Elisabeth Badinter


122. There will be peace and love in my home, even in the midst of chaos.


123. I prefer to earn it, I’ve found it helps me appreciate it much more.


124. “To the tired mom: God sees the season you’re in. He sees the desire of your heart to be the best mom you can be. He sees you. He appreciates you. And He loves you.”


125. “It’s helpful and healthy for my children to see me working.”


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


127. “I’ve learned that every working woman is a superwoman.”


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


129. Whether I work out of necessity, fulfillment, or both, I don’t have to explain or defend my financial situation to anyone


130. Funny definition of Mom Guilt: When you find what you were looking for an hour after accusing your kids of losing it.


131. “You can spend all day with your kids, and still feel disconnected. Or you can spend just a few hours building incredible bonds and memories. It isn’t the amount of time that you spend with your kids that matters, it is the amount of quality time you spend with them.“


132. Postpartum Outfit: A Robe or Gown


133. “It’s okay to have strengths and weaknesses as a mama. Some mamas play games, others listen well, some cook with love, and others are great encouragers. We don’t have to be everything, every day to our kids. We just need to show up and love them hard.” – Anonymous


134. Comfortable Postpartum Pajamas


135. “So what if you’re not the perfect mother? There’s no such thing, but there is such a thing as being a good mother, and you are that.” -unknown


136. “Everybody wants to save the earth; nobody wants to help Mom with the dishes.” – P. J. O’Rourke


137. The worst thing that we can do as women is not stand up for each other, and this is something we can practice every day, no matter where we are and what we do – women sticking up for other women, choosing to protect and celebrate each other instead of competing or criticizing one another. – Amal Clooney


138. “The thing about mom guilt is, we all have it. Whether you are a young mom, a single mom, a co-parenting mom, a stepmom, an adoptive mom, a working mom, a stay-at-home mom, or whatever mom you are- we are all connected through the highs and lows of motherhood. We are on this journey that means the world to each of us, so much so that we beat ourselves up when we come up short. We are only human. Empower each other!” – Abbey Williams


139. “There’s something really empowering about going, “Hell, I can do this! I can do this all!” That’s the wonderful thing about mothers, you can because you must, and you just do.” –- Kate Winslet


140. “We throw around this word balance like it’s attainable, but the truth is we can only give 100% to one area at a time. The goal is to prioritize and get done what is essentially necessary everyday. Ultimately, that’s what it means to balance life.” – Arian T. Moore


141. “Remember, the most important thing you can give your children is your time.” – Unknown


142. “Let go of the guilt, the comparison, the worry, and do something simple today: Appreciate one simple thing about yourself. You’re doing the best you know how, and you’re doing pretty great in a lot of ways.” -Carol Tuttle


143. “The thing about mom guilt is, we all have it. Whether you are a young mom, a single mom, a coparenting mom, a stepmom, an adoptive mom, a working mom, a stay at home mom, or whatever mom you are – we are connected through the highs and lows of motherhood. We are on this journey that means the world to each of us, so much so that we beat ourselves up when we come short. We are only human. Empower each other!” – mimosaswithmoms


144. “Parenting is not about perfection, it is about intention and connection.” -unknown


145. “With the rise of social media, moms face an enormous amount of mom guilt. Seeing all the good things other moms are doing, while you are trying to survive will bring anyone down.” -unknown


146. “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


147. “My mother was the one constant in my life. When I think about my mom raising me alone when she was 20, 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


148. ‘I know it’s hard Mama. I know it can be hard to get up every day and have these little people rely on you. I know it’s hard to feel like sometimes your world is so small. I want to remind you that you are the world. You are the world that those little ones revolve around. You are their nurture, their home and their comfort. You are everything to them, and I hope even on your hard days you know how special you are. Especially to your little people.’


149. “The only way to do it all is to not do it all.” – Dana Riquelme


150. “Being a mom is the hardest job in the world!”


151. The struggle is real. The juggle is real. This is why everyone should hire working mothers. They are put in a crazy situation all the time and are forced to problem-solve. They are some of my most resourceful employees. – Sara Blakely


152. “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.”


153. For me, being a mother made me a better professional because coming home every night to my girls reminded me of what I was working for. And being a professional made me a better mother because by pursuing my dream, I was modeling for my girls how to pursue their dreams. – Michelle Obama


154. I fill my phone with pictures of my kids smiling, it’s amazing how spending a few minutes looking at them can power me through the day.


155. Time of Year & Your Own Body Temperature


156. “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


157. Being a working mom isn’t easy, you have to be willing to screw up at every moment.


158. “Sometimes the mom guilt is overbearing, but other days it slowly fades away.” –Anonymous


159. It’s funny how I see all these ladies posting about drinking wine to cope. I’m so busy that my wine bottles are collecting dust.


160. “If I’m pursuing my goals, my kids are seeing me at my best. I am filled up, I am happy, I am not feeling empty, depleted, and therefore resentful about the fact that I’m missing out on my child’s life. I don’t want them to feel like I’ve sacrificed, I don’t want them to feel that burden. I always remember that a happy working woman is a happy mother.” — Shonda Rhimes


161. “Every family is different, and we’re choosing to do what’s best for ours.” – Katie M. McLaughlin


162. I’m a working mom who makes it to the gym, every class performance and every kids activity – what’s your excuse?


163. “If I wasn’t at work, I just wanted to stay home and party with my little man — and by ‘party’ I mean, of course, endless rounds of ‘Itsy Bitsy Spider.” – Olivia Wilde


164. “I think it’s good for moms to work. I have three daughters, so I like them to see me working and doing something I’m passionate about.” – Mary McCormack


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


166. “I have met stay-at-home moms and moms who have a job outside the home, but I have yet to meet a mom who doesn’t work.“


167. “Stop worrying about what others think. This is where most of the mom guilt comes from. Just focus on your children and everything will be fine.” -Jessie Gilberts


168. “It doesn’t matter if you are a working mom or stay-at-home mom, you breastfeed your baby or bottle-feed…someone will always be willing to criticize you for your parenting choices. What matters is you just do what is best for you and your family.”


169. When my kids ask me what moms who don’t work do with their time – probably breathe and take naps, I don’t know???


170. When new moms first come back to work they need someone to tell them, “You are going to feel crazy. You won’t always feel crazy.”


171. “The best mothers are not the ones who have never struggled. They are the ones who have never given up.“


172. “The best thing a mother can give her child is her time.” – Anonymous


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


174. “No matter how hard we try, we will make mistakes. That is just part of being a mom.” -unknown


175. “Being a mother has been a master class in letting go. Try as we might, there’s only so much we can control.” -Michelle Obama


176. The world needs strong women. Ones who will lift and build others, who will love and be loved. Women who live bravely, both tender and fierce. Women of indomitable will. -Amy Tenney


177. “Strong women don’t play victim, don’t make themselves look pitiful, and don’t point fingers. They stand and they deal.” — Mandy Hale


178. “Being a working mom doesn’t mean my family isn’t my first priority.” -unknown


179. “Motherhood is a choice you make every day to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is,.. and to forgive yourself over and over again for doing everything wrong.” -Donna Ball


180. Being a working mom is not for the faint of heart, it takes all the heart and then some.


181. ” When I Had Jack, I Was Worried That My Whole Identity Would Change. Not Just Within Hollywood But Everywhere – That Suddenly, The Identity Is Motherhood. And It’S Not Quite The Same For Men And The Different Pressures That We Put On Moms?… It Is Difficult.” Anna Faris (Great Mom Guilt Quote)


182. Oversized Tee


183. “It’s only a problem if it’s a problem to you” deals not with the black and white situations in life, but instead with the areas where we may be heaping on extra burdens.


184. “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


185. “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


186. “I WANT TO SHOW THE EXAMPLE THAT YOU CAN BE A SINGLE MOTHER AND WORK AND HANDLE A LOT OF OTHER THINGS AT THE SAME TIME.” CHRISTINA MILAN


187. “Live in the moment and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.” -Fanny Crosby


188. Yes I am a working mom. I raise both businesses and babies. And I’m pretty damn proud of all of them.


189. “Don’t strive to make your children perfect. Strive to make them happy.” – unknown


190. “As a parent, your job is not to be perfect. Your job is to be there.” – unknown


191. “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” -Agatha Christie


192. “You don’t ever have to balance it completely. Motherhood is a constant struggle of a little more time there, a little more time here, and feeling a little but guilty all the time.” – Halle Berry


193. Being a mom will always mean that you have some sort of guilt. You will always make mistakes. In some ways, the guilt makes us try to be better. When you let it overwhelm you and bring you down, it will destroy you.” -Erica Smith


194. “Some days she’ll have no idea how she’ll do it, but every single day it still gets done.”


195. As a working mother, I know that women can be both professionally ambitious and deeply committed to their families. – Tory Burch


196. “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


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


198. In the end, I am the other mom who can give my kids what they need; that’s what keeps me going.


199. “Many working mothers feel guilty about being at home. And when they are there, they wish it could be perfect. This pressure to make every minute happy puts working parents in a bind when it comes to settling limits and modifying behavior.” – Cathy Rindner Tempelsman


200. “The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism and become a fearless mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly – indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.” –- Arianna Huffington


201. Work-life balance doesn’t exist, you need to strive for a work-life blend. Family is most important but work is also a big part of my life and who I am and I want my kids to appreciate that.


202. “One day you will realize that all that time you spent focusing on what you did wrong was all for nothing.” -unknown


203. I often give myself permission to sneak away for a little ‘wine and whine’ session.


204. “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou


205. “Mom guilt-it’s the idea or feeling, that as a mother you are being selfish by doing something for yourself. Somehow we discount all the other things we do for our family and only focus on the one thing we aren’t doing for our family and feel bad about it.” -Caitlin Otwell


206. “There is no perfect way to be a good mother. Each situation is unique. Each mother has different challenges, different skills and abilities and certainly different children. What matters is that a mother loves her children deeply.” – Elder M. Russel Ballard


207. “No one said this parenting gig was going to be easy, but it is so worth it.”


208. “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


209. “MY INSTINCT IS TO PROTECT MY CHILDREN FROM PAIN. BUT ADVERSITY IS OFTEN THE THING THAT GIVES US CHARACTER AND BACKBONE. IT’S ALWAYS BEEN A STRUGGLE FOR ME TO BACK OFF AND LET MY CHILDREN GO THROUGH DIFFICULT EXPERIENCES.” NICOLE KIDMAN


210. “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – St. Francis of Assisi


211. “Take heart, tired momma. You will make it through these exhausting days. And you will be stronger for them. You are a good mother. You only need to look into the eyes of your children and believe it.” – Anonymous


212. “There will be so many times when you feel like you fail as a mother. But never forget in the eyes and mind of your child, you are the best mom they could ever have.”


213. “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


214. “If you are experiencing mom guilt, take a deep breath, and allow it. Do not let it define you. Let it come and go as it pleases.” -Marissa Johnson


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


216. “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


217. “It just occurred to me that the majority of my diet is made up of the foods my kid did not finish.” – Carrie Underwood


218. “I’m learning to feel better about asking for help, whether it’s from family or hiring help. It’s not profound but I love my career and I don’t want to make myself feel bad about pursuing both. Just cutting myself some slack has been very helpful for me.” –- Mindy Kaling


219. “Mama, you are exactly what your child needs. Don’t feel guilty or bad about anything you do.” -unknown


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


221. “You are Mom enough!”


222. Learn from mistakes


223. Love yourself


224. “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


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


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


227. “Raising kids and running a house keeps me pretty busy, too. I also have a little gig on the side called a full-time job.“


228. “We need more portrayals of women as competent professionals and happy mothers – or even happy professionals and competent mothers.” – Sheryl Sandberg


229. “I remind myself every day that the vision of motherhood in my head – the mom guilt, the imperfection, the worry – isn’t the same version of motherhood that my kids see – a mother who loves them fully and forever, no matter what.” -Housewife Plus


230. ‘It is easier to let go of someone’s opinion when you understand that people see you through a combination of past conditioning plus their current emotion.’


231. “Breathe darling, this is just a chapter. It’s not your whole story.” – S.C Lourie


232. “Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.” – Lisa Alther


233. “The struggle is real. The juggle is real. This is why everyone should hire working mothers. They are put in a crazy situation all the time and are forced to problem-solve. They are some of my most resourceful employees.” – Sara Blakely


234. On Your Feet – Cozy Slipper Socks, Slippers, Flip flops


235. I never feel guilty about being a working mom – said no working mom ever.


236. “Balance is impossible; memories are better.” -Marci Fair


237. “MOM GUILT IS LIKE A SPOTLIGHT FOLLOWING YOUR EVERY STEP, WITH BOTH CHILDREN IN YOUR ARMS, WITH VOICES SHOUTING AT YOU WHAT YOU COULD DO BETTER AND HOW YOUR CHILDREN WILL NOT REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL BECAUSE OF YOUR PARENTING. THE LIGHT CAN BE BLINDING.” GRACE CROSS


238. “Your most valuable parenting skill is learning to manage yourself first.” – Dr. Laura Markham


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


240. “As a parent, your job is not to be perfect. Your job is to be there.” – Anonymous


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


242. My identity isn’t in raising kids. My job is to live an amazing life and teach/invite my kids into that adventure.


243. “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


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


245. I think every working mom probably feels the same thing. you go through a big chunk of time where you’re just thinking, “This is impossible.” And then you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible. – Tina Fey


246. “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


247. A woman is like a tea bag. You can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. – Eleanor Roosevelt


248. All rights reserved


249. If you want your kids to be successful, be successful yourself and invite them on the journey as you get there.


250. “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


251. “Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the possible.” – Marion C. Garretty


252. “It’s not a bad thing, is it, to be strong in some ways, and fragile and vulnerable in others?” -Jennifer Garner


253. “You are not a bad mother because you have bad days. You are a human mother, and that’s all there is to it.” -unknown


254. “Dear working mom, we are amazed by how you can carry this responsibility so well while you have your little rascals to take care of at home as well!”


255. “OH I’M JUST A MOM.” JUST A MOM? PLEASE! BEING A MOM IS EVERYTHING. IT’S MENTORSHIP. IT’S INSPIRATIONAL,AND IT’S OUR HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.’ SALLY FIELD


256. “You don’t ever have to balance it completely. Motherhood is a constant struggle of a little more time there, a little more time here, and feeling a little bit guilty all the time.” -Halle Berry


257. “My kids make me laugh every day. And they’re so supportive. As I get older, they understand those things I worried about – the guilt of being gone – in a way that’s so healing for me, when they say, ‘Mom, we know you love what you do. We love to watch you do what you do.’” – Reese Witherspoon


258. Behind every great kid is a Mom who’s pretty sure she’s screwing it up. Go easy on yourself.


259. “”Oh, I’m just a mom.” Just a mom? Please! Being a mom is everything! It’s mentorship. It’s inspirational, and it’s our hope for the future.” – Sally Field


260. Life happens but coffee helps.


261. Personal Preference


262. “Stop worrying about what others think. This is where most of the mom guilt comes from. Just focus on your children and everything will be fine.” – Jessie Gilberts


263. “Mama, you are going to struggle. There will be days that you aren’t the best mom, and, as soon as the kids go to sleep, your brain fills with mom guilt. Don’t give in. You are allowed to have bad days. Those days do not define you.” -Katie Hendrickson


264. “The minute your child is born, your life is changed forever.” – Nia Long


265. “I see you making tough choices for your family even when you are not sure if you are right. I see you working tirelessly, even when it feels never-ending. I see you doing an amazing job, even though you doubt yourself. I see you mama, and you are more than enough.”


266. Working moms believe that pizza is a vegetable.


267. “This is your reminder to slow down. Slow down your talking. Slow down your breathing. Slow down your eating. Slow down your reaction to what others say and do.” — Karen Salmansohn


268. “I will look after you, and I will look after anybody you say needs to be looked after, any way you say – I am here. I brought my whole self to you because I am your mother.” – Maya Angelou


269. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt


270. The source of Mom guilt can come from past trauma. It can also come if you are parenting with OCD or mental health conditions. Or if you are trying a parenting strategy that you think your parents didn't do quiet well.


271. “You’re doing better than you think you are!”


272. I have found that the key to being a working mom is to be present. Be present at work and be present at home. The moment I worry about the other they both start to falter.


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


274. “There is no perfect way to be a mother and a million ways to be a good one.” -Jill Churchill


275. It’s great to work with other working moms, they’re the highest functioning messes I know.


276. “Achievement comes when we pursue and attain what we want. Success comes when we are in clear pursuit of why we want it.” – Simon Sinek


277. It’s okay to have me time


278. “The ideal situation for a parent is one that no one has—having a fulfilling job that requires you to work three days a week. It’s better for the parents, because they get to spend time with the children and also have a source of pride and achievement—and income—outside the home.”– Tina Fey


279. “There’s no such thing as a guilt-free working mom. You will always feel like you are choosing between your employer and your family. Choose your family every time.” -Lauren Tingley


280. “And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, “This is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this. And this! And this!” And each day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, “No. This is what’s important”. – Lain Thomas


281. “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


282. “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


283. “I’m learning to feel better about asking for help, whether it’s from family or hiring help. It’s no profound but I love my career and I don’t want to make myself feel bad about pursuing both. Just cutting myself some slack has been very helpful for me.” – Mindy Kaling


284. “If I’m pursuing my goals, my kids are seeing me at my best. I am filled up, I am happy, I am not feeling empty, depleted, and therefore resentful about the fact that I’m missing out. I don’t want them to feel like I’ve sacrificed, I don’t want them to feel that burden. And I always remember that a happy working woman is a happy mother.” – Shonda Rhimes


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


286. “Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management. Balance means making choices and enjoying those choices.” – Betsy Jacobson


287. There is no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a great one.– Jill Churchill


288. “Motherhood is the most completely humbling experience I’ve ever had. It puts you in your place because it really forces you to address the issues that you claim to believe in – and if you can’t stand up to those principles when you’re raising a child, forget it.” – Diane Keaton


289. “Feeling guilty as a mama is universal. The way you choose to feel it and the effect you let it have on you, is up to you.” -Miranda Hodge


290. “You don’t ever have to balance it completely. Motherhood is a constant struggle of a little more time there, a little more time here, and feeling a little bit guilty all the time.” – Halle Berry


291. I’ve given up the idea of balance, both with my life and with my scale. Instead I focus on giving my best effort and love, pretty sure that’s sufficient enough.


292. Wife. Mom. Boss!


293. “Being a working mother and a working single parent instills in you a sense of determination.” – Felicity Jones


294. Stretchy Pants


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


296. You cannot do everything at once, so find people you trust to help you. And don’t be afraid to say no. – Jane Seymour


297. “Kids need a happy mother, so if working makes you happy, by all means, do it.“


298. “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


299. “MOTHERHOOD IS THE GREATEST AND HARDEST THING.” RICKI LAKE


300. “So what if you’re not the perfect mother? There’s no such thing, but there is such thing as being a good mother, and you are that.” – Unknown


301. “You learned that if you’re tired enough, you can sleep sitting up. That the unendurable is perfectly endurable if you just take it a minute at a time, and when the alternative is no more minutes ever.” – Allison Pearson


302. “Feeling guilty as a mama is universal. The way you choose to feel it and the effect you let it have on you, is up to you.” – Miranda Hodge


303. “I love being on teams with working mothers. They are the highest functioning messes I know.” — Maricar Santos


304. Being a working mom isn’t hard, my children at home are a welcome reprieve from my “children” at the office.


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


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


307. “Strong women don’t play victim, don’t make themselves look pitiful, and don’t point fingers. They stand and they deal.” – Mandy Hale


308. “Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.” — Tina Fey


309. “Being a working mom doesn’t mean my family isn’t my first priority.” – Anonymous


310. “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


311. “I think every working mom probably feels the same thing. You go through a big chunk of time where you’re thinking, “this is impossible.” And then, you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible.” – Tina Fey


312. Some days she has no idea how she does it, but at the end of the day it gets done.


313. “Working moms are teaching their kids a solid work ethic. You’re teaching them that we don’t just have things handed to us, and we have to work for the things we want.”


314. “Having kids—the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings — is the biggest job anyone can embark on.”


315. “There is no such thing as a perfect parent, so just be a real one.” -Sue Atkins


316. “My kids make me laugh every day. And they’re so supportive. As I get older, they understand those things I worried about – the guilt of being gone – in a way that’s so healing for me, when they say, ‘Mom, we know you love what you do. We love to watch you do what you do.’” -Reese Witherspoon


317. Be Positive


318. “Enjoy life today, yesterday is gone, and tomorrow may never come.”


319. Body type


320. “As a mom, I work because I enjoy it. It gives me a sense of accomplishment. It lets me provide for my family. It doesn’t mean I love my kids any less.“


321. “You are significant”


322. “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule what you prioritize.” – Stephen Covey


323. “Having young kids doesn’t make me any less qualified for that raise/promotion/assignment.” – Katie M. McLaughlin


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


325. “The Best Thing a Mother Can Give Her Child is Her Time.”


326. ‘There is no perfect way to be a mother and a million ways to be a good one.’


327. “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity; it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” – Agatha Christie


328. Everything thing I do serves a purpose for my family.


329. “You are not a bad mother because you have imperfections. You are a bad mother if you have not tried to overcome them.” – Anonymous


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


331. “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


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


333. “Being a mom will always mean that you have some sort of guilt. You will always make mistakes. In some ways, the guilt makes us try to be better. When you let it overwhelm you and bring you down, it will destroy you.” – Erica Smith


334. “You only have one life with many dimensions. There is no such thing as work-life balance. Work doesn’t fit into neat, 50/50 buckets. It could get a bit messy. But you can do it all your way if you write your own rules rather than follow others’ rules.” –Anonymous


335. “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill


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


337. I can’t settle for just anything, my daughter is watching.


338. Today I will find peace in being good enough because perfection is impossible.


339. “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


340. “No matter what you do, to a certain degree, you will have mom guilt. You will think that you fail and you will think that your mistakes will ruin your child. But they won’t. If you are doing your best, your children will turn out just fine.” – Anonymous


341. “My kids come first, always. There is nothing more rewarding than being a mom and watching my sons grow into young men. I am so lucky that I get to experience all of life’s adventures with them.” – Britney Spears


342. “Mom guilt is that nagging feeling in the back of your mind that there’s always something that you could do differently or improve.” – Lauren Tingley


343. “I want my child to say, “My mom was a strong mom, and I am who I am because of her strength and dedication.”


344. Mom guilt has many origins, from personal insecurities to outside pressures from family, friends, social media, and other sources.


345. “When you have kids, making time to do what fulfills you, be it career or otherwise, is not selfish it’s self-care.” – Anonymous


346. Raising kids and running a house keep me pretty busy, too. I also have a little gig on the side called a full-time job.


347. I’m already tired tomorrow!


348. “We should go after our dreams and not be apologetic about it, but it’s scary. Whether you want to work or not, you have to do what makes you a fuller person. You have to love yourself.” – Catherine Reitman


349. A Comfortable Sleeping Nursing Bra


350. “The amazing thing about becoming a parent is that you will never again be your own first priority. The gift of motherhood is the selflessness that it introduces you to, and I think that’s really freeing.” -Olivia Wilde


351. Today I will let go of the guilt weighing on my shoulders. I am not perfect but I am what my child needs.


352. Screen time is a gift from the heavens, poured down so that every working mom has time to get ready in the morning.


353. There is no such thing as a mother who has it all together.


354. “You cannot do everything at once, so find people you trust to help you. And don’t be afraid to say no.” –- Jane Seymour


355. “I think moms put a lot of pressure on ourselves trying to balance it all. It’s never going to be perfectly balanced – the sooner you know this, the sooner you can relieve some pressure you put on yourself.” -Denise Richards


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


357. I don’t need any kind of extravagant vacation, I’d just be happy going to the bathroom by myself!


358. Mindset


359. “Don’t forget, you’re human. It’s okay to need a break.” -unknown


360. “So what if you’re not the perfect mother? There’s no such thing, but there is such thing as being a good mother, and you are that.” – Anonymous


361. Us working moms are guinea pigs for an experiment to show the world that sleep isn’t really necessary for humans.


362. Sure a bad day can make you feel like a bad mom. But bad days happen to everyone, and your kids will grow up loved, and that’s the best you can hope for.


363. “They judge me because I nurture my child, I judge them because they tell me not to.”


364. It can also come if you are p


365. “I love getting emails about playgroups and fun, free activities that happen Tuesday at 10:15 am… said no working mom ever.”


366. “Being a working mom doesn’t mean my family isn’t my first priority.“


367. “Motherhood is a great honor and privilege, yet it is also synonymous with servanthood. Every day women are called upon to selflessly meet the needs of their families. Whether they are awake at night nursing a baby, spending their time and money on less-than-grateful teenagers, or preparing meals, moms continuously put others before themselves.” – Charles Stanley


368. Are the kids alive?


369. “We should go after our dreams and not be apologetic about it, but it’s scary. Whether you want to work or no, you have to do what makes you a fuller person. You have to love yourself.” – Catherine Reitman


370. ‘Feeling guilty as a mama is universal. The way you choose to feel it and the effect you let it have on you, is up to you.’


371. “Being a mom takes up big chunks of time, especially when trying to keep a healthy work-life balance while still prioritizing self-care.“


372. “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


373. “My instinct is to protect my children from pain, but adversity is often the thing that gives us character and backbone. It’s always been a struggle for me to back off and let my children go through difficult experiences.” – Nicole Kidman


374. “You are working hard every day to be there for your family and maintain your career. It may feel like it goes unnoticed in the day-to-day, but it isn’t. You are appreciated for the work you are putting into the family you are growing. You are appreciated for the mom and wife that you are.”


375. Breastfeeding or Formula Feeding


376. “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


377. “I am proud of the mother that I am and will become”


378. “If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great.” –- Tom Hanks


379. “All moms will experience mom guilt. There is nothing wrong with it. Just don’t let it define you.” -Monica Richards


380. “As a mom, I work because I enjoy it. It gives me a sense of accomplishment. It lets me provide for my family. It doesn’t mean I love my kids any less.”


381. The very fact that you worry about being a good mom means that you already are one.


382. I don’t drink wine to cope with life at the end of the day, I drink wine to toast another day of killing it. Also, sleep, it really helps me sleep.


383. Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. And May we raise them.


384. Mom Guilt: a pervasive feeling of not doing enough as a parent, not doing things right, or making decisions that may “mess up” your kids in the long run.


385. Kids need strong woman role mothers – this is the mantra of the working mom!


386. “It’s not easy being a mom. If it were easy, fathers would do it.” – Betty White


387. I stopped explaining myself when I realized people only understand from their level of perception.


388. “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


389. “If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great.” – Tom Hanks


390. “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


391. “The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children. – Jessica Lange


392. One bad day does not make me a bad mom. One bad day makes me human.


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


394. I am a master at the art of the unapologetic ‘no.’


395. “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.


396. “The thing about mom guilt is, we all have it. Whether you are a young mom, a single mom, a co-parenting mom, a stepmom, an adoptive mom, a working mom, a stay-at-home mom, or whatever mom you are- we are all connected through the highs and lows of motherhood. We are on this journey that means the world to each of us, so much so that we beat ourselves up when we come up short. We are only human. Empower each other!” -Abbey Williams


397. If I’m pursuing my goals, my kids are seeing me at my best. I am filled up, I am happy, I am not feeling empty, depleted, and therefore resentful about the fact that I’m missing out. I don’t want them to feel like I’ve sacrificed, I don’t want them to feel that burden. And I always remember that a happy working woman is a happy mother. – Shonda Rhimes


398. “Mom guilt is like a spotlight following your every step, with both children in your arms, with voices shouting at you what you could do better and how your children will not reach their full potential because of your parenting. The light can be blinding.” – Grace Cross


399. “There is no perfect way to be a mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill


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


401. “For all working mothers it’s important to remember that we don’t get to be with our kids all the time, but it’s also important for them to see us as leaders and there is value in that.” – Olivia Wilde


402. I do not regret being a working mom. Why would I regret showing my kids that I can persue my dreams and that they are every bit a part of it?


403. “You Are Enough.”


404. Give your short comings to Christ


405. “You cannot do everything at once, so find people you trust to help you. And don’t be afraid to say no.” – Jane Seymour


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


407. “I’ve yet to be on a campus where most women weren’t worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I’ve yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing.” – Gloria Steinem


408. “I think moms put a lot of pressure on ourselves trying to balance it all. It’s never going to be perfectly balanced – the sooner you know this, the sooner you can relieve some pressure you put on yourself.” – Denise Richards


409. “I had a lot of guilt as a single mother trying to raise a child. I had to go to work and Jeffrey was screaming that he didn’t want me to. You have to give yourself permission to let go of the guilt.” – Sherri Shepherd


410. “The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.” – Jane Sellman


411. “A good friend once told me that one of the things she loves is “saying no” and this has been a powerful lesson for me. You need to choose what you are going to spend your time and energy on as a working mother.” – Jane Seymour


412. “As a working mother, I know that women can be both professional ambitious and deeply committed to their families.” – Tory Burch


413. Remember there will be days and there will be days, but this moment right now doesn’t matter.


414. ‘I remind myself every day that the version of motherhood in my head-the mom guilt, the imperfection, the worry-isn’t the same version of motherhood that my kids see-a mom who loves them fully and forever, no matter what.’


415. We should go after our dreams and not be apologetic about it, but it’s scary. Whether you want to work or not, you have to do what makes you a fuller person. You have to love yourself. – Catherine Reitman


416. 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


417. “I think while all mothers deal with feelings of guilt, working mothers are plagued by guilt on steroids!” -Arianna Huffington


418. “Bad moments don’t make bad moms.” – Lisa Terkeurst


419. The only person I answer to is me. And sometimes the most healthy thing I can do is tell that bitch to chill out and breathe.


420. “You have to carry on as a mother, no matter what, and that’s what I’ve always done.” –Madonna


421. “The attitude you have as a parent is what your kids will learn from more than what you tell them. They don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.” – Jim Henson


422. The phrase ‘working mom’ is redundant.


423. “Maybe there’s more we all could have done, but we just have to let the guilt remind us to do better next time.” – Veronica Roth


424. “You are not a bad mother because you have bad days. You are a human mother, and that’s all there is to it.”


425. “As a working mother you’re teaching your children that we don’t just have things handed to us, and we have to work for the things we want.”


426. “Working mothers’ laughter comes hardest when our double life is revealed for what it is: a juggling act in which the balls can drop at any time, invariably on our own head.” – Allison Pearson


427. “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” – Agatha Christie


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


429. “I am mastering the art of the unapologetic ‘no’.” – Suratpyari Patel


430. “This struggle is real. The juggle is real. That’s why everyone should hire working mothers. They are put in crazy situations all the time and are forced to problem-solve. They are some of my most resourceful employees.” – Sara Blakely


431. “The best mothers are not the ones who have never struggled. They are the ones who have never given up.“ -unknown


432. “When I first became a mother I suffered from serious ‘half-ass’ shame. I felt like I was mediocre at everything. I felt so stretched and so distracted (and exhausted). I said ‘Yes’ way too often in an effort to prove that I could do it all. I’ve worked so hard over the past decade to move from “What will people think” to ‘I am enough.’” — Brene Brown


433. “Good moms have sticky floors, messy kitchens, laundry piles, and happy kids.” – Anonymous


434. “With the rise of social media, moms face an enormous amount of mom guilt. Seeing all the good things other moms are doing, while you are trying to survive will bring anyone down.” – Anonymous


435. “Many working mothers feel guilty about being at home. And when they are there, they wish it could be perfect. This pressure to make every minute happy puts working parents in a bind when it comes to setting limits and modifying behavior.” — Cathy Rindner Tempelsman


436. “No one said this parenting gig was going to be easy, but it’s so worth it.” – unknown


437. “There is no perfect way to be a good mother. Each situation is unique. Each mother has different challenges, different skills and abilities and certainly different children. What matters is that a mother loves her children deeply.” -Elder M. Russel Ballard


438. “I remind myself every day that the vision of motherhood in my head – the mom guilt, the imperfection, the worry – isn’t the same version of motherhood that my kids see – a mother who loves them fully and forever, no matter what.” – Housewife Plus


439. I can’t settle for just anything, my daughter is watching.


440. “There are so many things in life to make you happy. The sound of a child laughing, a rainbow, or a friend losing a ton of weight; and giving away their Lululemon pants that are too big for them now.”


441. “Every working mom I know is constantly walking some kind of a tightrope of guilt.” -Sarah Wayne Callies


442. “There is no perfect way to be a good mother. Each situation is unique. Each mother has different challenges, different skills and abilities and certainly different children. What matters is that a mother loves her children deeply.” – Elder M. Russel Ballard


443. “I am proud of the mother that I am and will become”


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


445. “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” -Agatha Christie


446. Funny definition of Mom Guilt: When you find what you were looking for an hour after accusing your kids of losing it.


447. “Being a working mother and a working single parent instills in you a sense of determination.” –- Felicity Jones


448. A woman is like a tea bag. You can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. – Eleanor Roosevelt


449. “You are not a bad mother because you have bad days. You are a human mother, and that’s all there is to it.” -unknown


450. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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