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Ha! The Working Mom Life during the pandemic!!

I am an organised person and mom, most of the times (ask my husband if you don’t believe me!). I like to think that I have a handle on my life especially the parenting part, again most of the times. The operative phrase being ‘most of the times’. The balance of the times is typically characterised by blowing my top with my husband (don’t ask my husband about this!) and then binge-watching Pride & Prejudice with a big bag of crisps. This mechanism of dealing with the stresses and strains of the working mom life seemed to work just fine for as long as I can remember. And then 2020 happened! Like all of you reading this, I had not factored in the upheavals caused by world events of the past year. 

The challenges of parenting can get the better of a lot of people on a good day. But the challenges of parenting which now suddenly included home schooling was a whole new ball game all together. Since it is not viable to eat crisps and watch Pride & Prejudice every day, I was under pressure to come up with some other way to deal with my new challenges.

So, I decided that I would draw inspiration and support from other moms. Every time I needed to vent, I looked up and noted down one working mom quote that either inspired me or amused me. Given, the year that has been it is no surprise then that the collection turned out to be a gigantic one. What is the point of my gigantic collection of working mom quotes if it doesn’t inspire and entertain other women as it has me? So, I thought to share this list here. 

Humorous Working Mom Quotes

  1. There’s a sleeping person. Let’s go ask it questions – Children. – Anonymous
  2. Parent Tip: Never, I mean, NEVER make eye contact with a child on the verge of falling asleep. They will sense your delight and abort mission immediately.
  3. Some days my kids can do no wrong. Other days I understand why some animals eat their young. – Toni Hammez
  4. I don’t have a “9-5”. I have “When I open my eyes to when I close my eyes – Anonymous
  5. 5. It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it. – Dorothy on The Golden Girls
  6. Murphy’s law for parents – On days that you need to leave early, they will sleep in. On days you have nowhere to go, they will wake up at 4:00 AM. – by unknown
  7. Both of us can’t look good at the same time; it’s me or the house. – Anonymous
  8. You know your life has changed when going to the grocery store by yourself is a vacation. – Anonymous
  9. I am not an early bird or a night owl. I am some form of a permanently exhausted pigeon. —Anonymous
  10. I often give myself permission to sneak away for a little ‘wine and whine’ session. — Anonymous
  11. 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
  12. 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. — Anonymous
  13. One day I will be thankful that my child is strong-willed, but that will not be today. – Anonymous
  14. The only thing kids know how to wear out faster than shoes are their parents. – Anonymous
  15. We would all love to be Pinterest moms, but it’s okay if you turn out to be more of an amazon prime mom. – Anonymous
  16. And I thought to myself “what is the point of cleaning if my family is going to keep living here? – Anonymous
  17. At bedtime, all children become dehydrated philosophers who need a hug. – by unknown
  18. If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? – Milton Berle
  19. And remember that behind every successful woman is a basket of dirty laundry. – Anonymous
  20. Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing. – Phyllis Diller
  21. Did you know, when kids go to bed, you can hear yourself think again. I sound fabulous. – Paige Kellerman
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Inspirational/Motivational Working Mom Quotes

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. There is no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a good one. – Jill Churchill
  5. Successful Mothers are not the ones that have never struggled, they are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles. – Sharon Jaynes
  6. Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. – Meryl Streep
  7. We may not be perfect mothers, but we are perfect mothers for our children – Anonymous
  8. The days are long but the years are short.– Gretchen Robin
  9. A mother is she who can take the place of all others, but whose place no one else can take. – Cardinal Mermillod
  10. Parenting is the easiest thing in the world to have an opinion about but the hardest thing in the world to do– Matt Walsh
  11. Your children don’t want a perfect mom, they want a happy mom. – Anonymous
  12. To the world, you are a mother. But to your family, you are the world. – Anonymous
  13. The most important work you will ever do will be within the walls of your own home – Anonymous
  14. You will never look back on life & think “I spent too much time with my kids.” – Anonymous
  15. Remember you are not managing an inconvenience. You are raising a human being. – Anonymous
  16. Don’t downgrade your dream to fit your reality. Upgrade your conviction to match your destiny. – Stuart W Scott
  17. Your most valuable parenting skill is learning to manage yourself first. – Dr. Laura Markham
  18. Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible. – St Francis of Assisi
  19. The key is not to prioritise what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. – Stephen Covey
  20. It’s all about finding the calm in the chaos. – Donna Karan
  21. 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
  22. A happy mother is a good mother, and if work makes you hum, your whole family sings along.’ – Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober
  23. 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
  24. There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise.” –Bosa Sebele
  25. 25.Guilt management can be just as important as time management for mothers. – Sheryl Sandberg
  26. 26.Don’t confuse having a career with having a life. – Hillary Clinton
  27. I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” –Oprah Winfrey
  28. Trying to do it all and expecting that it can be done exactly right is a recipe for disappointment. Perfection is the enemy.” – Sheryl Sandberg
  29. We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou
  30. 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
  31. A beautiful woman is a beautiful woman, but a beautiful woman with a brain is an absolutely lethal combination.” –Prabal Gurung
  32. A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.” –Marge Piercy
  33. A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” –Diane Mariechild
  34. Having kids—the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings—is the biggest job anyone can embark on.” –Maria Shriver


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