Isleny is the owner of Just a Regular Mommy! She began it with the intention of sharing tips on how to effectively juggle work and home life without driving yourself crazy, while still maintaining a happy and healthy relationship with both kids and hubby. She hopes to offer you some advice, comfort, and encouragement. Isleny hopes to remind you that you are not the only mother out there that gets overwhelmed with all of the day to day tasks that just never seem to end! Here are 6 empowering quotes for working moms who are ready to QUIT!
When I received a message from Ariel to do a guest post, I was SO excited and I wanted to start off by saying thank you for reaching out and allowing me to share what I have to offer with your viewers! I am Just A Regular Mommy like you and sometimes we just want to pull our hair out, but we are made of stronger stuff.
Life can be tough, but we are made of Stronger Stuff, Working Moms!
Every day for me lately has been a constant struggle to get my thoughts in order and get everything done for the kids, my husband, and myself. I work a full-time job in a doctor’s office as a translator and am sometimes overwhelmed when I get home.
Who am I kidding… often times I am overwhelmed.
Right before I am about to throw in the towel and hide under my covers and cry, I realize that I am a strong woman and I run to my fridge to look at these encouraging quotes. I have found that just a glimpse of a positive message can lift my spirits and give me the boost I need to be able to get through rough days.
You are their Mom, so their accomplishments are YOURS.
When I went back to work after the birth of my second son, it was unbearable. I could not function at even 60% of my usual energy because I couldn’t get my babies out of my mind. I was just going through the motions, and when my mother-in-law called me to tell me that my son was laughing, I considered quitting my job and going home.
Unfortunately, there was (and still is) no way for me to do this. Due to some complicated circumstances, we need two incomes in order to survive.
However, I came across this quote: “A child’s real first happens when it happens in front of Mommy.” And what I felt when I read this I could not fully explain. It was so uplifting that I actually smiled and thought to myself, “You’ll be alright, Isleny.” The guilt still lingers in the background, but I am able to capture the moments I have with my sons and appreciate their REAL firsts.
Remember, it’s okay. You are doing everything perfectly!
When you have a child, you become responsible for their entire life, and it’s easy to pressure yourself to be “perfect”.
Spoiler alert: We are not perfect, but we’re pretty dang close.
There is no doubt that we women have some dose of superhuman in us. We are capable of so many things. What we aren’t capable of, we have to learn to forgive ourselves for. We do what we can, when we can. If all you manage to do is feed your children and play with them, then congratulations. That in itself is a HUGE accomplishment.
It gets done when you can get it done.
As moms, we have SO much to do! Whether you are a stay-at-home mom, work-from-home mom, full-time working mom, or anything in between, you know: the work never stops. Cut yourself some slack. You do not have to have everything done right now. Remember that you are doing your best and your best is always good enough!
We often put ourselves down for the smallest things and forget how truly amazing we are! [Check out my post on Mom Shaming!]
You are a Woman, so ROAR, baby, ROAR!
How do you measure success? I like the way that Mr. Collier puts it: “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” He had it right! Every little thing you do is accumulated into success! Persistence and perseverance are key!
We are built with such an incredible amount of energy and strength, and we often forget that it is that strength that brought our beautiful humans into this world. Don’t lose sight of what’s most important: the health and well-being of our children.
Looking at this quote, I can remind myself that I am successful. Regardless of what anyone says.
Something not working for you? Try it a different way!
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” — Thomas Edison
Boy, did Thomas Edison hit the nail on the head! If I had a dime for every time that I’ve done something wrong… let’s just say that I wouldn’t have to work anymore. We are constantly making mistakes because that’s just the law of life.
The important thing is what we do when we make mistakes or feel like we have failed.
As women, we are passionate and patient… well, sometimes.
At the end of the day, remember that whatever project you are working on you have to find a balance. Whether you are working on a blog, scanning boatloads of paperwork at work, or trying to find a way to get your kids to stop screaming at the top of their lungs, find time to say this to yourself: