Mompreneur Quotes

26 Mompreneur Quotes That Will Make You Feel Heard

Mompreneurs (mom + entrepreneur) face a unique challenge – balancing the demands of motherhood with the relentless responsibilities of running a business. They somehow manage to take care of school drop-offs, client meetings, strategic planning, after-school activities, vendor management, laundry, bedtime stories, and more, all on the same day.

We know mompreneurs are superheroes – but sometimes they need a little reminder.

That’s why we compiled this list of our favorite mompreneur quotes to inspire and uplift you, but above all else, to serve as a reminder that you are not alone.

Powerful mompreneur quotes

“Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.”
Cheryl Lacey Donovan, Author and Speaker 1

“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, Author, Journalist, and Co-Host of The Today Show2

“You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot before the other, and God damn it, you refuse to let it get to you. You fight. You cry, and you curse. Then you go about the business of living. That’s how I’ve done it. There’s no other way.”
― Elizabeth Taylor, Actress3

“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, Actress, Comedian, Writer, and Producer4

Small business mom quote

“True leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed… Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.”
Sheryl Sandberg, Former Chief Operating Officer of Facebook5

“If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.”
Anita Roddick, Founder of The Body Shop6

“The phrase, ‘working mother,’ is redundant.”
Jane Sellman, Author7

“Above all else, dare. Do not let fear get in the way of your success or of your choices. Do not look at your role models and wonder if, or fear that – you are not enough, or that you do not have what it takes.”
Netta Korin, Co-Founder of Orbs8

“The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.”
― Serena Williams, Professional Tennis Player and Entrepreneur9

“I made a conscious decision not to tell anyone in my life. Now I tell people–don’t tell anyone your idea until you have invested enough of yourself in it that you are not going to turn back. When a person has an idea at that conception moment, it is the most vulnerable–one negative comment could knock you off course.”
― Sara Blakley, Inventor and Founder of Spanx10

Inspirational mother guilt quotes

“The very fact that you worry about being a good mom means that you already are one.”
― Jodi Picoult, Author11

“Taking care of yourself doesn’t mean me first, it means me too.”
― L. R. Knost, Author12

“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, TV Personality, Journalist, and Author13

“You cannot do everything at once, so find people you trust to help you. And don’t be afraid to say no.”
― Jane Seymour, Actress14

“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, Actress15

“No matter how different women are, we all seem to share the guilt that we’re not doing enough. If anything, I would say that as long as you’re doing your best, it’s more than enough.”
― Jessica Alba, Actress and Founder of The Honest Company16

“Balance is not something you find, it’s something you create.”
― Jana Kingsford, Author 17

“I think moms, single or not, 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, TV Personality and Actress18

Moms make mistakes quotes

“There is no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.”
― Jill Churchill, Author19

“People very often say to me, ‘How did you do it, how did you raise a baby and write a book?’ And the answer is – I didn’t do housework for four years. I am not Superwoman. And um, living in squalor, that was the answer.”
― J.K. Rowling, Author20

“Being a working mom is not easy. You have to be willing to screw up at every level.”
― Jami Gertz, Actress21

“Motherhood is tough. If you just want a wonderful little creature to love, you can get a puppy.”
― Barbara Walters, TV Personality and Journalist22

“All parents make mistakes. They’re only human, so all of us grow up with at least a few invisible scars. But maybe that’s okay, because the hard times are what make us strong enough to survive all the crap life throws at us down the road.”
― Alexa Land, Author23

“It’s not difficult to take care of a child; it’s difficult to do anything else while caring for a child.”
― Julianne Moore, Actress24

“A good mom has bad days & great days & normal days & overwhelming days & perfect days & trying days & supermom days & just being a mom days & a whole lot of love & real & crazy motherhood days.”
― Rachel Marie Martin, Author, Speaker, Podcaster, and Entrepreneur25

“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, Author, Founder of The Huffington Post, Founder and CEO of Thrive Global26