Any mom, working or not, will tell you that there are some times where we have to turn to positive affirmations to make it through a busy day. Personally, some days I feel like I’ve conquered the world by meeting a work deadline, doing the dishes and the laundry, successfully completing a call with a client without my 9-month-old son melting down in the background, and squeezing in a quick trip to the grocery store for the milk I forgot.
On the other hand, there are plenty of times where I collapse at the end of the day in exhaustion, only half-dressed, my son in tears and in his fourth outfit of the day, with only a paragraph of writing completed and Chinese takeout on the counter for dinner (again). When those kinds of days rear their heads — and as a work-at-home mom, it happens more than I’d like to admit — I have to remind myself that tomorrow is another chance to thrive instead of just survive.
Since so many moms can relate to the push and pull of productivity, I reached out to some work-at-home moms and mom entrepreneurs to find out their best mantra for getting through a busy day of juggling parenthood and a career. Some are personal mottos and some are quotes from inspiring entrepreneurs, but they’re all great places to start when your day isn’t going how you'd hoped.