Are you a mum juggling life alongside running your own business?

Sometimes we need a little inspo to help us in those time we need extra motivation to keep going.  I’ve put together these inspiring quotes for mums in business to reenergise and uplift you in your journey of motherhood and biz.
These words have helped me along my journey of building my business as a FIFO wife and I wanted to share them with the hope they will ignite a spark to light any of the dark passages you may find yourself walking through this roller coaster of a journey.

50+ Inspirational quotes for mums juggling business and motherhood.

“Some women fear the fire.  Some simply become it.”

“You either walk inside your story and own it. Or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.” – Brene Brown

“The more women help one another, the more we help ourselves. Acting like a coalition truly does produce results.” – Sheryl Sandberg

“Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“At fifty-four, I am still in progress, and I hope that I always will be.” – Michelle Obama

“There is no way to be the perfect mother but a million ways to be a good one.”

“The reason I’ve been able to be so financially successful is my focus has never, ever for one minute been money.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset.” – Sara Blakely

“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

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

“If at the end of the day everyone feels loved, you have done enough.”


“I’m stronger because I had to be, I’m smarter because of my mistakes, happier because of the sadness I’ve known and now wiser because I’ve learned.”

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

“There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise.” – Bosa Sebele

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

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

“Tell the story of the mountain you climbed. Your words could become a page in someone else’s survival guide.” – Morgan Harper Nicholls

“The strength of a mother is the foundation on which a family thrives.” – J.K. Rowling

“At the end of the day, don’t forget that you’re a person, don’t forget you’re a mother, don’t forget you’re a wife, don’t forget you’re a daughter.”- Indra Nooyi

“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” – Sheryl Sandberg 

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” – Washington Irving

“Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” – Sara Blakely 

“I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” Oprah Winfrey


“The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.” – Donna Reed

“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” – Arianna Huffington

“Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“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

“I see myself as a 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 am happy.” – Angelina Jolie

“Rest easy, real mothers. The very fact that you worry about being a good mom means that you already are one.” – Jodi Picoult

​”A mother’s body remembers her babies-the folds of soft flesh, the softly furred scalp against her nose. Each child has it’s own entreaties to body and soul.” – Barbara Kingsolver 

​”A mother’s arms are made of tenderness, and children sleep soundly in them.” – Victor Hugo

“A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.  But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” – Melinda Gates

“Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own.” – Michelle Obama

“Growth and comfort do not coexist.”

“If you don’t build your own dream, someone else will hire you to build theirs.”

Don’t get caught in a false dichotomy that says you can either be a great mother or a great business owner.  You can absolutely have both.”

“For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.” – Mary Kay Ash

“I never dreamt of success. I worked for it.” – Estée Lauder

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“Dream, struggle, create, prevail. Be daring. Be brave. Be loving. Be compassionate. Be strong. Be brilliant. Be beautiful.” – Caterina Fake

“Motivation comes from working on things we care about. It also comes from working with people we care about.”- Sheryl Sandberg 

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

“I’m a mother forever. Mothers are never off the clock, mothers are never on vacation. Being a mother redefines us, reinvents us, destroys and rebuilds us. Being a mother brings us face-to-face with ourselves as children, with our mothers as human beings, with our darkest fears of who we really are.” – Shonda Rhimes 

“The thing about being a mother is that your responsibility and your love for your children is so enormous that it kind of overcomes everything.” – Julianne Moore

“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

“Whatever you do, be different – that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you’re different, you will stand out.” – Anita Roddick 

“​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

​”Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary — it’s an act of infinite optimism.” – Gilda Radner

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