Words matter. These are the best Catherine Reitman Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
There’s just an incredible amount of loneliness as a mother, all this solitude no one really speaks to.
I had such a crush on Sasha Mitchell from ‘Step By Step.’
Stay-at-home mothers, working mothers, people are very tough on each other. I don’t see that in the world of men. I don’t see working men who have children, and those who don’t, judging each other. I think there’s a different category of expectation.
I’ve embraced comfortable, but still chic, footwear. I don’t know who I was wearing heels for – as much as I love the way they make my legs look and the power I feel when I choose to wear them – but I can do a longer and more pressing day if I’m in a shoe I can walk in.
There’s an identity crisis – a lot of us become mothers, and all of a sudden, we’re expected to become these selfless people. That’s not a really natural process. That, for me, never felt organic.
I talk about postpartum depression and all these things I don’t hear a lot of women talking about on TV.
Hire women. Trust women. Let them succeed. They are a pleasure to work with.
Part of being a mother – part of the comedy of it, anyway – is what happens to your body.
There’s a repression against mothers where we’re expected to be full-time workers and pretend we’re not mothers, and then expected to be full-time mothers who pretend we’re not working. Simultaneously, within the hours of the week that exist.
You can have a career and kids who love you. But you have to nurture yourself and find a way to be fulfilled so you’re not resentful.
Breastfeeding takes a toll on your body… your spirit.
Whether I was working or not, I am not a good cook or a good seamstress. I love my kids, and I provide for them, but do I think that I’m a great mom? Not by any means, other than that they’re full of love. I rely heavily on nannies and my mother and my husband to fill in all over the place where I’m lacking.
There’s so much dishonesty with motherhood in general… The truth is it’s just a lot of embarrassing, humiliating moments.
I don’t always look so beautiful.
When people stop me to say they love ‘Workin’ Moms,’ it’s not just that the show makes them laugh or is a great escape – they tell me my, or another, character’s story is their story.
I love my kids more than anything. I love them more than me in some ways.
There’s a different expectation, not just on mothers but on women. We’re expected to do it all, to have it all, and look good through the process and have a smile on our face, and that’s not always the case.
I’m lucky enough to be stopped on the street for two things, usually: for ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,’ and for ‘Workin’ Moms.’
We should go after our dreams and not be apologetic about it, but it’s scary. Whether you want to work or not, you have to do what makes you a fuller person. You have to love yourself.
I don’t have a perfect meal on the table most nights. Any night!
I was lucky enough to be raised not only by a really talented man but a really good father.
The biggest lesson I’ve learned throughout the first season of ‘Workin’ Moms’ is that you have to give yourself permission to forgive yourself.
To admit that you’re shooting for the stars – that you’re allowed to do that, that it’s not shameful – that to me is very vulnerable.
Humans are incredibly selfish. And in parents, flaws become hyper focused.
I was a big fan of Coolio, growing up, and I was excited to meet him. We played golf, which definitely is not my sport, and he was a character.
We’ve all been in that metaphoric place, having to scream out what you want in the face of your fears.
Unfortunately, it’s the new normal to get divorced – and divorced with children is its own soil rich with land mines. There’s a lot of comedy but a lot of heartache, too.
I really enjoy working. I really enjoy telling stories. I really enjoy acting. The idea that I would have a baby and stop doing that was unrealistic to me.
I went back to work about six weeks after I gave birth, which was crazy early, and experienced some pretty bad postpartum depression but didn’t know it at the time.
Flaws are really interesting.