Top 47 Catherine Reitman Quotes

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“I talk about postpartum depression and all these things I don’t hear a lot of women talking about on TV.”

― Catherine Reitman

“Hire women. Trust women. Let them succeed. They are a pleasure to work with.”

― Catherine Reitman

“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.”

― Catherine Reitman

“I was lucky enough to be raised not only by a really talented man but a really good father.”

― Catherine Reitman

“All of these guys who went through rehab have done so much therapy and so much work on themselves that they’re totally open to talking about anything because they’ve done a lot of healing. You have to respect that.”

― Catherine Reitman

“It took me a long time to blossom. Everyone else understood how to socialize and how to look. I didn’t get the memo.”

― Catherine Reitman

“Humans are incredibly selfish. And in parents, flaws become hyper focused.”

― Catherine Reitman

“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.”

― Catherine Reitman

“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.”

― Catherine Reitman

“There’s just an incredible amount of loneliness as a mother, all this solitude no one really speaks to.”

― Catherine Reitman

“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.”

― Catherine Reitman

“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.”

― Catherine Reitman

“Part of being a mother – part of the comedy of it, anyway – is what happens to your body.”

― Catherine Reitman

“Are there days where I wish I was just at home with my kids? Yeah, most days. But then I look at our accomplishments, and I feel alive; I feel so proud of myself. So it’s a very confusing thing to be a working parent.”

― Catherine Reitman

“I knew how to come up with jokes at someone’s expense really fast.”

― Catherine Reitman

“We’ve all been in that metaphoric place, having to scream out what you want in the face of your fears.”

― Catherine Reitman

“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.”

― Catherine Reitman

“I love my kids more than anything. I love them more than me in some ways.”

― Catherine Reitman

“I don’t have a perfect meal on the table most nights. Any night!”

― Catherine Reitman

“I don’t always look so beautiful.”

― Catherine Reitman

“Breastfeeding takes a toll on your body… your spirit.”

― Catherine Reitman

“We only see female protagonists who are likeable, with one cute flaw, such as adorable clumsiness. I’m fed up with it.”

― Catherine Reitman

“Flaws are really interesting.”

― Catherine Reitman

“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.”

― Catherine Reitman

“Because there is less female storytelling, especially motherhood storytelling, there has been immense pressure on my storytelling to represent more people, and to do so in a sort of unrealistic way.”

― Catherine Reitman

“There’s been times I’ve been paralyzed by guilt when I’ve had to work crazy hours or miss a parent-teacher interview.”

― Catherine Reitman

“The biggest lesson I’ve learned throughout the first season of ‘Workin’ Moms’ is that you have to give yourself permission to forgive yourself.”

― Catherine Reitman

“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.”

― Catherine Reitman

“Usually, when people hear my last name, before they really get to know me or work with me, there’s probably a lot of preconceived notions that come with that. And I imagine most of them aren’t good. Because for every wonderful second generation of a famous person, there’s people that aren’t that way. More entitled people.”

― Catherine Reitman

“I feel very lucky to be able to have my dad and to have him as a guide as I’ve had my whole life. It’s just been a really cool ride.”

― Catherine Reitman

“There’s so much dishonesty with motherhood in general… The truth is it’s just a lot of embarrassing, humiliating moments.”

― Catherine Reitman

“There’s an identity crisis that happens when you give birth. I don’t care how confident, how secure you are, how much help you have, how many kids you have. For me, it was major.”

― Catherine Reitman

“If you can find moments of success, then you’re ahead of the curve.”

― Catherine Reitman

“It’s not the most relatable thing for working moms to have freshly painted claws all the time.”

― Catherine Reitman

“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.”

― Catherine Reitman

“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.”

― Catherine Reitman

“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.”

― Catherine Reitman

“When I first got pregnant, my husband and I were huge consumers of premium cable television, and we were watching all of these shows, and it would either be the B-storyline of a show like ‘Homeland,’ where she’s a working mother, or you have even smaller C-storylines on a show like ‘Mad Men.’”

― Catherine Reitman

“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.’”

― Catherine Reitman

“I can’t deny that I’ve had a privileged upbringing. I’ve been really fortunate regarding how I entered this world, not just financially, but in that I have really great parents who show me a lot of love.”

― Catherine Reitman

“Taking lunch by myself every once in a while and slowing down – that helps me a lot.”

― Catherine Reitman

“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.”

― Catherine Reitman

“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.”

― Catherine Reitman

“’Workin’ Moms,’ obviously, is about mothers who also work. But we’re also expected to remain graceful when we return to work, and that’s just impossible.”

― Catherine Reitman

“Having children is messy and easy to judge.”

― Catherine Reitman

“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.”

― Catherine Reitman

“I had such a crush on Sasha Mitchell from ‘Step By Step.’”

― Catherine Reitman
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