Quotes by Mika Brzezinski
- For many women, going back to work a few months after having a baby is overwhelming and unmanageable. As strange as it may seem, things get even more difficult for a working mom after the second and third baby arrive. By that time, the romance of being a modern 'superwoman' wears off and reality sets in.
- I am not afraid to say my relationship with my man is important, even vital, to who I am as a person.
- I am up at 3:30, reading the op-ed pages and getting ready to be on the air by 6 A.M. on the set of 'Morning Joe,' and after three hours of TV and two hours on the radio, it is only 12 noon.
- I have mugs of hot water every morning because the studio is cold, and also because it makes my throat sound clearer.
- I realize that of all people, I am no expert on parenting or marriage.
- I suffered from a mild case of postpartum depression after my second child and the physical challenge of maintaining an overnight shift at CBS, a marriage, and two in diapers made the symptoms worse and everyone in the house paid the price.
- I try my best to be extremely disciplined about my diet.
- I was fired at the pinnacle of my career, on my 39th birthday. And in the year that followed, I learned that there are many psychological phases of being 'let go.'
- My salary situation at 'Morning Joe' wasn't right. I made five attempts to fix it, then realized I'd made the same mistake every time: I apologised for asking.
- On 'Morning Joe' I can say what I think, be my sometimes unorthodox self, have fun, yet be serious as well.
- The needs of babies and toddlers were constant and drained the life out my sense of self and my family's relationship with each other.
- We have to unclutter our brains from worries that maybe people don't like us. Women tend to worry about popularity it doesn't matter if they like you. They need to respect you. They need to show that respect for you in your pay check. And that needs to be okay.
- Women face enough pressures and challenges in a workplace that is still depressingly biased against a female's success. Add to that, the fact that the very thing many women I know find most rewarding (having kids) is now frowned upon.