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'I Don't Know How She Does It' movie quotes involve working mom Kate Reddy (Sarah Jessica Parker). In this 2011 comedy movie, Parker's Kate struggles to find some sort of balance between career and motherhood. This list of the best quotes from 'I Don't Know How She Does It' definitely reflect Kate's growing frustrations as she attempts to be a superwoman. And, like millions of working moms, she has her successes - and her (pretty hilarious) failures. Feel free to add your favorite quotes (and vote for the ones you liked the most).

'I Don't Know How She Does It' is the long-awaited big screen adaptation of Allison Pearson's 2002 novel of the same name. In addition to Sarah Jessica Parker as Kate, other cast members include Greg Kinnear (as Kate's out-of-work husband, Richard), Pierce Brosnan as Jack Abelhammer (Kate's business associate), Christina Hendricks as Allison Henderson (Kate's best friend and fellow executive) and Kelsey Grammer as Kate's boss, Clark Cooper.

For a look at other quotes from great movies, check out our lists for the best lines from 'Crazy Stupid Love,' 'One Day,' 'Friends With Benefits' and 'The Help!'
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Me Without You


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Kate: "Me without that job isn't me. But also me without you and Ben and Emily is...nothing."

This quote from Kate sums her life up: She loves her job, sure, but she loves her family as much or more. Her job AND her family are a part of who she is - and that's extremely difficult to navigate when you're trying to be perfect at everything.

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The List


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Kate: "A recent study showed that women with young children don't sleep through the night. Researchers were at a loss to explain why. They could have asked me. Instead of sleeping, I do The List."

Like so many working moms, Kate is reduced to making lists - all the time - to try and keep track of her busy life. The list includes taking the kids to school, keeping her head above water at work, making her marriage work, bake sales, birthday parties....

Mental midnight lists: There simply is no other way.
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Lice!


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Kate: "I just kept picturing little tiny bugs propelling out of my hair into his Inbox!"

Okay working moms, fess up: Have you dealt with a lice outbreak yet? If so, this particular quote might hit pretty close to home. When Kate's kids get lice from school, she of course gets it - but she has to take a meeting at work before she can get treated. Oh and also? The word "lice" makes me start itching. Ack!
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Richard: "You're going to use sex to pretend everything's okay?"
Kate: "Yes."
Richard: "I like it."

Richard, Kate's hubby, is out of work and having a tough time, even as Kate is thriving at her job. She's not, however, thriving at home - so she turns to the one thing that she knows can soothe ruffled feathers: sex.
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