A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 10, 2013
“Good moms have sticky floors, dirty ovens, and happy kids”

"Good moms have sticky floors, dirty ovens, and happy kids” is a saying that has been printed on many gift items, such as kitchen plaques. “Good moms have sticky floors, messy kitchens, laundry piles, dirty ovens, and happy kids” is an extension of the saying.

“Good moms have sticky floors, dirty ovens, and happy kids” has been cited in print since at least 2007, when it was credited to “author unknown.”


Google Books
Bless This Home:
Creating a Place of Love and Warmth

By Honor Books
Colorado Springs, CO: Honor Books
2007
Pg. 23:
Good moms have sticky floors, dirty ovens, and happy kids. —Author Unknown

Play With Your Family
Good Moms Have Sticky Floors
By Brittany, September 19, 2011
I saw a quote the other day that said:

“Good Mom’s have sticky floors, messy kitchens, laundry piles, dirty ovens, and happy kids.”

What a great reminder.  Being a clean freak myself, sometimes I just feel like I HAVE to spend an hour cleaning my kitchen before I can do ANYTHING else.  But, when I take the time to rock my baby to sleep or read another book with him, I am

thirtysomething
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Motherhood is Not a Competition
A few weeks ago I saw a quote on Pinterest. It read “Good moms have sticky floors, messy kitchens, laundry piles, dirty ovens, and happy kids.” Looking around my house with floors that haven’t seen a mop in weeks, stainless steel that hasn’t seen love in months, and an overflowing laundry basket, I re-pinned it. It made me feel better.

a mom less ordinary
April 13, 2012
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff For Moms by Kristine Carlson
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It’s like the old adage, “Good moms have sticky floors, piles of laundry, a sink full of dishes, and happy kids.”

Lacy Bella Designs
“Good Moms Have Messy Kitchens Dirty Ovens Laundry Piles Sticky Floors and Happy Kids”
Posted on April 3, 2013 by Lacy Bella Designs
One of our new design wall graphic decals. This design will add a touch of whimsy to your home and is easy to apply & remove when you want to change up your decor or need to move

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, May 10, 2013 • Permalink