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I don't want to let my life as a woman pass me by. There's a time to work, there's a time to be young and crazy, and there should be a time to enjoy motherhood. I'm actually looking forward to that.
Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.
Only mothers can think of the future - because they give birth to it in their children.
Completeness? Happiness? These words don't come close to describing my emotions. There truly is nothing I can say to capture what motherhood means to me, particularly given my medical history.
A mother who is obsessing about being thin and dieting and exercising is not going to be a very good mother.
I can only hope to be 10 percent of the mom mine was to me. She encouraged me to be confident and enjoy life. That's what I want for my son.
It's the moms of this nation - single, married, widowed - who really hold this country together. We're the mothers, we're the wives, we're the grandmothers, we're the big sisters, we're the little sisters, we're the daughters. You know it's true, don't you? You're the ones who always have to do a little more.
I basically became a cheerleader because I had a very strict mom. That was my way of being a bad girl.
Motherhood is priced Of God, at price no man may dare To lessen or misunderstand.
Helen Hunt Jackson
Tired mothers find that spanking takes less time than reasoning and penetrates sooner to the seat of the memory.
My mom has made it possible for me to be who I am. Our family is everything. Her greatest skill was encouraging me to find my own person and own independence.
The woman is uniformly sacrificed to the wife and mother.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up. I wish my grandmother had done the same. I wanted my girls to know me.
Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother.
It is only in the act of nursing that a woman realizes her motherhood in visible and tangible fashion; it is a joy of every moment.
Honore de Balzac
Morality and its victim, the mother - what a terrible picture! Is there indeed anything more terrible, more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood?
The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent.
Men are what their mothers made them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.
Throughout my life, my mom has been the person that I've always looked up to.
I was raised by a single mother who made a way for me. She used to scrub floors as a domestic worker, put a cleaning rag in her pocketbook and ride the subways in Brooklyn so I would have food on the table. But she taught me as I walked her to the subway that life is about not where you start, but where you're going. That's family values.
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.
Pearl S. Buck
Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.
The Vatican is against surrogate mothers. Good thing they didn't have that rule when Jesus was born.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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