Motherhood's Famous Quotes & Sayings

100 Motherhood's Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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How's motherhood? It is absolutely wonderful. Oh, my gosh. It's truly indescribable and amazing.Jennie Finch Motherhood's Sayings By Jennie Finch: How's motherhood? It is absolutely wonderful. Oh, my gosh. It's truly indescribable and amazing.
Motherhood is hard. Harder than I ever imagined anything could be. It's harder than studying for my SATs. My LSAT. More challenging than that paper I had to write for the Women's Studies course in my freshman year that came back to me looking like two red pens had engaged in a murder/suicide all over my typewritten words.Elle Kennedy Motherhood's Sayings By Elle Kennedy: Motherhood is hard. Harder than I ever imagined anything could be. It's harder than studying
He did not smile. 'We are the keepers of the world's greatest treasures. Does that mean nothing to you?'
My children are my greatest treasures,' she said. 'Stone no matter how old, means nothing to me when compared to their welfare.
Karen Essex Motherhood's Sayings By Karen Essex: He did not smile. 'We are the keepers of the world's greatest treasures. Does that
There's not one woman in America who does not care about her hair, but we give it way too much value. We deprive ourselves of things, we use it to destroy each other, we'll look at a child and judge a mother and her sense of motherhood by the way the child's hair looks. I am not going to traumatize my child about her hair. I want her to love her hair.Viola Davis Motherhood's Sayings By Viola Davis: There's not one woman in America who does not care about her hair, but we
Annie turned away, her eyes glittering. 'Here's what no one tells you,' she said. 'When you deliver a fetus, you get a death certificate, but not a birth certificate. And afterward, your milk comes in, and there's nothing you can do to stop it.' She looked up at me. 'You can't win. Either you have the baby and wear your pain on the outside, or you don't have the baby, and you keep that ache in you forever. I know I didn't do the wrong thing. But I don't feel like I did the right thing, either.Jodi Picoult Motherhood's Sayings By Jodi Picoult: Annie turned away, her eyes glittering. 'Here's what no one tells you,' she said. 'When
One unforeseen advantage of having a child was that it gave me the excuse to talk to myself to my heart's content and pretend it was for my daughters benefit.Catherine Sanderson Motherhood's Sayings By Catherine Sanderson: One unforeseen advantage of having a child was that it gave me the excuse to
Take this one in my belly. He (or she) is determined to be here. I can feel the force of his being. It's as if he has something to do here and just wants to arrive and grow up so he can get to it.Rebecca Walker Motherhood's Sayings By Rebecca Walker: Take this one in my belly. He (or she) is determined to be here. I
By the Lady's never-sucked teats!"
"Elas Sil!"
"Oh shut up! I'm a woman, I can curse about things like that. Wait, it's not as dark up ahead. Come on, and hasn't that baby of yours been asleep a long time? You sure it's not dead?"
"Wel, it peed on me halfway down that last corridor, and last I looked it was smiling."
"Huh. It ever amazes me women get talked into motherhood.
Steven Erikson Motherhood's Sayings By Steven Erikson: By the Lady's never-sucked teats!""Elas Sil!""Oh shut up! I'm a woman, I can curse about
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.Diane Kruger Motherhood's Sayings By Diane Kruger: I don't want to let my life as a woman pass me by. There's a
MOMB - noun - One who can deal with all of the INSANITY of being a MOM ... Because she's the BOMB!Tanya Masse Motherhood's Sayings By Tanya Masse: MOMB - noun - One who can deal with all of the INSANITY of being
Out of the woman's great brown breast the milk gushed forth for the child, milk as white as snow, and when the child suckled at the one breast it flowed like a fountain from the other, ans she let it flow. There was more than enough for the child, greedy though he was, life enough for many children, and she let it flow out carelessly, conscious of her abundance. There was always more. Sometimes she lifted her breast and let it flow out upon the ground to save her clothing, and it sank into the earth and made a soft, dark, rich spot in the field. The child fat and good-natured and ate of the inexhaustible life his mother gave him.Pearl S. Buck Motherhood's Sayings By Pearl S. Buck: Out of the woman's great brown breast the milk gushed forth for the child, milk
Woman must have her freedom, the fundamental freedom of choosing whether or not she will be a mother and how many children she will have. Regardless of what man's attitude may be, that problem is hers - and before it can be his, it is hers alone. She goes through the vale of death alone, each time a babe is born. As it is the right neither of man nor the state to coerce her into this ordeal, so it is her right to decide whether she will endure it.Margaret Sanger Motherhood's Sayings By Margaret Sanger: Woman must have her freedom, the fundamental freedom of choosing whether or not she will
Even with men doing more parenting than before, the majority of women are still left facing the well-rehearsed motherhood-versus-career dichotomy. But it's not a dichotomy; its a socially organized choice masquerading as a natural one.Meghan Daum Motherhood's Sayings By Meghan Daum: Even with men doing more parenting than before, the majority of women are still left
At home, she toed the party line: "The greatest calling for a woman is to be a Catholic wife and mother." But I sensed that she hated the 1960s convention of stay-at-home motherhood. In my thirties, when my father shipped me my old Barbie-doll cases that had been sealed in storage since my mother's death, I found evidence of her unhappiness. My Barbie stuff was a mirror of her values. She never told me that marriage could be a trap, but she refused to buy my Barbie doll a wedding dress. She didn't say, "I loathe housework," but she refused to buy Barbie pots and pans. What she often said, however, was "Education is power." And in case I was too thick to grasp this, she bought graduation robes for Barbie, Ken, and Midge.M.G. Lord Motherhood's Sayings By M.G. Lord: At home, she toed the party line: "The greatest calling for a woman is to
I find no reason to think that aging is genetically determined. Genes do not provide information for the development of the individual beyond growth and the reproductive process in which the genes are transmitted to the next generation. Once past the reproductive stage, the individual has served the purposes of preservation of the species, and then he is on his own. The wrinkled human face is the victim of gravity and of cumulative errors in the reproduction of cells. Since aging is not programed, but is a badly improvised interference with youthful beauty, we have improvised an operation to counteract its effects. Aging is a form of misinformation. If we get the facts right, you will be able to read it in our faces. ("Motherhood")William S. Wilson Motherhood's Sayings By William S. Wilson: I find no reason to think that aging is genetically determined. Genes do not provide
Burnout can be defined as a loss of enthusiasm, energy, idealism, perspective, and purpose; it has been described as trying to run a marathon at full speed. It's often the mothers who care the most who are the most prone to burnout.Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett Motherhood's Sayings By Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett: Burnout can be defined as a loss of enthusiasm, energy, idealism, perspective, and purpose; it
I've been melted into something
too easy to spill. I make more
and more of myself in order
to make more and more of the baby.
He takes it, this making. And somehow
he's made more of me, too.
Brenda Shaughnessy Motherhood's Sayings By Brenda Shaughnessy: I've been melted into somethingtoo easy to spill. I make moreand more of myself in
In my experience nursing is waiting. The mother becomes the background against which the baby lives, becomes time. I used to exist against the continuity of time. Then I became the baby's continuity, a background of ongoing time for him to live against. I was the warmth and milk that was always there for him, the agent of comfort that was always there for him.

My body, my life, became the landscape of my son's life. I am no longer merely a thing living in the world; I am a world.
Sarah Manguso Motherhood's Sayings By Sarah Manguso: In my experience nursing is waiting. The mother becomes the background against which the baby
I'm loving motherhood. It's way harder than soccer, but I love a challenge.Brandi Chastain Motherhood's Sayings By Brandi Chastain: I'm loving motherhood. It's way harder than soccer, but I love a challenge.
Thank you, Mom, for the way you managed yourself during the childish, mean, selfish, insensitive, irresponsible, unreasonable, hateful moments I put you through. From your example I learned to be patient, positive, kind, selfless, sympathetic, reliable, sensible, and loving. You have my endless appreciation.Richelle E. Goodrich Motherhood's Sayings By Richelle E. Goodrich: Thank you, Mom, for the way you managed yourself during the childish, mean, selfish, insensitive,
I do think that despite my best efforts to resist it, I am now a grown-up. It's due to lots of very difficult decisions that you make over a long period of time - about motherhood, wifehood, and work, and all the things that one has to make decisions about.Emma Thompson Motherhood's Sayings By Emma Thompson: I do think that despite my best efforts to resist it, I am now a
A year and a half had indeed made some changes in Veda's appearance. She was still no more than medium height, but her haughty carriage made her seem taller. The hips were as slim as ever, but had taken on some touch of voluptuousness. The legs were Mildred's, to the last graceful contour. But the most noticeable change was what Monty brutally called the Dairy: two round, swelling protuberances that had appeared almost overnight on the high, arching chest. They would have been large, even for a woman: but for a child of thirteen they were positively startling. Mildred had a mystical feeling about them: they made her think tremulously of Love, Motherhood, and similar milky concepts.James M. Cain Motherhood's Sayings By James M. Cain: A year and a half had indeed made some changes in Veda's appearance. She was
No mother is ever, completely, a child's idea of what a mother should be, and I suppose it works the other way around as well. But despite everything, we didn't do too badly by one another, we did as well as most.Margaret Atwood Motherhood's Sayings By Margaret Atwood: No mother is ever, completely, a child's idea of what a mother should be, and
Motherhood is when eating chicken soup; the kids get the chicken and you get the soup and you would still feel happily stuffed.Sandra Chami Kassis Motherhood's Sayings By Sandra Chami Kassis: Motherhood is when eating chicken soup; the kids get the chicken and you get the
I watched her with the crab as she ignored all my admonitions that the poor crab just needed to be set free if he was to have any chance of surviving. And God showed up there on that beach to teach me a lesson. Nothing survives when it's being smothered. Life, real life, requires being free to move about in the great big ocean, not being cradled in little hot hands that will stifle independence and creativity. We can't keep our crabs (or our kids) in a bucket and expect them to go far in life.Melanie Shankle Motherhood's Sayings By Melanie Shankle: I watched her with the crab as she ignored all my admonitions that the poor
Real motherhood is different. It's better and it's messier and it's more complicated. It will break your heart and make you laugh harder than you ever imagined. You find yourself alternating between feeling like your friends talked you into some sort of pyramid scheme so you could share in their misery and thinking this is the most fulfilling thing you've ever done in your life.Melanie Shankle Motherhood's Sayings By Melanie Shankle: Real motherhood is different. It's better and it's messier and it's more complicated. It will
Sometimes it's hard to see the rainbow when there's been endless days of rain.Christina Greer Motherhood's Sayings By Christina Greer: Sometimes it's hard to see the rainbow when there's been endless days of rain.
Motherhood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you would have. It's about understanding that he is exactly the person he is supposed to be. And that, if you're lucky, he just might be the teacher who turns you into the person you are supposed to be.Joan Ryan Motherhood's Sayings By Joan Ryan: Motherhood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought
The Mommy Mystique tells us that we are the luckiest women in the world
the freest, with the most choices, the broadest horizons, the best luck, and the most wealth. It says we have the knowledge and know-how to make "informed decisions" that will guarantee the successful course of our children's lives. It tells us that if we choose badly our children will fall prey to countless dangers
from insecure attachment to drugs to kidnapping to a third-rate college. And if this happens, if our children stray from the path toward happiness and success, we will have no one but ourselves to blame. Because to point fingers out at society, to look beyond ourselves, is to shirk "personal responsibility." To admit that we cannot do everything ourselves, that indeed we need help
and help on a large, systematic scale
is tantamount to admitting personal failure.
Judith Warner Motherhood's Sayings By Judith Warner: The Mommy Mystique tells us that we are the luckiest women in the world the
My life was once whiskey, tears and cigarettes ... now it's snot, tears and a color of poop. Bliss. I do miss the whiskey, though.Pink Motherhood's Sayings By Pink: My life was once whiskey, tears and cigarettes ... now it's snot, tears and a
Motherhood has completely changed me. It's just about like the most completely humbling experience that I've ever had. I think that it puts you in your place because it really forces you to address the issues that you claim to believe in and if you can't stand up to those principles when you're raising a child, forget it.Diane Keaton Motherhood's Sayings By Diane Keaton: Motherhood has completely changed me. It's just about like the most completely humbling experience that
The journey toward authenticity, toward becoming whole is made palpable in Maureen Seaton's Sex Talks to Girls: A Memoir. It shines its considerable light on the passage from religion toward faith, from self-medication to sobriety, from daughterhood to motherhood, from being the disembodied 'good girl' to embracing her own bad lesbian self. In crisp chapters, Seaton leads us, step-by-step, over this harrowing and blissful road, so distinct from yet so much like our own.Terry Wolverton Motherhood's Sayings By Terry Wolverton: The journey toward authenticity, toward becoming whole is made palpable in Maureen Seaton's Sex Talks
Motherhood by definition means a journey into the depths of one's possibility.H. L. Balcomb Motherhood's Sayings By H. L. Balcomb: Motherhood by definition means a journey into the depths of one's possibility.
There are many memories. but I'll tell you the one I like to think of best of all. It's just a homely everyday thing, but to me it is the happiest of them all. It is evening time here in the old house and the supper is cooking and the table is set for the whole family. It hurts a mother, Laura, when the plates begin to be taken away one by one. First there are seven and then six and then five...and on down to a single plate. So I like to think of the table set for the whole family at supper time. The robins are singing in the cottonwoods and the late afternoon sun is shining across the floor... The children are playing out in the yard. I can hear their voices and happy laughter. There isn't much to that memory is there? Out of a lifetime of experiences you would hardly expect that to be the one I would choose as the happiest, would you? But it is.Bess Streeter Aldrich Motherhood's Sayings By Bess Streeter Aldrich: There are many memories. but I'll tell you the one I like to think of
I felt like God was giving me a chance to assist in a miracle. There is something so relieving about life taking over you like that. You're playing a part in a much bigger show. And that's what life is. It's the greatest show on earth.Beyonce Knowles Motherhood's Sayings By Beyonce Knowles: I felt like God was giving me a chance to assist in a miracle. There
Motherhood puts everything into perspective, changes the way you look at life, and your perspective of what's actually important.Kelis Motherhood's Sayings By Kelis: Motherhood puts everything into perspective, changes the way you look at life, and your perspective
Although I wasn't there to bear witness, I imagine Lot's wife scanned the masses for her children. Perhaps she sought out the curves of their mouths and the shapes of their faces, trying to memorize her children, grown now. She looked back as I and any strong, loving mother would have done.Brenda Sutton Rose Motherhood's Sayings By Brenda Sutton Rose: Although I wasn't there to bear witness, I imagine Lot's wife scanned the masses for
Ideas about mothers have swung historically with the roles of women. When women were needed to work the fields or shops, experts claimed that children didn't need them much. Mothers, who might be too soft and sentimental, could even be bad for children's character development. But when men left home during the Industrial Revolution to work elsewhere, women were "needed" at home. The cult of domesticity and motherhood became a virtue that kept women in their place.Sandra Scarr Motherhood's Sayings By Sandra Scarr: Ideas about mothers have swung historically with the roles of women. When women were needed
Your children teach you so much. It's a real mirror of yourself.Kate Hudson Motherhood's Sayings By Kate Hudson: Your children teach you so much. It's a real mirror of yourself.
When she had him along, the world looked different, and she liked the way she saw things she'd never seen before ... But she noticed other things, too
the way she herself felt acutely visible with the baby in her arms, and the way some people's faces lit up when they saw a child. His warm weight was like living ballast, thrumming with energy, giving her substance. Folks were drawn to that.
Ruth Ozeki Motherhood's Sayings By Ruth Ozeki: When she had him along, the world looked different, and she liked the way she
For Rose of Sharon was pregnant and careful. Her hair, braided and wrapped around her head, made an ash-blond crown. Her round soft face, which had been voluptuous and inviting a few months ago, had already put on the barrier of pregnancy, the self-sufficient smile, the knowing perfection-look; and her plump body - full soft breasts and stomach, hard hips and buttocks that had swung so freely and provocatively as to invite slapping and stroking - her whole body had become demure and serious. Her whole thought and action were directed inward on the baby. She balanced on her toes now, for the baby's sake. And the world was pregnant to her; she thought only in terms of reproduction and of motherhood.John Steinbeck Motherhood's Sayings By John Steinbeck: For Rose of Sharon was pregnant and careful. Her hair, braided and wrapped around her
Even if Mary gives birth to a child who is not her husband's, if she has a shining pride, they become a holy mother and child.Osamu Dazai Motherhood's Sayings By Osamu Dazai: Even if Mary gives birth to a child who is not her husband's, if she
I sighed and deleted the message, imagining the dirty clothes multiplying like rabbits, because that's what they do when I'm not around.Alex Owens Motherhood's Sayings By Alex Owens: I sighed and deleted the message, imagining the dirty clothes multiplying like rabbits, because that's
Motherhood is given the brush-off in our society. 'Oh, I'm just a mom,' you hear women say. 'Just' a mom? Please! Being a mom is everything. It's mentorship, it's inspirational, it's our hope for the future.Sally Field Motherhood's Sayings By Sally Field: Motherhood is given the brush-off in our society. 'Oh, I'm just a mom,' you hear
Tired as I was of conflict, I felt that I must not shrink from the fight, nor abandon in cowardice the attempt to prove, as no theories could ever satisfactorily prove without examples, that marriage and motherhood need never tame the mind, nor swamp and undermine ability and training, nor trammel and domesticise political perception and social judgement. Today, as never before, it was urgent for individual women to show that life was enriched, mentally and spiritually as well as physically and socially, by marriage and children; that these experiences rendered the woman who accepted them the more and not the less able to take the world's pulse, to estimate its tendencies, to play some definite, hard-headed, hard-working part in furthering the constructive ends of a political civilisationVera Brittain Motherhood's Sayings By Vera Brittain: Tired as I was of conflict, I felt that I must not shrink from the
She brushed the tears from their faces and sang them a melancholy lullaby. Her obvious devotion to her daughters pulled at my heart strings, making my chest ache with longing for my own mother.A.B. Shepherd Motherhood's Sayings By A.B. Shepherd: She brushed the tears from their faces and sang them a melancholy lullaby. Her obvious
The tyranny of maternal duty is not new, but it has become considerably more pronounced with the rise of naturalism, and it has thus far produced neither a matriarchy nor sexual equality, but rather a regression in women's status.Elisabeth Badinter Motherhood's Sayings By Elisabeth Badinter: The tyranny of maternal duty is not new, but it has become considerably more pronounced
There's no doubt that motherhood is the best thing in my life. It's all that really matters.Courteney Cox Motherhood's Sayings By Courteney Cox: There's no doubt that motherhood is the best thing in my life. It's all that
When we have the courage to claim space for ourselves. When we risk creativity. When we relish our sensuality. When we honor our lives and their experiences as valuable. When we create from a female body, expressing ourselves in a woman's voice, using a woman's language. We begin to bloom.Lucy H. Pearce Motherhood's Sayings By Lucy H. Pearce: When we have the courage to claim space for ourselves. When we risk creativity. When
People say all the time that they'd do anything for the people they love. But would you really? Would you do anything? Would you give everything? I don't know that a child knows that kind of selfless love. A mother, yes. A mother will clutch her children and jump from a moving car to keep them from harm. She will do it without thinking. But I don't think the child knows how to do that, not instinctively. It's something the child has to learn.Trevor Noah Motherhood's Sayings By Trevor Noah: People say all the time that they'd do anything for the people they love. But
But the truth is, the ten or twenty minutes I was somebody's mother were black magic. There is no adventure I would trade them for; there is no place I would rather have seen.

-Thanksgiving in Mongolia, The New Yorker, November 18, 2013 Issue
Ariel Levy Motherhood's Sayings By Ariel Levy: But the truth is, the ten or twenty minutes I was somebody's mother were black
A group of women who valued motherhood, but valued it on their own timetable, began to make a new claim, one that had never surfaced in the abortion debate before this, that abortion was a woman's right. Most significantly, they argued that this right to abortion was essential to their right to equality
the right to be treated as individuals rather than as potential mothers.
Kristin Luker Motherhood's Sayings By Kristin Luker: A group of women who valued motherhood, but valued it on their own timetable, began
Motherhood makes you a dealer in death. No one tells you this beforehand. You will become obsessed with all the ways a person can go because while it might be easy to deal with the fact that you will one day die, it's not at all easy - totally unacceptable - to deal with the fact that one day your child will die. DoSamantha Hunt Motherhood's Sayings By Samantha Hunt: Motherhood makes you a dealer in death. No one tells you this beforehand. You will
America- often called the land of milk and honey- tends to be sweeter, more generous to those who don't rock the boat.

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Erin Passons Motherhood's Sayings By Erin Passons: America- often called the land of milk and honey- tends to be sweeter, more generous
They hate me because I am the worst thing possible. I am the bad mother.

But here's a secret: in America there are no good mothers. They simply don't exist. Always, there are a thousand ways to fail at this singularly important job. There are failures of the body and failures of the heart. The woman who is unable to breastfeed is a failure. The woman who screams for the epidural is a failure. The woman who picks up her child late knows from the teacher's cutting glance that she is a failure. The woman who shares her bed with her baby has failed. The woman who steels herself and puts on noise-canceling earphones to erase the screaming of her child the next room has failed just as spectacularly. They must all hang their heads in guilt and shame because they haven't done it perfectly, and motherhood is, if anything, the assumption of perfection.
Nayomi Munaweera Motherhood's Sayings By Nayomi Munaweera: They hate me because I am the worst thing possible. I am the bad mother.But
I don't ever want to make the mistake of needing him as much as or more than he needs me. But there's no denying that sometimes, when we sleep together in the dark cavern of the bottom bunk, his big brother thrashing around on top, the white noise machine grinding out its fake rain, the green digital clock announcing every hour, Iggy's small body holds mine.Maggie Nelson Motherhood's Sayings By Maggie Nelson: I don't ever want to make the mistake of needing him as much as or
Feminists have emphasized for a long time the importance of each woman's individual entity and the necessity of economic independence. Perhaps it was necessary. But now I think we need some emphasis on the instinctive side of life, sex and motherhood ... Life isn't all earning your living. Unfortunately we fall in love and Feminism must take that into consideration.Dora Russell Motherhood's Sayings By Dora Russell: Feminists have emphasized for a long time the importance of each woman's individual entity and
Wherever the State touches the personal life of the infant, the child, the youth, or the aged, helpless, defective in mind, body or moral nature, there the State enters "woman's peculiar sphere," her sphere of motherly succor and training, her sphere of sympathetic and self-sacrificing ministration to individual lives.Anna Garlin Spencer Motherhood's Sayings By Anna Garlin Spencer: Wherever the State touches the personal life of the infant, the child, the youth, or
Her time has come," answered Miss Lizzie. "That's why I didn't marry Harvey - long ago when he asked me. I was afraid of 'that'. So afraid." "I don't know," Miss Lizzie said. "Sometimes I think it's better to suffer bitter unhappiness and to fight and to scream out, and even to suffer that terrible pain, than just to be safe." She waited until the next scream died away. "At least she knows she's living.Betty Smith Motherhood's Sayings By Betty Smith: Her time has come," answered Miss Lizzie. "That's why I didn't marry Harvey - long
I'm blessed and I couldn't be more grateful. Do you want to know why? Because I'm a mother, but that's only half of it. I'm blessed because, when I need to, I can still just be a daughter. I get the feeling that there is nothing more precious than to have both of these roles, simultaneously.Adrianna Stepiano Motherhood's Sayings By Adrianna Stepiano: I'm blessed and I couldn't be more grateful. Do you want to know why? Because
I've always been the kind of person that if I take on anything professionally it means commitment to me, so you take it on if you can commit to it and if you know you can accommodate and give your best to it and that's what you do, and I have always done that throughout my life - before marriage, after marriage, before motherhood, after motherhood.Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Motherhood's Sayings By Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: I've always been the kind of person that if I take on anything professionally it
As a woman who chooses to be childless, I generally have just one problem: other adults. Living in a culture where women are assumed to prioritize motherhood above all else and where a woman's personal choices are often considered matters of public discussion means everyone things they have the right to discuss my body and my choices, so anyone curious about my lack of spawn feels the right to march right on over and ask me about it.Danielle Henderson Motherhood's Sayings By Danielle Henderson: As a woman who chooses to be childless, I generally have just one problem: other
People think motherhood involves a lot of domestic labor, and it doesn't. It involves being nice to your children as often as possible. That's part of my trick. I don't have that anxiety about meeting their needs.Anne Enright Motherhood's Sayings By Anne Enright: People think motherhood involves a lot of domestic labor, and it doesn't. It involves being
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Richelle E. Goodrich Motherhood's Sayings By Richelle E. Goodrich: MothersOfferTheirHearts as anEternalRestingSpot
Men never feel quite the same about a woman's body once they know it's done that thing: widened and torn to push out a baby's head.Emma Donoghue Motherhood's Sayings By Emma Donoghue: Men never feel quite the same about a woman's body once they know it's done
MOMBIE - noun - Suffers from forgetfulness, fatigue, exhaustion, moodiness, sleeplessness, confusion and moments of insanity!
Has difficulty eating or drinking anything while it's still hot and peeing alone.
Tanya Masse Motherhood's Sayings By Tanya Masse: MOMBIE - noun - Suffers from forgetfulness, fatigue, exhaustion, moodiness, sleeplessness, confusion and moments of
However motherhood comes to you, it's a miracle.Valerie Harper Motherhood's Sayings By Valerie Harper: However motherhood comes to you, it's a miracle.
[Motherhood is] the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It's huge and scary-it's an act of infinite optimism.Gilda Radner Motherhood's Sayings By Gilda Radner: [Motherhood is] the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It's
Let's just call what happened in the eighties the reclamation of motherhood ... by women I knew and loved, hard-driving women with major careers who were after not just babies per se or motherhood per se, but after a reconciliation with their memories of their own mothers. So having a baby wasn't just having a baby. It became a major healing.Anne Taylor Fleming Motherhood's Sayings By Anne Taylor Fleming: Let's just call what happened in the eighties the reclamation of motherhood ... by women
Adrienne Rich had it right. No one gives a crap about motherhood unless they can profit off it. Women are expendable and the work of childbearing, done fully, done consciously, is all-consuming. So who's gonna write about it if everyone doing it is lost forever within it? You want adventures, you want poetry and art, you want to salon it up over at Gertrude and Alice's, you'd best leave the messy all-consuming baby stuff to someone else. Birthing and nursing and rocking and distracting and socializing and cooking and washing and gardening and mending: what's that compared with bullets whizzing overhead, dazzling destructive heroics, headlines, parties,Elisa Albert Motherhood's Sayings By Elisa Albert: Adrienne Rich had it right. No one gives a crap about motherhood unless they can
You know, motherhood is my favourite topic in my personal life and I won't shut up about it, but it's not something I want to discuss publicly just because of the amount of attention it draws to a small person who didn't choose to be exposed.Isla Fisher Motherhood's Sayings By Isla Fisher: You know, motherhood is my favourite topic in my personal life and I won't shut
There's nothing like your mother's sympathetic voice to make you want to burst into tears.Sophie Kinsella Motherhood's Sayings By Sophie Kinsella: There's nothing like your mother's sympathetic voice to make you want to burst into tears.
In much the same way, motherhood has become the essential female experience, valued above all others: giving life is where it's at. "Pro-maternity" propaganda has rarely been so extreme. They must be joking, the modern equivalent of the double constraint: "Have babies, it's wonderful, you'll feel more fulfilled and feminine than ever," but do it in a society in freefall in which waged work is a condition of social survival but guaranteed to no one, and especially not to women. Give birth in cities where accommodation is precarious, schools have surrendered the fight and children are subject to the most vicious mental assault through advertising, TV, internet, fizzy drink manufacturers and so on. Without children you will never be fulfilled as a woman, but bringing up kids in decent conditions is almost impossible.Virginie Despentes Motherhood's Sayings By Virginie Despentes: In much the same way, motherhood has become the essential female experience, valued above all
Through the grace shown to us in the gospel, there is something distinctly Christlike about a mother's love for her child.Gloria Furman Motherhood's Sayings By Gloria Furman: Through the grace shown to us in the gospel, there is something distinctly Christlike about
Looking with his eyes? Seriously? What else would he look around with?"

Trish nonchalantly uses her middle finger to scratch her temple. "Toddlers learn by making connections between the body part and the action."

Vince blinks. "Oh, so talking to a kid like that's normal?"

"Someday I hope to have a conversation where I don't sound like a character from Star Wars."

"I can see how you'd look forward to that.
Jess Molly Brown Motherhood's Sayings By Jess Molly Brown: Looking with his eyes? Seriously? What else would he look around with?"Trish nonchalantly uses her
HERE'S THE THING about motherhood. It exhausts you and thrills you. It kicks you in the butt, and the very next second makes you feel like a superstar. Most of all, it teaches you to be selfless. Let me rephrase that. It doesn't really teach you this. It creates a new selflessness within you, which grabs hold of your heart when you first take your child into your arms. In that profound moment of extraordinary love and discovery, your own needs and desires become secondary. Nothing is as important as the well-being of your beautiful child. You would sacrifice anything for her. Even your own life. You would do it in a heartbeat. God wouldn't need to ask twice.Julianne MacLean Motherhood's Sayings By Julianne MacLean: HERE'S THE THING about motherhood. It exhausts you and thrills you. It kicks you in
It's [motherhood] the biggest on-the-job- training program in existence today.Erma Bombeck Motherhood's Sayings By Erma Bombeck: It's [motherhood] the biggest on-the-job- training program in existence today.
So much of my own life inspires what I write. Whether it's work, family, friends, motherhood, I am a writer who tends to write what she knows. In 'Revenge Wears Prada,' a great deal of my own life finds its way into the book.Lauren Weisberger Motherhood's Sayings By Lauren Weisberger: So much of my own life inspires what I write. Whether it's work, family, friends,
Motherhood is the most beautiful, exciting thing, and there's nothing that I feel like I can't accomplish while having children in my life. I would sacrifice having more years of being wherever I want whenever I want for years with my kids.Hayden Panettiere Motherhood's Sayings By Hayden Panettiere: Motherhood is the most beautiful, exciting thing, and there's nothing that I feel like I
The Vatican won't prosecute pedophile priests but I decide I'm not ready for motherhood and it's condemnation for me? These are the same people that won't support national condom distribution that PREVENTS teenage pregnancy.Sonya Renee Taylor Motherhood's Sayings By Sonya Renee Taylor: The Vatican won't prosecute pedophile priests but I decide I'm not ready for motherhood and
The truth is that a woman who chooses not to have children has generally engaged the question of a mother's responsibilities to a degree of seriousness not previously explored when motherhood was simply a natural necessity.Elisabeth Badinter Motherhood's Sayings By Elisabeth Badinter: The truth is that a woman who chooses not to have children has generally engaged
We've never been in a time where mothers - parenthood, but particularly motherhood - is so fetishized. There's a whole industry around motherhood and mother-daughter bonds. And certainly when my mother was sick I found there was an incredible expectation for me to tell everybody how we were having this bonding experience and how healing it was.Meghan Daum Motherhood's Sayings By Meghan Daum: We've never been in a time where mothers - parenthood, but particularly motherhood - is
Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else's happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you're not sure what the right thing is ... and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.Donna Ball Motherhood's Sayings By Donna Ball: Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else's happiness and well-being ahead
A boy who could make his mother feel special inspite of his own ordeals is the boon from God in lieu of some good deed.Adhish Mazumder Motherhood's Sayings By Adhish Mazumder: A boy who could make his mother feel special inspite of his own ordeals is
On a good day, my style is librarian chic. On a bad day, it's frumpy mother.Cassandra Page Motherhood's Sayings By Cassandra Page: On a good day, my style is librarian chic. On a bad day, it's frumpy
All human life on the planet is born of woman. The one unifying, incontrovertible experience shared by all women and men is that months-long period we spent unfolding inside a woman's body. Because young humans remain dependent upon nurture for a much longer period than other mammals, and because of the division of labor long established in human groups, where women not only bear and suckle but are assigned almost total responsibility for children, most of us first know both love and disappointment, power and tenderness, in the person of a woman.Adrienne Rich Motherhood's Sayings By Adrienne Rich: All human life on the planet is born of woman. The one unifying, incontrovertible experience
If something happened to Gillian, I'd rip the world down to save her, even if she spat in my face when I did. That's what parenthood means.Seanan McGuire Motherhood's Sayings By Seanan McGuire: If something happened to Gillian, I'd rip the world down to save her, even if
There's no bitch on earth like a mother frightened for her kids.Stephen King Motherhood's Sayings By Stephen King: There's no bitch on earth like a mother frightened for her kids.
I didn't say any of this to my sister. How I saw her being broken into mediocrity and motherhood; her body broken and then her mind - or did her mind go first, it's sort of hard to disentangle - and then for her to turn around and say Broken is Best, I didn't say how that made me furious beyond measure.Anne Enright Motherhood's Sayings By Anne Enright: I didn't say any of this to my sister. How I saw her being broken
Nevertheless the severance is rather casual and it drops a stain on our admiration of Nora. Ibsen has put the leaving of her children on the same moral and emotional level as the leaving of her husband and we cannot, in our hearts, asssent to that. It is not only the leaving but the way the play does not have time for suffering, changes of heart. Ibsen has been too much a man in the end. He has taken the man's practice, if not his stated belief, that where self-realization is concerned children shall not be an impediment.Elizabeth Hardwick Motherhood's Sayings By Elizabeth Hardwick: Nevertheless the severance is rather casual and it drops a stain on our admiration of
I think it's worth trying to be a mother who delights in who her children are, in their knock-knock jokes and earnest questions. A mother who spends less time obsessing about what will happen, or what has happened, and more time reveling in what is.Ayelet Waldman Motherhood's Sayings By Ayelet Waldman: I think it's worth trying to be a mother who delights in who her children
You watched and you saw what happened and in the accumulation of episodes you saw the pattern: Daddy ruled the roost, called the shots, made the money, made the decisions, so you signed up on his side, and fifteen years later when the women's movement came along with its incendiary manifestos telling you to avoid marriage and motherhood, it was as if somebody put a match to a pile of dry kindling.Anne Taylor Fleming Motherhood's Sayings By Anne Taylor Fleming: You watched and you saw what happened and in the accumulation of episodes you saw
For years I'd been awaiting that overriding urge I'd always heard about, the narcotic pining that draws childless women ineluctably to strangers' strollers in parks. I wanted to be drowned by the hormonal imperative, to wake one day and throw my arms around your neck, reach down for you, and pray that while that black flower bloomed behind my eyes you had just left me with child. (With child: There's a lovely warm sound to that expression, an archaic but tender acknowledgement that for nine months you have company wherever you go. Pregnant, by contrast, is heavy and bulging and always sounds to my ear like bad news: "I'm pregnant." I instinctively picture a sixteen-year-old at the dinner table- pale, unwell, with a scoundrel of a boyfriend- forcing herself to blurt out her mother's deepest fear.) (27)Lionel Shriver Motherhood's Sayings By Lionel Shriver: For years I'd been awaiting that overriding urge I'd always heard about, the narcotic pining
Motherhood is, after all, woman's great and incomparable work.Edward Carpenter Motherhood's Sayings By Edward Carpenter: Motherhood is, after all, woman's great and incomparable work.
Women have made enormous progress on the lower and middle rungs of the career ladder, but we are failing to make the leap into senior positions. Everyone jumps to the conclusion that it's motherhood that holds women back, but often the big roadblock is the lack of executive presence.Sylvia Ann Hewlett Motherhood's Sayings By Sylvia Ann Hewlett: Women have made enormous progress on the lower and middle rungs of the career ladder,
God gives us these raw, little people, and we have to form them and mold them and teach them how to operate in society. And if we get a glimpse of all the ugliness that lies right beneath our own polished surface? Well, then, there's a humbling lesson too. It's those moments when I realize I have to extend grace to Caroline as she figures these things out by trial and error in the same way God lavishes me with mercy, even as I make the same mistakes over and over again.Melanie Shankle Motherhood's Sayings By Melanie Shankle: God gives us these raw, little people, and we have to form them and mold
To be Queen Elizabeth within a definite area, deciding sales, banquets, labours, and holidays; to be Whitely within a certain area, providing toys, boots, cakes and books; to be Aristotle within a certain area, teaching morals, manners, theology, and hygiene; I can imagine how this can exhaust the mind, but I cannot imagine how it could narrow it. How can it be a large career to tell other people about the Rule of Three, and a small career to tell one's own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone and narrow to be everything to someone? No, a woman's function is laborious, but because it is gigantic, not because it is minute.G.K. Chesterton Motherhood's Sayings By G.K. Chesterton: To be Queen Elizabeth within a definite area, deciding sales, banquets, labours, and holidays; to
Our ability to choose is sacred. It's what makes humans special.Mark Andrew Poe Motherhood's Sayings By Mark Andrew Poe: Our ability to choose is sacred. It's what makes humans special.
On becoming a mother, I had forever left that solitary state of girlhood behind, and if I sometimes pined to be alone with Augustine as we used to be in our first love, a quick glance at my sleeping son's face soon banished such foolish thoughts. It was as if Augustine and I had been in a beautiful bubble but when my body split open in childbirth, the shimmering membrane broke and we were delivered to the world.Suzanne M. Wolfe Motherhood's Sayings By Suzanne M. Wolfe: On becoming a mother, I had forever left that solitary state of girlhood behind, and
Is there nothing the prodigiously talented Ann Patchett can't do? She's channeled the world of opera, Boston politics, magic, unwed motherhood, and race relations, creating scenarios so indelible, you swear they are right outside your door.Caroline Leavitt Motherhood's Sayings By Caroline Leavitt: Is there nothing the prodigiously talented Ann Patchett can't do? She's channeled the world of