Inspiration Needed

Medic - posted on 12/04/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )




“Woman was taken out of man; not out of his head to top him, nor out of his feet to be trampled underfoot; but out of his side to be equal to him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be loved”

“Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weaknesses”

“A woman is like a tea bag, you can not tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water”

“I am a woman in process. I'm just trying like everybody else. I try to take every conflict, every experience, and learn from it. Life is never dull.”

“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.”

“There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one”

“There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.”

“A mother who is really a mother is never free.”

“Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.”

“The mother loves her child most divinely, not when she surrounds him with comfort and anticipates his wants, but when she resolutely holds him to the highest standards and is content with nothing less than his best.”

"Mommy brain: when your grey matter turns into grey hair..." Ian Nelson

"I suffer from M.A.D.D. - Mommy Attention Deficit Disorder."


"The phrase " working mother " is redundant."

~Jane Sellman

"My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.

~Erma Bombeck

"I'm not going to vacuum 'til Sears makes one you can ride on."

~Roseanne Barr

"Cleaning up with children around is like shoveling during a blizzard"

~ Author Unknown

"You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back."

~William D. Tammelus

"Working mothers are guinea pigs in a scientific experiment to show that sleep is not necessary to human life."

~ Author Unknown

"Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease."

~ Lisa Alther

"A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after. "

~Peter De Vries

"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new."


"Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."

~Elizabeth Stone

"If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylum would be filled with mothers."

~Edgar Watson Howe

"If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?"

~Milton Berle

"I know how to do anything - I'm a Mom."

~Roseanne Barr

"It's not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it."

~The Golden Girls

"The hand that rocks the cradle usually is attached to someone who isn't getting enough sleep."

~ John Fiebig

"I'd like to be the ideal mother, but I'm too busy raising my kids."


"Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going."

~ Phyllis Diller

"It is amazing how quickly the kids learn the operation of the DVD, yet are unable to understand the vacuum cleaner."

~Etienne Marchal

"Raising a kid is part joy and part guerilla warfare."

~Ed Asner

"By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class."

~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"A mother is she who can take the place of all others but

whose place no one else can take."

-- Cardinal Mermillod

"A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary."

-- Dorothy Canfield Fisher

"Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not."

-- James Joyce

"Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process."

-- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

"Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother."

-- Lin Yutang

"To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power."

-- Maya Angelou

"There never was a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him asleep."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world."

-- William Ross Wallace

"I'm a mother with two small children, so I don't take as much crap as I used to."

— Pamela Anderson

"There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child."

-- Henry Ward Beecher

“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.”

-Tenneva Jordan

I know this is long....but some of us need all of it.


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