Quotes for mommies...

Janine - posted on 07/30/2010 ( 57 moms have responded )

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If anyone has nice quotes about parenting, being a mother, or just motherly thoughts, please add them, it's nice to read things that up lifts you in this day and age...

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Ashley - posted on 09/23/2012

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Your children need your presence, not your presents.

Destinee - posted on 07/31/2010

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Before I was a Mom

I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.

I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.

I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom -

I had never been puked on.

Pooped on.

Chewed on.

Peed on.

I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.

I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom

I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests.

Or give shots.

I never looked into teary eyes and cried.

I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.

I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom

I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put him down.

I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.

I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.

I never knew that I could love someone so much.

I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom -

I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.

I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.

I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.

I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom -

I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.

I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache,

the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.

I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mom.

Jennifer - posted on 08/03/2010

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if i had a star 4 every time my child smiled or laughed at me i would have the whole universe in the palm of my hand ♥ xxx

Marianne Gail - posted on 08/03/2010

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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.

Katy - posted on 08/02/2010

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I never knew what real love was...till the day i met my child ♥

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Tiffany - posted on 06/06/2012

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being a mother is learning about strengths you didnt know you had and dealing with fears you didnt know existed

i love this one!!

Krysten - posted on 06/05/2012

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When we choose to be parents,
we accept another human being as part of ourselves,
and a large part of our emotional selves
will stay with that person as long as we live.
From that time on,
there will be another person on this earth whose orbit around us
will affect us as surely as the moon affects the tides,
and affect us in some ways more deeply than anyone else can.
Our children are extensions of ourselves.
-Fred Rogers

Here is a quote I LOVE!!!!!

Liza - posted on 08/07/2010

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PROVERBS 22:6.. " Train up a child in a way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it"

Meghan - posted on 08/04/2010

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"We always try to do our best, and since we can't do anything better then that, we might as well call that perfect."

Michelle - posted on 08/03/2010

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It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can't tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself. ~Joyce Maynard

Veronique - posted on 08/03/2010

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A son is a son till he take a wife, a daughter is a daughter for the rest of your life!

Melanie - posted on 08/02/2010

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Insanity is being a stepmother who wouldn't change a thing... It is also happiness and Love

Dianne - posted on 08/02/2010

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There is power that comes to women when they
give birth. They don't ask for it, it simply invades them. Accumulates like clouds on the horizon and passes through, carrying the child with it." ~ Sheryl Feldman

Teresa - posted on 08/02/2010

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"If you want to know how you're doing as a parent, let your child pray for you."
Another version is: "If you want to see your reflection as a parent, let your child pray for you."

Valerie - posted on 08/02/2010

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this was a quote from my 5 year old this afternoon when I fed him lunch " mommy do you that you are amazing and I love you" I almost burst out in tears that boy is my heart and soul

Andie - posted on 08/02/2010

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If you dont beleive in love at first sight then youve never given birth

Amber - posted on 08/01/2010

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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

Amber - posted on 08/01/2010

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A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.-- Anonymous

Jessica - posted on 08/01/2010

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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. Tammeus


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 Ston


When you have brought up kids, there are memories you store directly in your tear ducts.
~Robert Brault


Parenthood: That state of being better chaperoned than you were before marriage.
~Marcelene Cox


Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children, and no theories.
~John Wilmot


It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge.
~Phyllis Diller


To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.
~Josh Billings


There comes a time when a woman needs to stop thinking about her looks and focus her energies on raising her children. This time comes at the moment of conception. A child needs a role model, not a supermodel.
~Astrid Alauda, on the "hot mom" trend


Your children need your presence more than your presents.
~Jesse Jackson


It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can't tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself.
~Joyce Maynard


Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
~Robert Fulghum


Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn't have anything to do with it.
~Haim Ginott


The trouble with learning to parent on the job is that your child is the teacher.
~Robert Brault



If you have never been hated by your child you have never been a parent.
~Bette Davis


It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't.
~Barbara Kingsolver


Children are a great comfort in your old age - and they help you reach it faster, too.
~Lionel Kauffman


Most of us become parents long before we have stopped being children.
~Mignon McLaughlin


If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders. ~Abigail Van Buren


The quickest way for a parent to get a child's attention is to sit down and look comfortable.
~Lane Olinghouse


If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
~C.G. Jung


Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
~Robert A. Heinlein


Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
~Roger Lewin


Simply having children does not make mothers.
~John A. Shedd


Although there are many trial marriages... there is no such thing as a trial child.
~Gail Sheehy


Children have more need of models than of critics.
~Carolyn Coats


The beauty of "spacing" children many years apart lies in the fact that parents have time to learn the mistakes that were made with the older ones - which permits them to make exactly the opposite mistakes with the younger ones.
~Sydney J. Harris


There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings.
~Hodding Carter, Jr.


Your children tell you casually years later what it would have killed you with worry to know at the time. ~Mignon McLaughlin


The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children. ~Edward, Duke of Windsor, Look, 5 March 1957


The problem with children is that you have to put up with their parents.
~Charles DeLint


Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children.
~Marilyn Penland


My mom used to say it doesn't matter how many kids you have... because one kid will take up 100% of your time so more kids can't possibly take up more than 100% of your time.
~Karen Brown


A parent's love is whole no matter how many times divided.
~Robert Brault,


Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, And that's what parents were created for.
~Ogden Nash


Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
~Charles R. Swindoll


How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted.
~Walter Scott


You will always be your child's favorite toy.
~Vicki Lansky


What a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give.
~P.D. James


There is a strong chance that siblings who turn out well were hassled by the same parents.
~Robert Brault


If your children spend most of their time in other people's houses, you're lucky; if they all congregate at your house, you're blessed.
~Mignon McLaughlin

If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others. ~Haim Ginott


Give me the life of the boy whose mother is nurse, seamstress, washerwoman, cook, teacher, angel, and saint, all in one, and whose father is guide, exemplar, and friend. No servants to come between. These are the boys who are born to the best fortune.
~Andrew Carnegie


Now the thing about having a baby - and I can't be the first person to have noticed this - is that thereafter you have it.
~Jean Kerr


Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them. ~Oscar Wilde


There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.
~Chinese Proverb


Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.
~Red Buttons


Smack your child every day. If you don't know why - he does.
~Joey Adams


Kids spell love T-I-M-E.
~John Crudele


There may be some doubt as to who are the best people to have charge of children, but there can be no doubt that parents are the worst.
~George Bernard Shaw


A parent who has never apologized to his children is a monster. If he's always apologizing, his children are monsters.
~Mignon McLaughlin


Mother Nature is wonderful. Children get too old for piggy-back rides just about the same time they get too heavy for them.
~Author Unknown


The guys who fear becoming fathers don't understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end product of child raising is not the child but the parent. ~Frank Pittman


If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family.
~Lawrence Housman


Parenthood is the passing of a baton, followed by a lifelong disagreement as to who dropped it. ~Robert Brault


I don't believe professional athletes should be role models. I believe parents should be role models.... It's not like it was when I was growing up. My mom and my grandmother told me how it was going to be. If I didn't like it, they said, "Don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out." Parents have to take better control.
~Charles Barkley


Mother Nature, in her infinite wisdom, has instilled within each of us a powerful biological instinct to reproduce; this is her way of assuring that the human race, come what may, will never have any disposable income.
~Dave Barry


The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.
~Benjamin Spock


Having babies is fun, but babies grow up into people.
~M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter


My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.
~Quentin Crisp


When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they're finished, I climb out. ~Erma Bombeck


I love to play hide and seek with my kid, but some days my goal is to find a hiding place where he can't find me until after high school.
~Author Unknown


The hardest part of raising a child is teaching them to ride bicycles. A shaky child on a bicycle for the first time needs both support and freedom. The realization that this is what the child will always need can hit hard.
~Sloan Wilson


You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's. He is more particular.... The father is always a Republican towards his son, and his mother's always a Democrat. ~Robert Frost


Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken.
~Bill Dodds


If I had my child to raise all over again,
I'd build self-esteem first, and the house later.
I'd finger-paint more, and point the finger less.
I would do less correcting and more connecting.
I'd take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I'd take more hikes and fly more kites.
I'd stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I'd do more hugging and less tugging.
~Diane Loomans


Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
~Gloria Steinem

Good, honest, hardheaded character is a function of the home. If the proper seed is sown there and properly nourished for a few years, it will not be easy for that plant to be uprooted.
~George A. Dorsey


Hot dogs always seem better out than at home; so do French-fried potatoes; so do your children. ~Mignon McLaughlin

As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it, or leave it.
~Buddy Hackett


Whenever I held my newborn baby in my arms, I used to think that what I said and did to him could have an influence not only on him but on all whom he met, not only for a day or a month or a year, but for all eternity - a very challenging and exciting thought for a mother.
~Rose Kennedy


Was there ever a grandparent, bushed after a day of minding noisy youngsters, who hasn't felt the Lord knew what He was doing when He gave little children to young people?
~Joe E. Wells


Ma-ma does everything for the baby, who responds by saying Da-da first.
~Mignon McLaughlin


Insanity is hereditary - you get it from your kids.
~Sam Levenson


It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
~Colette


Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs.
~P.J. O'Rourke


Likely as not, the child you can do the least with will do the most to make you proud.
~Mignon McLaughlin


Conspicuously absent from the Ten Commandments is any obligation of parent to child. We must suppose that God felt it unnecessary to command by law what He had ensured by love.
~Robert Brault


The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents.
~John J. Plomp


You see much more of your children once they leave home.
~Lucille Ball


Raising children is like making biscuits: it is as easy to raise a big batch as one, while you have your hands in the dough.
~E.W. Howe


A young lady is a female child who has just done something dreadful.
~Judith Martin


Parenting is a stage of life's journey where the milestones come about every fifty feet.
~Robert Brault


Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners.
~Author Unknown


The secret of dealing successfully with a child is not to be its parent.
~Mell Lazarus


No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids.
~Bill Cosby


The ideal home: big enough for you to hear the children, but not very well.
~Mignon McLaughlin


Parenthood is a lot easier to get into than out of.
~Bruce Lansky


Conscience is less an inner voice than the memory of a mother's glance.
~Robert Brault


Character is largely caught, and the father and the home should be the great sources of character infection.
~Frank H. Cheley


When you teach your son, you teach your son's son.
~The Talmud


A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp.
~Raymond Duncan


Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you.
~Erma Bombeck


Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell, the name will carry.
~Bill Cosby


There are no illegitimate children - only illegitimate parents.
~Leon R. Yankwich


Sometimes, in a moral struggle, we discover the right thing to do - just as, on some cold day long ago, we discovered mittens pinned to our coat sleeve.
~Robert Brault


Instant availability without continuous presence is probably the best role a mother can play.
~Lotte Bailyn


If your parents didn't have any children, there's a good chance that you won't have any.
~Clarence Day


A child enters your home and for the next twenty years makes so much noise you can hardly stand it. The child departs, leaving the house so silent you think you are going mad.
~John Andrew Holmes


Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age.
~William Feather


Parents are not interested in justice; they are interested in quiet.
~Bill Cosby


Your responsibility as a parent is not as great as you might imagine. You need not supply the world with the next conqueror of disease or major motion-picture star. If your child simply grows up to be someone who does not use the word "collectible" as a noun, you can consider yourself an unqualified success.
~Fran Lebowitz


A child, like your stomach, doesn't need all you can afford to give it.
~Frank A. Clark


Your children vividly remember every unkind thing you ever did to them, plus a few you really didn't. ~Mignon McLaughlin


These are my daughters, I suppose.
But where in the world did the children vanish?
~Phyllis McGinley

Getting down on all fours and imitating a rhinoceros stops babies from crying. (Put an empty cigarette pack on your nose for a horn and make loud "snort" noises.) I don't know why parents don't do this more often. Usually it makes the kid laugh. Sometimes it sends him into shock. Either way it quiets him down. If you're a parent, acting like a rhino has another advantage. Keep it up until the kid is a teenager and he definitely won't have his friends hanging around your house all the time.
~P.J. O'Rourke


In spite of the six thousand manuals on child raising in the bookstores, child raising is still a dark continent and no one really knows anything. You just need a lot of love and luck - and, of course, courage.
~Bill Cosby


Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
~Fran Lebowitz


The trouble with being a parent is that by the time you are experienced, you are unemployed.
~Author Unknown


The trouble with having a stubbornness contest with your kids is that they have your stubbornness gene.
~Robert Brault


If your kids are giving you a headache, follow the directions on the aspirin bottle, especially the part that says "keep away from children."
~Susan Savannah


In spite of the seven thousand books of expert advice, the right way to discipline a child is still a mystery to most fathers and... mothers. Only your grandmother and Ghengis Khan know how to do it. ~Billy Cosby


In bringing up children, spend on them half as much money and twice as much time.
~Author Unknown


From the moment of birth, when the Stone-Age baby confronts the twentieth-century mother, the baby is subjected to these forces of violence called love, as its father and mother and their parents and their parents before them, have been. These forces are mainly concerned with destroying most of its potential.
~R.D. Laing


Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.
~Bill Cosby


It is one thing to show your child the way, and a harder thing to then stand out of it.
~Robert Brault


What's done to children, they will do to society.
~Karl Menninger


If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example.
~George Bernard Shaw

Jessie - posted on 08/01/2010

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"Silly Daddy, boobies are for babies"

"I make milk, what's you super power?"

Tracy - posted on 08/01/2010

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Just wanted to share some thoughts my 4 year old has about parents. I just thought was totally cute.
"Daddy's have food in their tummies, Mommy's have brothers and sisters"
When he grows up he is going to be a daddy, his sister is going to be a mommy, his brother is going to be a daddy and his baby brother is going to be a "combine driver" lol
When I asked him if he wanted a baby brother or a sister when I found out I was pregnant with my fourth I asked him what he wanted, he said a sister, then looked around the house and asked where it was. I told him in my tummy. His eyes got huge and said "mommy you ate it?"

Jeni - posted on 08/01/2010

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“Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love.” -Mildred B. Vermont

Anneke - posted on 07/31/2010

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My friend has a teenage son, and when he does something he looks at her and says, "You know you love me"
She looks at him and says "Only because Nature detects a bond"
And then they laugh! :)
I think it is funny. I almost died laughing the first time I heard her say it to him.

Melissa - posted on 07/31/2010

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I thought this one was funny, maybe its for the dads. lol

Mother Nature, in her infinite wisdom, has instilled within each of us a powerful biological instinct to reproduce; this is her way of assuring that the human race, come what may, will never have any disposable income. ~ Dave Barry

Liza - posted on 07/31/2010

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i have something to post and i hope it will help.. not for maother only but for both parents... i have read this once before.. and again as a token, the school of my daughter gave this to us...
PROVERBS TO PARENTS
if a child lives with CRITISISM,
he learns to CONDEMN.
if a child lives with HOSTILITY,
he learns to FIGHT.
if a child lives with ridicule,
he learns to be shy.
if a child lives with shame,
he learns to be guilty
YET
if a child lives with TOLERANCE,
he learns to be PATIENT.
if a child lives with ENCOURAGEMENT,
he learns CONFIDENCE.
If a child lives with PRAISE,
he learns to APPRECIATE.
if a child lives with FAIRNESS,
he learns JUSTICE>
if a child lives with SECURITY,
he learns to have FAITH.
if a child lives with APPROVAL,
he learns to LIKE HIMSELF.
if a child lives with ACCEPTANCE and FRIENDSHIP,
he learns to FIND LOVE IN THE WORLD...

Janine - posted on 07/31/2010

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Children seldom misquote you... In fact, they ususally repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said...

Janine - posted on 07/31/2010

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When I approach a child, he inspires in me 2 sentiments: tenderness for what he is & respect for what he may become - Louis Pasteur

Janine - posted on 07/31/2010

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To be in your children's memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today

Janine - posted on 07/31/2010

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The future destiny of a child is always the work of its mother - Napoleon

Janine - posted on 07/31/2010

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Your children are always your "babie" even if thy have gray hair - Janet Leigh

Janine - posted on 07/31/2010

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CHILDREN ARE A LOT LIKE WET CEMENT, WHATEVER FALLS ON THEM MAKES AN IMPRESSION - Haim Ginnott

Destinee - posted on 07/31/2010

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I traded their eyeliners for dark circles, Salon curlers for ponytails, Long showers for quick showers, Late nights for early mornings, Designer bags for diaper bags and wouldn't change a thing!!

Tiffany - posted on 07/30/2010

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I'm not sure who wrote it, but here it goes...
Before you were conceived I wanted you, before you were born I loved you, when you were born I saw your face and knew that I was in love.Before you were an hour old I knew I would die for you, to this day I will...this is the miracle of life.

Janine - posted on 07/30/2010

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Nothing is so beautiful as a mother with her children gathered around her...

Janine - posted on 07/30/2010

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a baby is something you carry inside you for 9 months, in your arms for 3 years, & in your heart till the day you die - Mary Mason

Janine - posted on 07/30/2010

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who is getting more pleasure from this rocking, the baby or me? - nancy thayer

Janine - posted on 07/30/2010

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A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankrolls smaller, homes happier, clothers shabbier, the past forgotten, & the future worth living for...

Janine - posted on 07/30/2010

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Making a decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body - Elizabeth Stone

Janine - posted on 07/30/2010

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I actually remember feeling delight, at 2o'clock in the morning, when the baby woke for his feed, because I so longed to have another look at him - Margaret Drabble

Janine - posted on 07/30/2010

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If nature had arranged that husbands & wives should have children alternately, there would never be more than three in a family - Lawrence Housman

Janine - posted on 07/30/2010

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I never knew how much love my heart could hold until someone called me "Mommy"

Janine - posted on 07/30/2010

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We never know the love of our parents for us till we have become parents - Henry Ward Beecher

Janine - posted on 07/30/2010

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MOTHER LOVE IS THE FUEL THAT ENABLES A NORMAL HUMAN BEING TO DO THE IMPOSSIBLE!!!

Janine - posted on 07/30/2010

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The heart of a mother is a deep abyss, at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness - Honore de Balzac

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