“God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.”
—– Jewish proverb
“If you plan for one year, plant rice. If you plan for 10 years, plant a tree. If you plan for 100 years, educate a child.”
—– Chinese proverb
“A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.”
—– Carl Sandburg
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“Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.”
“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.”
—–Franklin P. Jones
“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”
“The best way to make children good is to make them happy.”
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”
“A mother’s children are portraits of herself.”
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
—–Thomas Edison (ok, it’s not precisely about parenting, but I like it)
“In the sheltered simplicity of the first days after a baby is born, one sees again the magical closed circle, the miraculous sense of two people existing only for each other, the tranquil sky reflected on the face of the mother nursing her child.”
—–Anne Morrow Lindbergh in Gift of the Sea
“A mother’s arms are made of tenderness & children sleep soundly in them.”
“Healthy parenting is especially challenging when our own childhoods weren’t healthy. It requires energy, attention, and constant restraint. Realize that you need healing. Take time out to nurture yourself.”
—– Vimala McClure in The Tao of Mothering
Women shouldn’t have children after 35. Thirty-five children are enough.
Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.