It was tough being a single mom. It was tough being in a divorce with children. Very, very hard.
The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.
I didn't plan on being a single mom, but you have to deal with the cards you are dealt the best way you can.
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.
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.
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
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.
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
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's heart is the child's schoolroom.
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
I love being a single mom. But it's definitely different when you're dating.
Men are what their mothers made them.
The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.
Mothers are the people who love us for no good reason, and those of us who are mothers know it's the most exquisite love of all.
Mothers - especially single mothers - are heroic in their efforts to raise our nation's children, but men must also take responsibility for their children and recognize the impact they have on their families' well-being.
Raising a family is difficult enough. But it's even more difficult for single parents struggling to make ends meet. They don't need more obstacles. They need more opportunities.
If you go from a structure where you have the support and that partner and that construction of a family and that's broken apart, I think that's probably a lot harder than always being a single mom and having the father being a support in another area.
Hardest job in America is being a single mom. There are a lot of them and a lot of them in Baltimore and I think that they absolutely do their best. They can't keep continue to do their best if businesses flee the city.
I hope telling the story of how I went from being a single mom to serving in the Texas State Senate to running for governor will remind others that with the right leadership in government, where you start has nothing to do with how far you go.
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