The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent.
Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.
I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then I want to move in with them.
As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.
Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There's no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.
It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.
The only love that I really believe in is a mother’s love for her children.
In a child's eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe.
There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.
The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.
Cleaning up with children around is like shoveling during a blizzard
Children are the anchors of a mother's life.
Becoming a mother makes you the mother of all children. From now on each wounded, abandoned, frightened child is yours. You live in the suffering mothers of every race and creed and weep with them. You long to comfort all who are desolate.
A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all.
A Mother's love is something that no one can explain, It is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain, It is endless and unselfish and enduring come what may For nothing can destroy it or take that love away
Like a child who suddenly stops sobbing when he is clasped in the arms of his mother, such will be the grip of heaven upon our souls.
Being a mother means that your heart is no longer yours; it wanders wherever your children do
A newborn baby has only three demands. They are warmth in the arms of its mother, food from her breasts, and security in the knowledge of her presence. Breastfeeding satisfies all three.
It doesn't matter how old you are, or what you do in your life, you never stop needing your mom.
Motherhood is not a hobby, it is a calling. You do not collect children because you find them cuter than stamps. It is not something to do if you can squeeze the time in. It is what God gave you time for.
Only mothers can think of the future - because they give birth to it in their children.
A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
The tie which links mother and child is of such pure and immaculate strength as to be never violated.
Women know the way to rear up children (to be just). They know a simple, merry, tender knack of tying sashes, fitting baby-shoes, and stringing pretty words that make no sense. And kissing full sense into empty words.
Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age.
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