"A suburban mother's role is to deliver children - obstetrically once and by car forever after." - Peter De Vries.
"Mothering is a very absorbing occupation when little people
in a household multiply, and how well a woman handles those
demands depends on her sense of personhood." -Gladys M.
"Let France have good mothers and she will have good sons."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
"What the mother sings to the cradle goes all the way to the
coffin." Henry Ward Beecher.
"All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." -
"There are few jobs, if any, that carry as much significance
as that of being a mother." - Dick Innes
"When a woman is twenty, a child deforms her; when he is
thirty, he preserves her; and when forty he makes her young
again." - Leon Blum
"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." - Erich Fromm
"It is . . . sometimes easier to head an institute for the
study of child guidance than it is to turn one brat into a
decent human being." - Joseph Wood Krutch
"The mother who listens to all the unfunny 'knock-knock'
jokes and the vivid description of the student who threw up
in the lunchroom is the same mother who will be listening as
her teenager tells her about his classmates who are trying
marijuana and going to motels." - Sandra Humphrey
"One of the easiest traps for a mother to fall into is that
of over-caring for her family to the exclusion of outsiders.
To take care of your family is, in itself, a good thing. But
it falls far short of God's love, because it can quickly
become an exclusive kind of love." - Eugenia Price.
". . . many in today's world are attempting to communicate
that having children, being a wife and mother can never lead
to fulfillment. This, of course, is in direct contradiction
to the Scriptures and it runs counter to God's principles."
- Gene Getz
"Children turn into people. They speak rationally if
aloofly, lecture you on your manners, condescend to teach
you about eclectic criticism, and incline to get married.
And there you are, left with all that learning you have so
painfully accumulated in twenty-odd years and with no more
progeny on whom to lavish it." - Phyllis McGinley
"A woman, who creates and sustains a home, and under whose
hands children grow up to be strong and pure men and women,
is a creator second only to God." - Helen Hunt Jackson.
"When we soberly face the demands of motherhood, we may well
be driven to despair or evasion, nonetheless the creative
urge is undeniably there." - Elaine Stedman
- All About Families; via The
Family Friend, a monthly newsletter published by
the Calvert City Church of Christ, Calvert City, KY.
It is an excellent resource for articles relating to the
family. To learn more consult the congregation's