Category Archives: Sip of Encouragement

They’ll Still Need Therapy

“Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness.” – Jean Vanier   Motherhood got infinitely easier (and more fun) when I realized that no matter how hard I tried to be the perfect mom, my kids were still going to need … Continue reading

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Untold Effect on the World

A mom can have an untold effect on the world today if she were to…   …swallow judgement and acknowledge effort   …refrain from a sidewards glance and offer encouragement   …leave the guilt trip unspoken and congratulate instead   …love without expectation or … Continue reading

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The Flight of Motherhood

“We are each of us angels with only one wing.  And we can only fly embracing each other.” – Luciano de Crescento   Connecting with another mom can make motherhood infinitely lighter.  Especially so when we allow another mom to connect with … Continue reading

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Smile Kindly at Yourself

“Life is not made up of great sacrifices and duties but of little things in which smiles and kindness given habitually are what win and preserve the heart and secure comfort.” – Sir Humphrey Davey, English Chemist and Inventor   … Continue reading

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Beauty Fills Us Up

“Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” – Franz Kafka, Writer  “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” – first appeared in the 3rd … Continue reading

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Do Unto Yourself as You Would For Another

“Be as you would seem to be.” – Thomas Fuller, M.D. Tired?  Sad?  Feel like dancing?  Need some reassurance?     Take care of yourself.         Give yourself what you need.    You would do it for someone else.          Do it for … Continue reading

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Anwar Sadat

  “Let every girl, let every woman, let every mother here (in Israel) – and there in my country (Egypt) - know we shall solve all our problems through negotiations around the table rather than starting war.” – Anwar Sadat A young … Continue reading

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Beginning of Kindness

 ”A word of kindness is better than a fat pie.” – Russian Proverb “One kind word can warm three winter months.” – Japanese Proverb Kindness begins at home – and with ourselves.  

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Keep the Lamp Burning

“To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.” – Mother Teresa   Moms keep their ‘lamp burning’ by taking care of themselves.   Taking care of ourselves is a requirement. 

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Touching the Future

“In an honest man there is always something of a child.” – Martial Being a mom, we touch the future of our society in countless ways.  

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