Monthly Archives: February 2011

Gift of Forgiveness

“Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.” - Suzanne Somers, actress If motherhood came with an almanac for each child, detailing their unique personality, along with their moods and expectations on any given day, women would breeze through mothering without having to learn to forgive … Continue reading

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Tool of Improvisation

“Do not wait, the time will never be just right.     Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command.     Better tools will be found as you go along.” - Napolean Hill Some of … Continue reading

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Motherhood’s Smallest Jobs Lead to Later

“Never turn down a job because you think it’s too small, you don’t know where it could lead.” – Julia Morgan, 1872-1957, architect A seemingly insignificant job of mothering, a slightest need satisfied, or a shared momentary glance, might be nostalgically relived … Continue reading

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Infinite Mothering

“I want to have children, but my friends scare me. One of my friends told me she was in labor for 36 hours. I don’t even want to do anything that feels good for 36 hours.” – Rita Rudner (1953 … Continue reading

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Motherhood=Mistakes

“You know, by the time you’ve reached my age you’ve made plenty of mistakes if you’ve lived your life properly.” – Ronald Reagan Giving motherhood our best is all we’ve got.  If any of us had anything better, we’d give … Continue reading

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Lightning Fast and Slow as Molasses

“A loving heart is the truest wisdom.” – Charles Dickens, 1812-1870 As moms, we can be lightning fast to share our loving heart with our children or another mom. Why is it we are slow as molasses to share our loving … Continue reading

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Acknowledging Ourselves

“Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.” – Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962, First Lady of the US, and mother of six children) Friendship with oneself as a mom is acknowledging … Continue reading

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The Perfect Mother Keeps Our Attention

“A sentimentalized image of the perfect mother casts a long, guilt-inducing shadow over real mothers’ lives.” – Shari L. Thurer Striving for perfection keeps our attention from all that’s satisfying and enjoyable in the moment.

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Uniqueness

“Every individual human being born on this earth has the capapcity to become a unique and special person, unlike any who has ever existed before or will ever exist again.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, psychiatrist & writer Similar to how we … Continue reading

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When We Have a Village

To know the road ahead, ask those coming back. - Chinese proverb Just as we look to another mom to help us deal with something our kids are doing, yet another mom may look to us for the same.  Motherhood is … Continue reading

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