Monthly Archives: March 2011

Extraordinary Human Capacity

“An atmosphere of trust, love, and humor can nourish extraordinary human capacity. One key is authenticity: parents acting as people, not as roles.” – Marilyn Ferguson

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“Mom” Kisses

“I have found that no kisses can ever compare to “mom” kisses, because mom kisses can heal anything. You can have a hangnail, a broken heart, or catatonic schizophrenia; with moms, one kiss and you’re fine.” – Robert G. Lee

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She’ll Thank Me Later

“I’m raising my son to be independent and not depend on a woman to do his laundry or run his errands.  She’ll thank me later.” – Anonymous

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Whether She Knows It or Not

“For the mother is and must be, whether she knows it or not, the greatest, strongest, and most lasting teacher her children have.” – Hannah Whitall Smith

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A Tentacle Into the Future

“Getting money is not all a man’s business; to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.” – Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-84, English Lexicographer, Critic and Writer) Cultivating kindness is one of motherhood’s tentacles into the future.

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Each Mom’s Drummer

“Keep pace with the drummer you hear,       however measured or far away.” – Henry David Thoreau (1817-62, essayist & poet) Children are unique, no news there.  We moms are, as well. Each of us can’t help but bring our beautiful uniqueness … Continue reading

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Noble Cause

“What is the use of living if not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.” – Winston Churchill (1874-1965, British Prime Minister) … Continue reading

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Now and then

“If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself.” – Dorothy Law Nolte, poet & writer If a mother lives with her own approval now and then, she enjoys her children more somehow. Now and then, step back … Continue reading

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Unseen Beauty

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Confucius  Except mothers.  They have the capacity to see a child’s unseen beauty.

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