Of all the friends we have, our mother is the most loyal, the most steadfast. Her love knows no limits.
— Rhonda Hogan
One mother can achieve more than a hundred teachers.
— Jewish proverb
We can’t nourish our children if we don’t nourish ourselves. Parents who manage to stay married, sane and connected to each other share one basic characteristic: the ability to protect even small amounts of time together no matter what else is going on in their lives.
— Ron Taffel
It seems to me that since I’ve had children, I’ve grown richer and deeper. They may have slowed down my writing for a while, but when I did write, I had more of a self to speak from.
— Anne Tyler
If you focus your attention on housework and meal preparation and diapers, raising children does start to look like drudgery pretty quickly. On the other hand, if you see yourself as nothing less than your child’s nurturer, role model, teacher, spiritual guide and mentor, your days take on a very different cast.
— Joyce Maynard