“Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.”
— Lin Yutang

“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” — Honore’ de Balzac (1799-1850)

“The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.”
— Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

“Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall;
A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.”
— Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

“Mother’s arms are made of tenderness,
and sweet sleep blesses the child who lies therein.”
— Victor Hugo

“To understand a mother’s love, bear your own children.”
— Chinese Proverb

“The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

” Mother is the name for God on the lips
and in the hearts of little children.”
— William Makepeace Thackeray

” What is home without a mother?”
— Alice Hawthorne

” Who is it that loves me and will love me forever with an affection which no chance, no misery, no crime of mine can do away? — It is you, my mother.”
— Thomas Carlyle

“When God thought of mother, He must have laughed with satisfaction, and framed it quickly—so rich, so deep, so divine, so full of soul, power, and beauty, was the conception.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

“I think my life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.”
— George Eliot

“Mothers reflect God’s loving presence on earth.”
— William R. Webb

“There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” –Washington Irving


“It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.”


I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The mother loves her child most divinely, not when she surrounds him with comfort and anticipates his wants, but when she resolutely holds him to the highest standards and is content with nothing less than his best.”

Hamilton Wright Mabie

Now for my blog entry.

When I was growing up during the 70’s, womens lib was more or less a done deal. We were told that as females, we could do anything a man could do, and so were obligated to do so. I received a good education and was an honor role student all the way through school. My parents however, sent mixed signals. Our religion was very fundamental and while the educated part of my Father told me I could do anything I put my mind to and he expected me to go to college, He also as a Minister told me that he did not believe a mother should work outside the home. My own Mother had done so and I thought she did it at his request. I guess he regretted it.

When I was a young mother, one of my husbands friends married my friend. They both worked and it appeared to be necessary for them to make ends meet.
Jerrys friend tole me that I should be ashamed of myself for being lazy and sitting around on my backside and living off of Jerry. I don’t remember what my response was, but I never was very friendly with that couple after that. When we decided to have a child, I told Jerry that I did not believe in working and raising children at the same time unless it was necessary to pay the bills. I told him to think about it and then tell me what he had decided before I quit working. He agreed with my terms.Due to this, I did not believe I was living off of him. If I worked, he would have to pay someone else for childcare. Since I was the mother of our child, what other person would be better to be supported by his money? I also, did the brunt of the cooking, cleaning, book keeping, and a myriad of other jobs required to run a household. Bachelors usually have to pay someone else to do those things or puppy dog face their mother into doing it.I really do not believe that the average hoiuse wife and SAHM is payed even minimum wage and there have been studied that back that up.

I believe that being a mother is the most important job you can have and it should be your priority. My Mother had to work, or at least thought she had to, when I was small and and my brother and I were abused by our caregivers. I did not want to repeat that. I have taught my children empathy,and a love for learning. I know how to do many things that I taught myself to do, because I had the time to do it, and I can still learn many more things.In that sense, I have a luxury many working mothers do not have. I have also given my children a belief in God and a strong character. I gave them the ability to take care of themselves and the self confidence to do it. They know that I thought that they were more important than the newest clothing and shoe styles, the newest cars on the dealers lots and any amount of money. I taught them that those are not what is important in life.

I will not denegrate any mother who works outside the home. They have their reasons for doing so. I once had a man say that it was a sin for a woman to work outside the home. I asked him what she was supposed to do if her husband was sick or disabled. Hesaid that other church people were supposed to help her and her children. I was in just such a situation at that time and was receiving no help. I asked him if it ever occured to him that pioneer women who went to the fields with their husbands were working outside the home? And when their husbands went on hunting trips and they had the whole farm to run and to protect from Native Americans, they were doing mens work? He got really flustered. As I said working mothers have their reasons and I have mine. I may not make the kind of money other parents do, but I feel that I have lived a very fulfilled life thus far. As long as the kids are the priority, then whichever path you choose will be the right one. It took me a long time to come to the conclusion that womens liberation or equality is the right to choose what you want to do either way.

If you would like some more Mother quotes here is a good link quote garden