Quotes on Motherhood

I had pecked out a post on my phone in the early morning hours. Came down to the computer to edit it…Samuel hit a button that erased it. I tried to get it back, but it was too late.
In the post I was talking about the joys and trials of motherhood. Is there such a thing as being just a mom, following your passions, taking time for ourselves, etc.

I found these quotes trying to cheer myself up and thought you all would enjoy them.

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“The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother’s side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent.” ~Erich Fromm

“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” ~Sophia Loren

“Women do not have to sacrifice personhood if they are mothers. They do not have to sacrifice motherhood in order to be persons. Liberation was meant to expand women’s opportunities, not to limit them. The self-esteem that has been found in new pursuits can also be found in mothering.” ~Elaine Heffner

“At work, you think of the children you have left at home. At home, you think of the work you’ve left unfinished. Such a struggle is unleashed within yourself. Your heart is rent.” ~Golda Meir

“Though motherhood is the most important of all the professions requiring more knowledge than any other department in human affairs there was no attention given to preparation for this office.” ~Elizabeth Cady Stanton


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