I think I have officially “liked” every inspirational page on Facebook. My feed is full of them all day, and I love it! It is moment-to-moment inspiration and reminders of the person I am striving to be. Key word “striving”; as it is also a moment-to-moment struggle for me. I am usually always stressed out, frustrated, over booked, under equipped and exhausted all in one. I am THAT person who writes affirmations on their mirror, on my arm, and well, all around me, where ever possible, helping me keep my sanity. Today, I wanted to share some of my favorite quotes about motherhood. I hope you enjoy them and can relate.
“Your empathy for other mother’s is such a natural instinct and it’s such a beautiful thing that we all connect, and we should all help each other. We should ALL help each other” Salma Hayek, actor An important one for all of us moms!
“There are times when parenthood seems nothing more than feeding the hand that bites you” Anne Diehl, writer
“You can never tell them [I Love you] too many times. Let them roll their eyes… Life can sometimes be, for all of us, a bully and you need to have money in the bank.. Every time you say “I love you” you are putting money in the bank. You’re not always going to be there to put money in the bank, so I say you got to stock up so it will last a long time” Ann Curry, television news journalist
“Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving” Gail Tsukiyama, novelist
“Oh, to be half as wonderful as my child thought I was when he was small, and only half as stupid as my teenager now thinks I am” Rebecca Richards, writer Boy do I agree with this one!
“We spend the first twelve months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve twelve months telling them to sit down and shut up” Phyllis Diller, actor and comedian
“You transition as a mother from literally just pulling a booger out of that person’s nose whenever you see one until at some point they assert: “No, I’m a person. You can’t fix my underpants on the subway” Tina Fey, comedian So true!
“Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials” Meryl Streep
“Motherhood sort of puts things into perspective, and it’s about real life, and life is about people, what we give, what we take, what we share” Halle Berry, actor
“Sleep is out… tired is the new black” Amy Poehler, actor and comedian I’ll take that, and 40 is the new 30 to go along with it.
“Motherhood is a choice you make every day, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is.. and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong” Donna Ball, novelist YES!!!
“I remember people saying “Believe me, everything in your life is going to change…” and I thought, “Why? That’s such a bourgeois way of thinking.” And then you have a child and yes, everything changes. It affects the way we live, what we do, and where we go–literally everything. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.” Maggie Gyllenhall Ohhhh yeahhhhh that’s for sure.
“Time does not really exist for mothers, with regard to their children. It does not matter greatly how old the child is, in the blink of an eye, a mother can see the child again as they were when they were born, when they learned how to walk, as they were at any age, at any time, even when the child is fully grown or a parent themselves” Diana Gabaldon, novelist
“The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of the universe. You relinquish that position to your children” Jessica Lange
As cliche as it sounds, being a mother is one of the most difficult yet rewarding tasks anyone could ever take on. May each mother have the strength, assistance and love to thoroughly enjoy the journey every step of the way.
Angela is passionate about her family, community health, the global food crisis and empowering moms to succeed in both motherhood and business. Please feel free to read more on her involvement in the wellness industry, follow her daily blogs of life as a stay-and-work at home mom, or join her Yevolutionary Team of Nutrition Advocates out to rock the world!