Happy Mother’s Day!


This is a reprint of a post I did in 2010, the year before my beloved Mom, Naomi died suddenly and without warning.  I have been in too much pain from her loss to post the last two Mother’s Day and was going to do a new post or change this one for this year.  But I feel that this is a more fitting tribute to her as it speaks to how I felt about her while she was alive and still do today.

I hope that you, dear readers, are blessed with a wonderful Mom like I have.  My Mom has always been my best friend and closest confidant.  She has seen me through all manner of exciting and extraordinary life events, some hilarious and some not so funny, including a talented and gifted childhood, a five year period of following my heart through Europe, my mad Life as a “Band-Aid”, a ton of bad day jobs, a handful of failed love affairs, a Spiritual awakening, and the development of my TV shows and TGATP!   Being my Mom has definitely not been a small feat or a boring Life ride.  But through my ups and downs, both personal and business wise, she has always maintained the same steely belief in me that only a good loving mother can.  She is simply the best!  So I wish my Mom and every other great Mom out there a very Happy Mother’s Day!

Here are some fun and endearing quotes about Motherhood from some of the world’s greatest thinkers and humorists:

“All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with white carpet is one of them.”

“Everyone is guilty at one time or another of throwing out questions that beg to be ignored, but mothers seem to have a market on the supply. “Do you want a spanking or do you want to go to bed?” Don’t you want to save some of the pizza for your brother?” Wasn’t there any change?”

“Have you any idea how many children it takes to turn off one light in the kitchen? Three. It takes one to say, “What light?” and two more to say, “I didn’t turn it on.”

“Kids have little computer bodies with disks that store information. They remember who had to do the dishes the last time you had spaghetti, who lost the knob off the TV set six years ago, who got punished for teasing the dog when he wasn’t teasing the dog, and who had to wear girls boots the last time it snowed”
–  Erma Bombeck

“Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers, and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world.”
– Kate Douglas Wiggin

“No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.”
– Florida Scott-Maxwell

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

” An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.”
Spanish Proverb

” Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to ‘jump at de sun.’ We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.”
– Zora Neale Hurston

“Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.”
– Aristotle

“Never marry a man who hates his mother, because he’ll end up hating you.”
Jill Bennett

“A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.”
– Irish Proverb

“One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters.”
George Herbert

” A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.”
Tenneva Jordan

” My mother loved children – she would have given anything if I had been one”.
– Groucho Marx

“God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.”
Jewish Proverb

“Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes

“A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother’s love endures through all.”
Washington Irving

“The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men – from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms.”
– Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Every beetle is a gazelle in the eyes of its mother.”
Moorish Proverb

That Girl At the Party

I am a proud blogger/influencer of 16 years and founder of the Henley Content Lab for content creators from underserved communities, who are 45 and over. I am also the founder of Chateau Canna and Cannappetit. I am also an aunt to 12 and human to Bodhi and Yoko Rey.

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