motherhood Quotes

A group of women who valued motherhood, but valued it on their own timetable, began to make a new claim, one that had never surfaced in the abortion debate before this, that abortion was a woman's right. Most significantly, they argued that this right to abortion was essential to their right to equality - the right to be treated as individuals rather than as potential mothers.
 
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— Kristin Luker
Honestly, I believe that the mother-daughter relationship is magical, complex, potentially dangerous, profoundly powerful, and deeply transformative. To put it simply, all of us have this relationship, and in a very real way, "none of us comes out alive." We are all formed first as daughters and then tested as mothers. There's nothing like motherhood to make us reassess how we were as daughters.
 
— Kristin Hannah
Whenever I write about motherhood - and I write about it a lot - I am drawing on my experiences as a mother and also my experiences as a daughter.
 
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— Kristin Hannah
I think motherhood is just about instinct. I remember coming home from the hospital and having no idea what we were doing.
 
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— Kourtney Kardashian
Motherhood has most definitely changed me and my life. Its so crazy how drastic even the small details change - in such an amazing way. Even silly things, like the fact that all of my pictures on my cell phone used to be of me at photo shoots - conceited, I know! - but now every single picture on my phone is of Mason.
 
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— Kourtney Kardashian
Feminists have mocked full-time motherhood as silly and old fashioned. Maybe they're right. I mean, what do moms do really?
 
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— Kimberly Guilfoyle
You're always going to feel like you're catching up, and part of that is just balancing work and motherhood and the whole feeling of needing to please, which I do think girls and women feel more than men.
 
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— Kim Gordon
I realized that so much of the pressure I was feeling was from outside sources, and I knew I wasn't ready to take that step into motherhood. Being a biological mother just isn't part of my experience this time around.
 
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— Kim Cattrall
The balancing act of motherhood and a career, and being a wife, is something that I don't think I'll ever perfect, but I love the challenge of it.
 
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— Kerri Walsh
You can have sex with whomever you want to; you're not trapped with the person you had the baby with. You can pick the name, religion, schools, what they wear. There's no consulting - you call all the shots. Single motherhood is an amazing thing; it's a blessing.
 
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— Kelly Cutrone
Motherhood puts everything into perspective, changes the way you look at life, and your perspective of what's actually important.
 
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— Kelis
I also feel like motherhood, especially, is seen usually in movies with this saintly veil over it. There's something about tipping that and showing what's actually going on. Or the wish fulfillment of probably most moms, which is really exciting. It's an area that's unexplored.
 
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— Kathryn Hahn
There's such a crazy social expectation now that we put on ourselves and on each other about what motherhood is supposed to look and feel like. And it's impossible to live up to those standards. You're setting yourself up for failure at every possible turn.
 
— Kathryn Hahn
Why must the woman apologize for not having a baby just because she happened to get pregnant? It's as if we think motherhood is the default setting for a woman's life from first period to menopause, and she needs a note from God not to say yes to every zygote that knocks on her door.
 
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— Katha Pollitt
We need to say that women have sex, have abortions, are at peace with the decision and move on with their lives. We need to say that is their right, and, moreover, it's good for everyone that they have this right: The whole society benefits when motherhood is voluntary. When we gloss over these truths we unintentionally promote the very stigma we're trying to combat.
 
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— Katha Pollitt
Every mother can easily imagine losing a child. Motherhood is always half loss anyway. The three-year-old is lost at five, the five-year-old at nine. We consort with ghosts, even as we sit and eat with, scold and kiss, their current corporeal forms. We speak to people who have vanished and, when they answer us, they do the same. Naturally, the information in these speeches is garbled in the translation.
 
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— Karen Joy Fowler
Motherhood is an amazing feeling, and if you get to relive those special moments while working, it works as an icing on the cake. Kids have always been close to my heart, and working with them is a pleasure for me.
 
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— Kajol
In the name of motherhood and fatherhood and education and good manners, we threaten and suffocate and bind and ensnare and bribe and trick children into wholesale emulation of our ways.
 
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— June Jordan
There is eternal influence and power in motherhood.
 
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— Julie B. Beck
No mom has it all together. We're all dealing with loose ends when it comes to motherhood and our children. Some of us are just better at keeping up appearances, that's all.
 
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— Julie Ann Barnhill
It's the curse of motherhood. You're required to love us even when we vex you.
 
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— Julia Quinn
What kind of choice is it, really, when motherhood forces you into a delicate balancing act - not just between work and family, as the equation is typically phrased, but between your premotherhood and postmotherhood identities? What kind of choice is it when you have to choose between becoming a mother and remaining yourself?
 
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— Judith Warner
The danger of motherhood. you relive your early self, through the eyes of your mother.
 
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— Joyce Carol Oates
pacifists lead a lonely life. Not even gathering together can take the place of that vast, warm sun of approval that is shed on motherhood, on law-abiding, on killing, and on making money. Someday will we come into our own? Well, motherhood may move into the shade. Law-abiding is going through a trauma. But killing and making money are good for a long, long time.
 
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— Josephine Winslow Johnson
In spite of the pangs of travail, the longing for motherhood remains the most powerful instinct in woman.
 
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— Joseph Hertz
Passion has always been important to me. That won't change. What changes in a woman's perspective. I mean, I have two kids now. I'm a single parent balancing motherhood and my career. That changes the equation.
 
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— Jody Watley
I did consider marriage and motherhood extreme and doomed commitments. Not out of any experience of them as such, but it was simply the way I looked at things.
 
— Joan Didion
There is no theoretical study of motherhood. You know, before I became a mother, I did play a mother, but I was like - I was more thinking of my own mother. I was doing my mother.
 
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— Joan Chen
The purpose of The Motherhood Manifesto is: mothers really need to be given the ability to parent.
 
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— Joan Blades
...motherhood should be like driving a car - you should have to pass a test before you can do it legally.
 
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— Joan Bauer
After I had my daughter, I kind of got comfortable with motherhood and had time to focus on something else then I started "Sailing Souls" with Fisticuffs, who produced the majority of the mixtape. I just wanted to put out something, like it wasnt really for, you know exposure or to get a deal or really anything like that.
 
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— Jhene Aiko
The problem, thus, is not whether or not women are to combine marriage and motherhood with work or career but how they are to do so-concomitantly in a two-role continuous pattern or sequentially in a pattern involving job or career discontinuities.
 
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— Jessie Bernard
No one who traces the history of motherhood, of the home, of child-rearing practices will ever assume the eternal permanence of our own way of institutionalizing them.
 
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— Jessie Bernard
The less obvious hurdle is that of preparing parents emotionally and putting forward realistic images of parenthood and motherhood. There also needs to be some sort of acknowledgement that not everyone should parent - when parenting is a given, it's not fully considered or thought out, and it gives way too easily to parental ambivalence and unhappiness.
 
— Jessica Valenti
I think motherhood has made issues all feel much more urgent than they did before. So it didn't necessarily change how I feel about certain things - it just fired me up to be even more active on behalf of my daughter.
 
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— Jessica Valenti
Motherhood is a dream. It really is absolutely amazing.
 
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— Jessica Simpson
Motherhood informs my work 100 per cent.
 
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— Jessica Marais
The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.
 
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— Jessica Lange
Motherhood has taught me the meaning of living in the moment and being at peace. Children don't think about yesterday, and they don't think about tomorrow. They just exist in the moment.
 
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— Jessalyn Gilsig
This is motherhood for you,' said my own mother. 'Going through life with your heart outside your body.
 
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— Jennifer Weiner