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“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”~William Morris (British craftsman and designer)

“Housework done incorrectly still blesses your family.”~Flylady

“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

“I’m only a housewife, I’m afraid.” How often do we hear this shocking admission. I’m afraid when I hear it I feel very angry indeed. Only a housewife: only a practitioner of one of the two most noble professions (the other one is that of a farmer); only the mistress of a huge battery of high and varied skills and custodian of civilization itself. Only a typist, perhaps! Only a company director, or a nuclear physicist; only a barrister; only the President! When a woman says she is a housewife she should say it with the utmost pride, for there is nothing higher on this planet to which she could aspire.” ~John Seymour (Forgotten Household Crafts)

“If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been.” ~Robert Brault

“No occupation in this world is more trying to soul and body than the care of young children. What patience and wisdom, skill and unlimited love it calls for. God gave the work to mothers and furnished them for it, and they cannot shirk it and be guiltless.” ~ Isabella Alden and Mrs. C. M. Livingston

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”~Robert Brault

“There’s nothing like a mama-hug. “~Terri Guillemets

“A daughter is a mother’s gender partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of her self.  And mothers are their daughters’ role model, their biological and emotional road map, the arbiter of all their relationships. “~Victoria Secunda

“To be a mother is the grandest vocation in the world. No one being has a position of such power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations; for to her is necessarily committed the making of the nation’s citizens.” ~Hannah Whitall Smith

“Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. “~Marion C. Garretty

“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.”~Honoré de Balzac

“Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love.”~Mildred B. Vermont

“But the true idea of a home is that it is a place for growth. It is a place for the parents themselves to grow–to grow into beauty of character, to grow in refinement, in knowledge, in strength, in wisdom, in patience, gentleness, kindliness, and all the Christian graces and virtues.”~ J.R. Miller

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