are our future, and their mothers are its guardians.
families need both parents to work. Moms need to be
able to work and earn fair pay and have the flexibility
in their jobs to also be primary caretakers.
purpose of The Motherhood Manifesto is mothers really
need to be given the ability to parent.
is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly
turns to compassion and understanding.”
-- Erma Bombeck
"As a doctor, as well as a mother and a world citizen,
I wish to practice the ultimate form of preventive medicine
by ridding the earth of these technologies that propagate
disease, suffering, and death."
is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to
be a good one”
-- Jill Churchill
"UNICEF is helping mothers realize their dreams for
the future — a future in which the basic needs for
a child’s survival: food, clean water and simple health
care — are guaranteed."
mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's."
is... difficult and... rewarding.
-- Gloria Estefan
mother told me to be a lady.
And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.
you were conceived I wanted you
Before you were born I loved you
Before you were here an hour I would die for you
This is the miracle of life.
-- Maureen Hawkins
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
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."
is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden,
fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity;
when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert
us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling
to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to
dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return
to our hearts.
The message of our campaign is "Make every mother
and child count". This campaign is not just about
health. It is also a powerful call for radical progress
in women's rights and the rights of their children.
Too often, the health of mothers and children does
not count. In too many parts of the world, they are
on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but
as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging
as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded
the best I could bring to it."
-- Rose Kennedy
the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
-- Barbara Kingsolver
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.
have an opportunity to focus global attention on what
should be obvious: every mother, and every child, counts.
They count because we value every human life. The evidence
is clear that healthy mothers and children are the bedrock
of healthy and prosperous communities and nations.
LEE Jong-wook, WHO Secretary-General
that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.
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
believe it is our obligation, as mothers, to get peace
into our classrooms so our children can study, learn
and practice peace. Then, and only then, can we rest
assured they will fulfill their divine destinies as
peacemakers and the world will become a more peaceful
changed me because it is so fundamental what you're
doing for another person. And you are able to do even
though it takes a lot.
motherhood becomes the fruit of a deep yearning, not
the result of ignorance or accident, its children
will become the foundation of a new race.
you can just see all the children of the world as
your own, all the mothers of the world as you are,
we can make a huge difference.
"As a new mother, I want to give my children the
best start in life but millions of children affected
with AIDS don’t live with such certainty. We can all
do something to give them a future worth living for.
We can make a difference in a child’s life by joining
with UNICEF to ensure that mothers and children are
given the treatment that they deserve, in order to live
a life free from HIV and AIDS.”
phrase "working mother" is redundant. ~Jane Sellman
has a very humanizing effect.
Everything gets reduced to essentials.”
-- Meryl Streep
so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than
not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the
seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to
see -- or like a sealed letter they could not plainly
new mother wonders, 'what will I pass on to my child'?
Hunger is one inheritance no mother wants to give her
child, yet millions of poor women have for generations.
Help the World Food Programme break this cycle. No child
should inherit hunger."
is the least of what makes someone a mother.
was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion,
love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower,
then my mother is that sweet flower of love.