On the Importance of Mom

My beautiful Mother
If you're lucky enough to still have your mother, celebrate her today and every day of the year.

You'll never know how important she was to you, and to the person you become, until she's gone. Then she'll live in your heart.

I celebrate my Mother today with some sweet words—and some sassy words—others have said about mothers and motherhood.

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If at first you don't succeed, try doing it the way mom told you to in the beginning. —Unknown

My mother used to tell me man gives the award, God gives the reward. I don't need another plaque. —Denzel Washington

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors. —Maya Angelou

The majority of my diet is made up of foods that my kid didn't finish. —Carrie Underwood

When your mother asks, Do you want a piece of advice? it is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway. —Erma Bombeck

When your children are teenagers, it's important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you. —Nora Ephron

Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother. —Oprah Winfrey

Like all parents, my husband and I just do the best we can, and hold our breath, and hope we've set aside enough money to pay for our kids' therapy. —Michelle Pfeiffer

My family has very strong women. My mother never laughed at my dream of Africa, even though everyone else did because we didn't have any money, because Africa was the dark continent, and because I was a girl. —Jane Goodall

I always say if you aren't yelling at your kids, you're not spending enough time with them. —Reese Witherspoon

My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent. —Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then I want to move in with them. —Phyllis Diller

A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary. —Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Takeaway Truth

God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers. —Rudyard Kipling