Thursday, July 7, 2011

What I've Learned In My Sixteenth Summer As A Mother



"There is no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a good one."

-- Author unknown

Enjoy these summer days, and give them all memories!

xo

39 comments:

  1. OMG.. that quote is perfection.
    I'm a little weepy.

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  2. That's one of my favorite quotes ever!!!

    Have a beautiful memorable summer, you.

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  3. That takes a LOT of pressure off.

    YAY for you. And me. And all mothers.

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  4. Love that quote! I feel like it should hang on mhy fridge...

    Much love to you this summer, my friend!

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  5. We should all have this quote across our walls! Thanks Empress.

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  6. What a perect quote for this imperfect mother. Thanks!

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  7. Yay - that rocks. Considering how excited my daughter is about our trip to the EYE DOCTOR this afternoon, I think I've got it pretty easy.

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  8. true that...carry on in good steed empress...

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  9. so you had children young then...smiles.

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  10. I'm trying my best to be a good Mother. But it's harder than it looks.
    m.

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  11. I love that quote. A great daily (hourly) reminder!

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  12. what a great quote, today we went peach picking for the first time ever so i will put a nice check in the box "summer memories"

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  13. I need that posted on my bathroom mirror, thank you.
    http://chosenchaos.blogspot.com/

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  14. Oh I needed to read this right now.

    Somehow, you always do that.

    You know- publish perfection.

    Thanks for that.

    XO

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  15. Beautiful quote! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Such simple words ...
    And look at you in that pic, like a teen bride ;)

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  17. Mothering is the hardest, yet most rewarding career. One never retires from it.

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  18. What a great quote. Thank you for sharing.

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  19. Congratulations! I love that quote too.

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  20. Awe. So true. And thank heavens. Perfect is boring.

    Yay summer!

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  21. Oh for a girl who loves quotes, that's such a beautiful one!

    Enjoy your summer my sweet friend!

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  22. "Give them all memories"...

    I think I like those words even better than the quotation.

    Because we ARE so busy running around trying to be - if not perfect - then at least good;
    and then we miss both the big picture and the details.

    I've been trying to really enjoy these days with my kids (instead of wishing the summer away so I can 'get things done').

    When I find myself exhausted by it all I try to remember how brief these moments are.

    Thanks for adding to the reminder. (no need to quote me ;-)

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  23. I think I need to tattoo that on my arm. =)

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  24. Enjoy your warm summer days with those beautiful boys.

    I needed this today, especially after I got the frantic, sobbing phone call from my college girl who was on the interstate in the pouring rain when someone slammed into the back of her. She is fine. Her car is a little less. There are a million ways to be a good mom at at times I have been an unconventional mother, but as I sat on the phone with her, reassuring her that I was there, even if it was only across the phone lines, I knew that perhaps maybe, I did a semi-good job. That at 20, my girl still wants her mom when things are tough.

    This mom gig is brutally tough but oh so rewarding and beautiful.

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  25. aw crikey, A! You rock. hard.

    love this long time.

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  26. I should really look up who said that originally, I have always loved it.

    Lazy ass me.

    I so love that quote.

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  27. My internets are moving so slowly that I'm hearing the old dial up sound in my head, but the quote is by Jill Churchill. I was trying to figure out who she was before replying, AH SUCCESS... she writes mysteries with punny titles. A lot of them. So there's that.

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  28. I love that quote.

    Building memories. That is what I am going to be about tomorrow.

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  29. I love that! We're working on it. :)

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  30. What a beautiful sentiment :-)

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  31. I love that quote. I just don't know what my definition of "good" is. By my standards, I'm not there yet. Sigh.

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  32. Needed that reminder today, A. Thanks for that.

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  33. I love that photo! And the wonderful advice.

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