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10 Quotes for Crunchy Mamas

Through the blur, I wondered if I was alone or if other parents felt the same way I did – that everything involving our children was painful in some way. The emotions, whether they were joy, sorrow, love or pride, were so deep and sharp that in the end they left you raw, exposed and yes, in pain. The human heart was not designed to beat outside the human body and yet, each child represented just that – a parent’s heart bared, beating forever outside its chest. -Debra Ginsberg

A mother’s body remembers her babies-the folds of soft flesh, the softly furred scalp against her nose. Each child has it’s own entreaties to body and soul. -Barbara Kingsolver

When you’re pregnant, you can think of nothing but having your own body to yourself again, yet after having given birth you realize that the biggest part of you is now somehow external, subject to all sorts of dangers and disappearance, so you spend the rest of your life trying to figure out how to keep it close enough for comfort. That’s the strange thing about being a mother: until you have a baby, you don’t even realize how much you were missing one. -Jodi Picoult

Thus far the mighty mystery of motherhood is this: How is it that doing it all feels like nothing is ever getting done. -Rebecca Woolf

Her eyes were open, taking in my tired face… Her face twitched into what looked like a squinty smile, and in her wordless expression I saw gratitude, and relief, and trust. I wanted, desperately, not to disappoint her. -Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Having kids — the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings — is the biggest job anyone can embark on. –Maria Shriver

When you hold a child to your breast to nurse, the curve of the little head echoes exactly the curve of the breast it suckles, as though this new person truly mirrors the flesh from which it sprang. -Diana Gabaldon

Being a mother is like being a gardener of souls. You tend your children, make sure the light always touches them; you nourish them. You sow your seeds, and reap what you sow. -Karen White

The danger of motherhood. you relive your early self, through the eyes of your mother. -Joyce Carol Oates

I think it’s worth trying to be a mother who delights in who her children are, in their knock-knock jokes and earnest questions. A mother who spends less time obsessing about what will happen, or what has happened, and more time reveling in what is. -Ayelet Waldman

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2 Comments on “10 Quotes for Crunchy Mamas

  1. Thanks for sharing! I totally can relate to this post. Even now sitting at the cafe, I’m having heart flurries thinking of my little bear. I will never discredit fathers. Mothers have a different connection to our kids that is unexplainable 😊❤️.

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