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Just in Time for Mothers Day: 10 Quotes on the Life of a Harried Mom

Mother's Day

Two hands, 900 tasks but only one day to call our own?

Mother’s Day doesn’t mean a whole lot to me. My kids mean a lot to me, and I’m totally proud to be their mom, but I feel like Mother’s Day is kind of up there with Valentine’s Day in that it’s a sort of a forced Hallmark holiday (although I don’t think you even need to buy a card to show love for Mom).

That being said, I’m starting to warm up to the idea of Mother’s Day as a way to reflect, unload and giggle at all the ways moms should be celebrated but aren’t in a traditional fashion. Being a mom can be annoying and irritating and stupidly tiresome.

These 10 folks summed it up pretty nicely for me. How about you?



  • You can say that again 1 of 10
    You can say that again
    "Raising a kid is part joy and part guerilla warfare."
    Ed Asner
  • Preach 2 of 10
    "If a mother's place is in the home, why am I always in the car?"
    - Unknown
  • Amen 3 of 10
    "If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylum would be filled with mothers."
    - Edgar Watson Howe
  • The definition of insanity 4 of 10
    The definition of insanity
    "Cleaning up with children around is like shoveling during a blizzard."
    - Unknown
  • May the force be with you 5 of 10
    May the force be with you
    "All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them."
    - Erma Bombeck
  • Ain’t it the truth 6 of 10
    Ain't it the truth
    "I'd like to be the ideal mother, but I'm too busy raising my kids."
    - Unknown
  • You can say that again (ad infinitum) 7 of 10
    You can say that again (ad infinitum)
    "A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after."
    -Peter De Vries
  • Yeah, why DO we do that? 8 of 10
    Yeah, why DO we do that?
    "You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back."
    - William D. Tammelus
  • It’s just as easy to love them sleeping as it is when they’re awake 9 of 10
    It's just as easy to love them sleeping as it is when they're awake
    "There never was a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him asleep."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Hee hee 10 of 10
    Hee hee
    "It's not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it."
    The Golden Girls

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