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Just in Time for Mother’s Day: 10 Quotes on the Life of a Harried Mom

By Meredith Carroll |

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?



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Being a mom is awesome, except when it's not

You can say that again

"Raising a kid is part joy and part guerilla warfare.”
Ed Asner

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Meredith Carroll

Meredith C. Carroll is an award-winning columnist and writer based in Aspen, Colorado. She can be found regularly on the Op-Ed page of The Denver Post. From 2005-2012 her other column, "Meredith Pro Tem" ran in several newspapers, as well as occasionally on The Huffington Post since 2009. Read more about her (or don’t, whatever) at her website. Read bio and latest posts → Read Meredith's latest posts →

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