Sunday, May 8, 2011

"What I wanted most for my daughter was that she be able to soar confidently in her own sky, wherever that might be, and if there was space for me as well, I would, indeed, have reaped what I had tried to sow."

~Helen Claes

"Children are likely
to live up to
what you believe of them."

~Lady Bird Johnson

"The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for 30 years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found."

~Calvin Trillin

Safe harbor

"An infant learns to use his mother as a 'beacon of orientation' during the first five months of life. The mother's presence is like a fixed light that gives the child the security to move out safely to explore the world and then return safely to harbor."

~Louise J. Kaplan

"It is not what you do for your children
but what you have taught them
to do for themselves
that will make them
successful human beings."

~Ann Landers

"Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease."

~Lisa Alther


upside down!