The world is full of women blindsided by the unceasing demands of motherhood, still flabbergasted by how a job can be terrific and torturous.
Anna Quindlen (1953 - ), O Magazine, May 2003
A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
Dorothy C. Fisher (1879 - 1958), quoted in O Magazine, May 2003
The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears.
Ellen Goodman (1941 - )
There is…nothing to suggest that mothering cannot be shared by several people.
H. R. Schaffer, O Magazine, May 2003
The most important thing she'd learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.
Jill Churchill, O Magazine, May 2003