I want to have children but my friends scare me. One of my friends told me she was in labor for 36 hours. I don’t even want to do anything that feels good for 36 hours.
I thought that once we were out of the baby stage parenting would be a breeze.
I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up.
I have three daughters so I can’t be as tough as I want to be. When you have kids – especially daughters – they know how to work you. They’re a lot smarter than we are that’s for sure. But I’ll be more tough on their boyfriends.
I had no idea that mothering my own child would be so healing to my own sadness from my childhood.
I feel very blessed to have two wonderful healthy children who keep me completely grounded sane and throw up on my shoes just before I go to an awards show just so I know to keep it real.
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.
Even as kids reach adolescence they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It’s about hanging on during a very bumpy ride.
Don’t try to make children grow up to be like you or they may do it.
Do you want to be an artist and a writer or a wife and a lover? With kids your focus changes. I don’t want to go to PTA meetings.