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Principles of Motherhood

If it was going to be easy, it never would have started with something called ‘labor’

The best way to keep kids at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere – and to let the air out of the tires.

The joy of motherhood: What a woman experiences when all the children are finally in bed.

Life’s golden age is when the kids are too old to need baby-sitters and too young to borrow the family car.

Any child can tell that the sole purpose of a middle name is so he can tell when he’s really in trouble.

Grandparents are similar to a piece of string – handy to have around and easily wrapped around the fingers of grandchildren.

There are three ways to get something done:Do it yourself,hire someone to do it, or forbid your children to do it.

Adolescence is the age when children try to bring up their parents.

Oh to be only half as wonderful as my child thought I was when he was small, and half as stupid as my teenager now thinks I am.

Money isn’t everything, but it sure keeps the kids in touch.

Adolescence is the age at which children stop asking questions because they know all the answers.

The persons hardest to convince they’re at the retirement age are children at bedtime.

Kids really brighten a household; they never turn off any lights.

Shouting to make your children obey is like using the horn to steer the car, and you get about the same results.

Excerpt from Therapeutic Humor from Dr Steve, read more humorous motherhood facts here


My day started with a little rattle at the door,I had heard footsteps, tippy toes, and whispers lingering from the hallway as soon as the morning light had slipped through my window, and the morning crows and kookaburra’s sang their morning tune.

A Special day. An acknowledgement in gratitude for our mother. Is there really a simple way to say thank you for all that she’s done for us? All the love and care that she’s given to us as a child, adolescent and even now as an adult.

Helping out at a Mother’s day stall this week. I had a glimpse from a child’s point of view, what does your mother like? The question was easy for only a few, what does your mum like doing?  The many chores were talked about, she cooks,cleans,bakes,loves the garden, helps me pick up my toys. Does she paint her nails, does she have time to exercise, does she have time for a bath?…no..how about some chocolate…she’s always on a diet! Ok..so what do you think your mother would like, as a little token to say I love you …each child bought in a present in exchange of buying another from the table. Obviously some mothers thought about sharing their illusion  presents with others…bath crystals, hand lotion, body creams,shower glamour, chocolate cook books, coffee mugs, fridge notepads…does a mother ever have enough time?

With the encouragement to make Mum happy by choosing a gift as a token that you love her..give her a kiss and a hug, say thank you Mum, and it will put a smile on her face, she’ll be happy. Every child had a smile on their face that they had a loving gift in their hands and a present from the heart for their  mum on Mother’s Day.

To my surprise I too received gifts from my niece and nephew this morning. A loving gesture as part of the family, and it too put a smile on my face.

I hope all the mothers have a lovely day today, even if it’s just a little time out from the every day routine and chores of being a mum. And every mum started with a smile on their face today from the large gesture of their child and family, saying I love you, Mum.

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Roses picked from my garden, vintage images from The Graphics Fairy.


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  4. Beautiful photos from The Graphics Fairy. 🙂 Lovely post, Yvette. How nice of you to take time for the children at the Mother’s Day stall. Blessings to you…

  5. What a lovely reminder of mothers, Yvette. You were quite privileged to hear from the mouths of babes – yes? Helping out with the children was a wonderful thing to do.
    I once asked my mother how I could ever repay her for all she’s done for me, and she said to just pass it along to my son. Mothers are amazing things.

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