Sunday, May 22, 2011

We need

We need 4 hugs a day for survival.
We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance.
We need 12 hugs a day for growth.

~ Virginia Satir

Saturday, May 21, 2011

If you are

If you are completely buried in an avalanche, dig a small hole around you and spit in it. The saliva will fall down, giving you an idea of which direction is up. Dig up.

- A survival tip from the "Worst Case Scenario" calendar

If a kid asks

If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is "God is crying." And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is "Probably because of something you did."

-Jack Handey


Nobody can get the truth out of me because even I don't know what it is. I keep myself in a constant state of utter confusion.

- Colonel Flagg

I've developed a new philosophy

I've developed a new philosophy...
only dread one day at a time.

- Charlie Brown

If you ever

If you ever crawl inside an old hollow log and go to sleep, and while you're in there some guys come and seal up both ends and then put it on a truck and take it to another city, boy, I don't know what to tell you.

- Jack Handey

Saturday, May 14, 2011


"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."

~Albert Einstein

Monday, May 9, 2011

We are

“We are an old people,
we are a new people,
we are the same people stronger than before.”

~ Pagan Chant

Sunday, May 8, 2011

I do not like broccoli

I do not like broccoli.
And I haven't liked it
since I was a little kid
and my mother made me eat it.
And I'm President of the United States
and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli.

~ George Bush

My mother loved children

"My mother loved children -
she would have given anything
if I had been one."

~ Groucho Marx

Mothers of teenagers

Mothers of teenagers know why animals eat their young.

- Author Unknown

The most remarkable thing

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

- Calvin Trillin


"Mothers are all slightly insane."

- J.D. Salinger

I want my children

"I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then I want to move in with them."

- Phyllis Diller

My mother

"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."

- Mark Twain

There are 3 ways

There are 3 ways to get something done. The first is to ask mom, and the other two I can't remember, so I'm going to ask mom...



Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at de sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.

~Zora Neale Hurston

The lullaby

The lullaby is the spell whereby the mother attempts to transform herself back from an ogre to a saint.

~James Fenton

Oh the comfort

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.

~Dinah Craik


Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.

~Sam Levenson

It kills you

It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't.

~Barbara Kingsolver

Before I got married

Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children, and no theories.

~John Wilmot

The moment

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.



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