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Combining Family & Career

Great Women on Motherhood

At work, you think of the children you have left at home. At home, you think of the work you’ve left unfinished. Such a struggle is unleashed within yourself. Your heart is rent.
Golda Meir

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When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.
Sophia Loren

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Take motherhood … the pay is lousy and the career ladder nonexistent.
Barbara Ehrenreich

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By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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We have a secret in our [doula] culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.
Laura Stavoe Harm

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Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
Barbara Kingsolver