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Here's why mothers are the most important women in our lives!

What is it like to be a mum? As Mother's Day 2022 approaches, we've become even more excited to show our gratitude to some of the most important women in our lives. Through some of these time-tested quotes, we've also learned a thing or two about how special, incredible, and noble it is to become a mother. 

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Edgar Allan Poe

In 1894, Edgar Allan Poe wrote a poem about motherhood. In it, he juxtaposes the role of his mother and the role of his wife as parents to young children. Acknowledging the devoutness that a mother shows towards her children, Poe writes in To My Mother: "Because I feel that, in the Heavens above / The angels, whispering to one another / Can find, among their burning terms of love / None so devotional as that of “Mother". 

Gilda Radner

Gilda Rander was one of the earliest successful female comedians in Hollywood. She starred in multiple movies and was also on Saturday Night Live. Yet, it is with brevity that she quotes: "[Motherhood is] the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary—it’s an act of infinite optimism."

Jill Churchill

Mothers are often pressured by society to become the bedrock of child-rearing. But as every mum knows: no one is perfect, and everyone makes mistakes. American author, Jill Churchill, acknowledged this saying: "There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one." 

So to every mother out there—new or old—rest well knowing that imperfection is the norm, but there are plenty of ways to help your child through anything. 

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Mitch Albom

Who hasn't cried reading a Mitch Albom book? The #1 New York Times Bestselling Author gives his take on a mother's love saying, “I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” And isn't he right? 

Barbara Walters

Broadcaster Barbara Walters was ahead of her time when she said: "Motherhood is tough. If you just want a wonderful little creature to love, you can get a puppy." 

We're sure every fur-mum out there loves the acknowledgement, but Walters also points to a very important reconsideration: that motherhood or childbearing may not be for everybody. And that's alright! 

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Louisa May Alcott

Novelist best known for writing Little Women and Little Men, Louisa May Alcott has held the imaginations of generations of readers. Of her own experience with mum's love, she writes: "Mothers can forgive anything! Tell me all, and be sure that I will never let you go, though the whole world should turn from you.”

Janene Wolsey Baadsgaard

In this new wave of self-care, it's important to remember that mums deserve to have something for themselves too—not just on Mother's Day, but every day! Perhaps self-help author Janene Wolsey Baadsgaard, said it best when she quoted: “In the end…I am the only one who can give my children a happy mother who loves life.”

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