Mother’s Day 2012 – Gift Ideas and Quotes

Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring mothers and celebrating motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. We’re reminding you of this because Mother’s Day 2012 happens to be just around the corner, and we sincerely hope you’ve got plans to show as well as tell your mom how much you appreciate her. If you haven’t figured out a strategy, we’re here to help get you on the right track by providing great mother’s day gift ideas most moms will love.


Never marry a man who hates his mother, because he’ll end up hating you. by Jill Bennett


A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary. by Dorothy Canfield Fisher

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A mother understands what a child does not say. by Jewish Proverb


Your arms were always open when I needed a hug. Your heart understood when I needed a friend. Your gentle eyes were stern when I needed a lesson. Your strength and love has guided me and gave me wings to fly. by Sarah Malin


Anyone who doesn’t miss the past never had a mother. by Gregory Nunn


Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.


Men are what their mothers made them. by Ralph Waldo Emerson


A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavour by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. by Washington Irving


My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her. by George Washington, U.S. President


All I am or can be I owe to my angel Mother. by Abraham Lincoln



Women do not have to sacrifice personhood if they are mothers. They do not have to sacrifice motherhood in order to be persons. Liberation was meant to expand women’s opportunities, not to limit them. The self-esteem that has been found in new pursuits can also be found in mothering. by Elaine Heffner


A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. by Tenneva Jordan


The Miracle of Life nurtured by a woman who gave us love and sacrifice…MOTHER. by Joel Barquez


There is no velvet so soft as a mother’s lap, no rose as lovely as her smile, no path so flowery as that imprinted with her footsteps. by Archibald Thompson


Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother. by Lin Yutang, Chinese writer


That best academy, a mother’s knee. by James Russell Lowell, poet, critic and diplomat


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. by Zora Neale Hurston, folklorist and writer


Nobody knows of the work it makes
To keep the home together.
Nobody knows of the steps it takes,
Nobody knows-but Mother.  by Anonymous

One thought on “Mother’s Day 2012 – Gift Ideas and Quotes”

  1. Although I really like this post, I think there was an punctuational error near towards the end with the 3rd sentence.

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