We have collected the best Mom Quotes by famous authors including Amy Lee, Nicola Peltz, Keri Russell, Baker Mayfield, Chris Brown and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
I was always a drama queen. I remember playing in the kitchen, trying to get my mom to think I was dead and call the police. When she didn’t, I would cry. I was always theatrical. I don’t think any of my relatives are surprised.
I have six brothers and one sister, and I was an ice hockey player when I was younger. I think my dad thought I was going to be in the women’s league for ice hockey. But, I totally fell in love with drama in grade school, and I asked my mom if I could get involved with it.
I know not every mom is a secret KGB spy, but every mom has this whole other life. Every dad and every person has this whole other life.
I would never put myself before my mom.
My mother taught me to treat a lady respectfully.
In May 2006, I had our son, Calder. I spent the next couple of years learning how to be a mom.
My mom worked as a pharmacist, but she is one of the best storytellers I know. My sister is a gospel and opera singer and my brother, who passed away, was a writer.
My mother was a single mom, and most of the women I know are strong.
The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.
Henry Ward Beecher
I remember my mom saying, ‘I will take you to every audition, I will support you, but the minute you stop caring about it, I will stop.’
I used to write about experiences that a 20-year-old would write about – going out with your friends, having a drink. You know, things were a little bit sexier in a different way. Now, you know, I’m a mom, and I want to filter some of the things that I say.
Jessie James Decker
It is only in the act of nursing that a woman realizes her motherhood in visible and tangible fashion; it is a joy of every moment.
Honore de Balzac
My mom used to call me a parrot, because the way I spoke would change in every country we’d go to.
One thing my mom used to tell me was to look to the other side, and know that my present is not going to be everything. So if I’m having a bad day, she goes, ‘Just imagine tomorrow. This is going to be over. This is going to be done with.’
We need somebody who’s got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it’s like to be a young teenage mom, the empathy to understand what it’s like to be poor or African-American or gay or disabled or old – and that’s the criterion by which I’ll be selecting my judges.
I’m a religious person. I remember my mom told me: ‘Vengeance belongs to God. It’s up to him to wreak vengeance.’ It’s hard for me to get to that point, but that’s the work of God.
I was about eight when I started tap dancing – against my own will. My mom wanted me to do it. She thought I would love it, and I didn’t believe her. I turned out to be obsessed with it.
Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom’s. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own.
My mom and dad? Oh, they were a fiery pair. They stayed together for the kids and also because they were hopelessly in love with each other, but they were totally incompatible.
My mom started smoking when she was 11. She went to the hill next door to try her first cigarette. She set the entire hill on fire, but it didn’t deter her.
I dyed my hair blonde when I was 14. My mom was not happy. But I love being blonde.
My mom allowed me to take an old burlap bag and fill it with moss, corn stalks and rocks, then hang it from a tree and spend an hour a day punching my heavy bag.
Dad worked his entire career as an aviation technician. Mom was a legal secretary who became a teacher. We lived a simple American life.
Okay, fluoride in the water to help our teeth. Well, shouldn’t that be the job of your mom and dad? To teach you how to brush your teeth and use mouth wash? What do we need the government to do it for? Clearly, what a scam. Fluoride in the water.
If it wasn’t for women, I wouldn’t be here. I’m a mamma’s boy at heart. I love my mom. I have the deepest, utmost respect for women.
My mom has beautiful eyes, and I inherited a lot of her rituals, accentuating eyes.
I’m kinda secretive, and I can’t even say secretive because of my son. He’s the type, like, he doesn’t let his friends know who his mom is or his stepdad. He doesn’t like me going to his school. If he gets into trouble at school, he’s, like, dying. He’s very low-key with it. He’s always been like that since he was born.
My mom has always been kind of my backbone. She keeps me strong. She is a mother, a friend. She is really everything to me.
My mom worked late, and I was at home a lot by myself. It was good for my imagination – and bad for it, too.
I think I wanted to sing, but I just couldn’t because I was so shy. I didn’t really know how to begin that other than like, singing in my room, locking the door, and trying to sing kind of quietly. I knew my mom would want to listen and she would probably bug me about it.
I could always talk about being a Latino and having a Mexican mom and a Honduran dad and being from Honduras. That was always an easy go-to place. But on the other hand, it was a crutch.
We didn’t have a lot of money growing up, so my mom didn’t buy a lot of extras, like sweet things.
I love my real mom and dad; I love them both equally.
I’m basically a mom who loves vision boards, dream lists, and ‘The Secret.’
My dad was really complex, and I was raised by that. My mom is really bright – very book bright – and so those things collide… I learned that I could put all of that stuff together in the world of acting, and I could make a dollar at it.
My mom would always read a book to me at night from when I was three. Now, I can’t go to sleep without reading a book. At the same time, once I read, it’s difficult for me to go to sleep, as I have an overactive imagination and I start thinking.
If I go on dates, my mom is always with me. She’s always there making sure I’m all right. Like if I go to see a movie with a boy, she’ll go to dinner next door.
I remember, when I was 7, my dad found a pregnant dog on the railroad track one day and brought her home. So my mom explained about how this dog was married but that her husband had passed away – she didn’t want me to even think that a dog could have babies without being married.
My mom is about 60 years old and she loves our music because she can bounce around to it.
I’ve danced hula since I was 5. My mom danced hula as well. It’s been in my family from far back and really connected me to my ancestors.
When love is gone, there’s always justice. And when justice is gone, there’s always force. And when force is gone, there’s always Mom. Hi, Mom!
My mom had a heart attack, and it came out of nowhere – she was 54. My dad had leukemia for about 3 months. He was 80 when he passed. My dad had me later in life, and so he had leukemia and was alive for about 3 months between diagnosis and passing away.
There was a phase when I would just loaf around, doing nothing. It had put my mom under a lot of stress. I knew her stress stemmed from her love for me, yet I never paid attention to her feelings. When it finally hit me that my idleness was taking a toll on her, I was genuinely sad and depressed.
I always had a standard of, back when I was doing the country music I always told people I would never record a song that I wouldn’t sit down and sing in front of my mom and dad.
I just live life. I grew up in a Christian family, but, you know, the way Mom brought me up is to, you know, do you, to always be yourself.
Tyler, The Creator
I believe that at least 70 percent of parenting goes to the mother. In our house, I’m the one who knows about all the school stuff, helps with the homework, organizes the play dates, and remembers the birthday parties.
Throughout my life, my mom has been the person that I’ve always looked up to.
There’s no one else I would rather have as my manager than my mom because I know that she has our best interests at heart. Sometimes, it’s hard to separate manager mode from mom mode. I think as our manager, my mom will get more emotional about situations than she would if she was just our manager.
My dad’s a Jew, and my mom’s a WASP, so that should pretty much say it all. It was a comically dysfunctional family.
Food feeds both the body and soul – there are clear reasons to eat a balanced diet, but there are also reasons you cling to your mom’s secret chicken noodle soup recipe when you’re sick.
A Modern Mom to me is not always someone that juggles a career and family. A Modern Mom is a woman who takes care of herself on the inside and the outside.
My mom is one of those women… she don’t take no mess. She is very vocal about what she wants and what she doesn’t want.
My dad worked for a generator company and then UC Berkeley, and my mom was as a dental hygienist and then eventually a history teacher. My uncles and aunts, all of them are elementary school teachers or scientists.
Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? The mother.
I was a brownie for a day. My mom made me stop. She didn’t want me to conform.
My mom and dad were divorced, and although they got along very well, my mom thought American television was reprehensible, so I was raised on the BBC. I kind of agreed with her. We watched American news, though.
My mom says I’m a fighter, a fierce competitor, and I think I am, too.
My grandfather was the minister at the Lutheran church. My dad owned a car dealership in town. My mom was the consummate volunteer and cheerleader for me.
My mom’s coping mechanism was to be strong and resilient. She is very compassionate and nonjudgmental.
Emma Walton Hamilton
Being able to take care of myself is something that my mom really instilled in me.
I had my mom drive me to practice everywhere. I’m really grateful I had her.
My mother thinks I am the best. And I was raised to always believe what my mother tells me.
My mom has always wished me a daughter just like me.
If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.
E. W. Howe
My mom actually taught fifth grade, so… I’m good with fifth graders. That’s, like, my specialty.
I was torn between the Americanness my mom wanted for me and the Mexicanness my father wanted – they were wrestling for cultural influence over me.
Luis Alberto Urrea
When you’re sick, nobody takes care of you like your mom.
When my dad divorced my mom it was kind of like him leaving me also.
Growing up, my mom had a catering business. I used to help her pretty early on and loved doing it. My mom is an amazing cook, and she helped me cultivate a love for food. She taught me that food can be beautiful. We eat not just for survival, but we survive to eat. It’s part of who I am.
My mom is from Cuba, my dad is from Spain, and I grew up in Miami. So there’s maybe a little more flair in me than typical Silicon Valley types.
My parents are both very funny but they’re also relatively soft-spoken, normal human beings while I’m just a lunatic. I don’t know where this loud, ballsy, hammy ridiculousness came from. I’m just glad I followed my goals and my parents did too. It’s not like we even had a plan when I dragged my mom to Los Angeles.
I never let anyone pluck, including myself, unless my mom approves. She guards my eyebrows. She’s like the eyebrow police!
I never really thought about acting when I was little; I was just getting a haircut at a salon when I was 10, and a woman approached my mom about putting me forward for an audition!
My mom took all of my behavior personally. Everything I did, she thought it was an act of rebellion against her. But it was just me being me.
If your mom is still around, you’re so lucky.
M. J. Rose
My mom and dad taught me nothing but ABCs.
I want to make my music and be a happy woman, a good wife, a good mom and one day hopefully have a child of my own.
My parents got divorced when I was around a year old. My dad was essentially a nonentity in my life until I got to be about 16 or so. My mom was a flight attendant for PanAm, so I moved all over the world. London, Rio de Janeiro.
One moment I can be happy and laughing, but then it comes over me. It’s my mom.
Bobbi Kristina Brown
To be honest my mentor was my mom and dad. I was very blessed and fortunate to have parents like I had.
Motherhood is priced Of God, at price no man may dare To lessen or misunderstand.
Helen Hunt Jackson
A little before my 10th birthday, I was like, ‘Can I please have a puppet, Mom and Dad?’ They were like, ‘No. You are a singer, not a ventriloquist. You have three brothers, and you’re in gymnastics. There’s no way we have time for this.’
Darci Lynne Farmer
So, I remember when I was a kid, I was waiting for my mom to come home when she was working late, and, you know, I was like, ‘Oh my God, what happened to her? Is she OK? Did something happen to her getting in the car?’ I was a little kid. But those are actually early onsets of anxiety.
I was always at peace because of the way my mom treated me.
Chanel No. 5 is my perfume when I’m feeling like a lady. It’s old-school and warm – and it reminds me of my mom.
Sometimes, if you don’t have kids yourself, it’s assumed you won’t understand or know how to play a mom, which is kind of silly if you think about it.
I feel such a sense of empowerment being a mom. But I do wonder: How do they/we do it all?
I got my style from my mom, she was a classy lady.
My mom always wanted me to do movies where I played, whether I had flaws or not, guys that had a good heart.
When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ it is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.
I love spending time with my family and friends during the holidays, and my favorite holiday tradition would be the pozole that my mom makes almost every Christmas. It’s the best!
I’ve been a part of Margazhi festival even as a little boy. I used to accompany my mom to concerts held by the Music Academy.
Y. G. Mahendran
My mom always taught me to be sweet and polite and cross my legs because it’s what the guys like. Actually, they like a raunchy girl once in a while.
My mom was born in Korea – Seoul, Korea, during the ’50s, ’51. She was abandoned; her and my uncle were abandoned. My grandfather was a Seabee and adopted my mom and my uncle, and brought them to Compton in the ’50s. That’s where she was raised.
The national treasure that is Diana Ross is a dim light compared with who she is as a mother. My mom paved the way not only for my career but also for who I am as a human being.
Tracee Ellis Ross
Being a mother is hard and it wasn’t a subject I ever studied.
I think I’m a disciplined mom versus a strict mom. But also, that job – the disciplining was from birth until about 12, and at 12, I set my kids free, and they learned to become independent human beings.
I have great genes. Thank you to my mom and dad for that one.
I had learnt Kathak for six years from the age of eight and did a foundation course from Kathak Kendra in Delhi. I was not fond of classical dance, but today, I’m glad my mom made me do it.
I knew the coronavirus was a real thing, but it really hit home when my aunt died, and it was really hard to watch my mom go through that with her sister.
I was born and raised in the high desert of Nevada in a tiny town called Searchlight. My dad was a hard rock miner. My mom took in wash. I grew up around people of strong values – even if they rarely talked about them.
We always do a white elephant gift exchange on Christmas Eve, but my mom always gets really nice gifts for it. And we hang out in our PJs on Christmas Day.
I forgive my mom for being a psycho and my dad for being a loser.
My mom is very liberal. She has never been religious… spiritual but not religious.
Michigan’s been recruiting me since the eighth grade, so they have a special place in my heart, I’d say, because I’ve visited there seven times, and my mom lives in Michigan, still, and she’d probably like me to stay closer to home and play.
Everything I am is because of my mom.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Toronto is a special city, and the environment is perfect for the arts; free and alive. I’m a New Yorker, and Toronto reminds me of a much cleaner New York, so it’s like coming home after your mom just cleaned your room for you; for me that’s a lovely environment.
There are a lot of people who helped make Queen Latifah who she is today. I don’t forget, but a lot of people do and get big heads. My mom will make me walk the dogs or take out the trash when I go home. I’m not allowed to get a big head; I’ve still got to do the simple things in life.
You have a dream 35 years ago – doesn’t come to fruition, but you move on with life. But it’s somewhere back there. Then you turn 60, and your mom just dies, and you’re looking for something. And the dream comes waking out of your imagination.
My parents, especially my mother, were no influence on me whatsoever.
Without a doubt, the worst part of being a mom is having to floss my kids’ teeth every night. It’s so tedious.
My mom had early rap records, like Jimmy Spicer. In the middle of the records was a turntable and a receiver – I used to scratch records on it – and on top was a reel-to-reel. In front of that wall were more stacks of records. It was either Mom’s record or Pop’s record, and they had their names on each and every one.
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
Every day, my mom and I would watch a different Judy Garland VHS. I love how she tells a story when she sings. It was just about her voice and the words she was singing – no strings attached or silly hair or costumes, just a woman singing her heart out. I feel like that doesn’t happen that much anymore.
I don’t know who had a more tiresome, wall-to-wall schedule than my father, and I know what it’s like to be a kid in that situation. He was gone a lot. He needed to be. I understood it. So did my mom.
I was raised in a house where my mom was the primary breadwinner. It was a dysfunctional house, but she showed tremendous resilience.
Both my mom and dad were quite supportive. They never ever stopped me in realizing my dreams in the film industry.
My mom’s a Catholic, and my dad’s a Jew, and they didn’t want anything to do with anything.
That strong mother doesn’t tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, Toughen up, this is reality we are living in.
My dad was a plumber, and my mom was on and off again, either a stay-at-home mom or working with the disabled as a visiting-nurse assistant.
I wanna meet Meryl Streep, so she can be my mama. I want Meryl Streep to be my mom in a movie.
I took piano for many years. I kicked and screamed through all of my lessons, but my mom really insisted.
I love my mom and dad.
My mom and dad met at U. Conn., and their lives couldn’t have been more different in terms of their upbringing.
Cheo Hodari Coker
My mom is surely worried that the fact that I don’t have a college degree will impact my chances of finding a bride.
I think my mom and dad have an incredible work ethic, and we’ve grown up around it.
My mom, dad, grandparents, we all do voices.
It’s the moms of this nation – single, married, widowed – who really hold this country together. We’re the mothers, we’re the wives, we’re the grandmothers, we’re the big sisters, we’re the little sisters, we’re the daughters. You know it’s true, don’t you? You’re the ones who always have to do a little more.
It’s always been a dream of mine to get somewhere and to have my mom and dad with me up there.
‘Remember the Time’ and ‘You Rock My World’ from Michael Jackson were two of my favorite songs ever. My mom used to bump them all the time.
A Boogie wit da Hoodie
I turned to my mom and said, ‘I’m going to be a martial arts movie star.’ She didn’t believe me, and neither did my dad. They both thought I would grow out of it. That it was a phase. I decided then I was going to do it or die trying.
My mom means the world to me. She’s always been the one to get me up early for work, help me with my make up and hair, and just be there to support me in whatever I do. She always makes sure that no matter what, I’m happy in what I’m doing.
At nine, my mom used to tell me she saw an Olympic medalist in me. I used to take it as a joke, but she was very serious.
My mother was a Sunday school teacher. So I am a byproduct of prayer. My mom just kept on praying for her son.
My dad worked so hard. He slept in his own bed maybe half the nights of the year because of road assignments, but even when he was home, he was covering games. It put a lot of pressure on my mom. She brought in her parents to help out, and it took a village to raise us. I was lucky.
My daily schedule is quite hectic, but I have to put my health first in order to be the best mom and wife I can be.
My mom just wants to make sure that my heart is always in whatever I do and I’m in things for the right reasons.
I’m Ifa. I grew up practicing Ifa, my mom is Ifa, my whole family is Ifa.
Some of those kid stars who got screwed up were pretty talented. My mom warns me every day what can happen. Sometimes she clips the headlines out and puts them in my room.
Of all the roles I’ve played, none has been as fulfilling as being a mother.
The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother’s side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent.
I did a movie called ‘Quicksand No Escape’ with Donald Sutherland and Tim Matheson. I think I was maybe 5. I was really little. Yeah, it was fun. And actually, Felicity Huffman played my mom.
My mom I remember, she used to do so many things, I don’t know how she did so many things at the same time, she was amazing.
My mom loves music and it poured into my childhood.
Men are what their mothers made them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I’m not sure what I want to do when I grow up, or if I’m sure I ever want to grow up. I’m sure there are people that wish I would, but you know, my mom will get over it.
Mommy smoked but she didn’t want us to. She saw smoke coming out of the barn one time, so we got whipped.
I knew I wanted to become an actor when I was 7 years old. My dad was working with Alfred Hitchcock, my mom was working with Martin Scorsese – and it was the great summer of my childhood.
AIDS can destroy a family if you let it, but luckily for my sister and me, Mom taught us to keep going. Don’t give up, be proud of who you are, and never feel sorry for yourself.
I quit wrestling in 2006 because I just got lost. My mom didn’t want me wrestling. I was wondering if I was going to make it in wrestling; I got injured in a match. I was 19. I was away from home, living in Florida, and I just got lost. I couldn’t face it, so I stepped away.
My mom’s an angel, bless her heart, for everything I put her through.
I am very proud of my mom and consider her the most courageous woman I know. With perseverance, sacrifice and hard work, she raised a family of Olympic athletes and gave us the tools and the spirit to succeed. That is something that my brothers and I will always be thankful for.
My parents have done a tremendous job, over the course of my career. They try to make every game and I think my rookie year, my mom made every game… They’ve been really consistent and it’s all you can ask for as a kid.
C. J. McCollum
My mom used to be a model.
My mom taught me the power of love. I learned to focus on the long-term big picture from my father. His sense of humor and light-hearted approach always make me smile. My husband is a pivotal anchor in my life. His influence encourages me to be independent and take risks.
I am not a woman on Monday, an immigrant on Tuesday, a worker on Wednesday, and a mom on Thursday, I am all of those things all of the time, and I am going to fight for all of those things all of the time.
My dad was a dentist; my mom managed his office.
What is free time? I’m a single mother. My free moments are filled with loving my little girl.
My dad is a civil engineer, and my mom is a stay-at-home mom. The fact that my parents weren’t really involved in music was kind of good, because it meant that I had something that was private and personal.
They wrapped her up like a baby burrito to show to Mom. Here were a mother and her daughter and I love them both so much. I couldn’t wait for Courtney to come to the hospital so I could have all my women together.
My mom always told me one of the reasons that she was really happy in her life was that, if Dad never worked again, she was confident that she could support the family.
Bryce Dallas Howard
I couldn’t be more proud of my little sister and the mother she is and am also incredibly proud of my mom and the huge influence she’s had on myself, my sisters, and now her grandchildren.
I first came out to my mom in the ninth grade.
My mom has passed down that you can be chic and look beautiful, and you don’t have to break the bank. I grew up like that. She also taught me I don’t have to stress all the time. She’s always been a go-with-the-flow type of woman; that’s how she raised us, and I find that’s how I’m raising my little girls now.
I never thought about college, but my mom thought about it for me. I knew 100 percent it wasn’t for me.
I sing seriously to my mom on the phone. To put her to sleep, I have to sing ‘Maria’ from West Side Story. When I hear her snoring, I hang up.
My mom was a soap opera queen in Mexico and Latin America. I started acting because of her.
Dad and mom would have preferred that I be a doctor, a lawyer, a scientist, or a great humanitarian.
When I was 12 I was obsessed with green and had my mom get me a bunch of green bedding for my room.
Depending on what day of the week it is and what time of the month it is, I’m a good friend or not a good friend. I’m more or less a good mom or not a good mom, more or less a good mate or not a good mate. That’s just life, whether or not you’re public.
I know that on my own sites, a picture of me with my mom or me with my dog does well, but when I put up a picture of myself shirtless, it does get a little crazy.
I got started on my spiritual path when I was a kid. My mom taught me how to meditate and brought me to ashrams and spiritual circles.
Yes, I love playing Mom.
If you don’t have savings, and your co-founders are as poor as you are, and if Mom and Dad won’t loan you money, then your best bet is to find people that know you – your friends. If they, too, won’t help, then you’re stuck seeking out angel investors.
My father passed away when I was seven, mom single-handedly brought up my brother Rahul and me. She was a civil surgeon posted in rural areas. We went through some tough times but she gave us a beautiful life.
I’m a total Twihard. I read all the books and saw every movie on opening night with my mom.
I gotta be honest with you. I’m kind of jealous of the way my dad gets to talk to my mom sometimes. Where are all those old-school women you can just take your day out on? When did they stop making those angels?
Most children – I know I did when I was a kid – fantasize another set of parents. Or fantasize no parents. They don’t tell their real parents about that – you don’t want to tell Mom and Dad. Kids lead a very private life. And I was a typical child, I think. I was a liar.
I was brought up bilingual, but there came a point where my mom went back to work and I got a white babysitter, so sadly I lost it. Now I can understand Spanish and put words together, but I don’t speak it fluently. I’m ashamed of that.
When you have a good mother and no father, God kind of sits in. It’s not enough, but it helps.
My family always believed in me, even when I didn’t. Having that love and support made me not afraid of failing. I knew my mom would be proud of me just for taking a chance and pursuing my dream.
My dad’s name is Vernon and my mom liked the initials, V. V. My sisters and I got named Victoria, Valerie and Vincent so we’d be V. V.’s, too. But, then when you start getting pets’ names that start with a ‘v,’ it’s a little embarrassing.
It wasn’t so long ago that I was a working mom myself. And I know that sometimes, much as we all hate to admit it, it’s just easier to park the kids in front of the TV for a few hours, so we can pay the bills or do the laundry or just have some peace and quiet for a change.
Arizona is the worst place to spend the summer – it’s like 125 degrees – so my mom, my brother and I would go to the beach for two months to escape the heat.
I know I’m talented, but I wasn’t put here to sing. I was put here to be a wife and a mom and look after my family. I love what I do, but it’s not where it begins and ends.
I’m like any working mom.
Pressure is the single mom who is trying to scuffle and pay her rent. We get paid a lot of money to play a game. Don’t get me wrong: there are challenges. But to call it pressure is almost an insult to regular people.
I am truly my mother’s son.
I was raised by a single mom. I spent most of my time in daycare.
My mom is a very religious woman. So when I began recording music, I was afraid she wouldn’t accept it. But when I played her a song, she loved it.
I don’t have anything against my mom, but my family has no emotional connection to each other.
Growing up in North Carolina, my mom was always just sort of my mom to me. I never really recognized her as a famous actress. I’m always thrilled when she’s cleaning out her closet. Last time, I got a pair of boots that she bought in Paris 20 years ago. I have completely worn them out.
My mom was a pilot, and my dad wrestled polar bears.
Call it the Tiger Mom effect: In the business world today, failure is apparently not an option.
I have been doing merch’ since I was 15 and in bands when I was a teenager – silk-screening shirts, making the emulsion in my mom’s closet I converted into a dark room, through college. That’s essentially how us bands survived was selling homemade t-shirts.
I didn’t grow up wealthy. We couldn’t even afford spaghetti sauce when I was first born, but my mom and dad worked really hard and came from the bottom up.
Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me.
My mom worked at Walmart for 33 years straight. Thirty-three years! Day in and day out.
A. J. Green
I’m not sure how young kids get to the point where they’re memorizing and knowing songs, but I knew the words to ‘Missing You’ from John Waite probably from when I was three years old. For whatever reason, that was the song that I gravitated toward when it was on the radio and I was driving around with my mom.
Most people, almost everyone knows of a teen mom. Teen pregnancy rates are growing, and we need to bring awareness to that.
Being an only child, I didn’t have any other family but my mom and dad really, since the rest of my family lived quite far away from London.
My mom was an orphan, and there was never anybody to tell her what she could or couldn’t do. At the core, she’s probably an artist – an artist and a feminist.
I would write scripts and little plays and perform them in the living room for my family when I was little with my brother until my mom said, ‘Alright, you need to go do it somewhere else other than the house.’
When I was signed by Elite Model Agency, my mom felt it was the right place as it was a professional agency.
I’m half Italian, and on my mom’s side, they’ve aged amazingly, and all they’ve put on their faces is olive oil.
Not everybody has their first kiss in front of 200 extras and their mom.
My mom worked for Apple, and my dad owned his own business.
Mom was 50 when my Dad died. She got on a bus every weekday for years, and rode 40 miles each morning to Madison. She earned a new degree and learned new skills to start her small business. It wasn’t just a new livelihood. It was a new life.
I want to be on stage and perform and win Grammys and help out my family in Bulgaria, because they are struggling, and my mom and dad, too.
Yes, I always remember my dad’s, mom’s and my grandma’s perfumes.
I feel like I’ve lived quite a sheltered life, like my mom and dad were quite protective of me.
My mom’s one of 13 siblings, and they all got six kids, and till I was 13 everybody was in Compton.
My mom is from Ghana, and my dad is from the States, so even in my family when I was growing up, my mom said I was the American one, and my dad said I was the weird African one.
My mom’s always asking me for hits and stolen bases and home runs and different things on Mother’s Day and her birthday.
My mom worked at McDonald’s, and she decided she wanted to make more money, so she got into the management program at McDonald’s. And that’s how you move up the chain. It’s not by demanding that minimum wage is raised; it’s by actually acquiring the skills. That’s the way that people get ahead in life.
My mother and my grandmother are pioneers of Mexican cuisine in this country, so I grew up in the kitchen. My mom, Zarela Martinez, was by far my biggest influence and inspiration – and toughest critic.
I went to a school called Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. I went because initially I was very naughty, and my mom thought if I was busy, I’d be better. And I didn’t really do acting until later on in the school, with an amazing teacher. I left, went traveling, came back.
I’m a mom first.
Every single thing I learned about marketing and building my business, I learned from my mom, and she had never been in the workforce. She just had great practical sense.
My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
What greater aspiration and challenge are there for a mother than the hope of raising a great son or daughter?
My mom grew up without a father because he died in the Korean War. And my grandmother, her life was completely upended because of that.
Lee Isaac Chung
Only mothers can think of the future – because they give birth to it in their children.
My mom taught us the Serenity Prayer at a young age.
What do girls do who haven’t any mothers to help them through their troubles?
Louisa May Alcott
My mother stopped working when she had my brother. She was a full time mom until I started getting heavily into ice skating lessons, and it got to the point where they really needed my mom to earn an income.
My mom has always been beside me, always telling me what’s right and what’s not, guiding me through it all, keeping me away from bad company and from bad habits.
My real name is Dijon. My mom named me Dijon, so everybody used to call me Mustard.
Most children – I know I did when I was a kid – fantasize another set of parents. Or fantasize no parents. They don’t tell their real parents about that – you don’t want to tell Mom and Dad.
When I started go-go dancing on tables for a living, I didn’t want to tell my mom or my dad. I made 25 dollars a night, and I was able to make my rent, with the four girls I lived with.
My mom and dad – they were always there. They were always on the set. They focused on our family life. The entertainment business wasn’t the end-all. They weren’t out to get the next big paycheck or the next big movie. It was about ‘What can we do as a family.’
Candace Cameron Bure
Growing up in London, with a hippie mom, I don’t know that I’m most people’s definition of what a black person is. I’m mixed, yes, but in the world I’m defined as black before I’m defined white. I’ve never been called white.
My mom laid the foundation that in order for you to be successful, you have to take care of the books first. That’s one thing she preached about, because at any point, other stuff can be taken away.
My mom had me at a young age, like 20, and she was the oldest child. All her brothers were seven and 10, so I was like a younger brother more so than the oldest child. I was the younger brother to all my uncles, so they were going through their childhood and their teenage years, and I was right there.
America isn’t Congress. America isn’t Washington. America is the striving immigrant who starts a business, or the mom who works two low-wage jobs to give her kid a better life. America is the union leader and the CEO who put aside their differences to make the economy stronger.
I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.
School was a big source of anxiety for me. I hated school. I have social anxiety, and it developed when I was a kid. I had trouble going to birthday parties. It was always there. I begged my mom to let me be home-schooled at one point for a semester because I was so miserable at school.
There was the time I bought three cars in the span of three or four weeks. It was crazy; it wasn’t greedy. It was mine, my girl’s, my mom’s. I got Benzes for my ladies. But I felt crazy. You have to understand I come from a world where we’re very modest. But that’s not greedy. That’s nice, right?
My real name is Joseph Herbert. My dad is white; my mom’s Asian, Filipino. And when I started stand-up 22 years ago, I used to go up as Joseph Herbert, and I would just have to defend my name. Every time I went onstage, it was so annoying. People would heckle.
I came from a middle-class family. My dad was a professor; my mom was a nurse. I didn’t come from money, and I didn’t come from circles of power. I didn’t come from the country club; I came from the town park.
My mom is Filipino and my dad is half Russian and half Irish.
From the very start of all of this, my mom has read the scripts first. And if she liked something, she let me read it. She told our agent what kinds of parts that we would want.
My mom is a yoga instructor: 100% black with dreadlocks.
The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism and become a fearless mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly – indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.
My whole life, people have doubted me. My mom did. People told me in high school I’m too short and not fast enough to play basketball. They didn’t know my story. Because if they did, they’d know that anything is possible.
I’m not bothered by the idea of getting old, or I guess you could say by having arrived at old. I was 10 when my mom turned 55. For 1955, she was a very old mom.
I’m really happy to be a mom, and I’m proud of the phase I’m in.
I was born in New York but grew up between Switzerland, where my mom is from, and Tunisia, where my dad is from. Now I live in the East Village in New York, in the same building where my parents lived when I was born, so I’ve come full circle in my life.
The best part about playing a mom is that people hug moms. I get hugs all the time. It really makes hard days a lot easier, and easy days are downright joyous.
Our last jam session was this past Christmas. Dad played his harmonica, mom sang in English and Italian, and I played guitar. I’m so happy that we could share that musical experience for one last time.
My aunt and uncle would come over when my mom was making this, or we would go over there when they were making that. That’s what food is.
I would forgive my mom, but she’s going to have to admit she did some things that were wrong.
I’m very boring. I’m a mom. I’m 34 years old.
I’m from a single-parent family. My mom is like my mom and dad. She’s my world.
Fereydun, that’s my dad’s name. My grandmother, my dad’s mom, when she was pregnant, she was dating a man from Persia, a Persian gentleman. It wasn’t his child, but he was still very supportive and said, ‘Hey, this is a great name,’ and so it stuck. So that’s what she named him.
My mom used to make my costumes when I was little; she sews a lot. One year, I was a bride and I had a big wedding dress and a bouquet. Another year I was a medieval princess with a long teal dress and a veil. It was a little extravagant, but it was cute!
My mom, my dad, my two brothers – we’re all animal lovers. I think we love animals more than most people.
Beth Ostrosky Stern
A guy is a lump like a doughnut. So, first you gotta get rid of all the stuff his mom did to him. And then you gotta get rid of all that macho crap that they pick up from beer commercials. And then there’s my personal favorite, the male ego.
Once you’re a mom, always a mom. It’s like riding a bike, you never forget.
Taraji P. Henson
Like a lot of you, I grew up in a family on the ragged edges of the middle class. My daddy sold carpeting and ended up as a maintenance man. After he had a heart attack, my mom worked the phones at Sears so we could hang on to our house.
I just want to be a good mom who makes her little girl proud.
Jamie Lynn Spears
I had massive anxiety as a child. I was in therapy. From 8 to 10, I was borderline agora-phobic. I could not leave my mom’s side. I don’t really have panic attacks anymore, but I had really bad anxiety.
What does good in bed mean to me? When I’m sick and I stay home from school propped up with lots of pillows watching TV and my mom brings me soup – that’s good in bed.
Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they’re fun, they do things together, they’re best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they’re going to respect Mom.
Also, my mom and family are very important to me and I know that this is not expected.
My mom wanted me to play baseball. She didn’t want me to play basketball.
When I was younger we had a grape arbor, and my mom would go out and pick grapes and make grape jam in the sink – boil it, put it in jars, and give it away as gifts.
No matter how good you are, at some point your kids are gonna have to create their own independence and think that Mom and Dad aren’t cool, just to establish themselves. That’s what adolescence is about. They’re gonna go through that no matter what.
My mom is proud of me. I just want to keep working hard so one day I can help my family. I am going to get a big house one day, and we all can stay in it and eat.
I’m so happy and thankful I made it a point be a stay-at-home mom.
Candace Cameron Bure
Growing up on a farm, I saw that if I didn’t go to the military or go to school, and I knew my mom and my family wasn’t going to be able to send me to school out of their pocket, so it basically came down to athletics. I knew I didn’t want to work on a farm. I knew I didn’t want to do manual labor the rest of my life.
I was joking with my mom that all Jewish mothers now will want their kids to be filmmakers instead of doctors. Because you can make one film, and suddenly you’re directing a ‘Jurassic Park’ movie.
There was this hip-hop collective called People Crew. And at the time in Korea, there was no real place to access rap music. So People Crew used to host this summer school program, which taught rapping and dancing. I begged my mom to attend that school to learn how to rap.
People always accuse me of being motivational in a way, like it was a bad thing, but that’s just how I was raised. My mom raised me in a positive environment, with lots of love in my heart, and that reflects in my music.
Of course, my mom is my biggest and loudest cheerleader, and my family and friends are happy for me, but I’m still just Angie, not Angie-the-author-with-this-hyped-up-book. I appreciate that.
I grew up in Gothenburg, Sweden. I also lived in Ghana for four years and in Australia for one year. My dad was working abroad so we traveled with him. My mom is Indian and was adopted in Sweden.
Growing up, my ideals were Barbra Streisand, Cher, and my mom.
My mom passed away at 41 from diabetes. And I’m 42, thank you. I didn’t want to do that to my son. So any time I was at the gym, that thing that helped me do that last squat was my son calling some other woman mommy. And that would just give me that extra oomph to do that last squat. I want to be around for him.
The real menace in dealing with a five-year-old is that in no time at all you begin to sound like a five-year-old.
My dad said, ‘Stay humble, and you gotta work harder than everybody else.’ My mom said, ‘Always be yourself.’ She always told me only God can judge me.
My mom brought me up by herself, so I was a latchkey kid. I would walk myself back from school and spent a lot of time at home alone, watching TV. There weren’t a lot of Latinas – or any women of color. And the ones I saw were usually presented as stereotypes or treated like jokes.
Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting on a woman’s natural fitness for the career of mother: the alternatives are all too expensive.
I think the most fun part about working on ‘Good Luck Charlie’ is spending time with everyone, honestly, because everybody on set is like my brother and sister and mom and dad. They’re so fun to be around, so that’s probably the best part about working there.
Bradley Steven Perry
No one was more important than my mom and dad. I know they are watching from a place up in heaven here today to make sure all their kids are doing good.
I feel really strongly about immigration because my mom is… from Jamaica. She still has a green card here.
My first language is both English and Spanish. My mom was raised in Los Angeles, so with her we spoke English, but my father was born in Cuba, so with him we spoke Spanish.
My mom says: ‘Why aren’t you a doctor?’ and I’m like, ‘I am a doctor!’ and she’s all, ‘No, I mean a real doctor.’ She reads my books, but she says they give her a headache.
Yeah, I was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa. My parents lived in a little town called Eagle Grove. My mom taught high school and my dad was an instructor at the community college.
I’ve had Susan Sarandon play my mom, and now Lesley Ann Warren has played my mom, so if I could have Debra Winger play my mom, then I would have the trifecta of my favorite actresses playing my mother.
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
Honore de Balzac
Hug your mom. Hug your mom and thank your mom.
Brian Tyree Henry
My mom is definitely my rock.
My mom had an audition for a commercial when I was about two and a half, and I ran in crying and interrupted her. They thought I was cute so they offered me a commercial role. My mom was skeptical and a bit nervous about the child actor thing, but I was extremely bossy and convinced them I wanted to try it.
It’s her first grandchild, so she’s really, really, really excited. I guess my mom is a little more stressed out than me.
My mom and I have always been really close. She’s always been the friend that was always there. There were times when, in middle school and junior high, I didn’t have a lot of friends. But my mom was always my friend. Always.
I naturally wanted to be saved, so when I came home I told my mom I wanted to be confirmed. That’s the way I related to it, being raised an Episcopalian. I went to Dallas and got confirmed.
T Bone Burnett
I read that John Hughes script for ‘Mr. Mom,’ and I thought, ‘This guy is a funny writer.’ I went: ‘You ought to stick around and direct this thing.’ But he didn’t; he left, and look what he became. A really legendary comedy director.
My dad was a professional basketball player, and my mom was a hell of a tennis player.
I’m frugal. I’ve always been this way. When I was young, my mom would give me my allowance, and I’d peel off a little each week and have some to spare.
I am blessed to have Mom and Dad.
Before this DJ thing, I was hopelessly taking things apart to try to figure out how they worked. I’d go mess around with burned-out cars, with my mom’s stereo – I was public enemy #1 in my house for that. So my mom noticed that I was interested in this and decided to send me to school so I’d know what I was doing.
My mom worked as a manager at a high-end fashion place, so she was always a pretty stylish woman.
Jimmy O. Yang
Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.
My mom didn’t let me eat sugar or candy until I was older.
My inspiration was my mom. She’s a great cook, and she still cooks, and we still banter back and forth about cooking. Growing up in a mostly Portuguese community, food was important and the family table was extremely important. At a very young age I understood that.
I was an only child, and my mom threw me into some modeling classes to get me out of my shell.
I’ve never once heard my mom complain about her stroke.
My mom has always been my champion. She was very smart and grounded. She said, ‘Save your money. Pay your taxes. Don’t put everything in one basket,’ but she let me explore and be creative.
My mother told me Homer Ditto was not my father. Nope. Mom had had a fling with some other guy who was my dad. Some dude who didn’t stick around too long who Mom was happy to get rid of. She chose Homer, and Homer chose me, so he lent me his name even though I didn’t have his blood.
My mom didn’t ever think I would take to acting because I was a very shy, very reserved kind of child. But obviously, something changed!
My parents never pressured us. I didn’t even know how good my mom and dad were until someone told us.
I want to be more successful as a mother than I am in show business.
If I don’t call my mom back, she’ll go on Twitter and say, ‘Adam hasn’t called me. I’m worried about him,’ and strangers will say, ‘You’re horrible. You go call your mom right now!’ It’s very complicated.
Adam F. Goldberg
My mom is my best friend in the entire world. She is so cool and so inspiring. I’ve always been able to be open with her and talk to her as a friend.
My mom always knew I was going to be an actor because I was a ham from the very beginning, so she would push me toward it, which is really unconventional for Indian families to do.
I did grow up in Kenosha, Wisconsin, around a lot of my mom’s family. I had a lot of cousins and aunts and uncles around me, and my sisters and my brother. Probably the most formative part of it was that we grew up on the edge of a forest. It wasn’t a big forest, but it was enough. When you’re a kid, it feels gigantic.
I had a mild case of polio – not enough to put me in an iron lung, but enough to keep me bedridden for weeks. As I came out of it, my mom wanted to do something for me. She realized that, growing up in the city, I’d missed out on a lot of nature.
I’m probably the least harsh on myself, and I try not to scrutinize everything about my body. As a new mom, it is what it is, and we just have to do our best.
My mom breastfed me for more than a year, and I can’t imagine doing it any other way. It’s cheap and much better for the environment, and you don’t have to lug all that stuff around.
I am a single mom and I’m the breadwinner and I have to work and I have to do these things and that’s just the way it is. I don’t think my son even knows any different.
My mom made me read a ton of books, so I got good at words and understood the English language. So when I started rapping, words were something I knew. I learned how to manipulate them so that I could say whatever I wanted to say.
My mom’s family is Russian Jewish, and my dad’s Puerto Rico Catholic, so it’s kind of a weird mix.
My daughter is the most normal towards me. For her, I am just her mom. I am just a regular mom, and the actor comes after that. If she likes something that I am wearing, she tells me, and if she doesn’t, she still makes it a point to let me know.
Well, my mom is Japanese. She moved to the U.S. when she was a teenager. And so, her food is – she did all of the cooking at home for the most part.
J. Kenji Lopez-Alt
My mom’s a chemist, so she’s pretty smart.
Every kid needs to say, ‘I want what my mom and dad have.’
Looking back, I think I was always musical. My dad was very musical, and I think my mom was musical.
When you’ve got kids, you turn into Mom, and that’s it.
Chip is like that kid, like the five-year-old kid that’s trying to make his mom breakfast, and there’s milk everywhere.
There are days I’m feeling lazy, and my mom will remind me, ‘Beyonce also only has 24 hours during the day.’ That always keeps me going.
My mom started an air-freight company; my grandmother built a golf course. I have a certain degree of entrepreneurial risk-taking in my family history. Maybe that eventually rubbed off on me a little bit.
When I was 12 I cried to my mom, because I never got my letter to Hogwarts.
Mothers always find ways to fit in the work – but then when you’re working, you feel that you should be spending time with your children and then when you’re with your children, you’re thinking about working.
The man in our society is the breadwinner; the woman has enough to do as the homemaker, wife and mother.
Cancer taught my family that my mom is much stronger than we ever thought. Faced with a devastating diagnosis, she just kept going and living – never complaining.
My mom tried to not let me see how much we were struggling, but I noticed it. I think that’s what made me work harder. I saw how hard she was working, and I just wanted a better life for both of us.
Mothers are the necessity of invention.
My mom and dad gave their kids the greatest gift of all – the gift of unconditional love. They cared deeply about who we would be, and much less about what we would do.
I think I can always look back and say my mom and dad would have done this or suggested that in a particular situation. I just really feel blessed to have had them as parents.
My parents divorced when I was young but I was brought up in two really loving households. I didn’t have a contentious relationship with my mom or dad.
My great uncle, my mom’s uncle, had an appliance store in Philadelphia, and it was called Peter’s TV. They sold stereos and televisions and washers, dryers, all kinds of stuff.
My dad always believed in me. He was always kind of, ‘All right, buddy, if that’s what you want to do…’ My mom was always more of a realist.
I didn’t even walk for graduation – I did graduate, though. I got this homeschool deal. I didn’t have to go to school because I was depressed, and my mom wrote all these essays for me. I didn’t write one of them. She literally got me my diploma.
My mom is actually a former prima ballerina, and all the women in my family are associated either with dance or choreography or acting, so I’m very lucky in a way because I grew up in a family of artists. I’ve been dancing since I was a little kid.
My dad didn’t graduate high school. My mom is a high school graduate. My mom is a factory worker. My dad owned a bar in the inner city.
My mom, Irmelin, taught me the value of life. Her own life was saved by my grandmother during World War II.
My mother is the most incredible woman on this entire Earth, and she’s so giving and loving and sweet and she always raised me how to forgive and forget and move on. She’s the catalyst behind it all, my mom is. And I’m 100% a momma’s boy!
Giving birth was easier than having a tattoo.
All of us kids ended up ‘doing Mom.’ There are four of us who’ve tried show business. Five if you insist on counting my sister the nun, who does liturgical dance.
Both my mom and dad were models.
Just because you are a mom doesn’t mean whoever you were before is gone. You can bring it back.
I did karate for about three years. When I was going into Miss Texas, my mom said, ‘Let’s not do karate this year. Let’s not have any knocked-out teeth on the stage.’
My mom and dad used to call me ‘full drama’. Mom had many videos of me as a kid where I was doing some dance moves, and suddenly the next moment, I was on the floor.
When I’m on that field, I give it everything I have, and when I come off, I’m a mom. As tired and exhausting as it is, it’s about coming back, even after double days, and still being able to enjoy the kids.
I’ve always wanted to be an actress, ever since I was a little girl. I’ve always played the mom and I play my sister as the daughter. I wanted to be an actress on television and movies instead of just around the house.
I had a drag mom but she didn’t really teach me about makeup. She just basically stuck me into gigs. And then I borrowed clothes from her and her drag to play the gigs.
As I celebrate life, I can’t help but think how young my mom was when she died of a heart attack at 53. My mom didn’t get to meet her grandchildren, but I’m determined to watch mine grow up.
I grew up in Oxnard, CA, and I went to a church called St. Paul, where I was playing drums. My mom had a strawberry company. The whole town of Oxnard is basically built on produce, and more particularly, strawberries.
The real beauty of it – key to my life was playing key chords on a banjo. For somebody else it may be a golf club that mom and dad put in their hands or a baseball or ballet lessons. Real gift to give to me and put it in writing.
I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.
E. M. Forster
It’s the best thing ever – I love being a mom. This is my only child. My career was a priority earlier in my life, but now my son is definitely the priority.
My mom told us never to reveal that we were Shia in school. You would find out that some other kid was Shiite, and you would whisper, ‘Hey,’ or you would see someone at the mosque, and you’d be like, ‘Hey, that kid’s Shiite!’ There was a lot of tension, a lot of violence in Karachi between Shiites and Sunnis.
If I could get any animal it would be a dolphin. I want one so bad. Me and my mom went swimming with dolphins and I was like, ‘How do we get one of those?’ and she was like, ‘You can’t get a dolphin. What are you gonna do, like, put it in your pool?’
My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage, and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled.
If you go from a structure where you have the support and that partner and that construction of a family and that’s broken apart, I think that’s probably a lot harder than always being a single mom and having the father being a support in another area.
I learned a lot from my Mom. My favorite lesson: remember there is no such thing as a certain way to parent and to remember that you are learning along with your child – it’s ok to make mistakes.
I was embarrassed that I even wanted to become an actress because coming from L.A., with two older sisters in the business and a mom who had been a ballet dancer, it was such a cliche.
My mom keeps me going, man. She deserves such a good life. I just wanna give it to her. My dad, too. My family, my friends, they keep me motivated. Just knowing my personal legend, just knowing what I’m supposed to do, that keeps me going.
I always thought I would die of cancer because my mom and my dad both died of cancer. My dad died of osteocancer, and my mom died of colon cancer.
Abby Lee Miller
All the awards in the world, you can get into all the nightclubs, they’ll send you the nicest clothes. Nothing better than walking into your dad’s restaurant and seeing a smile on his face and knowing that your mom and dad and your sister are real proud of you.
I am a working mom, so to be able to have a space for my kids as well as a space for my work, it’s just great. That is what balance is.
What mom cares about most is that I’m happy, healthy and enjoying my life.
My mom is very structured. She gets up, she does her prayers, and she eats her oatmeal with blueberries and Greek yogurt, and she has her prayer list, and she doesn’t worry too much about things.
My love of performing goes way back. My mom got me on ‘Romper Room’ when I was five – it was my favorite show. But they couldn’t control me. I would run up and smack the camera, and I’d jump around and do my little flips and routines. I wish I could get that tape now.
I learned that you can never ever have enough quality time with Mom.
I watched my mom and dad build everything that matters – a family, a home and a good name.
When I go visit my mom in the retirement community where my parents live, she has a bunch of friends, and she will say, ‘These neighbors I play bridge with have a son with an idea,’ and it goes from there.
My mom just understands about stuff. We have a really good trust, and she knows I can take care of myself.
My mom Marina and I were poor and hungry. We could sometimes not afford to eat – seriously. We lived together in a small town, called Berdyansk, in Ukraine. I was an only child. I don’t think we would have survived if there had been more kids.
When I was seven and told my mom, ‘I’m gonna be a writer,’ she said, ‘Oh, that’s a terrible idea. You’ll live in misery and die teaching other people’s children badly.’ My parents wanted the safer path for me, and I think they failed miserably achieving that.
When I was younger, I used to pray that I would die before my mom. That’s just how much my mom meant to me. I couldn’t imagine being in this world without her. But then seeing cancer – seeing what it can do to somebody – as strong and as tough as she was, there was nothing she could do. Cancer is a dirty, dirty deal.
Oh, my mom. She’s one of my biggest fans.
Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.
My mom makes something called green pie, which I thought was a delicacy that many people only had at Thanksgiving, but it turns out it was just Jell-O with whipped cream on it. And it’s delicious.
Reading has made me more open, has improved my understanding, and has made me a better artiste, but it also makes me live in my own bubble. My mom keeps asking me, ‘What do you read in that room the whole day?’ Once I am into a book, I will finish it.
Being a Hot Mom means being respected as a mom and a woman. And, the key to being a Hot Mom is having a sense of humor about yourself and all the crazy situations that arise.
I look at my father. He is one of my heroes. He is such an incredible, classy man. He was such a great father and such a great husband in so many ways, and we lived through some pretty tough times losing my mom. When I see all that he did, I think, ‘Wow, that’s a really wonderful man.’
I went to see ‘Phantom of the Opera’ with my grandma and my mom when I was very little. The stage, the voice, the music… Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has been a massive inspiration to me for some time – the storytelling, that deliciously somber undertone in his music.
I believe that I have gotten this far because of my mom’s support.
I was who I was in high school in accordance with the rules of conduct for a normal person, like obeying your mom and dad. Then I got out of high school and moved out of the house, and I just started, for lack of a better term, running free.
It was tough times in Ohio when we lived there. My dad was between unemployed and just selling random knickknacks at a flea market. My mom was a cashier at a Chinese food restaurant. They both had awesome careers back in Taiwan, and they came here for my sister and I.
At 13, I was wearing plain t-shirts. Then I used to steal my mom’s clothing. She had all these crushed-velvet shirts with French-cut sleeves. And, like, seersucker bell-bottoms.
I loved raising my kids. I loved the process, the dirt of it, the tears of it, the frustration of it, Christmas, Easter, birthdays, growth charts, pediatrician appointments. I loved all of it.
My mom and dad both would grow vegetables. So, when I delivered my baby, we went there, and she would cook a lot, and we would eat all the vegetables from their garden.
Did Superman really want to save the world, or did he just feel like he had to? Would he much rather be a farmer? Maybe. Would he much rather be hanging out with his dad and his mom and his dog? Probably.
My mom has always shopped for me. I’m so lucky that I have an in-house stylist.
My dad was obviously a really quirky, unconventional Asian man who didn’t care about what other people thought. When he would fight with my mom, he would be really dramatic. He would be like, ‘Devil, get away, for I am God’s property.’ He would say crazy things that were so melodramatic but so theatrical and funny.
My whole life has been nothing but trying to find a way to take care of my mom and take care of my family as quickly as possible.
My parents couldn’t give me a whole lot of financial support, but they gave me good genes. My dad is a handsome son-of-a-gun, and my mom is beautiful. And I’ve definitely been the lucky recipient. So, thank you, Mom and Dad.
I’m someone that needs to talk about my problems. I call my mom every single day at school just to vent about random stuff. Singing is the same thing.
I was 24 when Samori was born. His mom was 23.
My mom was very much alpha. I admired her because she was the working mom on the go. She’s such a boss. She’s an OG, as they say.
My mom decided that she wanted to put the mirror ball trophy on the coffee table in the center of our living room. When people walk in, it’s kind of like, ‘Uh.’ It’s a little weird. Maybe we should put it in the corner or something.
As far as I’m concerned, there’s no job more important on the planet than being a mom.
Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.
My heroes always are mostly my parents – my father especially, and my mom, who’s passed on already. My dad is a very strong man, and by him being educated, and a principal and school superintendent over 37 years, he plays such a big role in my life.
I have a personal dream to be a mom, to have a family and all that but – when I do take that break to fulfill it – I want everything else to be so strong and set that people don’t forget me.
I can’t resist South Indian cuisine, particularly what is prepared at home. My mom is my favourite cook. She can cook a variety of cuisines. I savour her cooking at home, and she’s undoubtedly the best.
The woman is uniformly sacrificed to the wife and mother.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
I’ve always wanted to be a mom because I want to give a kid all of the magical gifts my mom gave to me, such as love and friendship. She and I had this incredible connection that was so unbelievable.
Jennifer Love Hewitt
I hear my friends and my mom tell me I’m special, but honestly, I still don’t get it.
The golden child may be the oldest one, unless it’s the youngest. It may be the toughest one, unless it’s the most sensitive. It’s not even necessary that Mom and Dad have the same favorite – and typically they don’t.
My dad didn’t graduate from high school, ended up being a printing salesman, probably never made more than $8,000 a year. My mom sold real estate and did it part time.
My mom was a rock ‘n’ roll mom.
More and more couples are having this negotiation or discussion, but I’m still amazed at the number who aren’t and where the cultural norm sort of kicks in and they just assume that mom’s got to be the one who stays home, not dad.
My dad and mom were in bands: the Soda Jerks, Fat Time, Girls at Play – which is a play on Men at Work.
I’m an actress and mom, and I probably don’t have enough of an active spiritual life. And I don’t know why people run around calling themselves by the names of religions when they don’t actually practise them.
Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother.
I wanted to escape so badly. But of course I knew I couldn’t just give up and leave school. It was only when I heard my mom’s voice that I came out of my hiding place.
My mom and dad have always, always, and continue to be the most incredible citizens of the world and most generous in quiet ways, that I strive to do even a fraction of what they do.
My mom, through my dad, rented the apartment next door to his… he had the lease on both places. But then, she would dress up and act like his maid… a practical maid. No fantasies.
My coaches were great. My mom and dad. My dad never missed a wrestling meet.
I did grow up in Los Angeles. I actually didn’t start acting until I was sixteen, so I was very removed from the Hollywood scene. I had always been in my school plays, but my mom and dad wanted to keep me out of the business until I was old enough to know who I was and not let anyone change me.
My first paying job might have been doing a play, actually. My mom paid me to dress up as a flounder at my sister’s ‘Little Mermaid’ – themed birthday party when I was little.
I’m half Telugu. My mom is Telugu and dad, a Maharashtrian. I was brought up in Gwalior. I was exposed to English, Hindi, and Marathi. I heard my mom speak to her family in Telugu, so I got the hang of it.
My mom put me in a Pampers commercial on TV.
I don’t think I would have been able to stick with it and been proud of who I am and be feminine out on the court. I think I would have folded to the peer pressure if I didn’t have my mom to encourage me to be me and be proud of how tall I am.
I was kicked out of my own house and had my own drag mother, you know, a house mother. Things with my family are great now – my mom and dad were at the premiere – but they had kicked me out.
Music is my one opportunity to let out how I’m feeling when I’m not talking to a chick or my mom, you know what I mean? It’s just venting.
My mom didn’t let me play video games growing up, so now I do. Gaming gives me a chance to just let go, blow somebody up and fight somebody from another dimension. It’s all escapism.
My dad is 20 years older than my mom. Growing up, I felt like he knew everything. I felt like, for every question I had, he had an answer.
When you’re a mom, you need sparkle to compensate for the light inside of you that has died.
I was always told I was Daddy’s little girl. In fact, we owned toy stores, and I would run in and want to get the latest toy off the shelf. My mom would say no way, and my dad would say, ‘Get whatever you want, baby.’
My mom and my father’s birthday are on the same day.
It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
My mom raised us like we were still in the Philippines. She tried to cure everything at home like a real Filipino woman. You had to die to go to the hospital. My mom cured everything with Vicks VapoRub. I should’ve died nine times when I was a kid!
My mom to this day is the hardest coach I’ve ever had. There were times when my stepdad would look at me and say ‘you had a good game’ and my mom would be like ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about, you had 2 or 3 turnovers.
My mom, well, she’s half Greek, half German-Italian; born in England. She’s just a nomad. She loves Middle Eastern style, Indian style, so much so that she ended up having Indian babies.
I grew up in Las Vegas. My mom worked in pretty much every casino on the Strip.
For a kid who’s lost his mom and all the rage and grief that no one was able to talk out of me, football was a very therapeutic sport. Very.
On signing day, my mom brought me the national letter of intent to Arkansas. I should feel like I’m making the right decision. You get that many people telling you that. I had been dreaming about it. I signed ‘No’ where I was supposed to sign my name and put an exclamation point.
My mother gave me a sense of independence, a sense of total confidence that we could do whatever it was we set out to do. That’s how we were raised.
My mom tells me the first show we saw was ‘The Secret Garden,’ but I don’t remember that.
I think it was like, ‘I don’t look like you, Mom. I don’t look like you, Dad. Like, what’s going on here?’ They just kind of told me I was adopted. I was like, ‘OK, that’s fine with me.’
Mom and Dad would stay in bed on Sunday morning, but the kids would have to go to church.
In Atlanta, my mom came and came downstairs and we were talking like behind the crowd. People from the crowd saw me and started running towards me, asking for pictures and stuff. This girl asked for a picture, and after she got it, she passed out.
I don’t know if I am like her, but I am told that my eyes and my smile are like mom’s.
I started out as a child actor. Back then, I didn’t have a manager or company, and I couldn’t even dream of having a stylist. My mom made and bought the clothes I would wear. I think that was probably when I first got into fashion.
My mom loved the old black-and-white films.
I got blessed from my mom. She’s the personality; she’s the one who smiled, so I took on part of her, and who also wanted to help and save the world. Then I took on part of my dad, who is tough.
My mom grew up in Idaho, went to Brigham Young University: they’re very Molly Mormon. And my father is, like, first generation Albanian, and his parents lived in Southey and grew up in downtown Boston. My parents are complete opposites.
Now I tell everyone, ‘Just become a mom if you can’ – it is so amazing, and God answers all your prayers, and all those things that you worry about don’t matter.
You can wine and dine all around the globe but the joy of coming back home to a meal cooked by your mom is pure bliss.
I’m proud of what I look like. I’m proud that I look like my mom.
When I first started training Tae Kwon Do, it was more just for discipline. My brother and I were two knuckleheads and my mom being a single mother wanted us to get more discipline somewhere other than her yelling at us. But I had no visions at all or aspirations of going from Tae Kwon Do into mixed martial arts.
My mom’s made it clear to me that, like, there’s no trust fund.
I remember the first time seeing myself on TV, when my family was watching the documentary ‘Eyes on the Prize’ for the first time. There were pictures of people going up the school stairs, and Mom said, ‘Oh, that’s you!’ I said, ‘I can’t believe this. This is important.’
My mom and dad divorced when I was 8 years old, but my Dad never left my life. We would go over there on weekends and he’d be playing his guitar, listening to Bobby Blue Bland and B. B. King and KBLX radio while he was out in the garage painting custom cars.
I make a lot of mistakes, too, and I’m constantly re-evaluating how I’m doing things and trying to be better every day, whether it’s as a mom or taking care of myself.
As a mom, you do what you have to do without even thinking about it.
My sisters and mom raised me to respect women and open doors for them.
My mother taught me that we all have the power to achieve our dreams. What I lacked was the courage.
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized my true models are my parents. My mom is like a sheroe. My dad is so strong.
My mom obviously had a problem.
I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up. I wish my grandmother had done the same. I wanted my girls to know me.
When I was 16, I was watching ‘101 Dalmatians,’ and my mom never let me bleach my hair, so I told her I was going to dye my hair like Cruella De Vil; she didn’t believe me. I came home with my hair like this, and she didn’t talk to me for, like, a week. It was really hilarious.
My dad and my mom convinced me to go into biomedical engineering because they said astronauts going to Mars will need life support systems.
I think my mother is my biggest influence. There are so many things I hate about her but at the same time I’m thankful for her. All I know is that when I’m a parent I want to be just like my mom. I can talk to my mom more than any of my friends could talk to their parents.
It’s funny because my mom is not a singer at all, nor is my father. But I definitely get more of my father’s tone.
My mom put me and my sisters in the water to feel comfortable, to have water safety.
In all honesty, at that time, I never saw myself as an author… I was just a Mom in a state of panic, trying to enter a short story contest to win the prize money in order to keep the lights on in my home.
I told my mom: I said, ‘Mom, I’m going to try out for WWE.’ Her response was, ‘The heck you are!’ She was like, ‘You are not doing that!’ So I had to try out without her knowing, but now she’s, like, the biggest supporter and so proud of me.
I don’t deal with death very well. My brother, John Candy, my dad, my mom, Brandon Tartikoff just a couple of weeks ago. I mean, you lose a lot of people in your life, and that’s one thing I am constantly working on – pain management.
I wanted to be a cool mom. It was hectic. I felt very isolated for a long time, but in the end, it was cool because it helped me and Ninja stick together. If we hadn’t, we would have maybe drifted.
My mom eventually got out to Oxnard and started a produce company and was in the strawberry business. My pops was out of the picture by the time I was 7.
My dad was a cop. My mom worked at various jobs – she worked as a homemaker, a bank teller, a bartender.
My mom’s a psychologist, and I think that has influenced me on a personal level. Plus, I’m just generally interested in visualization and humanity, social activity and technology, and what happens in aggregate.
My dad and mom did what a lot of parents did at the time. They sacrificed a lot of their life and used a lot of their disposable income to make sure their children were educated.
Jesus Christ – He means the world to me. So many different situations I’ve been through, through my childhood and now my adulthood; I lost my brother at a young age. He got hit by a car right in front of me. I had to be strong for my mom.
Mom always tells me to celebrate everyone’s uniqueness. I like the way that sounds.
I have the biggest sweet tooth! You name it, I will eat it. My all-time favorite is my mother’s butter cake. Every time I go home, my mom will already have the cake made because I love it so much. This makes my siblings mad because they think she favors me. I don’t care because she probably does!
I write about love, but it’s me wanting to be in love. I’ve never been in love. I love my mom, my dad. I want to be in love. I think I have to allow myself to get there. I’m just so in love with music. It’s weird. I’m at a crossroads because I want to be in love.
My mom says that when I was a little kid, I always used to say I wanted to be an actor, but I don’t remember that.
I was very close to my Dad as I grew up with him more than mom as she was traveling with my sister.
Being a mom to my son has taken precedence over everything in my life, and I think that’s the order it should be… It’s a great challenge that I don’t think’s ever gonna stop.
No matter how big of a man I am and how big of a stage I play on, I’m always my mom’s baby.
I’m from Connecticut. My Mom is an army brat, and my Dad is a navy brat. My childhood was fun. My parents are still together. My childhood was pretty carefree.
My mom loves the ’80s. I grew up hearing a lot about the ’80s.
Having children is my greatest achievement. It was my saviour. It switched my focus from the outside to the inside. My children are gifts, they remind me of what’s important.
My mom’s an art teacher, so I always had music in the house. She always had records, and I was mesmerized by the mechanics of how a turntable works.
My mom was married to a Mexican guy – a surfer – and so we’d kind of camp out on the beach the swell season.
My mom FedExes a red velvet cake she makes from scratch to me every birthday.
My mom knew Salman sir, as they grew up together in Bandra. He would often tell my mother Genievev Advani how one day he would be a star. They have been friends for the longest time and would go cycling together.
We didn’t have a whole lot of cash growing up. My mom was a single parent for a while before my stepdad came into the picture.
Everyone checks out my mom. My mom’s hot.
My mom is very religious – Catholic – and from a young age they brought me to the church.
My mom, her money going was straight to the bills.
From my mom telling me ‘no’ to now telling everyone I’m the champion, and she’s so proud of me, and to prove to a lot of people – who didn’t believe in me, who didn’t think I was going to be here – that I’m here, and I did it. It’s been a roller coaster of emotions; it’s amazing.
When I was a baby, I wore my mom’s Chanel pumps – to be able to say that I work with Karl Lagerfeld is a dream come true.
I vividly remember my mom would put on this VHS of Michael Jackson’s greatest hits music videos. I’d watch that all the time.
Certain stories, like my mom leaving when I was 15-years-old to go back to China because she didn’t quite assimilate like we did, that was a moment that was very sad in my life.
Jimmy O. Yang
My parents know I was outgoing as a child, and whenever people came over, I’d automatically do impressions of them as soon as they left; it was my mom’s favorite thing. Yes, I grew up in Hollywood, but not in any rich neighborhood.
My mom cooks traditional Albanian food for every holiday. She’s an amazing cook.
A mom can’t afford to be sick.
Both my parents were amateur badminton players. My father is a scientist and wanted me to be a doctor. But my mom was very aggressive and loved badminton. She pushed me right from the age of nine to take up the sport.
I think I was afraid of being a mother for many reasons. I wanted to be a good mom, and I was fearful at one point of even working at the national level because I was afraid that I would disappoint a child or I wouldn’t be as ready for a big position as maybe I should have been when I came to Fox.
I basically became a cheerleader because I had a very strict mom. That was my way of being a bad girl.
Dad was the pitching coach, while Mom was the emotional supporter. Her unconditional love was great, and she wanted what was best for me. It was more about what she did than what she said, and she made sure I was the best I could be.
I have so much respect for my mom and all the women across the world.
Dad told me that before I was born, he would put my mom’s stomach up to the speaker and play Led Zeppelin.
For years, my mom dated a man who was really active in the Baptist church in the town next to the town I grew up in, and so he used to drag me to these Baptist church services that lasted forever. I remember that I didn’t like the church services, but I really liked the music.
I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly what their child is up to all the time.
My mom is proud of me. But she might not be too happy about the hours I keep or how little I eat. I wake up so late that it would be inappropriate to have breakfast. At most, I will have a snack in the day and dinner. I realize that it’s not the healthiest way to live, but it’s all I really have time for.
I grew up in a working class family. People thought I might go work at a mill. My mom wanted me to learn how to lay carpet because she was concerned about my future. Nobody had high hopes for me. But I was a hustler.
My mother said to me, ‘If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.’ Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
I just went up to my mom one day and said, ‘I wanna be on TV. I wanna be a superstar!’ Since I know this is my passion, and I feel like God chose this career for me, I just knew I was ready to do it.
It was super stressful at first because it is my first child. The first minute I saw her and the first minute I heard her cry is really when things kicked in. You just become a mom and you roll with it.
I’ve always believed fitness is an entry point to help you build that happier, healthier life. When your health is strong, you’re capable of taking risks. You’ll feel more confident to ask for the promotion. You’ll have more energy to be a better mom. You’ll feel more deserving of love.
I don’t know if I found soccer or if soccer found me. Especially because when I was younger, I was doing it, in a lot of ways, because I wanted the attention of my mom and dad.
My mom always says, ‘If you don’t believe in something, you’ll lose yourself completely.’
My mom knew we were going to call me Kiki by birth. I think she had the nickname before she had my name, and she then found the name that would allow that.
That’s the Indian in me – you must put spices on everything. As a kid, whenever we got sick, my mom would take milk and put turmeric in it. That was our medicine. That was the cure-all. Some people turn to Robitussin.
My mom got 11 kids. We struggled.
I guess my mom raised me right. She was very celebratory of her body. I never heard her once say, ‘I feel fat.’
I tried being a stay-at-home mom for eight weeks. I like the stay-at-home part. Not too crazy about the mom aspect.
When I eat, I have to chop up everything on the plate and stir it all together. It devastates my mom. Everyone at the table is like, ‘That looks like cat vomit.’ And I stir my Coke with a spoon until it’s flat.
We’d get these boxes of clothing in the mail, and my mom would say, ‘What makes you think all this is for you? You’ve got a sister right behind you.’ So then I realized, we’re all in this together. We have to help each other.
The biggest surprise, which is also the best, is that I didn’t know I would love motherhood as much as I do.
I always wanted what Mom and Dad had.
A lot of people ask why I don’t talk about my dad, and I want to, I just don’t have that many stories. When he moved out, he moved to a different state, so it was just my mom and I.
My mom is my biggest support and critic. I’ve tried to be a good son, and I don’t think I’ve given her a single day of grief. I want her to know she has my unconditional love.
Just as a mother finds pleasure in taking her little child on her lap, there to feed and caress him, in like manner our loving God shows His fondness for His beloved souls who have given themselves entirely to Him and have placed all their hope in His goodness.
My mom has made it possible for me to be who I am. Our family is everything. Her greatest skill was encouraging me to find my own person and own independence.
I’ve seen my mom confined to a wheelchair in the last three years of her life. Both her knees had given way, and there was no way she could undergo surgery at her age. Even though I was concerned for her, I didn’t know at that time what she had to go through.
If my mom reads that I’m grammatically incorrect I’ll have hell to pay.
It was so weird that I would end up directing ‘The Greatest Game Ever Played,’ because, y’know, I’m not a big golfer myself. But I grew up around the game. My mom and dad kind of built their dream house off the 11th fairway of Shady Oaks Country Club in Fort Worth.
Of course my dad went to Formula One, so I think that my dad is the better driver of the two. But I think, for a girl, my mom was not too bad, of course.
My mom always told me if I love what I’m doing, and I’m having fun, then just continue to do it. But if it’s not fun for me anymore, and I’m miserable, then I’m going to go back to Texas and quit it all, to be honest.
Mom and Dad were the best. I never clashed with them.
I definitely want to be a mom.
My mom would get up every day at 4 A.M. and worked two jobs. I always felt I was the poorest kid on the block. I had a chip on my shoulder about being broke.
If your mom cries a lot, you probably cry a lot. It’s what you learn.
Abby Lee Miller
When I was a kid, my mom used to run the vacuum cleaner, and the noise would bother me so much that I would run into the woods to calm down. I feel like that vacuum cleaner has been on since I moved to New York City.
And the greatest lesson that mom ever taught me though was this one. She told me there would be times in your life when you have to choose between being loved and being respected. Now she said to always pick being respected.
When motherhood becomes the fruit of a deep yearning, not the result of ignorance or accident, its children will become the foundation of a new race.
If you think back to the first sporting event you went to, you don’t remember the score, you don’t remember a home run, you don’t remember a dunk. You remember who you were with. Were you with your mom, your dad, your brother, on a date?
My dad is still Christian Scientist. My mom’s not, and I’m not. But I believe in God, and that there’s a higher power and an intelligence that’s bigger than us and that we can rely on. It’s not just us, thinking we are the ones in control of everything. That idea gives me support.
My problem is that my imagination won’t turn off. I wake up so excited I can’t eat breakfast. I’ve never run out of energy. It’s not like OPEC oil; I don’t worry about a premium going on my energy. It’s just always been there. I got it from my mom.
My mom was on welfare and the occasional food stamp, but I have never participated in any of those governmental programs, even the ones that kind of work like education, scholarships and whatever, and I managed to do just fine.
My mother gets all mad at me if I stay in a hotel. I’m 31-years-old, and I don’t want to sleep on a sleeping bag down in the basement. It’s humiliating.
I was accepted to multiple fashion schools. But I had two kids when I was a teenager. My kids’ mom already had two kids when she was still in high school. So I had to be in the streets early. Instead of going to fashion school, I took the street route.
My real last name is Flores, and Milian is actually my mom’s maiden name. So it’s not made up, which is cool; it runs in the family. And it actually worked out better for my career to have the last name Milian, because Flores kept me in a little box, and no one really associated me with the last name Flores.
My mom and dad are Republicans. At least two of my brothers are.
I know a lot of people who really aren’t beautiful because their attitudes are very nasty… Whether I make the 50 most beautiful list or not, I’m always going to feel like I’m number one most beautiful to myself… I get that from my mom, and my daddy and my friends who raised me.
My mom is a lioness. From bringing us up to getting work done, she has everything sorted for the family. If it wasn’t for my mother, I don’t think our family could have stuck by each other.
Bob Dole. He’s like the neighbors’ Labrador retriever your dad used to curse for all that barking, all that darn digging in your mom’s tulip bed, and now look, you live next door to a godforsaken pack of teeth-baring rabid Pomeranians, and, good golly, Bob Dole!
Jeanne Marie Laskas
One time, my mom told us, ‘No TV.’ It was 3 P.M., and I was sneaking it in. She put her hand on the back of the TV to see if it was warm, and it was. So she pulled the cord out of the wall, opened the second-floor window, and just threw it out the window.
She’s very loving. That’s my family. That’s Michelle Lambert. She is my mom.
My mom always taught me – you know, little boys listen to their moms too much – that whatever you put into something is what you’re going to get out of it.
My mom and dad were ‘helicopter parents,’ literally. Meaning, I didn’t have a nanny, so I went up in the helicopter. My entire early childhood education consisted of tagging along while they reported on car accidents, multiple-alarm fires, and shootouts.
I just love food, especially my mom’s Bulgarian cooking. Taco Bell is my favorite fast food restaurant. I also love Italian food.
My mom was a source of strength. She showed me by example that women, regardless of how difficult life may get, can do it all.
I’m extremely blessed to have the extraordinary mother that I have, and I don’t mean Diana Ross, I mean the mother. My mom paved a road that didn’t exist, as did Oprah.
Tracee Ellis Ross
I had to stay in the house a lot because my Mom didn’t want to see me on the news. I wasn’t a bad child. She just didn’t want me in the wrong place at the wrong time.
My mom, for all intents and purposes, was a single parent.
My mother worked in factories, worked as a domestic, worked in a restaurant, always had a second job.
My mom and grandma, growing up, one thing they emphasized was that you need to make sure that anything you put on your skin is also digestible by the body. For example, if something isn’t safe for me to eat or consume, it’s probably not good for your face. So I do a lot of natural remedies.
You know the best part of being a mom is getting that love. Honestly, you know, my son’s love… a child’s love is so pure, it just makes you feel so good no matter what.
My grandmother used to make the most incredible chicken divan, and my mom has carried out that tradition. It’s my comfort food. It’s amazing how you can almost taste the memories with a dish like that! And the more leftovers, the better.
I’ve been dancing since the age of two. I don’t really remember it, because I was little, but my mom signed me up and would put me in cute costumes. A lot of little girls get into dancing, but I loved it so much that I kept doing it.
I remember, my mom didn’t have any help, so if she needed to be somewhere after school, we’d just go down to the neighbors’ and she’d give us a snack and make sure we did our homework. There weren’t any latchkey kids.
I grew up in a bit of a feminist fantasy with a single mom. I was totally shielded, in a way, from an idea that I couldn’t do something.
Sometimes when you are a great mom, you’re not so great at your job. And then when you’re good at your job, you’re not so great of a mom or a good wife. It’s a dance that never stops. But it’s beautiful.
When I came out of my mom’s womb, I had ‘sitcom’ stamped on my forehead.
My mom speaks English – she moved to England in the ’70s, so she’s fluent in English. We use to speak in Spanish when I was a kid all the time, me and my mom. But when I went to boarding school, I kind of lost it a little bit.
This is the hardest job I’ve ever had, being a mom, but it’s the most rewarding job I’ve ever had.
My mom started working at the California Shakespeare Theater in Oakland when I was two years old, so I’ve always grown up around theater.
Whenever my mom goes to Afghanistan, I’m just like, ‘Bring me jewelry.’
My mom has always been my support system. She taught me to never give up and to keep pursuing my passions no matter what.
I’m pretty sure my mom is the only person on the planet who thinks that she got cancer so that I could find my calling in life, but as I started to build this company, all my years of useless education, random jobs, and weird interests merged into this serendipitous moment.
Motherhood is a dream. It really is absolutely amazing.
My mom was a dance teacher, so she put me in dance school when I was a kid. I did everything. I used to take ballet.
I grew up in what some would call an immaculately clean home. I hated my mom a little for it. I wasn’t allowed to paint my nails, since they’d chip and ‘look trashy.’ My brother and I didn’t run around in clothes that had holes or were stained.
My mom was always my biggest teacher, my inspiration, my role model. My mom was just the most amazing person. She was like a bon vivant in that she just lived each day to the fullest. As soon as I became a vegetarian, she became a vegetarian.
My mom passed on her obsession of all things antique or vintage. I love to go thrift store shopping or explore any sort of garage sale. Treasure hunting is a family passion.