Friendship Friday – Mothers

Friendship Friday

Question Of The Week
Mother’s Day is just around the corner…
 This week, we’re celebrating Mothers!

What do you love most about your mother?
Do you have any special Mother’s Day traditions?
What are your favorite childhood memories of your mom?
Are you looking forward to being a mother or grandmother?
What do you love most about being a mom?

How has motherhood changed you?  
Do you have any tips for mothers-to-be?
What are the best (and worst) Mother’s Day gifts you’ve received?

Be sentimental.
Be heartwarming.
Be funny.
Whatever you choose to share,
We look forward to  reading your ancedotes about
Motherhood and Mother’s Day this week!

Quotes About Mothers

Here are a few quotes to get you creative juices flowing:

God could not be everywhere, and
Therefore he made mothers.
Rudyard Kipling

The most important thing a father
Can do for his children
Is to love their mother.
Theodore Hesburg

My mother is a walking miracle.
Leonardo DiCaprio

All that I am, or hope to be,
I owe to my angel mother.

Abraham Lincoln

All love begins and ends there.

Robert Browning

It would seem that something which means
Poverty, disorder and violence every single day
Should be avoided entirely,
But the desire to beget children is a natural urge.
Phillis Diller

All women become like their mothers.
That is their tragedy.
No man does.
That’s his.
Oscar Wilde

Parents often talk about the younger generation
As if they didn’t have anything to do with it.
Haim Ginott

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

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

Happy Mother’s Day to you all
And especially to my beloved Mother!

Friend Of The Week
McGuffy Ann – McGuffy’s Reader

McGuffys Reader

McGuffy Ann is a nature-loving bibliophile who has been
Married to her musician husband for over thirty years!
Animals are an important part of her life:
She shares her home with four fur angels
And is heavily involved in animal rescue!

 Cruelty makes her cry and last week,
Her simple wish touched my heart:
She wished that people would be kinder.
Be sure to read McGuffy Ann’s
Friendship Friday Make A Wish post!

Friendship Friday #17 – Week Of May 4, 2012

Friendship Friday

Welcome to Friendship Friday – a week-long opportunity to:

  • Foster friendships with other bloggers!
  • Share what’s unique about yourself and your blog!
  • Grow your blog and social media networks!

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46 Responses to “Friendship Friday – Mothers”

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  1. Nicole Weaver says:


    Thanks for hosting. I absolutely love being a mom. Many people are very blessed to have moms that care for them and love them unconditionally. Fortunately, there are many of us that fall under that umbrella and for those of us who don’t I hope and pray that God will heal your heart. You can go here to read my post:

    I pray my story will help bring both deliverance and joy.

    Nicole Weaver

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Your family is so beautiful Nicole… God’s presence and healing is so evident in your life – thank you for sharing with us this week at Friendship Friday! 🙂

  2. Jessie says:

    Hey there! New follower from the blog hop.. love your blog and I can’t wait to link up with you! have a good weekend!

  3. This is my second mother’s day as a mom! I just love seeing my daughter smile! She is such a beauty! 🙂

  4. Thanks for joining the Friday Shout Out blog hop… I have also joined yours 🙂


  5. Dawn
    Twitter: breathoffaith

    Motherhood has changed me, for the better…it’s given me roots and wings, miraculous strings…oh my- I have the workings of a poem! Need coffee first though! Thank you, Ramona for your Bloggy hospitality! 😉

  6. Kelly R. says:

    The favorite thing about my Mom is that she sacrificed a lot for my sister and me so that we would have what we needed growing up.

    Happy Mother’s Day.

  7. Michelle
    Twitter: Divatude

    I love the emotions and memories this post brings to me 🙂 This will be my 11th Mother’s Day and my first with my sweet baby girl. What an honor and a blessing to be entrusted with raising my 3 sweet (most of the time!) angels. Mother’s Day is very special to me and I always say a special prayer for the woman that gave birth to me and made the ultimate sacrifice of entrusting me in the care of a family who would be able to properly raise and care for me. Once I experienced pregnancy, labor and holding my precious son for the first time, I realized what an agonizing choice that must have been for her. I am forever grateful. Have a fantastic weekend everyone…can’t wait to read all the wonderful posts!!!

  8. Jessica Lane says:

    Thanks for hosting Friendship Friday! What a beautiful blog!

  9. Brenda Youngerman says:

    I LOVE McGuffy…… she is one of my all time favorite people I have met on this wonderful trip! Great choice for friend of the week.
    AND once again you have chosen such a great topic! I love it….. come on by and check out my post…..

  10. Paula J says:

    What I love most about my Mom is how accepting and supportive she has been and still is with everything I put her through in my lifetime. I definately appreciate having her in my corner 🙂


  11. I was so pleased to see that you featured McGuffy Ann. She has the biggest heart in the world and an animal doesn’t cross her path that doesn’t feel her love. As for your Friday Friendly subject … every day is Mother’s Day to me, as you will see when you read my post. I love having the opportunity to talk about this special person in my life … Thank you!

    Andrea @ From The Sol

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Look forward to reading your post Andrea – and I really love how supportive this community is of one another! Have a fabulous weekend! 🙂

  12. Becoming a mother myself gave me a greater respect and empathy towards my mom realizing how much work really does go into being a mother – particularly for her, being a young mother with 4 kids 3 years apart. 🙂

    Aloha Friday: Cash or Credit?

  13. Meanie says:

    left my link to the list. I just love Friendship Friday’s. I am doing a giveaway this weekend on my blog!! As for the joys of motherhood–I was blessed with twins and an older child. Some days are harder than others. But I would definitely say that my children are my life. I treasure every minute with them and can’t imagine my life without them now!!!

  14. Elaine says:

    There were so many things to love about my Mom and I miss her so! She passed away last year in March, so this will be my second Mother’s Day without her. It remains to be seen if this one will be any easier than last year but just thinking of her makes me happy! I plan to focus on everything she was to me, and to enjoy my own children and grandchildren just as she always loved seeing me do. I think the fact that she loved being a Mom so much was her greatest gift to me…..and one that I am grateful for every day I my life! It totally shaped who I am.

    I’m a new follower of yours on the RSS Feed and I’m looking forward to having your posts show up on my igoogle page every day. Have a great weekend!
    Elaine 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Welcome, Elaine, to Create With Joy! I’m so glad you found us! I’m sorry that your Mom is no longer here – she sounds like she was a wonderful influence on your life! I am glad you have so many wonderful memories to focus on! 🙂

  15. McGuffyAnn@McGuffy's Reader says:

    Thank you for honouring me by being your Featured Friend! I appreciate this honour.
    I hope you & others will read my post on “mothering”.
    This is a great Feature you offer to us to join each week! I love it. You and your blog are awesome, and are really challenging my writing. Thank you, from my heart…<3

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thank You, McGuffy Ann, for your kind words! It was my pleasure to feature you this week! I look forward to reading your post!

      Have a great weekend and give those fur angels my love! 🙂

  16. selfsagacity
    Twitter: selfsagacity

    Hum…I have boys, so they aren’t so good in giving gifts, at least the second one isn’t. I haven’t had any gift that was so bad. I think all I’ve been getting from the boys are cards they made for me, and I kept them all, still have a couple on my wall. My SO gave me things like plants, since he knows I am a total plant lady. smiles. Great questions, and nice to have you as reminder to looking forward into the calendar…

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Amanda

      I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day – receive some heartfelt cards – AND look forward to the encouragement that as your sons grow – they will “get it more” and their gift giving skills will improve! 🙂

      In the meantime, enjoy your plants! 🙂

  17. Rebecca @ Natural Mothers Network says:

    Hi and thanks for hosting- Have a great Mother’s Day weekend! Rebecca @ Natural Mothers Network x ( Seasonal Celebration Sunday) x

  18. Hi!

    I’m a new follower visiting from SASS. Great setup here, there’s so many new people to meet!

    As to what I love about my mother, in a bizarre way it’s her stubbornness. We’re both stubborn, so that can make for challenges with us both getting along at times, but she is an inspiration in how she doesn’t give up.

  19. Some lovely quotes! Thanks for sharing those.
    My son came home with something made at Preschool that he can’t share until Sunday – I can’t wait to see what it is!

    Thanks for participating in SASS!

  20. Jayda says:

    Thanks for the quotes. I think my favourite thing about it now that i have kids is watching the kids on how excited they are. My 3 yr old tried to give me her gift from her big sister today while her sister was at school. She cant handle the suspense herself.

    Thanks ofr participating in SASS

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Love this Jayda – I know exactly what this is like! I come from a family of suspense builders – and I am always the one who gets so excited I have trouble waiting for the designated moment! 🙂

      Happy Mothers’s Day to you!

  21. Sally Ann says:

    I have to say that one of my favorite memories from my childhood was waking up to my mother singing while doing the dishes. What a wonderful way to wake up when I was a little girl.
    My mom is such a giving woman. She always gave her 5 children what we needed even if it meant she went without. She raised us on my dads income only and he was a self-employed water well driller. We didn’t have much money but I don’t ever remember feeling like we didn’t have enough.
    Thanks Mom,

  22. Kelly says:

    Thanks for posting all the quotes about mothers. Inspiring!


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