Being a Mom Makes Me Laugh

At about child #3, I realized sometimes, if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry. I choose laughter as often as I can. Happy Mother’s Day to all of you who are on this crazy, exhausting, scary, wonderful ride we call Motherhood. Throw up your hands … it adds to the thrill!

Living with a teenage daughter is like living the Taliban: a mum is not allowed to laugh, sing, dance or wear short skirts.
— Kathy Lette

I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them.
— Phyllis Diller

I have to keep reminding myself that I am their mother. Sometimes we are sitting at home and I feel like we are waiting for our mom to come home.
— Ruby Wax


Mothers are all slightly insane.
— Holden Caulfield in Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger


My mother’s five-foot-two, and I’ll be honest with you – she’s the only person I’m scared of.
— Kiefer Sutherland


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

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



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Author: Karen Latimer

Karen is a Family Doctor, mom of five and founder of Tips From Town.