Contributed by Sermon Central on May 1, 2005
VALUE IN WORK, OR MOTHERHOOD?
In a May 2005 report, USA Today says mothers enjoy their work as mothers, but they would like to feel more valued. 1 in 5 mother’s who took the survey say they feel less valued by society since becoming a mother.
The survey was conducted by the University of
A University of Minnesota study on Motherhood released this week said moms should get $131,000 a year for what they do! When you add together all the different jobs they do it becomes obvious how valuable mothers are in our lives. Some reports say mothers do 17 different jobs while raising their
Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Nov 16, 2006
Sometimes we forget how important stability is to a child. I’ve always told mine, "The easiest part of being a mother is giving birth.... the hardest part is showing up for it each day..."
Mother’s day is traditionally the day when children give something back to their mothers for
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 23, 2012
MOTHERHOOD OUT OF ORDER
There was a cartoon that portrayed a three-year-old, freckle-faced boy in a hallway. His pajamas are unsnapped, his diaper’s bagging, and he’s got a little teddy bear dangling in his hand. He is standing in front of his mother and father’s bedroom door, which is shut. On
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
There are three stages of motherhood: young, middle age and “you’re looking fine.”
I don’t know about you, but my mother was responsible for teaching me some of the most valuable life lessons I ever learned. Someone sent me some valuable reminders of Mom lessons and I wanted to share a few of them
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 3, 2006
Motherhood Issues A recent poll by Wahara.com finds 79% of mothers list personal, emotional and physical challenges as their hardest. Women know children are time consuming and demanding, but what these women are finding is that children are ALL consuming and ALL demanding. 38% reported sleep
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 10, 2006
Motherhood carries a steep price tag, mostly in lost wages and benefits, says Ann Crittenden in The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World Is Still the Least Valued. She estimates that the "mommy tax" exceeds $1 million for many college-educated women, not including other
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 10, 2006
Motherhood In Newsweek’s Jane Bryant Quinn notes “a rising proportion of young women appear to be choosing motherhood over career.” Her theory on why,” It’s one of prosperity’s side effects.” A booming economy has driven up young men’s wages, making a second income a
Contributed by Steve Malone on Apr 3, 2001
Erma Bombeck in her book, "Motherhood the second Oldest Profession" writes;
"I have always felt that too much time was given before birth, which is spent learning things like how to breathe in and out with your husband (I had my baby when they gave you a shot in the hip and you didn’t wake up
Contributed by Davon Huss on May 14, 2014
A commander of an infantry unit in Vietnam was frustrated in his effort to make a soldier out of one particular PFC. The young man lagged behind on patrols, pretended to be ill, and managed to spend most of his time at headquarters.
One day he changed his ways. When someone questioned the
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 13, 2011
A MOTHER'S MARRED HANDS
There was a teenager who didn’t want to be seen in public with her mother, because her mother’s arms were terribly disfigured. One day when her mother took her shopping and reached out her hand, a clerk looked horrified. Later, crying, the girl told her how embarrassed
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 5, 2004
Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after you’ve had a baby.
Somebody doesn’t know that once you’re a mother, normal is history.
Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by instinct.
Somebody never took a three-year-old shopping.
Contributed by Paul Barreca on May 20, 2014
Just after Thanksgiving last year, the family was gathered for a dinner at my house. Mom had just returned from visiting my sisters in New York. She was having trouble with her asthma and was tired and short of breath. While in NY, she felt poor enough to see the Doctor, so naturally, we were
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Feb 21, 2001
Tony Campolo says that his wife is a brilliant woman. She has a PHD & is capable of pursuing a very profitable career. But she elected to stay home with her children when they were young. Her decision didn’t bother her at all except when other women would ask, “What do you do?” She would
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"A girl is Innocence playing in the mud, Beauty standing on its head, and Motherhood
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 2, 2005
"Motherhood is the ultimate reward and the ultimate sacrifice, all in the same breath" - Laurel Biever, Counselor/Therapist
SOURCE: Josephine Carlton in
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 3, 2006
The Mommy Ladder: 71% of working mom’s with children under 18 don’t feel they’ve had to sacrifice job advancement because of motherhood.
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 9, 2002
There is no career more noble than that of motherhood at its best.
There are no possibilities greater and in no other sphere does failure bring more serious penalties. To attempt this task unprepared and untrained is tragic, and its results affect generations to come. On the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 14, 2008
Modern Fatherhood formerly known as modern mother-hood—3 or 4 decades ago it was the moms who did it all. They entered the work force and strove mightily. But when they came home, they immediately assumed the “second shift” of kids and housework. It was exhausting, insane, impossible -- and
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on May 12, 2008
"David had eight wives, including Maacah, the daughter of a king who ruled over the tiny nation of Geshur (2 Samuel 3:3).
In the Psalms, we read about David’s struggles with God as his son was pursuing him, trying to kill him to steal his throne. But how did Maacah feel about this? Was she