No one is ever quite ready; everyone is always caught off guard. Parenthood chooses you. And you open your eyes, look at what you’ve got, say “Oh, my gosh,” and recognize that of all the balls there ever were, this is the one you should not drop. It’s not a question of choice.”
― Marisa de los Santos, Love Walked in
“Ah, babies! They’re more than just adorable little creatures on whom you can blame your farts.”
― Tina Fey, Bossypants
“He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
This little piggy went to market…..this little piggy stayed at home…..
“A mother’s body remembers her babies-the folds of soft flesh, the softly furred scalp against her nose. Each child has it’s own entreaties to body and soul.”
― Barbara Kingsolver
“Consider a small child sitting on his mother’s lap while she reads him a picture book. The picture book opens to a width that effectively places the child at the center of a closed circle – that of mother’s body, arms, and the picture book… That circle, so private and intimate, is a place apart from the demands and stresses of daily life, a sanctuary in and from which the child can explore the many worlds offered in picture books. Despite all of our society’s technological advances, it still just takes one child, one book, and one reader, to create this unique space, to work this everyday magic.”
― Martha V. Parravano
“Don’t stand unmoving outside the door of a crying baby whose only desire is to touch you. Go to your baby. Go to your baby a million times. Demonstrate that people can be trusted, that the environment can be trusted, that we live in a benign universe.”
― Peggy O’Mara
this last image is my favourite…
“…For having a baby’s sweet face so close to your own, for so long a time as it takes to nurse ’em, is a great tonic for a sad soul.”
― Erica Eisdorfer, The Wet Nurse’s Tale
About the photographer
Moira is a Lifestyle Photographer based in Sedgefield, South Africa.
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