As we get ready to send our little darlings back to school, many a mom will be feeling a little exhausted after some heavy-duty mothering these last few months. While we’ve been busy keeping our kids entertained, fed, and safe, we may have had feelings of frustration — why does that laundry pile never, ever, shrink?! — we’ve also had feelings of immense love for our offspring that are difficult to put into words.
So we’ve turned to some literary geniuses, philosophers, presidents, and even the pope for their thoughts on what it is to be a mom. So put your feet up — if you have a spare minute — and soak in what a privilege it is to be a mother. Click launch the slideshow to begin the gallery…
7 Edith Stein quotes every woman should read