Professional Women . . .

I found a quote that glorifies motherhood and debated whether it is self-glorifying. I decided it praises the office of motherhood, not any particular person, and is beneficial to consider, I think, so here it is.

I’ll be speaking at a home schooling convention this weekend and must finish my PowerPoint slides, iron, and who knows what else, these next three days, so you’ll excuse me if I’m absent, I know. I’ll likely have time to reply, but not to post. If you get too bored, do not forget to slip over to the new site:, and leave a comment or suggestion! Thanks!

 “A mother…by her planning and industry night and day, by her willfulness of love, by her fidelity, she brings up her children. Do not read to me the campaigns of Caesar and tell me nothing about Napoleon’s wonderful exploits.  For I tell you that, as God and the angels look down upon the silent history of that woman’s administration, and upon those men-building processes which went on in her heart and mind through a score of years;—nothing exterior, no outward development of kingdoms, no empire-building, can compare with what mother has done.  Nothing can compare in beauty, and wonder, and admirableness, and divinity itself, to the silent work in obscure dwellings of faithful women bringing their children to honor and virtue and piety.”  Henry Ward Beecher

Published by Katharine

Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married over 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

6 thoughts on “Professional Women . . .

  1. Mothering is quite an undertaking … when taken seriously ! You got that right x 10! xo melis

  2. Thanks, Kathy.
    I know you’ll do a great job at the conference! I miss the conferences, but I still get to talk to parents. 😉

    1. Oh, Hello, Leah!
      It is so good to hear from you. Thanks for the vote of confidence — I do not feel like I will do well. So much can go wrong with PowerPoint presentations! They are talking, too, about filming these events, soon. I can wait!!! 🙂
      I miss you AT the converences. But you do get to talk to the parents, don’t you!!! 😀 Love ya. Miss ya.

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