Good Mothers

The world is in critical need of good mothers. Good mothers “are willing to live on less and consume less of the world’s goods in order to spend more time with their children—more time eating together, more time working together, more time reading together, more time talking, laughing, singing, and exemplifying” (Julie Beck). Quality of time is certainly important, but quantity of time spent with children is essential. Because there are limited hours in a day, we have to make choices—and often these choices come in three sizes: good, better, and best. That’s the tough part—prioritizing and making time for the best things. Good mothers are constantly growing, continually learning so they can be effective resources and role models. When children are grown and have flown from the nest, a good mother’s influence continues into the next generation. In fact, her legacy impacts many generations.

2 thoughts on “Good Mothers

  1. Lee Schwartz

    Do carpools count? I am a grandmother of 7 now, but I remember spending much of my time in the car when raising my four children. In fact I was either in the car, the grocery store, or the kitchen! Some of my favorite memories are in the car. I learned to listen there as my children chatted , sometimes forgetting I was there. 🙂

    1. Lois Post author

      Absolutely! That’s a great thought. I, likewise, learned many lessons of life ON THE WAY to other things in the car talking with my mother, or with my father. So much can be accomplished ON THE WAY. Thanks for your comment, Lee.


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