Friday Favorites – For All the Moms

In honor of Mother’s Day, this week’s Friday Favorites is dedicated to all Moms everywhere!

I love this painting and it seems perfect for the occasion. I’m also including some funny and some meaningful quotes about motherhood. Hope you enjoy them. 🙂


Young Mother in the Garden

Artist: Mary Cassatt



A sweater is a garment worn by a child when the mother feels chilly. ~Barbara Johnson

I want to have children, but my friends scare me. One of my friends told me she was in labor for 36 hours. I don’t even want to do anything that feels good for 36 hours. ~Rita Rudner

Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth. ~Erma Bombeck

Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing. ~Phyllis Diller

Those who say they “Sleep like a baby” haven’t got one. ~A new mother

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. ~Tenneva Jordan

We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forgot that he is someone today. ~Stacia Tauscher

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. ~Author Unknown

See you Monday with the new questions! 🙂


Friday Favorites

This week’s Friday Favorites has a blend of three of my favorite things – art, tea, and poetry!

“The Tea”, painted by artist Mary Cassatt, depicts two young ladies sharing the ritual of afternoon tea. It’s currently part of the collection at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. During an exhibition there, a couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to view the painting and the silver tea service that you see, which actually belonged to Cassatt!

“The Tea”
Oil on canvas, 25 x 36 inches
by Mary Cassatt (circa 1880)
Museum of Fine Arts Boston

And here’s a sweet little poem that would be a great accompaniment to a tea-themed gift basket!



When your day seems topsy turvey
And as stormy as can be
There’s nothing quite as tranquil
As a nice hot cup of tea

While you savor this ambrosia
Your problems fade away
Its warmth will bring you comfort
And brighten up your day

So take a private moment
There’s a calmness as you’ll see
All because you briefly stopped
To sip a cup of tea.


Are you also a fan of tea?

For more of my take on tea, please click here