"Most of us in the baby-boom generation were raised by full-time mothers. Even as recently as 14 years ago, 6 out of 10 mothers with babies were staying at home. Today that is totally reversed. Does that mean we love our children less than our mothers loved us? No, but it certainly causes a lot of guilt trips."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Jane Pauley on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Jane Pauley on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Jane Pauley on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Jane Pauley on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Jane Pauley on Robert Frost
"Your 40s are a major trough. About the age of 50, feelings of satisfaction begin to rebound and keep rising into your 50s, 60s and 70s, with health being a major factor."
"I came back to work when my children were two months old. At that early age, they seem to have little awareness of anybody but their Raggedy Ann dolls, so it wasn't a matter of them missing me. I was missing them."
"About the time I turned 50, I experienced the profound biological change that often accompanies women at that age. Also, I put two kids in college and lost both of my parents, so I'm no longer somebody's daughter."
"My father was so good-natured and had such a happy disposition. I've always confused him with Jimmy Stewart. So, think Jimmy Stewart. That's my dad."
"I envy people with dreams and passions, but I don't think that way. I still don't have a 'bliss' to follow. For people like me - I suspect that's most people - holding out for a 'dream' or a 'passion' is paralyzing. I just like having work I enjoy that feels meaningful. That's hard enough... but it's enough."
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