"I'd lose my mind if I heard my kid call the nanny Mommy."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Toni Braxton on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Toni Braxton on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Toni Braxton on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Toni Braxton on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Toni Braxton on Pablo Picasso
"Although becoming a singer was my plan A after first hearing Whitney Houston when I was 17, I started off with plan B by going to the teacher-training college that my dad went to. It was a slow coming of age."
"Dating is different when you get older. You're not as trusting, or as eager to get back out there and expose yourself to someone."
"But I don't want to be out there anymore I don't want people asking me about my health issues, about my kids. I choose not to be a public paparazzi girl on purpose."
"In a broken marriage, it can be challenging and tough to get that work/life balance. I love performing but I also love being a mum, and I hate having to choose between them."
"I've been advised not to have any more children for medical reasons, so that's it - the shop has closed, even though I would have loved a daughter."
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