mother’s day.

May 14, 2017 § Leave a comment

“It was not my destiny, I kept thinking it would be, waiting for it to happen, but it never did, and I didn’t care what people thought … It was only boring old men [who would ask me]. And whenever they went, ‘What? No children? Well, you’d better get on with it, old girl,’ I’d say ‘No! F*** off!’” —Dame Helen Mirren, British Vogue, February 2013

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CathedralGorge_JanisKnight

http://nv.gov/

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“I grew up in a big old family with eight kids younger than me and several of my brothers and sisters came to live with me early on in my life. I’ve loved their kids just like they’re my grandkids, and now I’ve got great-grand-kids! … They call me ‘Aunt Granny.’ Now I’m GeeGee, which is great-granny. I often think, it just wasn’t meant for me to have kids so everybody’s kids can be mine.” —Dolly Parton

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nev mts

Spring Mountains

http://www.marlimillerphoto.com/150427-57.html

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“I would have been a terrible mother because I’m basically a very selfish human being. Not that that has stopped most people going off and having children.” —Katharine Hepburn, Kate Remembered by A. Scott Berg, published in July 2003

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Great Basin

https://matadornetwork.com/trips/20-truths-nevada-never-guessed/

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“Oh, yeah, that’s perfectly fine for somebody who wants to. But at that time I didn’t want to — and I’m glad I don’t — have any children. God only knows what I would have done with them, poor things. I really do like kids, but there wouldn’t have been room in my life to raise children. I was so involved with my career and I would have had to give up the career in large part because I could not possibly have shortchanged the child…It’s hard to raise children and to do right by them. There are too many kids anyway. There’s too many people.” —Lily Tomlin

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Boundary Peak

http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nevada/underrated-state-nv/

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“I’m a woman of a certain age who doesn’t have kids and never really settled down … I enjoy kids but not for long periods. I think they’re adorable and funny and sweet, and then I have a headache.”

“When I was 5, my fantasy was to have a hundred dogs and a hundred kids. I realized that so much of the pressure I was feeling was from outside sources, and I knew I wasn’t ready to take that step into motherhood. Being a biological mother just isn’t part of my experience this time around.”—Kim Cattrall

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Sierra Nevada Mountains from near California-Nevada State Line

Sierra Nevada Mountains from near California-Nevada State Line

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/51495757

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“It’s unconscionable to breed, with the number of children who are starving to death in impoverished countries.”

“The fact is that I have chosen not to have children because I believe the children who are already here are really mine, too. I do not need to go making ‘my own’ babies when there are so many orphaned or abandoned children who need love, attention, time, and care. I have felt this way since I was at least eighteen and I had an argument about it with a childhood friend…I figured it was selfish for us to pour our resources into making our ‘own’ babies when those very resources and energy could not only help children already here, but through advocacy and service transform the world into a place where no child ever needs to be born into poverty and abuse again. My belief has not changed. It is a big part of who I am.” —Ashley Judd, Sunday Mail and her memoir, All That Is Bitter and Sweet, 2006 and 2011

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Sierra Nevada

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/nv/contact/state/

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“‘I’m not that big a fan of marriage as an institution, and I don’t know why women need to have children to be seen as complete human beings.” —Marisa Tomei, Manhattan magazine, 2009

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