LOUISE LAGUE QUOTES

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On your deathbed, will you wish you'd spent more prime weekend hours grocery shopping or walking in the woods with your kids?

LOUISE LAGUE, The Working Mom's Book of Hints, Tips, and Everyday Wisdom

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All you have to do with boys is feed them (a lot), wash their clothes (often) and go watch them (with your eyes shut) play soccer. Girls, on the other hand, often resist such simple ministrations, holding out for more emotional involvement. Boys pronounce. Girls dramatize.

LOUISE LAGUE, "Raising Boys: A Mother's Dilemma", New York Times, Mar. 10, 1985

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To be perfectly, brutally honest, those of us who are still carrying diapers everywhere we go are not at our most scintillating time of life.... We need to remember that at one time in our lives, we all had senses of humor and knew things that were going on in the world. And if we just keep our social networks open, there will be people ready to listen when we once again have intelligent things to say.

LOUISE LAGUE, The Working Mom's Book of Hints, Tips, and Everyday Wisdom

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Tags: parenthood


Even without the deadly specter of anorexia, the skin-and-bones look, critics say, underlines the idea that thinness is a principal yardstick of a woman's worth.

LOUISE LAGUE, "How Thin Is Too Thin?", People Magazine, Sep. 20, 1993

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As a rule, models are unfamiliar with what the word eating means to most people.

LOUISE LAGUE, "How Thin Is Too Thin?", People Magazine, Sep. 20, 1993

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Can we mothers of boys hope to raise thoughtful, supportive, caring helpmates for the female achievers of tomorrow? Or are they, at age 5, or at birth, already too far gone? Where did those guys come upon their obsession with wiggling and wheels and weapons, their passion for He-Man and hockey?

LOUISE LAGUE, "Raising Boys: A Mother's Dilemma", New York Times, Mar. 10, 1985

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All in fashion passes.

LOUISE LAGUE, "How Thin Is Too Thin?", People Magazine, Sep. 20, 1993

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Perhaps, if we young mothers had started on day one, and had given our children unisex names, and our sons more options and our daughters more anger, we would find at fifth-birthday parties the boys being fastidious and the girls slinging guns. But is that what we really want?

LOUISE LAGUE, "Raising Boys: A Mother's Dilemma", New York Times, Mar. 10, 1985

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