” For the first five years of Luca’s life, I desperately wanted to be a good mother and not to pass on this trauma and darkness that his father and I had experienced, but there’s a danger of suffocating your kids, too. “


” It can’t be bad having a mother who is fulfilled by her work. “


” My mother came from a generation that did not want nannies. She had her first child at 24 and her last – me – at 42. “


” My own mother, my sister and nearly all the women in my family had full-time jobs as mothers. They were wonderful at it. They drove their children back and forth to soccer, skating lessons, piano lessons, private schools, but I sensed, even in my own mother, a kind of distant dissatisfaction. “



All 4 Janine di Giovanni Quotes about Mother in picture


For the first five years of Luca
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My mother came from a generation that did not want nannies. She had her first child at 24 and her last - me - at 42.
My own mother, my sister and nearly all the women in my family had full-time jobs as mothers. They were wonderful at it. They drove their children back and forth to soccer, skating lessons, piano lessons, private schools, but I sensed, even in my own mother, a kind of distant dissatisfaction.
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