We asked a few of our mama friends about their thoughts on motherhood, and their favorite Artemis items... to give you a few gift ideas!
"My favorite thing about motherhood is going into Edie's room first thing in the morning and kissing her happy little face. Also, anytime she falls asleep in my arms....that's the absolute best feeling in the world!!"
Kai Armstrong (Milicent's mom) on motherhood and grandmotherhood
"The most valuable and important responsibility in the world is the raising of a child. There is no other love that comes close to the love a mother has for her children."
"The other most wonderful gift is the birth of my granddaughter, Edie. Being a grandmother makes you feel in love again… The pic was taken on my birthday when we all went out to Cuttyhunk Island for a picnic."
Cliffy Shiner (McNeill's mom) on joys of grown children
"My motherhood of young children has all melded into soft, blurry remembrances…the trials have mostly faded, and the memories are very pleasant. But the wealth and wonder of four adult children, each their own delightful and interesting person, is beyond imagining. Spending time with them is treasure, and observing their love and care for their parents and for each other is rich reward."
Julia Amory of India Amory, on motherhood
"It's such a privilege to be around someone who is so unconditionally (and unflappably) happy - my daughter is a daily reminder that no matter how daunting a challenge may seem, everything is going to be just fine."
Mothers-to-be Lizzie and Kathryn Fortunato of Lizzie Fortunato Jewels, on what they most look forward to
Kathryn: "Snuggling with and getting to know a new human! And watching my husband interact with him, I think he’s going to be an awesome dad."