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Authors Tricia LaVoice
and Barbara Lazaroff,
Foreword by Leeza Gibbons.


If you keep this book for yourself, I hope you find it to be
a blessing in your life as it has been in mine. If you are giving it
to someone you love, I hope the words will float like the seeds
of a dandelion, landing softly where they need to be.

Leeza Gibbons
TV personality, philanthropist, mother of three

Wishes for a Mother’s Heart is a truly inspirational book. The eloquence of the authors’ words caused me to see my own world, relationships, loves and losses with a deeper clarity. I highly recommend it to all.

Marie Shuck
Working mother of six

Wishes is a fantastic book full of inspiring stories that will make any Mother's Day better! It is the perfect gift for any Mother, Grandmother, and future Mother, at any time of the year.

Kip Grimm
Author of "How To Help Your Student Succeed in
School, A Guide for Parents and Students

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There is nothing like a mother's love. In all the world, it is unique. It endures, sustains, supports, and heals even without being asked to do so. ~ Leeza Gibbons pg. xi
We strive to give our children a feeling of their place in the world by grounding them with home and family- a heritage of belonging. If we have done a fine job, one day they will soar off and find a place of belonging wherever life may take them, because they carry 'home' in their heart. ~ Barbara Lazaroff pg 73
There are no days off and the children, young and old, are not yet required to replenish what they take. ~ Tricia LaVoice pg 29
Maternal energy is everywhere. Being biologically bound does not make a mother... being heart connected does. ~ Leeza Gibbons pg. xi
As “sisters," and as mothers, we are the wellsprings of the family and the community; we must remember to shower each other with care, to replenish our own essence.~ Barbara Lazaroff pg 52
I try hard to get to a place in my life where I give without expectations or needing anything in return. True giving must come unconditionally.~ Tricia LaVoice pg 45
A Wish is offered with the purest intention and then released. A Wish shared between women is, in my opinion, a very sacred thing.~ Leeza Gibbons pg. xi

Be brave, be observant, be adventurous, be exuberant, be tenacious, be curious. Ask questions, lots of questions.~ Barbara Lazaroff pg 60

All the river knows is to journey home, as all I know is to love you. For you, I wish a river’s love.~ Tricia LaVoice pg 69
The sweetest memories don't require anything but a little time, thought, creativity, and sometimes a childlike sense of fun! ~ Barbara Lazaroff pg 65
Life is most profound when we can give up the need to know what happens, the need to have an answer, or even to form the perfect questions. ~ Leeza Gibbons pg. 157
One day it became clear that they were their own persons. These were their lives, their journeys.~ Tricia LaVoice pg 122
If they are out of line, always tell your children you are disapproving of their behavior, not them.~ Barbara Lazaroff pg 75
As she becomes a wife, mother, and friend to others, the love she received and continues to receive from her own mother will give her the strength, courage, and wisdom she needs to succeed in these relationships. ~ Tricia LaVoice pg 117
Our most important job as a parents is to instill in our kids character, self-confidence, a sense of community, purpose, compassion, a love of education and a desire to live a life of purpose and value. ~ Barbara Lazaroff pg 81
Saying ‘I am sorry’ is beautiful, cleansing and healthy.~ Tricia LaVoice pg 146
Doing the thing that makes you uncomfortable usually offers the greatest chance at growth. ~ Leeza Gibbons pg 154
Mother Nature knew we would all have to say good-bye to our mothers one day… so she gifted all of her children with maternal love…~ Tricia LaVoice pg 162
Read to your children every day; promote the importance of reading, and make it fun.~ Barbara Lazaroff pg 82
I must trust the world to be kind to my children, and when it is not, I will be there waiting with open arms.~ Tricia LaVoice pg 138
If you try to perform at least one random act of kindness every day, your children will follow suit. ~ Barbara Lazaroff pg 94
Our girlfriends are our rocks when we are unsteady, our light when things are dark. ~ Tricia LaVoice pg 129

A recipe for success: perspiration and heart; blended with education, talent, experience, a pinch of opportunity, and a large dollop of respect for others rights and feelings. ~ Barbara Lazaroff pg 96

There are many lessons that must be taught; and allthought she will listen to what her mother says, mostly she will copy what her mother does.~ Tricia LaVoice pg 117
Be grateful for the gifts you do have; keeping a positive attitude attracts greater possibilities. ~ Barbara Lazaroff pg 119
There will be times when the wind and rain knock your petals to the ground. Stay strong; you can not be defeated if you are creating potpourri. ~ Tricia LaVoice pg 115
How wonderful a world it would be if all the lovely intentions were translated into deeds of action and change. ~ Barbara Lazaroff pg 159
When you wake up in the morning, look to the sun and let it warm your face, knowing I am looking to the same sun.~ Tricia LaVoice pg 105

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