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Joyce Maynard

  • Before I had children I always wondered whether their births would be, for me, like the ultimate in my gym class failures. And discovered, instead ... that I'd finally found my sport.

    • Joyce Maynard,
    • in Nancy R. Newhouse, ed., Hers: Through Women's Eyes ()
  • [On home births:] In a house where there had been three people, there were now four, although no one had come in the door.

  • The word no carries a lot more meaning when spoken by a parent who also knows how to say yes.

    • Joyce Maynard

Joyce Maynard, U.S. writer