To understand your parents’ love you must raise children yourself
– Chinese Proverb
Stop worrying about the world ending today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.
– Charles Monroe Schulz
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
– C.S. Lewis
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible.’
– Audrey Hepburn
Good judgment comes from experience, and experience – well, that comes from poor judgment.
– A.A. Milne
Life will never be the same because there has never been anyone like you…ever in the world.
– Nancy Tillman, On the Night You Were Born
Babies are always more trouble than you thought – and more wonderful.
– Charles Osgood
Every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.
– Charles Dickens
When you have kids, you just can’t believe your heart could love something so much. My kids inspire me every day and I think I’m a better singer now because they have given me a greater emotional well to draw from.
– Katie Noonan
I’m a besotted, devoted, hands-on grandmother…it’s a state of loveliness that is impossible to predict and hard to describe other than by way of saying I nearly faint with love for the child.
– Mem Fox
Becoming a father, I think it inevitably changes your perspective of life. I don’t get nearly enough sleep. And the simplest things in life are completely satisfying. I find you don’t have to do as much, like you don’t go on as many outings.
– Hugh Jackman
If I’m watching my son play soccer, that’s what I’m doing. If I’m going to a school concert, that’s what I’m doing. I turn the phone off. I actively tune into whatever I’m doing. I walk every evening with one of my sons and for that half an hour, 45 minutes, that’s what I’m doing.
– Gail Kelly
No marriage, or family, can survive without being worked at. I go to my favourite analogy, that of a garden. If you do not nourish, cultivate, understand its needs and create the right conditions for it, it will die on you – or at least grow very rank, out-of-hand and unproductive.
– Hazel Hawke
You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once.
– Polish Proverb
How could something so small create so much of something so disgusting?
-Steve Guttenberg in Three Men and a Baby
When you have children yourself, you begin to understand what you owe your parents.
– Japanese Proverb
The first art of being a parent consists in sleeping when the baby isn’t looking.
– Author Unknown
A two-year old is kind of like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it.
– Jerry Seinfeld
People who say they sleep like babies usually don’t have them.
– Leo J. Burke
Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.
– Emilie Buchwald
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
– Franklin P. Jones
Excerpt from Love You Forever
by Robert Munsch
I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
As long as I’m living
my baby you’ll be.
Children Learn What They Live
by Dorothy Law Nolte
If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.