In parenting there are moments where we need to stop, breath, and think. Here is a list of some quotes that can help get you through parenting this week.
“Motherhood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you’d have. It’s about understanding he is exactly the person he’s supposed to be. And, if you are lucky, he might be the teacher who turns you into the person you’re supposed to be” – The Water Giver
Remembering to listen to our children is key, It promotes both their esteem and gives you keys into the ways they are viewing the world:
“Having a parent who listens creates a child who believes he or she has a voice that matters in this world” – Rachel Macy Stafford
While my grandmother past away many years ago, we still share many of her memories with my children. I like knowing that while I may not live forever, I am making memories with my children that may live on, way after I am gone.
“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” – Charles R. Swindoll
My eight year old has been making me laugh since the day he was born. From putting jars of honey on his head, to making comments that are so above his age but so funny. I believe that you need a sense of humour to not lose your head while you parent. There are times where your choice is to be angry, or to laugh…. Always choose laughter, it makes parenting easier.
“Parenting without a sense of humour is like being an accountant who sucks at math” – Amber Dusick
I never new how much patience I had until my kids sang weird songs on repeat in the back of the car, or said “mom” on repeat. However, if there are moments that you lose your cool when parenting, Or can’t handle the songs, or the repetitive noises, remember, you have still got this!
“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” – Franklin P. Adams
I have a few friends who are raising children that they didn’t carry in their womb, that they didn’t get to give birth to, and sometimes they feel guilty, other times they know that they are more of a mother than their biological mother could ever be. Parenting is tough, and having the same blood, does not make you a parent.
“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother” – Oprah Winfrey
-Love, Light, and Blessings.