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20 Great Quotes For Stay At Home Moms And Dads}

Submitted by: Marie-Eve Boudreault

We sometimes need, as stay-at-home or work-at-home moms and dads, motivation to stay on our chosen path and inspiration to make it a wonderful journey. So here are amazing quotes to help you in your at-home parenting role :

1. Be happy. It’s one way of being wise. ~Colette

2. If you want to be happy, be. ~Leo Tolstoy

3. Imagine for a moment your own version of a perfect future. See yourself in that future with everything you could wish for at this very moment fulfilled. Now take the memory of that future and bring it here into the present. Let it influence how you will behave from this moment on. ~Deepak Chopra

4. All mothers are rich when they love their children. There are no poor mothers, no ugly ones, no old ones. Their love is always the most beautiful of joys.” ~Maurice Maeterlinck

5. There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second. ~Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts, 1931

6. You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around – and why his parents will always wave back. ~William D. Tammeus

7. Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone

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8. Your children need your presence more than your presents. ~Jesse Jackson

9. You will always be your child’s favorite toy. ~Vicki Lansky, Trouble-Free Travel with Children, 1991

10. If your children spend most of their time in other people’s houses, you’re lucky; if they all congregate at your house, you’re blessed. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966

11. Kids spell love T-I-M-E. ~John Crudele

12. The guys who fear becoming fathers don’t understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end product of child raising is not the child but the parent. ~Frank Pittman, Man Enough

13. When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out. ~Erma Bombeck

14. If I had my child to raise all over again,

I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later.

I’d finger-paint more, and point the finger less.

I would do less correcting and more connecting.

I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.

I’d take more hikes and fly more kites.

I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play.

I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.

I’d do more hugging and less tugging.

~Diane Loomans, from “If I Had My Child To Raise Over Again”

15. Whenever I held my newborn baby in my arms, I used to think that what I said and did to him could have an influence not only on him but on all whom he met, not only for a day or a month or a year, but for all eternity – a very challenging and exciting thought for a mother. ~Rose Kennedy

16. Your responsibility as a parent is not as great as you might imagine. You need not supply the world with the next conqueror of disease or major motion-picture star. If your child simply grows up to be someone who does not use the word “collectible” as a noun, you can consider yourself an unqualified success. ~Fran Lebowitz, “Parental Guidance,” Social Studies, 1981

17. A child, like your stomach, doesn’t need all you can afford to give it. ~Frank A. Clark

18. In bringing up children, spend on them half as much money and twice as much time. ~Author Unknown

19. You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once. ~Polish Proverb

20. What’s done to children, they will do to society. ~Karl Menninger

You are certainly doing a great job, be proud of it and take time to enjoy your blissfulness!

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