I don't know about you, but I love to include sweet and inspiring quotes sometimes when I post a client sneak peek or when I'm writing a blog post (or putting tother my studio newsletter!)
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We've grouped them by topic such as family, parenthood, motherhood, etc
A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
~George Bernard Shaw
Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.
~David Ogden StiersA family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living. ~Charles R. Swindoll
The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.
In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.
If the family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections, held together but separable — each segment distinct.
~Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Family is not an important thing. It's everything.
~Michael J. Fox
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
Unconditional love is loving your kids for who they are, not for what they do… it isn’t something you will achieve every minute of every day. But it is the thought we must hold in our hearts every day.
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
I sustain myself with the love of family.
That’s what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not so lovable.
When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.
You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.
To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
No matter what you’ve done for yourself or for humanity, if you can’t look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?
Making a decision to have a child–it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life – to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
Always kiss your children goodnight – even if they’re already asleep.
~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
It didn’t matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it.
Having a place to go — is a home. Having someone to love — is a family. Having both — is a blessing.
A house is built by hands, but a home is built by heart.
Where thou art, that is home.
Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.
Home is where family lives, loves, laughs and your heart never truly leaves.
The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day. ~Orlando Aloysius Battista
Love your family. Spend time, be kind & serve one another. Make no room for regrets. Tomorrow is not promised & today is short.
To understand your parents’ love you must raise children yourself.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
~Henry Ward Beecher
The most precious jewels you'll ever have around your neck are the arms of your children.
~Henry Ward Beecher
Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them.
There really are places in the heart you don't even know exist until you love a child.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
Kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run.
I came to parenting the way most of us do - knowing nothing and trying to learn everything. ~Mayim Bialik
Encourage & support your kids because "Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
~Lady Bird Johnson
A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.
But behind all your stories is always your mother's story, because hers is where yours begin.
Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall;
A mother's secret hope outlives them all.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes
Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There's no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.
My mother... she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.
Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else's happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you're not sure what the right thing is...and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.
Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn't know you had and dealing with fears you never knew existed.
A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
~Dorothy Canfield Fisher
The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.
~Henry Ward Beecher
My mother said to me, ‘If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.’ Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
When they’ve finished reading, Olivia’s mother gives her a kiss and says, ‘You know, you really wear me out. But I love you anyway.’ And Olivia gives her a kiss back and says, ‘I love you anyway too.’
Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.
The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.
A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us when adversity takes the place of prosperity when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.
The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.
~William Ross Wallace
Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.
Small boys become big men through the influence of big men who care about small boys.
I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.
He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
~Clarence Budington Kelland
The father who would taste the essence of his fatherhood must turn back from the plane of his experience, take with him the fruits of his journey and begin again beside his child, marching step by step over the same old road.
The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering-galleries, they are clearly heard at the end and by posterity.
~Jean Paul Richter
Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song.
A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.
The advantage of growing up with siblings is that you become very good at fractions.
Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.
There’s no other love like the love for a brother. There’s no other love like the love from a brother.
~Jean Baptiste Legouve
I don’t believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at.
Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk.
~Susan Scarf Merrell
A sibling may be the keeper of one’s identity, the only person with the keys to one’s unfettered, more fundamental self.
Siblings are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness and caring — quite often the hard way.
A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves — a special kind of double.
Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
In the cookies of life, sisters are the chocolate chips.
To the outside world, we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time.
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Newborn and Babies
A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men.
~Martin Fraquhar Tupper
A new baby is like the beginning of all things-wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.
~Eda J. Le Shan
A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.
Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.
Birth is the sudden opening of a window through which you look out upon a stupendous prospect. For what has happened? A miracle. You have exchanged nothing for the possibility of everything.
~William MacNeile Dixon
Babies are such a nice way to start people.
From the moment they placed you in our arms, you snuggled right into our hearts.
Babies are always more trouble than you thought — and more wonderful.
In the sheltered simplicity of the first days after a baby is born, one sees again the magical closed circle, the miraculous sense of two people existing only for each other, the tranquil sky reflected on the face of the mother nursing her child.
~Anne Morrow Lindbergh
A baby is a blank cheque made payable to the human race.
~Barbara Christine Seifert
Before you were born I carried you under my heart. From the moment you arrived in this world until the moment I leave it, I will always carry you in my heart.
Life is a flame that is always burning itself out, but it catches fire again every time a child is born.
~George Bernard Shaw
I love these little people and it is no slight thing that they, who are so fresh from God, love us.
I brought children into this dark world because it needed the light that only a child can bring.
Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.
Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.
A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm.
~Matthew L. Jacobson.
The prime purpose of being four is to enjoy being four — of secondary importance is to prepare for being five.
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
Tarry a moment to watch the chaos of a playground, crayola-colored shirts of running children, all trying out their wings.
I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.
The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child.
There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.
A mother discovers with great delight that one does not love one’s children just because they are one’s children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.
~Gabriel Garcia Marquez
We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
A daughter is a bundle of firsts that excite and delight, giggles that come from deep inside and are always contagious, everything wonderful and precious and your love for her knows no bounds.
Little girls are the nicest things that happen to people. They are born with a little bit of angelshine about them, and though it wears thin sometimes there is always enough left to lasso your heart.
Princesses wear crowns to remind them that they are smart and beautiful because some days it's easy to forget.
She will fill your lives with sunshine and your hearts with love.
What I wanted most for my daughter was that she be able to soar confidently in her own sky, whatever that may be.
Little girls dance their way into your heart, Whirling on the tips of angel wings, Scattering gold dust and kisses in our paths.
There’s something like a line of gold thread running through a man’s words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself.
~John Gregory Brown
You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes, even if it's just in your own eyes.
~Walter M. Schirra, Sr.
Don't wait to make your son a great man - make him a great boy.
When you teach your son, you teach your son's son.
We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.
Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
Every son quotes his father, in words and in deeds.
Boys are beyond the range of anyone's sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years.
Adopted Kids / Non-biological Relationships
Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.
Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.
~Robert A. Heinlein
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.
We must take care of our families wherever we find them.
What greater blessing to give thanks for at a family gathering than the family and the gathering.
You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.
A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.
Families are like fudge — mostly sweet with a few nuts.
Family: A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space.
A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another’s desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close- knit family in another city.
There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.
Having children is like living in a frat house - nobody sleeps, everything's broken, and there's a lot of throwing up.
No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.
Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories.
Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.
Having a two-year-old is like having a blender that you don't have the top for.
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
We spend the first 12 months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next 12 months teaching them to sit down and shut up.
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