Being a parent is a large club. Below are some quotes we can all relate to, some deeper and some daft.
“There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one.” Sue Atkins.
“When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you.” Nora Ephron
“To raise a child, it sometimes takes a village…but sometimes that village should shut up and mind their own business.” — Susan McLean, blogger
“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” Franklin P. Adams
“Everyone should have kids. They are the greatest joy in the world. But they are also terrorists. You’ll realize this as soon as they’re born, and they start using sleep deprivation to break you.” — Ray Romano, actor and comedian
“I feel very blessed to have two wonderful, healthy children who keep me completely grounded, sane and throw up on my shoes just before I go to an awards show just so I know to keep it real.” — Reese Witherspoon, actress
“Having a baby dragged me, kicking and screaming, from the world of self-absorption.” — Paul Reiser, comedian
“Motherhood has completely changed me. It’s just about like the most completely humbling experience that I’ve ever had. I think that it puts you in your place because it really forces you to address the issues that you claim to believe in and if you can’t stand up to those principles when you’re raising a child, forget it.” — Diane Keaton, actress
“Encourage and support your kids because children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.” — Lady Bird Johnson, former First Lady of the United States
“Having children is like living in a frat house — nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.” Ray Romano
“We never know the love of the parent till we become parents ourselves.” Henry Ward Beecher
“There are so many quiet times you spend as a mother that aren’t glorified but are a foundation for your kids. No matter what, there was always a thick safety net under this trapeze.” — Tina Fey, actress and comedian
“Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first.” — Matthew Jacobson, blogger
“If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much.” — Jackie Kennedy, former First Lady of the United States
“My worst parenting moments, the ones I am least proud of, happened because I was trying to impress a bunch of strangers I’ll probably never see again.” — Janel Mills, blogger
“The beauty of motherhood is not in the freshly pressed shirts and smiling photos we show the world. The beauty of motherhood is in the folds and creases of our lives, the grimaces and tantrums, the moments when we have to grit our teeth to get through, when we pound on windows and yell and scream and demand better of each other and ourselves.” — Robyn Passante, blogger
“Parenting is not for sissies. You have to sacrifice and grow up.” — Jillian Michaels, trainer and TV personality
If interested we also look at celebrity parenting styles.