It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can't tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it myself.
If you have never been hated by your child you have never been a parent.
The trouble with being a parent is that by the time you are experienced, you are unemployed.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
A child enters your home and for the next twenty years makes so much noise you can hardly stand it. The child departs, leaving the house so silent you think you are going mad.
~John Andrew Holmes~
Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.
A parent's love is whole, no matter how many times divided.
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.