18 - 48 Months+

7 best quotes about parenthood

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Who doesn’t love a good quote? Quotes can make you laugh, cry, feel understood, and make life feel a little lighter.

The best quotes simplify the complexities of life in just a few inspiring sentences.

Here are our favorite quotes about parenthood:

“Sometimes I cry because I’m so in love with them and my body just doesn’t know what to do with so much love but cry. It’s a strange thing. Then sometimes I cry because being a parent is the hardest thing I’ve ever done.” – Lisa Gungor

This quote touches our hearts and reminds us of those bright and dark days. For some of us, it has only been months since a new baby entered their lives, and for others, it’s been many years. And each person, like each baby, has their own unique experience. Many of us didn’t feel the ultimate strength of our love for our babies until weeks after, and some as long as a year. And some of you may still be trying to process it all.⁠

Different journeys to get pregnant, deliver, adopt, blend families, and everything in between and all around.⁠ Different journeys to adapt to the new normal and understanding your new identity.⁠

Bringing a baby into the world, however it happened for you, is every single human emotion. Scary, paralyzing, joyful, transcendent. It can make you feel alive again, and it can also make you feel the exact opposite. You can feel incompetent and guilty, but also confident, strong, and proud. It’s really hard to put in words what it feels like to grow your family. ⁠

“It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch and 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.” – Joyce Maynard

Some of the greatest lessons in your child’s life will be learned from watching you. We know there is already so much pressure on all of us as parents and caregivers, and we don’t want to add to that.

We just want to remind you (and ourselves) that each day is a growing opportunity, not just for our little ones, but for us too. When you reach for the sun, they will learn to do the same.

“Before I had my child, I thought I knew all the boundaries of myself, that I understood the limits of my heart. It’s extraordinary to have all those limits thrown out, to realize your love is inexhaustible.” – Uma Thurman

Inexhaustible love is the perfect way to describe the love we have for our children.

“Sometimes when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about parenthood – finding a piece of yourself separate and apart that all the same you could not live without.” – Jodi Picoult

“Being a parent is dirty and scary and beautiful and hard and miraculous and exhausting and thankless and joyful and frustrating all at once. It’s everything.” – Jill Smokler

“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.” – Unknown

Your world is never the same when a baby arrives.

“Motherhood itself is a kind of beautiful chaos. The life I knew before is gone, and in its place is wild love like I never imagined and ferocious worry like I’ve never known.” – Rebecca Eanes

Being a parent is experiencing wild love like you have never imagined.


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