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Strong and Sweet Sayings for Moms

Do you need some sweet sayings for encouragement? Or a strong saying for admonishment?

These quotes will gently remind you of the great joys and responsibilities that come with being a mother.

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

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

The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering. ~ Benjamin Spock, Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care

Good, honest, hardheaded character is a function of the home. If the proper seed is sown there and properly nourished for a few years, it will not be easy for that plant to be uprooted. ~ George A. Dorsey

I don't believe professional athletes should be role models. I believe parents should be role models.... It's not like it was when I was growing up. My mom and my grandmother told me how it was going to be. If I didn't like it, they said, "Don't let the door hit you in the butt on your way out." Parents have to take better control. ~ Charles Barkley, NBA star

Sweet Sayings 1 {Photo by Nico Maessen}

When that kid looks into your eyes and you know it's yours, you know what it means to be alive. ~ Anonymous

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. ~ Anonymous

There comes a time when a woman needs to stop thinking about her looks and focus her energies on raising her children. This time comes at the moment of conception. A child needs a role model, not a supermodel. ~ Astrid Alauda, on the "hot mom" trend

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 (mother of 9, including President John F. Kennedy)

It was the tiniest thing I ever decided to put my whole life into. ~ Terri Guillemets

We can see that the baby is as much an instrument of nourishment for us as we are for him. ~ Polly Berrien Berends

Give me the life of the boy whose mother is nurse, seamstress, washerwoman, cook, teacher, angel, and saint, all in one, and whose father is guide, exemplar, and friend. No servants to come between. These are the boys who are born to the best fortune. ~ Andrew Carnegie

Everyone knows that by far the happiest and universally enjoyable age of man is the first. What is there about babies which makes us hug and kiss and fondle them, so that even an enemy would give them help at that age? ~Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch Humanist

Babies are necessary to grown-ups. A new baby is like the beginning of all things --wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities. In a world that is cutting down its trees to build highways, losing its earth to concrete... babies are almost the only remaining link with nature, with the natural world of living things from which we spring. ~ Eda J. Le Shan

The first year was critical to my assessment of myself as a person. It forced me to realize that, like being married, having children is not an end in itself. You don't at last arrive at being a parent and suddenly feel satisfied and joyful. It is a constantly reopening adventure. ~ Anonymous

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

Parents have the glorious opportunity of being the most powerful influence, above and beyond any other, on the new lives that bless their homes. ~ L. Tom Perry

Sweet Baby Sayings 2 {photo by Jeff Marchant}

With all the attention paid to your new baby, it's easy for your own feelings and needs to get lost in the shuffle. Although all parents engage in some self-sacrifice for their children, keep in mind that your goal isn't just to raise a happy, healthy child. You want that child to be part of a happy, healthy family as well. ~ Lawrence Kutner

This [new] period of parenting is an intense one. Never will we know such responsibility, such productive and hard work, such potential for isolation in the caretaking role and such intimacy and close involvement in the growth and development of another human being. ~ Joan Sheingold Ditzion

Except that right side up is best, there is not much to learn about holding a baby. There are one hundred and fifty-two distinctly different ways --and all are right! At least all will do. ~ Heywood Broun

Adorable children are considered to be the general property of the human race. (Rude children belong to their mothers.) ~ Judith Martin, Miss Manner's Guide to Rearing Perfect Children

A hare meeting a lioness one day said reproachfully, "I have always a great number of children, while you have but one or two now and then." The lioness replied, "It is true, but my one child is a lion." ~ Lokman (c. 1100 BC) Ethiopian fableist

More sweet sayings to keep you going

This is just the tip of the iceberg in regards to the inspirational parental quotes and sayings I've dug up over the years. From the patently hilarious, to building up Dad, I'm continually striving to increase my collection.

If you've found any sweet sayings that I've missed, please let me know about it!

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