'Well Said' Archive

You can't have a
with a 
work ethic

on particularly tough days when I feel that I can't possibly endure, I remind myself that my track record for getting through tough days is 100% so far

Write it.  Shoot it.
Publish it.  Crochet it,
saute it, whatever.
-- Joss Whedon

When you are sorrowful
look again in your heart.And you shall see that,In Truth,You are weepingFor that which has beenYour Delight.
- Kahlil Gilbram

Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.  Be kind.  Always.

You will never have this day with your children again.  Tomorrow they'll be a little older than they were today. This day is a gift.  Just breathe, notice, study their faces and little feet. Pay attention. Relish the charms of the present. Enjoy today, it will be over before you know it.

Be Yourself.
Everyone else is already taken.
- Oscar Wilde

You're never too old, too wacky, too wild
To open a book and read to a child.
- Dr. Seuss

There is no such thing as a perfect parent.
So just be a real one.
-Sue Atkins

Imagine who you want your kids to become.
Be that.

Every time you find humor in a difficult situation, you win.

Raising kids is part joy
and part guerrilla warfare.
-Ed Asner

It kills you to see them grow up.
But I guess it would kill you faster if they didn't.
- Barbara Kingsolver

9 out of 10 children get their awesomeness from their mom.


Don't yell at your kids!
Lean in close and whisper, it's much scarier.

Parenting without a sense of humor is like being an accountant who sucks at math.

The first 40 years of parenthood are always the hardest.

It is not until you become a mother that your judgement slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
-- Erma Bombeck

If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love.
-- Maya Angelou

Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.  
-Ambrose Bierce

“Motherhood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you would have. It’s about understanding that he is exactly the person he is supposed to be. And that, if you’re lucky, he just might be the teacher who turns you into the person you are supposed to be.” 

- Joan Ryan

No matter what. If you don't listen to the little stuff when they are little, they won't tell you the big stuff when they are big. Because to them, it's always been big stuff.
-Catherine M. Wallace

“What are men to rocks and mountains?” 
― Jane AustenPride and Prejudice

It was a splendid summer morning and it seemed as if nothing could go wrong.
-- John Cheever

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope. ~Bill Cosby

"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."
-- George Washington (1732-1799)

"When your mother asks, 'Do you want a piece of advice?' it is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway."
— Erma Bombeck

Children seldom misquote you. They more often repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said."
-- Mae Maloo

"There is no one way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one."
-- Jill Churchill

"I see moms who can do everything and think, maybe I should have them do some stuff for me."

"My theory on housework is, if the item doesn't multiply, smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you?"
~Erma Bombeck

"A mother is a person who seeing there are only 4 pieces of pie for 5 people promptly announces she never did care for pie."  -Teeneva Jordan

"Being a mom is learning about strengths you didn't know you had, and dealing with fears you didn't know existed."  -- Linda Wooten

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