10 Brilliant Quotes On Parenting To Brighten Your Day
A lot of the time, celebrity parents seem to live in another universe with no noise, mess, or toddler tantrums (a bit like how we imagined parenting before actually having children.)
But these 10 inspiring quotes will demonstrate that maybe they’re not necessarily so different from the rest of us after all ... They just find much wittier ways to describe it than we can on 1 hours sleep.
On powering through:
“There’s something really empowering about going, ‘Hell, I can do this! I can do this all!’ That’s the wonderful thing about mothers, you can because you must, and you just do.” - Kate Winslet
Parents, you're amazing.
On the stress of parenting:
“If you’re not yelling at your kids, you’re not spending enough time with them.” - Mark Ruffalo
For top tips on behaviour, you might enjoy: A Simple Guide To Meeting Your Child's Needs
One parenting the 2nd time around:
“The first one, I almost become a doula. I was reading every book. I was ready. This one, I haven’t done anything. I’m like, ‘Well, we didn’t break the first one.'” - Ashton Kutcher
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"Becoming a mom to me means you have accepted that for the next 16 years of your life, you will have a sticky purse. [Mine] is always filled with stuff I didn't put there, from leftover Tootsie Rolls to wet wipes that got squished to the bottom. It makes me laugh every day." - Nia Vardalos
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On the magic of first times:
"I've learned the value of absorbing the moment. I remember the first time Ripley saw her shadow. My God, it was like shadows had just been invented. It was the most exquisite moment." - Thandie Newton
On becoming a mom:
"Wyatt [my adopted son] is definitely all mine. Little souls find their way to you whether they're from your womb or someone else's." - Sheryl Crow
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On lack of sleep:
“Sleep at this point is just a concept, something I’m looking forward to investigating in the future.” - Amy Poehler
Sleep deprivation is definitely something that rung true in a few Mom's Query posts on Facebook this year; including the one which inspired this article.
“A 2-year old is kind of like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it.” - Jerry Seinfeld
Sound familiar? You might enjoy: Time to wean? Prepare to clean
On living one day at a time:
"You never know when you're gonna get crapped on or when you're gonna get a big smile or when that smile immediately turns into hysterics. It might be like living with a drug addict." - Blake Lively