"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
"Parenthood: That state of being better chaperoned than you were before marriage." — Marcelene Cox
"Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children, and no theories." — John Wilmo
"Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you." — Robert Fulghum
"If you have never been hated by your child you have never been a parent." — Bette Davis
"If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders." — Abigail Van Buren
"Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for." — Ogden Nash, "The Parent," Happy Days, 1933.
"What a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give." — P.D. James, Time to Be in Earnest
"Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children." — Charles R. Swindoll, The Strong Family.
"There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it." — Chinese Proverb
"Kids spell love T-I-M-E." — John Crudele
"When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they're finished, I climb out." — Erma Bombeck
Becky Lyn is an author and a 35+ year (most of the time) single mom.
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