10 Amazing Quotes About Parenthood

Parenthood is an incredibly rewarding journey. It’s no wonder it’s inspired thousands and thousands of beautiful quotes. Here are some of our favorites:

“Having kids—the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings—is the biggest job anyone can embark on.” – Maria Shriver

“[Motherhood is] the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary—it’s an act of infinite optimism.” – Gilda Radner

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” —Maya Angelou

“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

“The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.”—James E. Faust

“Motherhood: all love begins and ends there.” —Robert Browning

“The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.” —Jessica Lange

“Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.” —Harriet Beecher Stowe

“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

“Motherly love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” —Marion C. Garretty

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