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“No one can ever prepare you for what happens when you have a child. When you see the baby in your arms and you know that it’s your job now. No one can prepare you for the love and the fear.” – About Time Quote No. 12,254

“I’m not particularly proud of many things in my life, but I am very proud to be the father of my son.” – About Time

Sometimes when I open my mouth, my mother comes out.

“If people knew who their mothers really were the world would end.” – A Previous Engagement

“Sometimes it feels like everyone’s moved on, but they all miss you in their own way. Mom, there’s not a day that goes by when I don’t think about you. The good news is I know now I’m not crazy. I was saved by a beast. He didn’t get there in time to save you, [...]

“Chance made us sisters, choice made us friends.”

“Sisterhood is the essence of all the wisdom of the ages, distilled into a single word. You cannot see sisterhood, neither can you hear it nor taste it. But you can feel it a hundred times a day. It is a pat on the back, a smile of encouragement. It’s someone to share with, to [...]

“I am standing before you today with a troubled heart. I’ve insisted on taking responsibility for your lives that I am really, just like a first time parent, who makes mistakes and learns as he goes along. And like that parent I find myself at that moment when i have to decide, do I hold [...]

“‘But with your children, you discover talents you didn’t know you had. You can make such a difference: point their way in the world, give them memories that’ll inform their lives years later.'” – Best Friends by Martha Moody

“I love being a mother of a two-year old. It is like being a movie star in a world without critics.” – I Don’t Know How She Does It

Mean Moms –

Mean Moms We had the meanest mother in the whole world! While other kids ate candy for breakfast, we had to have cereal, eggs, and toast. When others had a Pepsi and a twinkie for lunch, we had to eat sandwiches. And you can guess our mother fixed us a dinner that was different from [...]

What My Mother Taught Me –

My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE “If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside – I just finished cleaning!” My mother taught me RELIGION “You better pray that will come out of the carpet.” My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL “If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to [...]

"when i was fourteen years old, i was amazed at how unintelligent my father was. by the time i turned 21, i was astounded by how much he had learned in the past seven years." -mark twain

"i've got money in my pocket. i like the color of my hair. i've got a friend who loves me. got a house, i've got a car, i've got a good mother -- and her voice is what keeps me here." - Jann Arden, 'good mother'

"sure i love my parents, but they're going through this phase of thinking I'm too young to make my own decisions, about anything, i guess this is what usually happens to parents, when you're born they have to do your thinking for you because you can't do too much of that yourself, and they get into the habit, they keep trying to think for you practically all your life."

"When I see you now -- moving slowly with new life growing inside you -- I hope you know how much you meant to me, and how special this year has been. No man is more blessed than me, and I love you with all my heart." - Nicholas Sparks, 'The Notebook'

"Super-successful parents expect nothing less from their offspring. And when it comes to college, that means the Ivies. It's more than just getting into college, it's setting a course for the rest of your life. And those who aren't legacies are no exception. When parents have sacrificed for their children, what kid would want to let them down?" - Gossip Girl

"It's a funny thing about comin' home. Looks the same, smells the same, feels the same. You'll realize what's changed is you." - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

"We're all strangers to our parents; they love us, but they don't really know us. And sometimes before we get a chance to know them, they're gone. And then you can't ask them all the things you want to know about turnips or turkey gizzards or what they were like when they were young. Then you never can know them, not really. Because it's too late." - Dawson's Creek

"When you do have child, no matter how much you think you're prepared for it, you'll be stunned by the capacity you have to love somebody." - Ally McBeal