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post #61 of 80

There's some really beautiful mottos here, thankyou.

post #62 of 80

"Rainforest baby."

 

Inspired by The Continuum Concept, a lovely if not-quite-perfect book.

post #63 of 80

"This too shall pass"

 

And it IS tattooed on me forever - it's a reminder to me that every moment is fleeting and that I get no do-overs in life, whether it's parenting or something else. :)

post #64 of 80

 

"The child of a tiger is a tiger." ~ Haitian proverb

post #65 of 80

 

"There will never be another moment like this."

 

I adopted that quote from this article. It really helps me to be in the present moment when I am losing my patience, but also when something really sweet is happening between me and DS. :)

post #66 of 80

"Remind me of this, with every decision - generations will reap what I sow."

post #67 of 80

Not as concise as the others, but my motto nevertheless:

 

My job as a parent is to do such a good job, that when my children are 18 they don't need me anymore.  My goal as a parent is to do this in such a way that they still WANT me to be around, anyway.


Edited by OldFashionedGirl - 7/19/11 at 11:35am
post #68 of 80

Every day is a gift.

post #69 of 80
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Originally Posted by OldFashionedGirl View Post

Not as concise as the others, but my motto nevertheless:

 

My job as a parent is to do such a good job, that when my children are 18 they don't need me anymore.  My goal is a parent is to do this in such a way that they still WANT me to be around, anyway.



 

I love this!
 

 

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Originally Posted by Hoopin' Mama View Post

Every day is a gift.


 

This is beautiful. 

It reminds me of what my son ( age 8 at the time) wrote for me on Mother's Day:  "Mothers always remember whom they were gifted with."   (And yes, he used "whom" correctly all by himself!)

post #70 of 80

Great responses!

 

I just wrote a blog post about my "mothering mantra" and then stumbled up on this thread!

 

Mine is: Calm. Caring. Curious.

 

-Kerry at City Kids Homeschooling

post #71 of 80

Hi -- kerry -- loved your blog!

 

:)

post #72 of 80

My mantra is "All in her(or his) own time!"


Edited by jodieanneanton - 7/19/11 at 9:20pm
post #73 of 80

I actually found one I liked in journeymoms signature

 

must be present to win  

 

I also parent very much based on the man/fish quote

 

“Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today.  Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime”—Author unknown  

post #74 of 80

 

Quote:

I also parent very much based on the man/fish quote

 

“Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today.  Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime”—Author unknown 

Personally I prefer "Give a man a fire and warm him for a day; set a man on fire and warm him for the rest of his life". But to each her own...

post #75 of 80

My dad's parenting motto was: "Give them roots to grow and wings to fly."  I'm not sure where he got that.

 

My motto is "Engage."  It covers a lot of ground!

post #76 of 80

"True Compassion"

 

I do want to get this tattooed on my wrist. I think compassion underlies just about everything else.

post #77 of 80
Children live up to or down to your expectations
post #78 of 80
Patience.

When I get really fed up with the epic amounts of time it takes me to do simple things with two kids in tow, I find myself chanting under my breath, patience, patience, patience. When things get really, really awful, and steam is coming out my ears, I tell myself "patience is a virtue. Practice time!"
post #79 of 80

Err on the side of kindness.

 

Kept me from ever trying CIO!

post #80 of 80
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My mantra is "All in her(or his) own time!"



Reminds me of this great one I came across lately that seems so fitting in helping me work with my almost 3 year old - "parenting has never, and will never be about convenience"

 

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