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#61 of 80 Old 07-15-2011, 10:04 AM
 
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There's some really beautiful mottos here, thankyou.

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"Rainforest baby."

 

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

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"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. :)


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


"Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make

   for our children." ~ Tatanka Iotanka

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"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. :)


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


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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.

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Every day is a gift.

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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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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!)


"Our task is not to see the future, but to enable it."
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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

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Hi -- kerry -- loved your blog!

 

:)


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


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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  

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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...


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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!

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"True Compassion"

 

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

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Children live up to or down to your expectations
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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!"

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Err on the side of kindness.

 

Kept me from ever trying CIO!


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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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