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I would love to know!

y'all go first cause I am actually unsure...

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"The best control is self-control."

 

or maybe

 

"Discipline means teaching. And, teaching is for future reference."

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Yes, yes.  I'm fabulous. loveeyes.gif  Moving on...

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oooh, the best control is self control..... that's good.

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The days drag by but the years fly by so take time to enjoy it.

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Experience is the best teacher.

 

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Never give up, never surrender. :)


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"Do what works, as long as it works. When it stops working, do something different."

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Begin with the end in mind.


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Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. ~ Buddha

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It's only for a season...
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I'm lovin this sooo much keep em comin

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The days are long but the years are short

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Breathe.

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They grow up so fast.

 

 

 

(and my signature is my 2nd parenting mantra)


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only love

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Be the grownup

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"Do what works, as long as it works. When it stops working, do something different."


 



Quote:
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Begin with the end in mind.



I think mine would be some sort of combination of these two, with something about respect and compassion mixed in. :)

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Don't sweat the small stuff.
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Never say never.

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Never succuss a baby.

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only love



this is the winner for me, this is the thing I want to remember the most and need to be reminded to keep in the fore front all. the. time.

 

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It's only for a season...


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"This too shall pass." It applies to everything. When something is difficult, this applies. But unfortunately, even when things are wonderful, this also applies.

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"All I can control is my response."

 


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My job is to raise him to be a good, kind young man, not to prevent him from ever being unhappy.

 

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The days are long but the years are short


We actually have this one very prominently displayed in a family location. smile.gif

 


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I'm your mom, not your friend. smile.gif

To be fair I hope we will be friends when they are grown ups and I am trying to help them grow into awesome grown ups. But being the mom means doing unpopular things.

My advice may not be appropriate for you. That's ok. You are just fine how you are and I am the right kind of me.

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It's washable/it'll dry.

 

I don't know how many times a day I say these to myself.


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It's washable/it'll dry.

 

I don't know how many times a day I say these to myself.

 

 

LOL that is perfect for me!!

These are all great..Idk if I could pick just one!

 


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