No matter how perfect your child is, I’ve never met a single person who didn’t say parenting came with its own set of challenges. Toddlers throwing temper tantrums, teenagers staying out until all hours of the morning, newborn babies who refuse to sleep through the night—being a parent is sometimes as exhausting as it is rewarding. But on the hard days, there is always solace in knowing you aren’t alone.

Here are some of my favorite quotes about parenting that never fail to put a smile on my face.“Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.”

“90% of parenting is thinking when you can lie down again.”

“Having a 2-year-old is like owning a blender you don’t have the top for.”

“Before becoming a parent, I didn’t know I could ruin someone’s life by asking them to put pants on.”

“When I tell my kids I’ll do something in a minute, what I’m really saying is ‘Please forget.'”

“My kid is turning out just like me. Well played, karma. Well-played.”

“Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the sidewalk before it stops snowing.”


What is your favorite parenting quote? Let me know in the comments!