Parenting

Parenting or child rearing is the process of promoting and supporting
the physical, emotional, social, financial, and intellectual development
of a child from infancy to adulthood. Parenting refers to the aspects of raising a child aside from the biological relationship.

1. “No one is ever quite ready; everyone is always caught off guard. Parenthood chooses you. And you open your eyes, look at what you’ve got, say “Oh, my gosh,” and recognize that of all the balls there ever were, this is the one you should not drop. It’s not a question of choice.” ― Marisa de los Santos, author of Love Walked In

2. “I came to parenting the way most of us do — knowing nothing and trying to learn everything.” — Mayim Bialik, actress and neuroscientist

3. “Everyone should have kids. They are the greatest joy in the world. But they are also terrorists. You’ll realize this as soon as they’re born, and they start using sleep deprivation to break you.” — Ray Romano, actor and comedian

4. “The beauty of motherhood is not in the freshly pressed shirts and smiling photos we show the world. The beauty of motherhood is in the folds and creases of our lives, the grimaces and tantrums, the moments when we have to grit our teeth to get through, when we pound on windows and yell and scream and demand better of each other and ourselves.” — Robyn Passante, blogger

5: “Encourage and support your kids because children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.” — Lady Bird Johnson, former First Lady of the United States

6. “I feel very blessed to have two wonderful, healthy children who keep me completely grounded, sane and throw up on my shoes just before I go to an awards show just so I know to keep it real.” — Reese Witherspoon, actress

7. “Parenting without a sense of humor is like being an accountant who sucks at math.” — Amber Dusick, blogger

8. “Parenting is not for sissies. You have to sacrifice and grow up.” — Jillian Michaels, trainer and TV personality

9. “Pregnancy and motherhood are the most beautiful and significantly life-altering events that I have ever experienced.” — Elisabeth Hasselbeck, TV personality

10. “Having a baby dragged me, kicking and screaming, from the world of self-absorption.” — Paul Reiser, comedian