15 Inspirational Quotes for New Parents

I wanted to find some inspirational parenting quotes that gave a little insight on the whole parenting journey – even though I think “Shit Happens” pretty much covers it.

That said, there’s some true wisdom to be gleaned from those who have gone before us. Some are inspirational, some are funny, and some are just plain truth. Hopefully you’ll find something on here that speaks to whatever kind of day you’re having.

15 Inspirational Parenting Quotes

1/ Babies are the masters of change

Parenting quote from anonymous that reads "a baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten and the future worth living for."

2/ Oh, to be young and naive again…

Inspirational parenting quote from Leo J. Burke reads "people who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one."

3/ Time for your quick refresher in government 101

Parenting quote from the Milwaukee journal reads "a perfect example of minority rule is a baby in the house."

4/ The most concise synopsis of motherhood yet

Inspirational quote reading "motherhood: the only place you can experience heaven and hell at the same time." - anonymous

5/ Sweet and true

Anonymous parenting quote reads "a baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty."

6/ Not sure how inspirational this quote is, but it’s a hard truth better learned early on

Inspirational parenting quote by Theresa Bloomingdale reads "if your baby is beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time - you're the grandma."

7/ A solid reminder in hard times

Quote by Thomas S. Monson reading "never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved."

8/ Fill ‘er up

Inspirational parenting quote by Alvin Price reading "parents need to fill a child's bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can't poke enough holes to make it dry."

9/ Inspirational for parenting and kickboxing tournaments

Anonymous inspirational quote reading "life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it."

10/ Balance is key

Inspirational parenting quote from Charles Osgood reading "babies are always a lot more trouble than you thought - and more wonderful."

11/ Eleanor Roosevelt just spitting the hard truth

Parenting quote from Eleanor Roosevelt reads "do what you feel in your heart to be right, you'll be criticized for it anyway."

12/ Boom. Good with numbers and parenting advice

Meme reads "if you can't take a joke, don't have children" - my accountant

13/ All you need is love (and a whooooole lot of patience)

Quote from Harold Hulbert reads "children need love, especially when they do not deserve it."

14/ Now that’s what they call a pro tip

Inspirational quote from Benjamin Spock reads what good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all.

15/ She’s not wrong

Inspirational parenting quote by Elizabeth Stone reads "making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."

So there you have it. Hopefully one of these spoke to you, or at least gave you a little chuckle as you slowly – oh so slowly – make it to bedtime. What inspirational parenting quotes have you come across that brought you life? Share it in the comments!

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