Quotes

11 November 2014
The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us all to become our best while looking our worst.
11 November 2014
Soup is a lot like a family. Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavor.
11 November 2014
Parents, whether or not we believe in a deity, know that to witness a child's mind searching for meaning is a miracle.
11 November 2014
One of the silliest lines ever said in a feature film came from Love Story, the 1970s hit, which immortalized the phrase, "Love means never having to say you're sorry." There are few people who would actually want to share a life with someone who held that concept near and dear.
11 November 2014
I'd often heard that having pets prepares a person for parenthood. That, of course, is ridiculous. . . . I have never worried about [the cat's] grades or ability to make friends.
11 November 2014
No matter how children came to be living with just one parent, they need to be told, again and again, that your family's configuration is the result of an adult decision or an act of fate that has nothing whatsoever to do with them.
11 November 2014
Hard though it may be to accept, remember that guilt is sometimes a friendly internal voice reminding you that you're messing up.
11 November 2014
It's important for all single parents to remember that not everything that goes wrong, from your son's bad attitude toward school to the six holes in your teenage daughter's ear, is because you live in a single-parent home. Every family has its problems.
11 November 2014
In truth a family is what you make it. It is made strong, not by number of heads counted at the dinner table, but by the rituals you help family members create, by the memories you share, by the commitment of time, caring, and love you show to one another, and by the hopes for the future you have as individuals and as a unit.
11 November 2014
Our kids are not here to comfort us, to entertain us, or to validate us. Those things need to come from ourselves and from other adults.

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