10 Inspiring Quotes for New Parents for the New Year



The new year always brings so much hope and joy to people.  It’s a fresh year.  It’s a fresh start.  Your slate has been cleaned.

I feel like there are parallels between a newborn and a new year.  They come into this world with a fresh start.  A clean slate.  Here is a tiny human that brings so much joy and hope to the world.  Newborns are like little sponges – waiting to soak up anything and everything.

New parents can definitely feel a little intimidated by the path that lays ahead of them.  So here are 10 of my favorite quotes to inspire all of my new parents out there.

“There are really places in your heart that you don’t know exist until you love a child.”
-Ann Lamott

“Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first.”
-Matthew L Jacobson

“There is no such thing as a perfect parent.  Just a real one.”
-Sue Atkins

“Children become what they are told they are.”
-Dorothy Delay

“Trust yourself.  You know more than you think you do.”
-Benjamin Spock


“The best security blanket a child can have is parents who respect each other.”
-Jane Blaustone

“One thing I had learned from watching chimpanzees with their infants is that having children would be fun.”
-Jane Goodall

“Treat a child as though he already is the person he’s capable of becoming.”
-Haim Ginett

“A child’s mind is not a container to be filled, but rather a fire to be kindled.”
-Dorothea Brande

“Children want the same things we want.  To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, and delighted.”
-Dr. Seuss

What are some of your favorite quotes that inspire you as a new parent?  Leave a comment!

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Baby James | Tulsa Newborn Photographer

Congratulations to the proud new parents Matt and Lacy!  They welcomed their precious baby, James, into the world in early December after a hard and exhausting 30+ hour labor.  Thankfully, he arrived perfectly safe and healthy.

James is truly a blessing for this family and they are looking forward to bringing him on all of life’s adventures.  He is one lucky little boy to have such amazing parents that so deeply love and care for him.








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