You know the only people who are always sure about the proper way to raise children? Those who’ve never had any. ~Bill Cosby

How can you love so much someone who drives you so crazy and makes such constant demands? How can you devote yourself to a vocation in which you are certain to be made peripheral, if not redundant? How can we joyfully embrace the notion that we have ceased to be the center of our own universe? ~Anna Quindlen

Ma-ma does everything for the baby, who responds by saying Da-da first. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966

Give me the life of the boy whose mother is nurse, seamstress, washerwoman, cook, teacher, angel, and saint, all in one, and whose father is guide, exemplar, and friend. No servants to come between. These are the boys who are born to the best fortune. ~Andrew Carnegie

Kids spell love T-I-M-E. ~John Crudele

“No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I’m not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.” ~Bill Cosby

“What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all.” ~Benjamin Spock

“Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.” ~P. J. O’Rourke

“Wrinkles are hereditary. Parents get them from their children.” ~Doris Day

“If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do well matters very much.” ~ Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis