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15 Moments With Your Family You will Never Forget

15 Moments With Your Family You will Never Forget

Your family is the first and last thing that you remember on this planet. It’s not surprising that you have plenty of memories with them that you’ll never forget, especially those which you were able to capture.

Here are fifteen of those most picture-perfect moments with your family that will always stay in your heart.

1. When your baby sister was born, and you were at the back of the picture.

At first, you thought you were going to be completely forgotten and ignored, but as the years pass, you will realize your little siblings are more important to you than anything else in the world.

2. When you got your very first bike (as a birthday gift when you were 7).

You’ve been asking for a bike since you were three. Now you’re seven, and your bike has training wheels or a sidecar for your little sister!

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3. When your mom first introduced you to her Thanksgiving pie.

Who could ever forget the first bite of Heaven in the form of a cranberry pecan pie? You couldn’t wait for the next Thanksgiving just to get another slice of that sweetheart!

4. When your grandma made you a knitted sweater.

No one wants to hurt grandma’s feelings, so you have to wear it no matter how ridiculous it looks. You even got a picture that your mom is now showing to your significant other!

5. When your aunt gave you $50.

This was the most generous Christmas gift you’ve ever received from your relatives because when you get bigger, you don’t get presents anymore, right?

6. When you first got a pet.

Remember that baby turtle you placed in a fishbowl and named “Steve”? Yeah, he was a total goner.

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7. When you realized Santa wasn’t real (and you confronted your parents about it).

OMG, Santa isn’t real?! Mom and Dad didn’t know how to come clean about all the gifts that you got every Christmas.

8. When you and your siblings quarreled over the smallest things.

Even the smallest piece of Lego can bring the biggest fight in the history of sibling rivalry! Also, the fight always begins with “who gets it first” or “who gets more”.

9. When your eldest sibling went to college.

Ah, peace and quiet at last! No more nosy older sister who always wants to know the latest gossip about your (gasp) crush, or loud older brother who did nothing but give you unexpected punches.

10. When your parents gave you “the talk”.

Oh no, is there a way to wipe out a memory? Our parents talking about the birds and the bees is absolutely nauseating! However, when you look back, you just realize all the sense that was in that talk.

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11. When you went all rebellious on your parents.

Who cares what mom has to say?! I’m an independent young adult (almost) and I believe everything my high school friends say! Screw school, I’m starting a band!

12. When you learned to drive.

Okay, this is a huge move towards independence. It’s a memory no one can ever forget, particularly the time when you almost hit your neighbor’s mailbox or you almost backed up on your front door.

13. When you left for college.

College requires a whole new level of independence, something you might not have been prepared for. Then, you start missing home. This is when the feels start kicking in.

14. When you got your first real full-time job.

Hooray! You’re a certified adult now, living in the real world of money, taxes, and responsibility. Someone from some company is now relying on your skills to deliver something, probably a message or a box of pizza. Of course, you had to call your parents for help with that!

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15. When you got married and everyone was at your wedding.

You’ve entered a new and exciting phase in your life, but as you look around at the people in your wedding reception, you realize that those who were with you from the very beginning are still the ones with you when you start a family. Everything is easier when you know you’ve got them to ask for backup.

What other moments with your family linger in your heart to this day?

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Published on April 9, 2021

50 Single Mom Quotes On Staying Strong And Loving

50 Single Mom Quotes On Staying Strong And Loving

Being a mom is not easy. Being a single mom is even more challenging. Having children means you are on the job 24/7. Even while you are sleeping, you are still ready to wake at the slightest peep because that is what moms do.

Moms, especially single moms, need more people cheering them on. Your love and care matter to your kids. You are their superhero. I think single moms are superheroes, too.

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The quotes below are words of encouragement for all of the single moms out there. Keep up the great work! Your hard work will pay off. Someday, they will be grown up and living on their own. Your job will never truly be done as a mom, but you can pat yourself on the back today and every day for doing mom duty day in and day out.

Here are 50 single mom quotes to encourage all the single moms out there.

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  1. “Being raised by a single mother, I learned to appreciate and value independent women.”—Kenny Conley
  2. “As a single mum you’ll discover inner strengths and capabilities you never knew you had.”—Emma-Louise Smith
  3. “One thing I know for sure – this motherhood thing is not for sissies.”—Jennifer Nettles
  4. “Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.”—Gail Tsukiyama
  5. “And one day she discovered that she was fierce and strong, and full of fire and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.”—Mark Anthony
  6. “She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn’t take them along.”—Margaret Culkin Banning
  7. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”—Alice Walker
  8. “Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is.”—Anne Frank
  9. “Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.”—Jennifer Lopez
  10. “You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.”—Melissa Etheridge
  11. “Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.”—Ricki Lake
  12. “You don’t take a class; you’re thrown into motherhood and learn from experience.”—Jennie Finch
  13. “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”—Oprah Winfrey
  14. “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”—Charlotte Brontë
  15. “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”—Nora Ephron
  16. “When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.”—Diane Von Furstenberg
  17. “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.”—Margaret Thatcher
  18. “Women have discovered that they cannot rely on men’s chivalry to give them justice.”—Helen Keller
  19. “Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.”—Sharon Jaynes
  20. “Success, they taught me, is built on the foundation of courage, hard work, and individual responsibility. Despite what some would have us believe, success is not built on resentment and fears.”—Susana Martinez
  21. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”—Maya Angelou
  22. “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”—Ayn Rand
  23. “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”—Rudyard Kipling
  24. “The women whom I love and admire for their strength and grace did not get that way because stuff worked out. They got that way because stuff went wrong, and they handled it. They handled it in a thousand different ways on a thousand different days, but they handled it. Those women are my superheroes.”—Elizabeth Gilbert
  25. “There will be so many times you feel like you failed. But in the eyes, ears, and mind of your child, you are a SUPER MOM.”—Stephanie Precourt
  26. “Motherhood is the ultimate call to sacrifice.”—Wangechi Mutu
  27. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”—Maya Angelou
  28. “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.”—Princess Diana
  29. “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.”—Jill Churchill
  30. “There’s no doubt that motherhood is the best thing in my life. It’s all that really matters.”—Courtney Cox
  31. “I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.”—Mitch Albom
  32. “I have found being a mother has made me emotionally raw in many situations. Your heart is beating outside your body when you have a baby.”—Kate Beckinsale
  33. “Single moms, you are a doctor, a teacher, a nurse, a maid, a cook, a referee, a heroine, a provider, a defender, a protector, a true Superwoman. Wear your cape proudly.”—Mandy Hale
  34. “I’m not really single. I mean, I am, but I have a son. Being a single mother is different from being a single woman.”—Kate Hudson
  35. “Being a single parent is twice the work, twice the stress, and twice the tears but also twice the hugs, twice the love, and twice the pride.”—Unknown
  36. “For me, motherhood is learning about the strengths I didn’t know I had, and dealing with the fears I didn’t know existed.”—Halle Berry
  37. “A single mom tries when things are hard. She never gives up. She believes in her family, even when things are tough. She knows that above all things… a mother’s love is more than enough.”—Denice Williams
  38. “You do the best you can. Some days you feel really good about yourself and some days you don’t.”—Katie Holmes
  39. “I would say to any single parent currently feeling the weight of stereotype or stigmatization that I am prouder of my years as a single mother than of any other part of my life.”JK Rowling
  40. “Just because I am a single mother doesn’t mean I cannot be a success.”—Yvonne Kaloki
  41. “I didn’t plan on being a single mom, but you have to deal with the cards you are dealt the best way you can.”—Tichina Arnold
  42. “Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.”—Garrison Keillor
  43. “A single mom tries when things are hard. She never gives up. She believes in her family, even when things are tough. She knows that above all things, a mother’s love is more than enough.”—Deniece Williams
  44. “Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.”—Meryl Streep
  45. “Having kids—the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings—is the biggest job anyone can embark on.”—Maria Shriver
  46. “Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.”—Cheryl Lacey Donovan
  47. “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.”—Agatha Christie
  48. “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.”—Princess Diana
  49. “The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.”—W.R. Wallace
  50. “Being a mother is the greatest blessing and the hardest challenge in all of life.”—Dr. Magdalena Battles

Final Thoughts

Single moms are remarkable women. They are to be respected and honored for all that they do. If you know a single mom, then share this article with them. Tell them “you are doing a great job as a single mom.” They need our encouragement and support.

They may be parenting alone, but it is good to let them know that there are people in their life who care for them. We can all be there for the single moms out there. Even if it is just to say, “keep up the great work, you are an amazing woman!”

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If you are a single mom, keep up the good work! You are amazing, and your kids are lucky to have you!

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