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120+ Beautiful I Love My Kids Quotes For Proud Parents

120+ Beautiful I Love My Kids Quotes For Proud Parents

Are you finding it difficult to express how you feel about your precious kids? In that case, you’ve come to the right place.

These I love my kids quotes can help you show just how deep your love for your children goes, even in the most difficult moments.

​​​​After all, even though my kids are my world, I know that motherhood is more than just a beautiful Mother’s Day photoshoot I can later share on social media. Motherhood is also messy and exhausting and a life-changing experience.

Feel free to print out and frame these I love my kids quotes to make some inspirational wall art, or write down your favorite in a card to a loved one who has just had a baby.

I Love My Kids Quotes

When you’re a parent, your kids are your whole world. To help you put your emotions into words, here’s a selection of amazing I love my kids quotes.

1. “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” – Sophia Loren

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2. “The depth of the love of parents for their children cannot be measured. It is like no other relationship. It exceeds concern for life itself. The love of a parent for a child is continuous and transcends heartbreak and disappointment.” – James E. Faust

3. “Until one becomes a mother, no one can ever tell you what it feels like to love someone so deeply and profoundly that you will rejoice when they rejoice, ache when they ache, feel what they feel, even without speaking a word.” – Jennifer Quinn

4. “Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.” – Richard L. Evans

5. “You’re always with me, like a hand-print on my heart.” – Unknown

6. “Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.” – Henry Ward Beecher

7. “Accept the children the way we accept trees with gratitude, because they are a blessing, but do not have expectations or desires. You don’t expect trees to change, you love them as they are.” – Isabel Allende

8. “Always kiss your children goodnight even if they’re already asleep.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

9. “You can never tell them ‘I love you’ too many times, let them roll their eyes… Life can sometimes be, for all of us, a bully and you need to have money in the bank… Every time you say ‘I love you,’ you’re putting money in the bank. You’re not always going to be there to put money in the bank so I say you got to stock up so it will last a long time.” – Ann Curry

10. “Too much love never spoils children. Children become spoiled when we substitute presents for presence.” – Anthony Witham

11. “I’ve never loved anybody the way I love my children.” – Katey Sagal

12. “By loving them for more than their abilities we show our children that they are much more than the sum of their accomplishments.” – Eileen Kennedy-Moore

13. “I love my children beyond all reason. They’re my joy, even when they’re wild with kid energy.” – Christopher Meloni

14. “My feeling of responsibility for the safety and well-being of my children is so strong, that should an asteroid threaten to wipe out all life on earth, I would still hold myself responsible for their fate.” – Boghos L. Artinian

15. “Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” – Marion C. Garretty

16. “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

17. “As soon as this child was born I immediately wanted to call my parents and just apologize because I never knew how much they loved me.” – Ashton Kutcher

18. “Seven things every child needs to hear: I love you, I’m proud of you, I’m sorry, I forgive you, I’m listening. This is your responsibility. You have what it takes to succeed.” – Sherrie Campbell, PhD

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19. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu

20. “We find a delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

21. “We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.” – Henry Ward Beecher

22. “The rules for parents are but three… love, limit and let them be.” – Elaine M. Ward

23. “When you love someone, you love the whole person, just as he or she is, and not as you would like them to be.” – Leo Tolstoy

24. “There are three things that a child can teach an adult: To be happy for no reason; to be always busy doing something; And to know how to demand – with all one’s might – what one wants.” – Paulo Coelho

25. “The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” – Denis Waitley

26. “Children make your life important.” – Erma Bombeck

27. “My greatest wish is that my kids always know how much I love them, and that they walk through the rest of their life knowing I’ll always be there for them anyway I can.” – Unknown

28. “We have our moments like any parents, where it’s maddening and then it’s beautiful, followed up by just feeling insane and then feeling so grateful.” – Eva Mendes

29. “Children re-invent your world for you.” – Susan Sarandon

30. “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world.” – Agatha Christie

31. “Children need at least one person in their life that thinks the sun rises and sets on them, who delights in their existence, and loves them unconditionally.” – Pamela Leo

32. “Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

33. “You don’t know what unconditional love is. You may say you do, but if you don’t have a child, you don’t know what that is. But when you experience it, it is the most fulfilling ever.” – Regina King

34. “The beauty that surrounds me is absolutely breathtaking; it’s the faces of my children.” – Anabela Loureiro

35. “My children are delightful people whom I would love even if they weren’t my children.” – Toni Morrison

36. “What is a home without children? Quiet.” – Henny Youngman

37. “Having children is my greatest achievement. It was my savior. It switched my focus from the outside to the inside. My children are gifts, they remind me of what’s important.” – Elle Macpherson

38. “Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.” – Elizabeth Stone

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39. “If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.” – Thomas Paine

40. “A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” – Tenneva Jordan

41. “When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.” – Mitch Albom

42. “Freedom has never been free… I love my children and I love my wife with all my heart. And I would die, die gladly, if that would make a better life for them.” – Medgar Evers

43. “Romance fails us and so do friendships, but the relationship of parent and child, less noisy than all the others, remains indelible and indestructible, the strongest relationship on earth.” – Theodor Reik

44. “I don’t remember who said this, but there really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.” – Anne Lamott

45. “I love and adore being a mother. It is the greatest gift I have ever been given.” – Uma Thurman

46. “I will be your biggest fan. I will be your protector. I will always defend you. I will be your friend. I will be your confidant. I will always be proud of you. I will love you unconditionally because always and forever I will be your mama.” – Unknown

47. “Attachment⁠ – the invisible threads that connect us to our children⁠ – woven from elements no lab could ever replicate: Love, time, connection, closeness, understanding… to name just a few.” – Milli Hill

48. “As a mama, I’m not perfect. I make mistakes. I forget things. I lose my cool. And some days I go a little crazy. But, it’s okay because, in the end, no one could ever love my child the way I do.” – Unknown

49. “There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.” – Henry Ward Beecher

50. “A mother’s love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking.” – Helen Steiner Rice

51. “Success, and even life itself, wouldn’t be worth anything if I didn’t have my children by my side. They mean everything to me.” – Jude Law

52. “A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years, and in your heart until the day you die.” – Mary Mason

53. “Parenting should always come from a place of unconditional loving.” – Fiona Dimas-Herd

54. “A child may outgrow your lap, but they will never outgrow your heart.” – Unknown

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55. “Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.” – Harold Hulbert

56. “Loving a child doesn’t mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult.” – Nadia Boulanger

57. “No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star.” – Edwin Hubbell Chapin

58. “As we carry our baby inside us, we know almost nothing about it that distinguishes it from anyone else’s baby⁠ – except that we love it unlike any other baby.” – Roni Jay

59. “What it’s like to be a parent: It’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love.” – Nicholas Sparks

60. “You have to love your children unselfishly. That is hard. But it is the only way.” – Barbara Bush

61. “Your top job as a new parent is to love your baby like crazy. After showering her with affection, your next two important jobs are to feed her and to calm her when she cries.” – Harvey Karp

62. “Everything I thought I’d hate about having children, the crying, the screaming – nothing fazes me. I love it all, and it’s relaxed me.” – Elton John

63. “Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.” – James Dobson

64. “Before I had my child, I thought I knew all the boundaries of myself, that I understood the limits of my heart. It’s extraordinary to have all those limits thrown out, to realize your love is inexhaustible.” – Uma Thurman

65. “You are my angel, you remind me of the goodness in this world and inspire me to be the greatest version of myself.” – Steve Maraboli

66. “It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.” – Roald Dahl

67. “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” – Robert Browning

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68. “In raising my children, I have lost my mind but found my soul.” – Lisa T. Shepherd

69. “Having a baby is a life-changer. It gives you a whole other perspective on why you wake up every day.” – Taylor Hanson

70. “Oh! as I gaze on thy sinless bloom / and thy radiant face that laughs at gloom / I pray God keep the thus undefiled / I pray Heaven bless my beautiful child.” – W.A.H. Sigourney

71. “A parent’s love is whole no matter how many times divided.” – Robert Brault

72. “Motherhood means holding a baby in your arms and accepting an existential truth: nothing, not one thing, not me with all my wonders and complexities, matters more than this.” – Andrea Richesin

73. “Somehow destiny comes into play. These children end up with you and you end up with them. It’s something quite magical.” – Nicole Kidman

74. “Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them.” – Bill Ayers

75. “The soul is healed by being with children.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I Love My Daughter Quotes

​Apart from the I love my kids quotes above, here’s a selection of inspirational quotes about the special bond you share with your daughter.

1. “My highest hope for her [my daughter] is just that she has the fearlessness to always be her authentic self, no matter what she thinks men want her to be.” – Channing Tatum

2. “My daughter… She’s like an excellent cut diamond that shines brilliantly from the inside out. She’s admired by many, including me! She exudes joy, love, peace, and excellence. She is phenomenally made!” – Stephanie Lahart

3. “Having a little girl has been like following an old treasure map with the important paths torn away.” – Heather Gudenkauf

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4. “Little girls are the nicest things that happen to people. They are born with a little bit of angel shine about them, and though it wears thin sometimes there is always enough left to lasso your heart.” – Alan Beck

5. “A daughter is a miracle that never ceases to be miraculous… Full of beauty and forever beautiful… Loving and caring and truly amazing.” – Deanna Beisser

6. “Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million-dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla.” – Jim Bishop

7. “Her smile makes me smile. Her laugh is infectious. Her heart is pure and true. Above all, I love that she is my daughter.” – Unknown

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8. “A daughter is a treasure and a cause of sleeplessness.” – Ben Sirach

9. “When my daughter says ‘Daddy I need you!’ I wonder if she has any idea that I need her a billion times more.” – Stanley Behrman

10. “My daughter is my biggest achievement. She is a little star and my life has changed so much for the better since she came along.” – Denise Van Outen

11. “Every time my daughter smiles or calls me daddy, those are the sweetest sounds of my life. It is heavenly joy.” – Debasish Mridha

12. “A daughter is just a little girl who grows up to be your best friend.” – Unknown

13. “Every moment I have had with my daughter is precious.” – Cathy Shaffer

14. “A daughter is a bundle of firsts that excite and delight, giggles that come from deep inside and are always contagious, everything wonderful and precious and your love for her knows no bounds.” – Barbara Cage

I Love My Son Quotes

These quotes perfectly describe the unique kind of love you feel for your baby boy – even if he’s not a baby anymore!

1. “The birth of my sons. The birth of new emotions… what a privilege. What a blessing.” – Elle Macpherson

2. “There is an enduring tenderness in the love of a mother to a son that transcends all other affections of the heart.” – Washington Irving

3. “To a mother, a son is never a fully grown man; and a son is never a fully grown man until he understands and accepts this about his mother.” – Unknown

4. “I have a son, who is my heart. A wonderful young man, daring and loving and strong and kind.” – Maya Angelou

5. “The only man who has stolen my heart is my son.” – Sandra Bullock

6. “Though our new son is barely a part of our present, we look at his squirming, warm bundle of future potential and say to ourselves, ‘Hello, little man.’ Little do we know the adventure we are beginning!” – Dr. Gregory L. Jantz

7. “And she loved a little boy very much, even more than she loved herself.” – Shel Silverstein

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8. “Let your boys test their wings. They may not be eagles, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t soar free.” – C. J. Milbrandt

9. “Sons are the anchors of a mother’s life.” – Sophocles

10. “The most important mark I will leave on this world is my son.” – Sarah Shaki


11. “Until you have a son of your own, you will never know what that means. You will never know the joy beyond joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son.” – Kent Nerburn

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12. “Yet now in my arms, I was holding a helpless baby boy who would grow into a man… I cannot imagine that soft little face one day having whiskers.” – Rhonda Stoppe

13. “My son’s the most precious thing to me; he’s changed me from being selfish to selfless.” – Ricardo Antonio Chavira

14. “I live for my sons. I would be lost without them.” – Princess Diana

15. “A mother’s love doesn’t make her son more dependent and timid; it actually makes him stronger and more independent.” – Cheri Fuller

Funny Family Quotes

Sometimes the best I love my children quotes are quotes that make you double over with laughter! Raising kids, after all, is a wild ride, and what better way to show your love than with funny family and motherhood quotes?

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1. “The only things kids wear out faster than their shoes are their parents.” – John J. Plomp

2. “Before I had kids, I always found it funny how people would talk about their children like they were the cutest things on the planet and how every little thing they did was endlessly fascinating. Now that I’ve had kids, I can say with certainty that, my children really are the cutest things on this planet and every little thing they do is endlessly fascinating.” – Jennifer Miller

3. “A two-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it.” – Jerry Seinfeld

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4. “24/7. Once you sign on to be a mother, that’s the only shift they offer!” – Jodi Picoult

5. “Sometimes going to bed feels like the highlight of my day. Ironically, to my children, bedtime is a punishment that violates their basic rights as human beings.” – Jim Gaffigan

6. “Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the sidewalk before it stops snowing.” – Phyllis Diller

7. “The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.” – Lane Olinghouse

8. “When you have a baby, sleep is not an option. You can’t sleep. Even on vacation, you wake up at 6:30 a.m.” – Jimmy Fallon

9. “My mom used to say it doesn’t matter how many kids you have… because one kid will take up 100% of your time so more kids can’t possibly take up more than 100% of your time.” – Karen Brown

10. “Becoming a mom to me means that you have accepted that for the next 16 years of your life, you will have a sticky purse.” – Nia Vardalos

11. “It just occurred to me that the majority of my diet is made up of the foods that my kid didn’t finish.” – Carrie Underwood

12. “You go through big chunks of time where you’re just thinking, ‘This is impossible, this is impossible.’ And then you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible.” – Tina Fey

13. “There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, hire someone to do it, or ask your kids not to do it.” – Malcolm Kushner

14. “Before I got married I had six theories about raising children. Now, I have six children and no theories.” – John Wilmot

15. “Having children is like living in a frat house – nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.” – Ray Romano

16. “Waking your kids up for school the first day after a break is almost as much fun as birthing them was.” – Jenny McCarthy

17. “Having one child makes you a parent. Having two kids makes you a referee.” – David Frost

Funny Family Quotes:

18. “Mother Nature is providential. She gives us twelve years to develop a love for our children before turning them into teenagers.” – William Galvin

19. “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.” – Theresa Bloomingdale

20. “A baby changes your dinner party conversation from politics to poops.” – Maurice Johnston

21. “You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” – Franklin P. Adams

To Wrap Up

I hope you enjoyed these I love my kids quotes! Sometimes it can be difficult to put into words just what loving children is like for us as parents but these quotes do an excellent job.

At the end of the day, your kids will always hold a special place in your heart no matter what – even when they grow up and have babies of their own!

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