Some of my favourite quotes.

As a teenager I started collecting quotes that impacted on me, either they inspired me, or made me smile or just somehow resonated with something at my core.

pregnant_mother_holding_toddlerAs a mum I have rekindled my quote book and started filling it again. I have shared most of them on the Toys Naturally Facebook page or on Twitter, and I felt it timely to share some in a few blogs.

I am particularly fond of Winnie the Pooh quotes and I seem to have accrued a disproportionately large number of these.

I will share some of my favourites over the ensuing weeks all relevant to babies, toddlers and young children and of thus also to motherhood and parenthood.


All the images come from and can be traced back to source via my pintrest boards

A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.
Carl Sandburg

When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousandlaugh_laugh pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies. And now when every new baby is born its first laugh becomes a fairy. So there ought to be one fairy for every boy or girl.
James Matthew Brairie

A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.
Author Unknown

Babies are such a nice way to start people.
Don Herrold

A baby is born with a need to be loved -- and never outgrows it.
Frank Clark

Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky.
Fran Lebowitz

There are three reasons for breast-feeding: the milk is always at the right temperature; it comes in attractive containers; and the cat can't get it.
Irena Chalmers

The moment a child is born,
the mother is also born.
She never existed before.
The woman existed, but the mother, never.
A mother is something absolutely new.


“Sometimes,' said Pooh, 'the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” A A Milne ~Winnie the Pooh~

“How do you spell 'love'?" - Piglet
"You don't spell feel it." - Pooh”  A A Milne ~Winnie the Pooh~