Happy Valentine’s Day, Son! 40 Son Quotes For Parents To Use In Valentines For Their Kids

Say ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ to the best men in your life.

The word “love” can mean so many things. Feast of Saint Valentine known as Valentine’s Day is celebrated worldwide around the big four-letter word

Valentine’s day is the day where red hearts, flowers, and candies are given as an expression of how much you love someone, but is this day only for romantic relationships? Valentine’s day is focused primarily on the word love. When we think of love we often think of our boyfriend, girlfriend or spouses — but what about our mothers, fathers, children and other family members?

Although it should not take one specific holiday to show and tell someone how much you love them, Valentine’s day has a way of bringing out love in all its forms — so what better way to show our sons this love too?

Say “Happy Valentine’s Day, Son!” in a sweet and unique way, and give your kids the best valentines to let them know you care.

There are so many ways to show your loved ones how much you love and appreciate them. On Valentine’s Day, the epidemic of love is spread throughout the world, but the most important love in our lives is the love between a parent and a child. Showing appreciation to your son on Valentine’s day is just as important to celebrate than any romantic relationship.

Although Valentine’s Day is known to be a man-made holiday, it has a way of making people smile, laugh and be excited to make the ones around them extremely happy by expressing and giving love the entire day. Nothing is more important than a mother’s love or a father’s love for their son. So instead of giving gifts to just your spouse or boyfriend, spread love to the little people who matter most to our hearts — especially to the little boys in your life.

If you need a little help saying, “Happy Valentine’s Day, Son!” in a more creative way, use this list below of sweet Valentine’s Day messages to give your kids.

1. Appreciating your great kid.

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

2. Smiles and laughter can make any day better.

“With all the things you do, the smiles you share, the laughter too, with all the dreams you make come true. It’s great to …

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15 Quotes To Help You Appreciate Your Parents When You Have To Move Back Home After College

College life is over… welcome back home?

After spending four long (or maybe short) years at college having the time of your life, getting to do whatever you want and staying up late, reality hits you like a ton of bricks. Unless you were lucky enough to get a job immediately after you graduate, you’re most likely broke and have very little in the way of future prospects. With nowhere to go, you have to move back home…with your parents.

Cue the daily sighs.

It’s so deflating having to move back home. You have to go back to being stuck in one room instead of having a whole apartment or house to yourself. You can’t make food at two in the morning and you certainly aren’t going to be partying a whole lot anymore. Stripped of your freedom, you’re left to simply wait until you finally get the opportunity to leave.

If you can relate to this, you know exactly what I’m talking about. There are very few people who actually want to live with their parents once they’re an adult. And once you get a taste of being on your own, you never want to go back.

It can be a pretty less-than-ideal situation, but there are ways to make it better. You can try just having basic conversations with your parents about your day or offer to help around the house. Little things can help to keep the harmony at home, which is what you should aim for. Constantly fighting with your parents after moving back in isn’t going to help anyone.

Of course, things like that are sometimes easier said than done, especially if your home life was already rocky. If actions also aren’t really your thing, maybe try words. While going back home isn’t really ideal, a parent and their child should still do their best to have a functional relationship. So, here are the words of others with wise quotes about going home again after college that will hopefully help you cope with living at home again after college.

1. First, you never know when your parents will be gone.

“I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.” –Maya Angelou

2. We learn a lot from them, even when we’re older.

“Our parents can show us a lot of things: they can show us

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18 Iconic Quotes & Inspirational Lessons From Mr. Rogers

“Peace means far more than the opposite of war.” —Mr. Rogers

Mr. Fred Rogers, famous for his iconic PBS show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, was born on March 20, 1928 in a town called Latrobe, Pennsylvania. As a child, Mr. Rogers was bullied. He was overweight and often referred to as “Fat Freddy”. This caused him to become introverted and spend a lot of time by himself. He learned to play the piano and spent much of his time working with puppets.

He went to Dartmouth College before eventually transferring to Rollins College, where he majored in music composition. He graduated Magna Cum Ludie in 1951.

Rogers wanted to go to seminary school but instead he decided to attempt a career in Television, citing that he hated what was being shown on TV and he wanted to change it. To help it to become more nurturing.

After graduating, Rogers moved to New York City to work for NBC as a floor runner for an assortment of children’s shows. Two years later in 1953, Rogers moved back to Pennsylvania.

He was hired by a network it Pittsburg as a Program Developer for children’s television programs. Their main focus was a show called Children’s Corner, which Rogers developed, and Josie Carey starred.

This is where rogers first developed puppets that would later become household names, such as Daniel Tiger, King Friday, Queen Sara, X the Owl, Henrietta, and Lady Elaine.

In 1963 CBC Toronto brought Rogers to film a series called Misterogders. It consisted of 15-minute-long black and white episodes. It lasted from 1963 to 1967. It was his first time appearing on screen.

In 1968, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood began airing nationally. The show was modified to be a 30-minute-long educational program filled with puppets, learning and love. It was aired by WQED Pittsburgh, which later became PBS.

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood eventually aired 865 episodes and ran for 31 years. Its final season aired in 2001.

In 2002 Rogers was diagnosed with Stomach Cancer. Rogers died on February 27, 2003 with his wife Sara by his side. He was weeks away from turning 75.

Mr. Rogers taught us so many things: He taught us how to love, and be loved. He taught us how to lose and how to succeed. He taught us how to be angry, and how to forgive. But most of all he taught us how to be a …

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35 Legendary Quotes From Meryl Streep In Celebration Of Her 70th Birthday

It’s been 70 years for the Hollywood staple.

In 1949 in the city of Summit, New Jersey, a legend was born. Originally named Mary Louise Streep (and eventually going by Meryl), she’s gone on to star in numerous movie hits and become a household name. Her birthday was just a few weeks ago — Meryl Streep turned 70 years old.

Beginning with voice lessons at age 12, Streep went on through high school and college with the intent of being on stage. At first she leaned more toward opera, but near the end of her collegiate tenure at Vassar College she took more of an interest in acting. After graduating, Streep enrolled in the Yale School of Drama.

After all that schooling, Streep debuted on Broadway when she was 26 in a play called Trelawny of the ‘Wells.’ Two years later she found herself in film in the movie Julia (1977). But it wasn’t until one year after that that Streep began to become recognized, earning an Oscar nomination for her role in the film The Deer Hunter (1978).

With her new-found success, Streep went on to star in many signature films, including Sophie’s Choice (1985; for which she won an Academy Award), The Bridges of Madison County (1995), The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and Mamma Mia! (2008).

Most recently, Streep has been in movies such as The Iron Lady (2011), The Post (2018) and she reprised her role in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018). Currently, Streep has joined the cast of the HBO series Big Little Lies, which is in its second season.

Throughout her acting career, Streep has built up a tremendous list of starring roles, awards and nominations, including a record 23 Academy Award nominations. Along with those she was also given a Golden Globe (specifically the Cecil B. DeMille) for lifetime achievement.

Aside from her acting career, Streep has been married to sculptor Don Gummer for nearly 41 years. She also has four children, each of which has gone on to make a name for themselves in the entertainment industry.

Over the years Streep has accomplished quite a lot and has had one of the greatest acting careers ever. With those achievements also comes speeches, interviews and a bunch of other public appearances, so Streep has had plenty of quotable moments. Here are some of them.

1. You gotta start somewhere.

“Let’s face

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25 Powerful Quotes About Being A Single Parent Every Single Mom Or Dad Can Relate To

Thank you for all you do.

Single Parents Day on March 21 was a day to celebrate all of the amazing efforts displayed by single moms and single dads all over the world, but you can never appreciate all of their hard work enough — especially all in one day.

A single parent’s job is difficult because they’re playing the role of a mother and father while juggling work and keeping the household in check.

Some of the most hardworking and amazing people I know are single parents. I would know — I was raised by a single mother who immigrated from Vietnam in the late 80s. My mother spent most of her life working so that she could earn enough money to send my brother and myself through college. It’s her selfless, hardworking, strong personality that I hope to have even a fraction of. For this, I understand and appreciate what all the single parents in this world do for their kids.

But single parents are only human and they have emotions too. Just like everyone else, they have their limits and breaking points, which are often hidden behind a strong and smiling facade.

So in honor of all the brave and strong single parents, here are 25 relatable and inspiring quotes about being a single mom or a single dad to remind you how amazing these parents really are, year round.

1. Doing normal things is a luxury to them.

“I’m always working, and I’m a single parent, so I don’t think I have time for stuff most normal people do.” — Charlie Murphy

2. No amount of preparation is enough

“I was not prepared to live as a single parent”. — Annette Funicello

3. They work 10 times harder than anyone else.

“I was illustrating, and I was cleaning people’s houses; I was doing whatever I could to take care of my kid as a single parent.” — Emil Ferris

4. Everything has its pros and cons, but the pros make it all worth it.

“Being a single mother is twice the work, twice the stress, and twice the tears, but also twice the hugs, twice the love, and twice the pride.” — Unknown

5. It’s a superpower of its own category.

“I’m a single parent. What’s your superpower?” — Unknown

6. A single parent has the power of two.

“She has to have four arms, four …

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Family Picture

By LC

After Slugg: A Boy’s Life in the Age of Mass Incarceration by Tony Lewis Jr.

There’s something missing with this picture
As I wake onto a random day
In a random hood
In a random city
In America
I listen
Listen to the voice of my mother
Shouting down the bickering of my
Little sister and little brother
But there’s something missing
So I look
Look to find my auntie on the couch
With my baby cousin in hand
Look out the window to find the neighborhood junkie
But he is not the MAN
I’m looking for
See that man has been gone for years
Gone from this family’s struggles
Gone from being this family’s muscle
Gone from this family’s daily hustle
Ironic that I used that last word
‘cause HUSTLE is what got him sentenced
To no return, L.I.F.E.
So my father is what’s missing with this picture
My uncle too
And to every other black child
In a random hood
In a random city
In America
I’m just like you too.…

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Speak Child Speak

By MS

For my daughter

Speak, child, speak,
hold not your tongue because the question that you ask,
the answer that it brings may be the solution that saves us all

Speak, child, speak
Because ignorance is not bliss,
it is apathy to the mind.
It is the residue of stagnant thoughts that destroys itself fully
with the passions of time
& stagnation is death to young & old minds.

Speak, child, speak,
your voice may be the one that touches the world & shapes reality
into a paradise that women, men, & children may grow & peacefully live in.

Speak, child, speak,
Because my voice is old & un-remembered.
It is the weeping in the bowels of coffin ships & it is the creak of rope & wind
& silent kingdoms swaying in a sultry southern breeze,
it is the shackles of falsehoods binding me to inferior thoughts of mental slavery,
It is the sound of a fast life lived & lost in court rooms
silently weeping in cells trying to escape my self-created hell.

Speak, child, speak,
Because you are the Grace of God & the Dreams of a Nation.

SPEAK, CHILD, SPEAK…

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Free Verse: Tame the Fire

In this free verse poetry, “Tame the Fire.”
 

In this free verse poetry, I was a six-year-old girl. My family lived on a farm in the countryside of Hayden, Id. It was a perfect Saturday, the weather was cooler, we were heading into fall.

It was perfect for burning trash in the old barrel on the side of the old shed. I was watching my brothers burning trash when something horrible happened. Life can change as quickly as a shift in the wind. I’ll describe through words in poetry.

Free Verse Poetry: Tame the Fire

At five and seven what did they
know of fire?
Nothing until that day.
Sticks and a barrel of flames.

Of fire that eats flesh, leaving you like
a sun-dried raisin.
Running, and laughing with fire,
it loves the wind and cloth.

It eats cloth.
It ate my brother’s leg.

He ran screaming, running from the
flesh-eating fire.
I ran too. I ran to get mother.

Mother was “the fire tamer.”

Mom threw him upon the
ground, like a rolling pin.
Rolling him back and forth,
like she was rolling out bread dough.

Bread she would make every Saturday.
Mother snuffed out the flesh-eating fire.…

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Free Verse: Hibernation

In this free verse poetry, “Hibernation.”
 

This poem is from an observance of watching children from day to day and how the seasons play a role in their behavior. I believe the seasons have voices and stir the changes in one’s soul. Watching children throughout the year provide lenses for me to view not only the reactions that have offered inspiration but to experience life through their eyes.

Free Verse Poetry: Hibernation
 

Hidden inside the groping,
fingers of fall, besides,
the old Pinewood apartments
we stand to wait for the yellow bus.
All year their excited voices rise and fall
like the changing leaves.
But here, they are quieted and still.
On the cusp of winter, cold air
penetrates like piercing ice sickles
in a foot thick of snow.
I insert my hands to the warmth
—Melting shivers, to the prickle of the wind,
and thankful for how peaceful they are,
capable of silence. Sometimes
I think there is another place where life,
cannot change us.
Each day we inhale and stop as the
yellow bus rumbles and grinds itself
along with pavement.
The sun crawls from tree to tree and dances across,
the frosty green slivers.
The earth spins in the grinding pavement.…

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