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90+ Best Quotes About Spending Time With Kids

Looking for some quotes that will tug at your hear strings? Inside you’ll find over 90 beautiful spending time with kids quotes that I’m sure are going to make you want to drop everything and schedule some one on one time.

90 Spending time with kids quotes

It’s true what they say; don’t blink. Before you know it, you are out of the trenches and you’ll find yourself missing the time when your little one mispronounced spaghetti or wore princess dresses to go grocery shopping.

While you might not miss the hardships that come with the varying seasons of parenting, it’s the little things that will really stick with you that you will find yourself yearning for. Like the dress-up and mispronounced words.

While we can’t slow time, we can learn to make more of the time that we do have by intentionally spending time with our children and really listening to them, hearing them out, and caring for them. 

Being there when they need us most is one of the most important things we can do for our kids.

Parenting can be a nightmare at times, but oh boy, do those smiles at the end of the day during family time make everything worth it.

Here are more than 90 inspiring spending time with your child quotes that you will want to save for later. 

They are a great way to help you remember all that you have been given.

Inspiring Spending Time with Kids Quotes

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Quotes About Spending Quality Time with Your Kids 

They say kids are the best thing to happen to us in our lifetimes and well, I have to agree. The best way to show appreciation for the wonderful gift that is our children is by spending time with them on a daily basis.

As many of the following quotes say, you will never regret spending more time with your kids at the end of your life. You will only wish you had spent more free time with your own children.

Here are some beautiful quotes about spending quality time with our children in the busy world of today.

In the art of parenting, joy is a masterpiece created with moments, not things. – Lauren Tingley

“Spending quality time with your children is always the right decision” – Poppy Sparkles

Spending quality time with my kids is not a task; it’s a treasure. – Lauren Tingley

Quality time with my kids is the secret sauce that makes ordinary days extraordinary. – Lauren Tingley

“The surest way to a child’s heart is to spend time with them.” – Kevin Heath

The joy of parenthood is a never-ending roller coaster of love and laughter. – Lauren Tingley

The best memories are made when you spend time with your child. – Lauren Tingley

The greatest gift we can give our children is our undivided time and attention. – Lauren Tingley

“Love is really spelled T I M E.” – Dieter F. Uctdorf

“The benefits of spending quality time with your kids will reach far beyond their childhood.” – Selah Home

“Spending time with kids brings a sense of balance to our lives. It reminds us that the best things in life aren’t things.” – Richard Carlson

Parenting is the ultimate joyride – buckle up for laughter and love! – Lauren Tingley

“The most important time is family time.” – unknown

Making memories with my kids: where every snapshot is a burst of happiness. – Lauren Tingley

“Your children can be around you all day, but if you don’t spend quality time with them and you don’t pay attention to them and talk to them and listen to them, it doesn’t matter that they’re just around you.” – Brandy Norwood

“A child is going to remember who was there, not what was spent on them. Kids outgrow a toy and outfits, but they never outgrow time and love.” – Proud to be a Mom

Quality time with my kids is my daily dose of sunshine, even on the darkest days. – Lauren Tingley

Life’s popcorn moments: watching movies with the little stars of my show. – Lauren Tingley

In the eyes of a child, spending time with them is the greatest act of love. -Lauren Tingley

“The best thing you can spend on your kids is time.” – Familyedcentre.org

“Kids don’t need things. Kids need parents to spend time with them.” – Pastor Rick

My heart sings in the chorus of laughter when spending time with my little ones. – Lauren Tingley

“Kids won’t remember their best day of screen time.” – Gabb

In the game of life, playing with my kids is always a win. -Lauren Tingley

You’ll never look back on life and think, ‘I spent too much time with my kids’.

“If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money.” – Abigail Van Buren

Time spent with kids is a reminder of how simple and beautiful life can be.” – Fmstatistics.fm

“Spending time with children is more important than spending money on children.” – Anthony Douglas Williams

“Time spent playing with a child is never wasted.” – Dawn Lantero

“Children grow up fast, so make sure to cherish every moment spent with them.”  – Unknown

“Spending time with your children is one thing you will never regret.” – Nurturing Life

“In the end, kids won’t remember that fancy toy you bought them, they will remember the time you spent with them.” – Travel with Meraki

“The more time you spend with your child, the more time they’ll want to spend with you.” – Anthony D. Williams

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Famous Quotes About Spending Time with Kids

Parenting is the most rewarding experience and these notable people have said it best.

Here are some beautiful quotes from famous people about spending time with kids.

“As a mom, you have to look at how much time you’re spending with your kids. There is nothing you will regret more in your life – nothing – than not being present for your children.” – Jamie Lee Curtis

“A day spent with you is my favorite day. So today is my new favorite day.” – Winnie the Pooh

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss 

“I always say if you aren’t yelling at your kids, you aren’t spending enough time with them.” – Reese Witherspoon

“I get a huge buzz from spending time with kids.” – Prince Harry

“The best way to make children good is to make them happy.” – Oscar Wilde

“The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.” – C.S. Lewis

“Your children need your presence more than your presents.” – Jesse Jackson

“Children make your life important.” – Erma Bombeck

“The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way.” – Keanu Reeves

“In the end, kids will not remember that fancy toy or game you bought for them; they will remember the time you spent with them.” – Kevin Heath

“To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today.” – Barbara Johnson

“The best inheritance a parent can give to his children is a few minutes of their time each day.” – O. A. Battista

“There is no sound more joyful than the giggle of a child. Cherish it, encourage it, and join in when you can.” – Richard Branson

“The most valuable thing you can spend on your children is time.” – Arnold Glasow

“Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time.” – Rick Warren

“A child’s love could simply be one of the most beautiful sounds in the world.” – Hafiz

“In the garden of a child’s life, a single moment of connection is like a beautiful bloom.” – Fred Rogers

“The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.” – Peggy O’Mara

“Kids spell love T-I-M-E.” – John Crudele

“Children are not things to be molded but are people to be unfolded.” – Jess Lair

“The love and attention you give to your children today are the investments they make in the future.” – Steve Maraboli

“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.” – Neil Postman

“The most effective way to raise compassionate kids is to show them compassion.” – Gloria Steinem

“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

“The best part of having two babies at once, a son and a daughter, is mostly everything. You’re just having that feeling of love inside you all the time and motherhood is such a fulfilling place to be. I kind of wish it would have happened to me earlier in my life.” – Jennifer Lopez

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

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

“To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children.” – James E. Faust

“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

“Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.” – Carl Jung

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

“I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.” – Maya Angelou

“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” – Anne Frank

“Children make your life important.” – Erma Bombeck

“I don’t think quality time is as special as quality time with your family.” – Reba McEntire

What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” – Mother Teresa

The best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.” – Harry S. Truman

When you have children, there is no room for lies, no room for anything but the truth. Anything other than that is a bad example, I believe.” – Johnny Depp

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.” – Mark Wahlberg

Quotes About the Importance of Family 

Now, we can all have fun as a family while also accepting the fact that we are human beings that mess up from time to time. 

No matter what, though, valuing our lives today as a family will always bring everyone closer together and make for some beautiful memories tomorrow.

Wholesome family time should always be on the agenda, especially after a bad day.

Here are some quotes about the importance of spending time as a family.

“Family: small moments in time creating memories that last a lifetime.” – The Random Vibez

“The most valuable currency we can spend is time with our family.” – Proud Happy Mama

“Family time is not just a moment; it’s a masterpiece of joy and togetherness.” – Unknown

“In the book of life, the chapter on family is a bestseller full of happy moments.” – Unknown

“Time spent with family is worth every second.” – motivationformom.com

“Time together as a family is a gift.” – Joanna Gaines

“Happiness lives inside of the smallest moments.” – @karaevensphotog

“My greatest pleasure is spending time with my family.” – Siri Hustvedt

Funny Quotes About Spending Time with Kids 

It’s the little things in life that help us get by and I don’t know about you, but for me, the most important thing is the little bit of fun we get to have with our kids every day. 

We can choose to get through the day without bouts of laughter, but what will really have you appreciating your life with your kids at the end of the day is the acknowledgment of the fun you can have together. 

Here are some funny quotes about spending time with kids that’ll make you smile.

Parenting is the only job where you can have the best day ever and the worst day ever within the same 24 hours.

My house is basically just a zoo where the animals demand snacks.

Parenting is 90% talking in a weird voice. The other 10% is convincing them to put on pants.

I love spending time with my children except when they are sick, hungry, tired, or annoying. – Some E Cards

Parenthood: where bedtime is a negotiation, and negotiations are a bedtime story.

It all starts with a late period, and then you aren’t on time for anything ever again. – Motherly

Parenting is 50% pretending you know what you’re doing and 50% convincing your kids you do.

Parenting: the only profession where the boss is always awake and the employees never nap.

Quotes for the Less Than Perfect Parents 

Repeat after me: there is no such thing as a perfect parent, just like there is no such thing as perfect children. No amount of money in the world can make you become what you envision as a “perfect parent”. Want to know a little secret?

An imperfect parent makes for the best parent. Yes, you heard that right. 

Parents who own up to their mistakes and allow themselves to make them in the first place are the so-called “perfect” ones. 

We have to show our kids that life is much more than material things. It is about showing up, spending the time, and making the effort. 

That right there is what matters most and the great thing about parenting is that you can always try again to be a better parent. 

There might not be perfect parents, but there are perfect moments. 

Here are some quotes for the less-than-perfect parents about spending time with kids.

“No one tells you that the hardest part of motherhood is when your kids grow up.” – A Parent’s Humor

“The greatest reflection of your priorities is your time. Whatever you say about what matters to you, the true test is where you place your time.” – Nick Crocker

“Having fun with children creates connection. Connection builds relationships. Relationships are what we need to raise our children. So start having more fun, more of the time.” – Bridgett Miller

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault

“As your kids grow they may forget what you said, but won’t forget how you made them feel.” – Kevin Heath

“Always find time for the things that make you feel happy to be alive.” – @dizzybrunettes

Quotes on Spending Time with Kids

I hope these quotes were able to inspire you and remind you to spend as much time with your kids while you can. They grow up so fast and you’ll never regret the time you spent together when they are young.

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