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'Love at first sight': 6 timeless quotes about parenting for Mother's Day

"I never believed in love at first sight ... but that all changed the moment I became a mother."
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For millions of moms across the land, Mother's Day is a time for pampering and relaxation — along with heaping helpings of nostalgia and reflection.

As part of the "Life Changes" challenge on the TODAY Parenting Team, dozens of our contributors have been describing all the ways life changes after children arrive on the scene. We've compiled some timeless quotes about parenting from six of our Parenting Team community members here.

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1. "The greatest love." —Katie Reed, A Mother Thing

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Katie Reed / TODAY Parenting Team

2. "You lose a piece of yourself." —Naptime Tales

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Naptime Tales / TODAY Parenting Team

3. "I'm different after having a son." —Justin Ricklefs

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Justin Ricklefs / TODAY Parenting Team

4. "Love at first sight." —Rachel Essling

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Rachel Essling / TODAY Parenting Team

5. Becoming a mother "saved my life." —Laura Ward

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Laura Ward / TODAY Parenting Team

6. "Everything is going to be okay." —Titania Jordan

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Titania Jordan / TODAY Parenting Team

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