Parenting in Six Words

There is something about the new year that makes me want to reflect, ponder, and set goals that will be quickly forgotten (like the 3 days I got swept up in the life-changing magic of tidying up before acknowledging that for my family, tidy is an unrealistic goal). What am I doing with my life? How is my family doing? Why does my cat always look at me that way?

I was in this reflecting mindset a few weeks ago when I asked FB group members what parenting means to them, with the constraint that they boil it down to just 6 words (this seemed simpler than writing in haiku which was the alternative consideration).

There were hundreds of wonderful thoughts shared. All were great. Here are my favorites.
parenting in six words

What about you? What does parenting mean to you in six words?