A quote hangs on the wall in my friend Betsy’s kitchen that inspires me and challenges me in this role of mother. I wasn’t able to find a source, but I love it so much a created a little free printable for you below. The statement, “Children have only one childhood” is such a great reminder that they are only little once, and then the magic is gone. I want to enjoy it, soak it up, let them be little and revel in their littleness. I want them to be free and to explore and to get messy and to be wild. I want them to run barefoot and climb and jump and discover. If there is a child in your life to love, you hold a responsibility to their childhood to let them experience. You don’t have to force it to be magical. Childhood is magical on its own. Don’t rush them, don’t overschedule, don’t make them grow up too fast. Protect them from harm, but give them freedom. Let them be little, they only get to do it once.



Click here to download the pdf to print for personal use only.

I’ve had a blast participating in the Ultimate Baby blog event with all of these amazing bloggers. I’ve linked to the other Celebrate Childhood posts below.

Follow Dayna :: Lemon Lime Adventures’s board Everything Baby on Pinterest.

Celebrating Childhood: Real Stories | Real Children – Lemon Lime Adventures

Rare videos: Gabriel & Sophie babbling. – La Cité des Vents

My whole pregnancy step by step – The Colored Married Life
The Mess of Motherhood – The Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide

The Pacifier Battles – Let The Journey Begin
It’s the small moments that mean the most – Trust Me, I’m a Mom
Celebrate Childhood with Play – Powerful Mothering
Children Have Only One Childhood {Free Printable} – Bare Feet on the Dashboard

You’re the Baby of a Blogger When... – Hand Made Kids Art

Turning Memories Into Movies – Conceiving Piper

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