6 Things I Want my Kids to Know About Love

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Gia is totally into the holidays this year more than ever. She still doesn’t quite understand everything about Valentine’s day as we saw in this video, but, she’s still pretty adorable with all her talk about love and hearts and candy and the color pink. She’s really excited about Valentine’s Day and so am I. I like making heart-shaped pancakes for breakfast and eating candy and celebrating love. (Ok so I’ve never actually made heart pancakes, but I will this year, I swear. Gia specifically requested them.)

Valentine’s day can certainly be a bit of a Hallmark holiday but I don’t think it has to be. Forget about the overpriced flowers and the heart-shaped boxes of candy and focus what’s truly important. It’s a day to celebrate love a little more than we might already.

With Valentine’s day on the horizon I started to think about what I want Gia and Nicholas to know about love. I fully expect to have many chats with Gia (and hopefully Nicholas) about romantic love, as they get older and have school crushes and their first loves. But love is so much more than romance.

So here are 6 things I want my kids to know about love.

The Quinntessential Mommy

1. Try not to worry about romantic love. You’ll find it when the time is right.

2. Love yourself. Treat yourself well. Because if you truly love yourself you’ll have more love to give to others.

3. Love is powerful and it can truly transform lives.

4. There is such a thing as unconditional love. You’ll know the meaning of unconditional love when you have children of your own one day.

5. Love is enough. When it seems like it’s not enough and things get complicated, it usually means someone’s ego is getting in the way.

6. Love is truly the foundation for everything.

♥ ♥ ♥Happy Valentine’s Day from my family to yours! ♥ ♥ ♥


The Quinntessential Mommy

The Quinntessential Mommy

The Quinntessential Mommy

♥ In the comments, tell me what you want to teach your kids about love ♥

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  • Reply Tina Marie

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you and the family! These are some really great tips for little ones to learn.

    2-14-15 at 7:08 am
    • Reply Krista

      Thanks so much Tina!

      2-14-15 at 1:02 pm
  • Reply Clare Speer

    I love the sweet message and you have adorable kids! They are so cute! Love the pics!

    2-14-15 at 8:11 am
    • Reply Krista

      Thanks Clare! I think they’re pretty cute but I’m biased LOL

      2-14-15 at 1:02 pm
  • Reply Gfitie Etcetera

    So true! The unconditional love I feel for my kids is something I need my boys to know about!

    2-14-15 at 9:21 am
    • Reply Krista

      It’s really kind of crazy!

      2-14-15 at 1:02 pm
  • Reply Cassandra Stone

    Love this. So good to remember and all very true! Sharing this on my page today.

    2-14-15 at 11:10 am
    • Reply Krista

      Thanks for the share Cassandra!! That’s so sweet of you!

      2-14-15 at 1:03 pm
  • Reply Kirsten

    Cute post and your kids are adorable! Your points about love are perfect and so true. Love this!

    2-14-15 at 4:32 pm
  • Reply Nikki

    I totally agree on the idea of not worrying about romantic love. Good friendships, family, and relationships are where you will find true love. Romantic love will come with a strong relationship.

    2-14-15 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply M from K&M: The Stay-at-Home Life

    These are wonderful things to teach kids. All so important!

    2-14-15 at 7:14 pm
  • Reply Michelle

    Words every parent should teach their children, pictures are delightful. Happy Valentine’s Day!

    2-15-15 at 5:00 am
  • Reply Alice Young

    Lovely photos you captured for this post! Such a great list to teach children all so true!!
    Thanks for linking up #MummyMonday x

    2-16-15 at 10:38 am
  • Reply Carolyn

    A lovely post! And you have gorgeous children! My motto for my daughter is ‘no matter what, mummy loves you’.

    2-16-15 at 2:04 pm
  • Reply Jenny Eaves

    Great message and such cute kids! 🙂 x

    2-16-15 at 2:41 pm
  • Reply Jennifer

    Sweet little list. I love this and hope to share these things with my little man. Happy Late Valentine’s Day! Hope it was a good one!
    ~Jennifer @ http://www.jaysgordon.com
    Visiting from #mummymonday 🙂

    2-16-15 at 5:48 pm
  • Reply Annabel Woolmer

    So true, especially 2. and 6. Thanks for writing. Over from #MummyMonday

    2-17-15 at 2:06 am
  • Reply Christine Gallagher

    These are all great things your children should learn you are doing a great job and the kids are just adorable

    2-18-15 at 6:42 am
  • Reply Allie

    Loving your blog! I’d love it if you stopped by and shared this post and some of your others from last week, on Worthwhile Wednesdays!
    ~Allie http://www.craftyallieblog.com

    2-18-15 at 8:52 am
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  • Reply Raising Mighty Girls

    I stick by number 1! It’s one of our family mottos. #mummymonday

    3-30-15 at 6:24 am
  • Reply Debi

    Love never gets old… Your 6 points are spot on! I would like to take credit for teaching you all about Love… But I think this is all your own! You found love with your wonderful hubby and the rest just came to you…
    You always make me proud…
    I love you 💞

    2-15-16 at 8:24 am
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