Maya Angelou Quotes I plan on instilling in my child

When I heard about the brutal attacks and murders that took place in the Santa Barbara on May 24th, my heart sunk. Since becoming a mom, I can barely watch anything on television that is violent. I have become protective of children and more aware of human rights in general. This tragic event has been on my mind and I’ve wanted to post something about it for the past few days. I originally started doing research on how to boost your child’s self-confidence and how to keep the lines of communication open with your teen. But yesterday, Maya Angelou died. Facebook flooded with images of her famous quotes. She was a talent, a force, and an overall amazing woman. I recognized several quotes and wish I grew up living by them. I’m glad it’s not too late to share them to my daughter. I’m grateful Maya Angelou gave us the gift of her words, her mind, and her heart. I plan on reading the works of this great woman and instilling her powerful words to my daughter. Pop culture and parts of society have a way of undoing our best intentions for our children. Exposure is inevitable, so it is our duty as parents to not only love our children, but teach them that love comes from within. In order to do that, we need to start with ourselves. I really wish Elliot Rodger opened up his heart and mind to the possibility a better world before he decided to live in the one he created in his head. My heart breaks for the lives that were lost as a result of his hate, and my condolences go out to the families, friends, and communities affected by this tragic event.

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” – Maya Angelou

Here are just a few of Maya Angelou’s powerful quotes: Follow Westside Mommy’s board quotes on Pinterest.


I am a new mom to a baby girl. I live in West Los Angeles. This blog is about my experiences as a new mom and navigating my way through kid-friendly L.A.

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