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Sandra Bullock’s Most Beautiful & Honest Quotes On Motherhood

The actor is a proud mom of two.

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Sandra Bullock prioritizes her role as a mom. The Unforgivable star adopted her 11-year-old son Louis in 2010, and then later adopted her daughter Laila, 9, in 2015. Here are some of her most powerful quotes on motherhood through the years.

My priorities are my kids, my kids, my kids... Everything is about them being OK, being in school, having what they need.

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They drive me crazy and I want them to go to sleep and when they are asleep, an hour and a half into the quiet, I miss them. I go to their rooms like, ‘Are they alive?’ ... For me, it’s the most painful and beautiful feeling on a daily basis.

It’s all about my kids. If I could never work again, I’d be okay with it because I’d get to go home and be with my babies.

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I am hard on my kids in that I want them to be respectful and kind, but I also want them to be kids and for us to have a really good time. So, I have to restrain myself because my sternness comes out of fear. I have to stop being as scared as I am.

My family is not how most people thought it would look, but it’s better.

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Sometimes you’re born into a family, sometimes you need to go find it, sometimes it finds you. But no matter how it comes together, when it does, family is what you fight for, family is what you protect.

I need to be there for every single moment that [my kids] have. It’s harder for me to leave them than I think it is for them when I leave.

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Am I the mother my son deserves? ... Am I able to keep my son safe? Did I pick up all the dog poop in the yard before the playdate? Worrying used to be very paralyzing for me, and now I can talk myself off the ledge. [My son] is the one who snapped me out of it.

The other day I raised my voice, and [my son] started tearing up, and then I started tearing up, and I was like, turn away, turn away, be strong.

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It’s a scary thing to think that when your beautiful son grows up and becomes a man, someone’s not going to treat him the way that you treat him simply because of the color of his skin. It breaks my heart. It makes me full of rage. It makes me afraid.

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We have rules. I let everyone else be the aunties and uncles who spoil him and I’m the one that lays down the law.