Family quote - You will never have this day with your children again. Today is a gift. Breathe and notice. Study their little faces and feet. Relish the charms of the present. Enjoy today mama, it will be gone before you know it.
Academics are important, sure. Character, integrity, honesty, being able to speak up for yourself and communicate well really matters. In the real world no one asks about your academics - but they will remember how you treat them.