When some celebrity moms got real about motherhood

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some celebrity moms got real about motherhood
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There is no difference between a mother and a celebrity mother and you see it when these women got real about everything related to motherhood. How you accept and love your body, How you accept the changes in life and deal with it in every possible way and How to balance work and life.

From struggles and pleasures to breaking stereotypes, here’s what these powerful women got to say about the unconditional love every mother shares with her child.

 

  • Beyoncé

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“I felt very maternal around eight months, and I thought I couldn’t become any more until I saw the baby. But it happened during my labor because I had a very strong connection with my child. I felt like when I was having contractions, I envisioned my child pushing through a very heavy door. And I imagined this tiny infant doing all the work, so I couldn’t think about my own pain …. We were talking. I know it sounds crazy, but I felt a communication.”

—Vogue, March 2013

 

  • Salma Hayek

“Pregnancy is all a blur now. But I remember the advice that my aunt gave me — my aunt who never had any babies. She spent some time with us when Valentina (her daughter) was not even 1 month old, and she said to me, ‘Put her to sleep yourself every night. Sing to her and cradle her in your arms and sit by her side — every night. Because one day, you won’t be able to carry her anymore, and it’s going to happen really fast.”

—American Baby, August 2008

 

  • Mila Kunis

“Another important thing to learn is that kids have a personality that has nothing to do with you. I have a really sweet daughter. She wants to hug all the other kids. I didn’t teach her to be sweet. It has nothing to do with me. I’ve realized you can control only so much.”

—Glamour, July 2016

 

  • Michelle Obama

‘For me, being a mother made me a better professional, because coming home every night to my girls reminded me what I was working for. And being a professional made me a better mother, because by pursuing my dreams, I was modelling for my girls how to pursue their dreams.’

– Michelle Obama speaking at the Let Girls Learn event in 2015

 

  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“A friend was just visiting and she said to me, ‘Your parenting is not very Nigerian.’ In Nigeria — and, I think, in many cultures — you control children. And I feel like, my daughter is 15 months, she doesn’t have a sense of consequences. And I enjoy watching her. So, she tears a page of a book? Whatever. She throws my shoes down. So? It’s fun. I love that she’s quite strong-willed … [My husband] says to me, ‘Well, at least we know where she got her personality from.’ She’s quite fierce.”

—The Guardian, March 2017

 

  • Blake Lively

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“Having a baby is just living in the constant unexpected. You never know when you’re gonna get crapped on or when you’re gonna get a big smile or when that smile immediately turns into hysterics. It might be like living with a drug addict.”

—The Los Angeles Times, April 2015

 

  • Drew Barrymore

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‘My favourite thing about being a mom is just what a better person it makes you on a daily basis. Every morning when I wake her up, the end game is, “Can I get her to smile?” And that puts me in a good mood. It’s definitely a different way to live – and a much better one.’

– Drew Barrymore, speaking to Good Housekeeping in 2013

 

  • Kerry Washington

“I can be covered in spit-up on a conference call while I’m pumping and that’s OK, because this is my perfect. It may not be somebody else’s, but this is mine.”

—The Edit, May 2017

 

  • Kim Kardashian

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“I know some people find breastfeeding such a private, personal experience, while other people are very open and even breastfeed in public. Now that I’m a mom, I say whatever makes you comfortable goes.”

— she wrote on her app in January 2015.

 

  • Penélope Cruz

“From the first second, you feel so much love. It is a revolutionary experience. That’s the best way I can describe it. It transforms you completely, in a second. Nature is very wise and gives you nine months to prepare, but in that moment — when you see that face, you are transformed forever … Even if you have heard from all your friends and family, ‘This is what’s going to happen,’ until it happens to you, it’s hard to understand in your soul.”

—Vogue, June 2011

 

  • Keira Knightley

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‘Ultimately, as long as my kid is alright, everything is fine. I think motherhood puts everything into perspective, I really do.’

– Keira Knightley, speaking to The Telegraph in 2015

 

 

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