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'I am completely changed:' 15 amazing, relatable quotes from celebrity momsThey inspire us -- Chrissy Teigen, Kristen Bell, Pink, Carrie Underwood and more -- for being open and honest about the joys and laughs of motherhood.
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Being a mom is a beautiful mess, whether you are celebrity or not.
But when famous mamas speak up about their experiences, it makes us feel better right?
They laugh, cry, stress, love and wipe babies' bottoms just like the rest of us.
We dug through the internet to find those great celebrity mom moments and advice. Some are funny. Some are sweet. Here are our favorites.
Jennifer GarnerShe may be People's Most Beautiful Issue cover gal year, but the actress and mom to three children with ex-husband Ben Affleck said her children would rather see her in a ponytail without any make up on. And while some actresses (Charlize Theron ) balk at playing some mom roles, Garner said there's no richer material to mine."I'm really glad that I'm playing moms, because there's no more rich time in women's lives than when you have your babies, and when you're trying to figure out how to parent them and balance everything," she told "Today ." Of course, we also personally like when Garner shares either her funny mom fails or her children's successes, like .
Blake LivelyAs Blake Lively works on baby number three , she described the whiplash reality of living with newborn James, now 5, but before Inez, now 2, came along with "Deadpool" actor and husband Ryan Reynolds.
"Having a baby is just living in the constant unexpected," she told the Los Angeles Times in 2015. "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."
Schedule daily special time. Let your child choose an activity where you hang out together for 10 or 15 minutes with no interruptions. There's no better way for you to show your love.
It's impossible to choose just one. So we'll choose a few, short quotes.The mom of Luna, 3, and Miles, almost 1, tweeted, "no one told me i would be coming home in diapers too." She also likes to take down those that go after her for her personal or parenting choice.
"I despise mommy shamers. I am a proud shamer of mommy shamers," she wrote on .
Kristen Bell"The Good Place" actress and mom to daughters Lincoln, 5 and Delta, 4, tries to live by another another quote, one by Eleanor Roosevelt: "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
So when it comes to mom shamers she has this to say:"Take responsibility and go like ... 'No, I feel confident with what I'm doing. No, thank you for that advice.' That's a choice," she told Cafe Mom. "If you're confident with what you're doing even if that's some weird, bizarre parenting technique that you know works for your kid or you feel happy about, do it! Don't let anyone tell you you shouldn't be doing that."
Serena WilliamsTennis superstar Serena Williams, 37, said of her daughter Alexis that children even the playing odds. She reached out to other parents, asking for a little support after her daughter ran amok on a plane ."Kids humble us," she said. "The other day on a flight home Olympia insisted on running up and down the aisle and when I finally got her to sit still, she threw up all over me. #ThisMama would love to hear your stories of motherhood.. even ones like this!"
PinkThe 39-year-old singer and mom of two explained to Carson Daly on the "Today" show just how life-altering it is to become a mother and how that has changed her song writing. Pink has two children, Jameson, 2 and Willow, 7 with husband Carey Hart.
More:Pink will no longer post photos of her kids after social media shaming: 'I cried so hard'
"I am completely changed since being a mom. I'm much more open, I'm much more accepting of myself, I'm much more thoughtful. I think about the world more, and what we're leaving for these kids, and the direction we're headed in. And so I guess it changes your music."
Hilaria BaldwinThe mom of four with actor Alex Baldwin took everyone along on social media as she shared her miscarriage . She went on the "Today" show to encourage women to stop the silence, but also opened up about embracing the experience.
"When we agree to be parents, we have to accept the good and the bad," Baldwin said . "It's not just all diapers and blankets and hair-bows. We have to open our hearts and realize there are going to be bad moments, too."
Carrie UnderwoodThe country music star is every mom trying to find work-life balance. She and husband Mike Fisher share 3-year-old Isiah and just welcomed their second son, Jacob, three months ago.
“Balance is what it’s all about. No matter what your job is,” Underwood told Us Weekly . “Being a mom, working and dividing your time. It is what we all have to do as mothers.”
Kelly ClarksonThe country singer and coach at "The Voice" is mom and stepmom to four children ranging in from ages 3 to 17 with husband Brandon Blackstock. Although she's said there been days when she's cried and not known if she could handle it all, children are ultimately a confidence booster.“I’ve always been a confident girl, I’ve always felt sexy and intelligent," Clarkson told Refinery29. "But after becoming a mother, the amount of (expletive) that you get done, you’re so impressed with yourself! It’s the most empowering feeling, because it makes you want to worry about the pettiness and trivial things a lot less."
Kate MiddletonDuchess Kate Middleton said at a London school visit during one of her speeches about mental health awareness that she models her children's upbringing after her own.
More:'It's so hard:' Kate Middleton knows the parenting struggle is real"My parents taught me about the importance of qualities like kindness, respect and honesty, and I realize how central values like these have been to me throughout my life," she said. "That is why William and I want to teach our little children, George and Charlotte, just how important these things are as they grow up. In my view it is just as important as excelling at maths or sport."
"Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them." - Oscar Wilde
Busy PhilippsThe mom of daughters Birdie and Cricket said her own mom often repeated the Shakespeare quote, "And this above all, to thine own self be true." Even on days when she's not feeling good about her own body image, she told "Today " she's careful not to say anything around her daughters. She wants her daughters to be true to themselves and respect their bodies."We really focus on being strong,"she said. "And we really focus on how amazing our bodies are as women and all the incredible things that are bodies do, especially as Birdie, oh God, is approaching puberty."
Hoda KotbThe "Today" show host and mom of two has taken us along for the ride as her two daughters came into her life through adoption. First came Haley Joy in February 2017 and then Hope Catherine in April 2019. Kotb thought she'd never be a mother and told People she had "an average life." Then Haley arrived.
"She stepped in it, my heart exploded. And then, all of a sudden, this little girl Hope steps in and you realize how much room there is in there. You think you’re topped out. But your heart’s ability to expand blows my mind."
Mila KunisThe 35-year-old mom of Wyatt, 4, and Dimitri, 2, with Ashton Kutcher, said you can't have it all – at least all at once. The "Bad Moms" actress told Glamour that when her and Kutcher decided to have children she took a "whatever will happen will happen" approach to her career."I took a chunk of time off. If it were up to (Ashton), we would have had kids much sooner. But I had contracts for films I had to do. I was like, 'Let me finish this last thing, "Jupiter Ascending," and we’re a go. I’m going to take a solid break from acting.' And let me tell you, when I would get a call with an offer, I wouldn’t even flinch. I was like, 'No, I’m pregnant. No, I have a baby.' I wasn’t ready to go back. I was so happy saying no, that I knew it was the right decision."
The actress and mom of two wrote a social media post about the emotional ride she took when she decided to stop breastfeeding her 6-month-old daughter . But she rallied in the lengthy post when she decided to give herself and all the other moms of the world a break from feeling like a failure for not doing enough for long enough.
"We are strong as hell over-achievers! I am amazed at all that we can do in a single day! That goes for myself, my mom friends, my mom or my sister! I'm talking to you too mom, I don't know who's reading this. I want to share this because deciding to stop BF'ing was so emotional and hard."
Ayesha CurryYou know what's not talked about when it comes to being a great mom? Having a great marriage. But Curry said that the secret family harmony is date nights with Golden State Warrior basketball star Stephen Curry . The couple have three young children and were married in July 2011."Putting ourselves first, and making sure that we make time for date nights and for each other," Curry told Hello Giggles. "That’s been very important, as hard as it is. "Because when you become a parent, you want to put your kids first, and we do, but we do it second to our relationship. Because ultimately, when our relationship is good, the kids are happy and they’re thriving and our family life is good. We have to put that into perspective and realize that it’s not us being selfish, it’s making sure we set a strong foundation." LinkedIn
So much cuteness! Celebrity moms with their kids
A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.Beyonce and Blue Ivy Carter attend the NBA All-Star Game 2018 at Staples Center on Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. Allen Berezovsky, Getty Images
FullscreenSerena Williams of Team USA along with her husband Alexis Ohanian and their daughter Alexis Olympia, center, watch the action during the first round of the 2018 Fed Cup at U.S. Cellular Center on Feb. 10, 2018, in Asheville, N.C. Richard Shiro, Getty Images
Get your kids vaccinated. Outbreaks of measles and other diseases still occur in our country and throughout the world.
FullscreenJennifer Lopez, son Maximilian David Muniz and daughter Emme Maribel Muniz arrive at Twentieth Century Fox and Dreamworks Animation's "Home" premiere at Regency Village Theatre on March 22, 2015, in Westwood, Calif. Jason Merritt, Getty Images
FullscreenThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son, Archie, during a photo call in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain on May 8, 2019. Domic Lipinski, PA via EPA-EFE
FullscreenKim Kardashian and daughter, North West at a private showing of the Ariana Grande Dangerous Woman Show at the Forum Club in Inglewood, Calif. on March 31, 2017. Rich Fury, Forum Photos via Getty Images
FullscreenGisele Bundchen and daughter Vivian Brady celebrate after the New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston on Feb. 5 2017. Matthew Emmons, USA TODAY Sports
FullscreenAngelina Jolie with children Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt, Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt, Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt and Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt attend "The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind" special screening at Crosby Street Hotel on Feb. 25, 2019, in New York. Monica Schipper, Getty Images for Netflix
FullscreenFuture Zahir Wilburn, Ciara and Russell Wilson attend the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. Jeff Kravitz, FilmMagic for dcp
FullscreenCarrie Underwood with her husband Mike Fisher and their son Isaiah Michael, 3, at her star unveiling ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Sept. 20, 2018, in Hollywood. Robyn Beck, AFP/Getty Images
FullscreenChrissy Teigen, John Legend and daughter Luna attend Disney On Ice Presents Dare to Dream Celebrity Skating Party at Staples Center on Dec. 14, 2018, in Los Angeles. Ari Perilstein, Getty Images for Feld Entertainm
FullscreenPink and her daughter Willow Sage Hart stand on the field prior to the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. Christian Petersen, Getty Images
FullscreenJennifer Garner with her children Violet Affleck, Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck and Samuel Garner Affleck at her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Aug.20, 2018, in Hollywood, Calif. Robyn Beck, AFP/Getty Images
FullscreenBlake Lively and her daughter James cheer at the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony honoring her husband Ryan Reynolds with a star in Hollywood, Calif. on Dec. 15, 2016. Mark Ralston, AFP/Getty Images
FullscreenKingston Rossdale, left, Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale, Blake Shelton, and Gwen Stefani attend STX Films World Premiere of "UglyDolls" at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on April 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. Rich Fury, Getty Images
Limit digital media for your youngest family members. Avoid digital media for toddlers younger than 18 to 24 months other than video chatting. For children 18 to 24 months, watch digital media with them because they learn from watching and talking with you. Limit screen use for preschool children, ages 2 to 5, to just 1 hour a day of high-quality programing. Co-viewing is best when possible and for young children. They learn best when they are re-taught in the real world what they just learned through a screen. So, if Ernie just taught the letter D, you can reiterate this later when you are having dinner or spending time with your child. See Healthy Digital Media Use Habits for Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers.
FullscreenLaurie Metcalf, left, and her daughter actress Zoe Perry arrive for the 24th Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar Santa Monica airport on Jan. 13, 2019, in Santa Monica, Calif. Jean-Baptiste Lacroix, AFP/Getty Images
FullscreenThandie Newton, right, and daughter Ripley Parker on the red carpet as they arrive at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Feb. 10, 2019. Tolga Akmen, AFP/Getty Images
FullscreenTilda Swinton, left, and her daughter Honor Swinton Byrne during a photocall for the film "The Souvenir" at the 69th Berlinale film festival on Feb. 12, 2019, in Berlin. Tobias Schwarz, AFP/Getty Images
FullscreenLucy Liu is joined by her son Rockwell Lloyd as she receives her star on the Walk of Fame during a ceremony in Hollywood on May 1, 2019. Lucy Liu's star is the 2,662nd star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in the Category of Television. Valerie Macon, AFP/Getty Images
FullscreenAlison Sweeney and daughter Megan Sanov attend the world premiere of Disney's "Christopher Robin" on July 30, 2018, in Burbank, Calif. Valerie Macon, AFP/Getty Images
FullscreenUma Thurman, right, and her son Levon Roan Thurman-Hawke as they arrive for the amfAR's 24th Cinema Against AIDS Gala on May 25, 2017, at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, France. Alberto Pizzoli, AFP/Getty Images
FullscreenMelanie Griffith, left, and her daughter Dakota Johnson arrive for the LACMA Art + Film Gala at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles on Nov. 4, 2017. Mike Nelson, EPA-EFE
FullscreenMolly Sims, son Grey Douglas Stuber, daughter Scarlett May Stuber, son Brooks Alan Stuber, and husband Scott Stuber arrive for The Christmas Chronicles' premiere at the Bruin Theater in Westwood, Los Angeles on Nov, 18, 2018. Nina Prommer, EPA-EFE
FullscreenViola Davis and her daughter Genesis Tennon attend a ceremony honoring Davis with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Jan. 5, 2017 in Hollywood, Calif. Matt Winkelmeyer, Getty Images
FullscreenOlivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis look on with son Otis during the men's quarterfinal match between Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain and Diego Schwartzman of Argentina on day nine of the 2017 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Sept. 5, 2017, in New York. Abbie Parr, Getty Images
FullscreenKatie Holmes and her daughter Suri Cruise speak onstage at the Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2017 at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 7, 2017, in New York. Angela Weiss, AFP/Getty Images
FullscreenReese Witherspoon and her daughter Ava Elizabeth Phillippe attend the premiere of Disney's "A Wrinkle in Time," on Feb. 26, 2018, at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. Robyn Beck, AFP/Getty Images
Take charge. Children crave limits, which help them understand and manage an often confusing world. Show your love by setting boundaries so your kids can explore and discover their passions safely.
FullscreenChristie Brinkley with daughters Alexa Ray Joel and Sailor Lee Brinkley-Cook attend the 2018 Footwear News Achievement Awards at IAC Headquarters on Dec. 4, 2018, in New York. Theo Wargo, Getty Images
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