15 Celebrity Moms Who Have Mom Guilt (Photos)

Which celeb moms have mom guilt?

Oh the “Mom Guilt”!  Anyone who is a mother will know all too well what mom guilt means.

We feel guilty if we’re apart from our children at work.  We feel guilty if decide to go out for a date night or girls night out.  We feel guilty if we make them cry because we don’t give in to their demands.

Being a mom is tough enough without having to deal with the emotional guilt that we place on ourselves.  The trick is to get past that guilt and remind ourselves that we’re doing the best job that we possibly do!

Here are some celebrity moms who have had to deal with mom guilt themselves – and have talked about it.

  • Jennifer Lopez 1 of 15
    Jennifer Lopez
    "Even now, it's very difficult for me to leave them in the morning. It just tortures me. I'm like, It's been hours; are they wondering where I am? Do they know that I love them so much and I'm thinking only about them?.... I never expected to feel the guilt of not being able to be there for [my kids] at every single moment."
  • Bethenny Frankel 2 of 15
    Bethenny Frankel
    "I'm 10% breastfeeding now. And I feel guilty about that and like a failure."
  • Angie Harmon 3 of 15
    Angie Harmon
    "When I feel like I'm not doing what I am supposed to as a mother, I will torture myself… I don't know how to deal with it. I find some consolation in the fact that all mommies feel it....If there was a way to cure mommy guilt, I would bottle it and be a bazillionaire."
  • Jenna Elfman 4 of 15
    Jenna Elfman
    "I had so wanted to breastfeed, and it was such a loss for me that I didn't pull it off. I wanted to be one of those mothers who are hanging out, talking with their girlfriends, lifting up their shirt, feeding their kid… I wanted to be that person, who could just whip out their boob and feed their kid! That just did not happen."
  • Heather Locklear 5 of 15
    Heather Locklear
    "With a parent, it's always guilt. You want to be there, but you kind of also want to be here."
  • Kourtney Kardashian 6 of 15
    Kourtney Kardashian
    "Unless I'm working, I can't be away from [Mason] without feeling guilty. It doesn't feel good or natural to be, so it's a struggle."
  • Cindy Crawford 7 of 15
    Cindy Crawford
    "My hat is so off to stay-at-home moms. Sometimes it's easier to go back to work - other than the guilt factor, which pulls you the other way."
  • Samantha Harris 8 of 15
    Samantha Harris
    "With Josselyn in preschool, the guilt ebbs and flows. Some days it's really hard because I don't get to take her to or pick her up from school often. And that kills me."
  • Angelina Jolie 9 of 15
    Angelina Jolie
    Does this mean she's never had mom guilt? "I don't believe in guilt, I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person, and don't judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free."
  • Eva LaRue 10 of 15
    Eva LaRue
    "You know, I can't sign up to be the driver for the school outing because I don't know what my schedule is going to be next week. So I can't sign up for anything in advance. I can do everything last minute and I can jump in and help, but I can't sign up for things in advance because I am not a stay-at-home mom. So I think the toughest thing is dealing with that guilt."
  • Katie Holmes 11 of 15
    Katie Holmes
    "As parents you try every day, but it's still all a mystery. You're learning on the job. You love that person so much that you don't want to screw it up."
  • Mira Sorvino 12 of 15
    Mira Sorvino
    "My mother was a full-time stay-at-home mom, so I find it really, really guilt-making when I go and work."
  • Madonna 13 of 15
    "I'm always going, 'Oh my God, I'm a crap mother.' I want to get home and put my kids to bed and then sometimes, if I'm spending a lot of time with my children, I think 'Oh God, I just want to be an artist.'"
  • Katie Couric 14 of 15
    Katie Couric
    "I don't always have a lot of energy, but my kids almost always revitalize me. Of course like any working mom, sometimes I'm guilt-ridden. I think I should be sitting down doing an educational computer game with Carrie or taking Ellie to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. These kids are such sponges, and I should be taking advantage of that."
  • Julianna Margulies 15 of 15
    Julianna Margulies
    "It's tricky being a working mom. You feel guilt all the way around. You want to be there for your husband, be there for your kids, be great at your job, all that stuff. But at the end of the day, if you put everyone in front of you, what happens to you?"



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