The Business Of Being A Mom: Celebrities Who Profit From Their Celeb Mom TitlesJoanna Mazewski
A few weeks ago after Alicia Silverstone posted a video of her pre-chewing her child’s food and then feeding it to him mouth-to-mouth, it basically caused an uproar among the mommy bloggers and parents everywhere who thought Alicia’s unconventional feeding method should have been kept to herself.
While I too had a difficult time holding my lunch down while watching the YouTube video for the first time, I thought, why is she posting this video on the internet? Why is Alicia wanting people to see this? Why is she all of a sudden teaching parents how to feed their children when this unorthodox method has supposedly been happening for thousands of years now?
With all the hoopla that surrounded her video, more and more details were revealed about Alicia’s supposed organic, good-for-you non-toxic lifestyle, with articles directing us to her website, The Kind Life. There, you’ll find eco- and environmentally friendly products approved and suggested by the celebrity mom along with recipes, style tips and food recommendations (and giveaways) that Alicia is helping sponsor. Oh, and there’s also a link to where you can buy her book on Amazon.
While Alicia hasn’t been doing much when it comes to her movie career, she has been bringing in a supplementary income as a “celebrity mom,” just like many other Hollywood moms in her league, including Jessica Alba, Tori Spelling, Alyson Hannigan and more. So the baby feeding video was Alicia’s way of getting your attention and redirecting you to her website. And you know what, it worked.
So while we’ve been checking out their books, buying the Pampers they are helping endorse and buying the cute clothes from their family-inspired kids’ lines, these celebrity moms have been making a business… out of being a mom. Check out our photo gallery of other celeb moms who have gone down this route too, and tell us what you think.
Gwen Stefani 1 of 15Sure, Gwen Stefani isn't one to give out mom advice on baby feedings or potty trainings, but she does use her mom title to help sell her kids' Harajuku line that debuted at Target last year. And you know what - it was the cutest kids' line we've ever seen! When it comes to style, Gwen knows her stuff.
Check out her line at Target
Jessica Alba 2 of 15While Jessica Alba hasn't been making many movies lately, she has been busy being a celebrity mom by posing for Parenting Magazine with her two daughters, Honor and Haven, and promoting her company, The Honest Life, which helps mom choose eco-friendly products for their homes and families.
Check out her site at The Honest Life
Jenny McCarthy 3 of 15Jenny McCarthy used her star power as a celebrity mom to help promote autism awareness after her own son was diagnosed with the disease. She even wrote several self-help mom books including "Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About The First Year Of Mommyhood."
Check out her book at Amazon
Jewel 4 of 15While Jewel hasn't been making any hits or touring lately, she's been busy being a mom to her son, Kase, and compiling poems for her debut children's book, "That's What I'd Do."
Check out her book at Amazon
Britney Spears 5 of 15Sure, Britney Spears is another celebrity who would rather keep her private life private (and that's a good thing), but back in 2005 she sold her first pictures of her son Sean Preston to People Magazine for a cool $500,000. A profit is a profit, right? Check out her People Magazine cover here
Gwyneth Paltrow 6 of 15While Gwyneth tends to give more lifestyle advice on her GOOP blog, she did recently give her recommendations for the best baby products out there for first-time moms.
Check out her blog at Goop
Vanessa Minnillo 7 of 15Vanessa is only half-way through her pregnancy, but she's already cashing in on her "stay at home mom" image by promoting eco-friendly products for Procter and Gamble.
Julianne Moore 8 of 15As a mom, Julianne Moore is helping young girls everywhere overcome their insecurities with her children's book, "Freckleface Strawberry."
Check out her book at Amazon
Bethenny Frankel 9 of 15Ok, so she might be the Skinny Girl who drinks Skinny Margarita, but she's still a celebrity mom who promotes many baby-related products, such as Pampers diapers.
Kendra Wilkinson 10 of 15Not only does Kenda have her son Hank Jr. appear on her hit E! reality television show, but she also blogs for Parenting magazine where she gives out her best mom advice.
Check out her blog at Parenting Online
Tori Spelling 11 of 15It's pretty obvious that Tori Spelling loves being a mom - not only is she expecting her fourth child, but she also actively blogs about her life as a mom on her website, ediTORIal where she gives helpful tips on how to handle mommyhood with ease.
Check out her blog at ediTORIal
Ali Landry 12 of 15Ali Landry is co-founder of the "Hollywood Moms Club" (which also includes Denise Richards) and is a guest mommy blogger for People Magazine.
Check out her blog at People
Alyson Hannigan 13 of 15Pull-Ups training diapers tapped celebrity mom Alyson Hannigan to inspire parents and toddlers to start potty training with a fun, easy celebration with the "Potty Dance."
Check out her potty training tips here
Alicia Silverstone 14 of 15Did you think Alicia Silverstone releasing that video of her chewing her son's food on YouTube was done as a pure coincidence? Oh no. The video helped bring in traffic hit to her website, The Kind Life, where she promotes an organic and healthy lifestyle for parents and their families.
Check out her blog at The Kind Life
Madonna 15 of 15Back when Madonna was an upper-class English lady, she wrote a series of children's books to help soften her image as a celebrity mom.
Check out her books at Amazon
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