Whenever you hear another celeb spout off about how to be a mom, does it make you a teeny weeny bit angry? Do you ever think, “Well how can she find it hard, with her trainers and personal chef and assistants and all!?”
Maybe that’s just me! Anyway, the thing is, sometimes the famous folk still can offer up some pearls of wisdom on how to raise kids. After all, it doesn’t matter how much money or how many resources you have, kids still want their mom. We are all, no matter who we are, juggling life as a parent, whether it be through work, caring for relatives, running a home, volunteering, or just trying to make ends meet. We are all just trying our best.
As Sarah Jessica Parker states below, we shouldn’t be judging each other or the choices we have made. Whether or not we had a natural birth or a C-section, whether we breastfed or bottle fed, whether we feed our kids organic or not, it doesn’t matter. What matters is getting through the day and giving ourselves a huge pat on the back!
I remember when I was a new mom back in the summer of 2006 — I was scared to even venture to the local coffee shop. I was so terrified my son would cry and everyone would look at me and I wouldn’t have a CLUE what to do. I thought everyone would point out, “There’s the bad mother! Look, her baby won’t stop crying!” I lived in fear of judgement and was convinced everything I was doing was totally wrong. But I got into the swing of things, and by Baby No. 2, I was like, “Who cares if my baby cries? I need a coffee and a muffin!”
Receiving advice from friends was paramount in making me feel much better. I gained comfort from others offering suggestions here and there — not to force opinions down my throat, just to help. So without further ado, I give you the best bits of parenting advice from our favorite celebrities!
All Photo Credits: Pacific Coast News