Kourtney Kardashian is the eldest sibling in one of the most famous families to ever come out of a reality television show. She’s classy, she’s elegant, she’s a force to be reckoned with, and she’s the proud mama of three beautiful babies.
Soon after her first son, Mason, arrived, the star shared, “Motherhood has most definitely changed me and my life. It’s so crazy how drastic even the smallest details change...in such an amazing way.”
Raising children in the spotlight comes with many challenges, but Kourt doesn’t allow the naysayers to get her down. She has wisely stated, “Unless someone has walked in your shoes, you can’t really judge. Everyone needs to make the best choice for their life.”
This darling diva is outspoken, strong, and unafraid to tell it like it is. For these reasons, along with many others, she’s a mother who women all over the world admire and wish to emulate. Read on for 20 reasons why Kourtney Kardashian is total mom goals.
20 She's So Chill
It's easy for moms to get caught up in the stress of all the things they feel they should be doing and to beat themselves up about all of the things they feel they aren't doing right. Kourtney somehow manages to make being a mom appear effortless, fun, and stress free. How does she do it? She trusts her instincts, believes in her abilities, and, most importantly, enjoys the experience.
She has proven it's okay if a new mom doesn't have all of the answers. This wise mama has shared, "I think motherhood is just about instinct. I remember coming home from the hospital and having no idea what we were doing."
19 Girl Knows How To Have Fun
One of Kourtney's greatest gifts is her ability to have fun. She's bubbly, hilarious, and all about living life to the fullest. These qualities make her the type of mom everyone wants to spend time with. She soaks up time with her kids, but also makes sure to give herself a mama's night out on a regular basis. Additionally, she hasn't allowed her role as a mom to impact her impeccable fashion sense.
She has said, "Being a mom, I love to play with my kids and have fun with them, but I also love fashion. My mom and both of my grandmothers have always been into fashion, so it's been around us our whole lives."
18 She Is A Fierce And Fabulous Mom
Kourtney has an undeniably fierce and fabulous sense of style that we can't help but adore. She is often spotted out and about dressed to the nines, but looks great even when she's in her most casual attire. She isn't afraid to take risks when it comes to her mom wardrobe, and we love her for it.
Speaking about her style since having a girl, Kourt has shared, "I think my daughter actually influences my style more than having boys. I tend to dress more masculine with pants or shorts or flat boots, and she makes me want to dress more stylish, more girly."
17 This Mama Loves Her Babies
Kourt has loved being a mom from the moment her first baby arrived. She has said, “I’m obsessed with being a mom.” She does all she can to be the best possible mom she can be for her babies. Speaking about working and still making time for her children, she has shared, “For me, juggling mommyhood and work is a challenge, but each day I learn little tricks to make it all come together.”
Kardashian is always striving to improve, and learns all she can as she goes. She has revealed, “I love to read books that focus on parenting topics because there are so many different ways to do things. I find these books offer a lot of great opinions on many different subjects.”
16 Kourt Gets Into Holidays
Kourtney is one of those moms who strives to instill the excitement and wonder associated with each and every holiday into her treasured tots. Every Halloween, she goes all out on family costumes and always dresses up right along with her kids. She feels quality time with her little ones is of the utmost importance, and holidays are wonderful times to make lasting memories together.
Speaking about one way she make the holidays special for her children, she has said, “Before Christmas, I host a party for our kids and all their friends. We love to make a mess while decorating gingerbread houses.”
15 She Doesn't Try Too Hard
Many celeb mamas seem to be constantly striving for perfection. They rush to lose lbs. after giving birth and do all they can to appear to have it all together. Kourtney is open about her flaws and her struggles. She has admitted, “The first place I gain is in my rear end. I love my butt, but I have a tendency to get saddlebags there, so I need to watch it.”
Speaking about the pressure many new moms feel to bounce back after giving birth, she has said, “Women always ask me how to get back in shape after having a baby. I always say, ‘Know when’s the right time for your workout and commit to doing it.’” She also thinks women should celebrate their pregnant bodies, and has said, “I find a pregnant body to be beautiful and an incredible reminder of what a woman’s body is made to do.”
14 She's Unafraid To Be Herself
One of the most admirable things about Kourtney is her ability to be herself, and to parent in the ways she thinks are best, without allowing the opinions of others to influence her decisions. She is who she is, and it’s apparent she doesn’t feel she needs to prove anything to anybody. She knows she is a good mom, and that’s enough.
She is also careful not to judge other mothers. Speaking about breastfeeding, she once said, “People always have something to say about how long is too long or not long enough to breastfeed. I think this is such a personal decision that it can be made between each baby and his or her mommy.”
13 She Oozes Confidence
Since splitting from her baby daddy Scott Disick, it seems that Kourtney is more confident than ever. She's been in and out of relationships since parting ways with Scott. She is all about doing what is best for the kids and is uninterested in unnecessary drama. Her former flame has found love with Sofia Richie, and Kourtney has taken this development in stride and handled the situation maturely and gracefully.
A source close to Kourt recently told E! News, "Kourtney has accepted the dynamic of Sofia being Scott's serious girlfriend, but isn't interested in having a close relationship with her. Kourtney is only interested in co-parenting with Scott and their dynamic with the kids."
12 She Is Not Obsessed With Social Media
Unlike some of her sisters, who seem to be all about sharing everything on social media, Kourtney often shies away from the spotlight. She shares a lot of her life with her fans, but she doesn’t overdo it. Kourt has even admitted, “I don’t think fame is that important to me.”
Speaking about living a life of fame and fortune, and how she sometimes wishes to escape the public eye, she has shared, “I wish that when we weren’t filming, we could have full privacy. I wish I could live in a bubble and just be with my family.” The star has also revealed, “Sometimes I just wish nobody knew who I was.”
11 She Doesn't Let Motherhood Get In The Way Of Her Dating Life
As previously mentioned, Kourtney and the father of her three children are no longer romantically involved. Since splitting from Disick, Kourtney has proven that motherhood is in no way a deterrent when it comes to living her best life.
She has been spotted jet skiing, lounging in the sun in exotic locations, and just plain having a whole lot of fun. Soon after she and Scott broke up, she admitted, “I just got out of a nine-year relationship. I think the last thing I probably need is anybody in my life.” This doesn’t mean she hasn’t been living it up since becoming one of the hottest single mamas out there.
10 She Is So Chic
Kourtney is always pushing boundaries when it comes to her fashion choices. She’s become a trendsetter who always looks flawless. It’s safe to say the fashion risks she takes usually pay off. Speaking about her personal style, she has said, “Fashion is so subjective, and I think it should be playful.”
Kardashian is aware that with every step she takes and every move she makes, she is setting an example for her mini-me and only daughter Penelope to follow. She has admitted, “Now that I have a daughter, I’ve been thinking about how I’ll define beauty to her. I watched a video of Kendall when she was three, and she was putting on makeup. I don’t know how I feel about that. But my daughter already watches me do it. When do you let them start wearing it? I don’t know yet.”
9 She's In The Driver's Seat
Kourtney is one of those inspiring women who has never allowed her identity to be defined by her relationships. She has had many admirers over the years, but values herself as an individual. She has never put pressure on herself to be something she isn’t, and is in complete control of her own life and her own destiny. She once explained, “I definitely don’t want to get married just for the sake of getting married.”
This strong mama is setting a great example for her children of what it means to be an empowered woman. Since splitting from Disick, she has had relationships, but doesn’t put pressure on herself to settle down. She has also admitted, “I’m not a dating person.”
8 She Is All About Sweet Snuggles
Kourtney has been open about the fact that she is a huge fan of co-sleeping. She loves to have all of her babies in bed with her. Speaking about her decision to co-sleep, she has admitted, “When I was pregnant, a few of my friends told me that their babies slept in bed with them. I remember thinking how crazy that was. Then I started reading up on it and decided it was something I actually wanted to try.”
Kourt has also shared, “Getting the kids to sleep through the night in my home was different for each individual child. When I had Mason, co-sleeping just kind of happened naturally. It’s what worked for all of us to get the most sleep, so I quickly embraced it.”
7 She Is A Total Boss Babe
Kardashian has decided to use her celeb status to make a difference in the world. According to TMZ, Kourtney and the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit organization that advocates for corporate accountability and sustainable materials, recently joined forces to address outdated federal cosmetics regulations in front of congress.
What exactly was this boss babe fighting to change? The EWG website states, "Current laws leave the federal government powerless to screen personal care products for chemicals that have been linked to cancer, harm to the reproductive system in both men and women, and several allergies, among other health effects." Sounds like a worthy cause to us. Kourtney has admitted, “I feel such a sense of empowerment being a mom. But I do wonder: How do they/we do it all?”
6 Her Outfits Are Always On Point
Kourtney is one of the chicest celeb moms out there, and it seems she always looks fabulous. She manages to give even the most casual of looks a fierce, come-hither edge. Speaking about her love of using fashion to express herself, the reality star has shared, “I’ve been wearing lipstick since I was in 7th grade. That was our form of daring self-expression, because we had to wear uniforms in school. It made our teachers so angry.”
Speaking about her go-to hair and makeup looks, she’s revealed, “I’ve been applying makeup long enough to feel good doing it on my own, but I cannot do my hair to save my life. When left to my own devices, if I have to go to an event, I do a slicked bun. Otherwise, I just try to wear a hat, put it in a ponytail, or do a side braid...something easy.”
5 She Stops To Take In the View
Kourtney is strict when it comes to screen time. She wants her kids to get out and enjoy the beauty of the world around them. She recently wrote on her website, “In today’s world, it’s tough to know what’s best for our kids when it comes to technology...Since my kids are over the age of two, I do allow them limited time to play video games and watch television. We have a game room, so I allow 30 minutes of video game time during the week and an hour on the weekends.”
She also revealed, “I try to come up with creative activities for the kids and we make an effort to get outside as much as possible before watching movies. Every family is different, but these rules work for us!”
4 She Is Always Having Fun
Kourt is a busy mama with a lot on her plate, but she does all she can to make sure her kids know they are her first priority. Speaking about her choice to put her kids before work, she has said, "I think it's always changing, but what's most important is knowing that they're my priorities, no matter what's happening...they always come first."
The famous mom continued, "As far as filming in our homes, I think just making sure that they feel comfortable enough that they can walk in any room...even if we're filming they don't notice. I want it to always be a comfortable household...This is their home, and I'm always conscious of how they feel."
3 She Treats Herself
Kourt makes sure to cherish each and every moment she spends with her beautiful children, but she knows it’s important to take time for herself as well. She has shared, “Being alone and actually sitting with our own thoughts can lead to such growth and realizations that are rare in our everyday busy lives.”
Kardashian is a self-proclaimed healthy eater, but she knows it’s important to treat herself from time-to-time. The star has dished on her website, “In general, I try to eat healthy and include as many whole foods as possible. Even though I eat healthy most of the time, I think it’s really important to have something sweet.”
2 She's A World Traveler
Kourtney's own mom, Kris Jenner, has played a big part in helping her to become the woman and mother she is today. Kourt makes sure to take time for herself and is enjoying this stage in her motherhood journey. She doesn't leave her kids often, but jetsets to exotic locations on occasion to reset and regain balance in her life.
Speaking about her mom, Kourtney has shared, "She really has shown me a balance between being a mom and having a relationship...she had such a great relationship with my dad. I think she does it all, and she's really showed me that. And she's also shown me and my sisters how to celebrate life and celebrate holidays, and she takes so much pride, she's instilled that in us."
1 She Is Practically Perfect
It isn't difficult to see why Kourtney Kardashian is considered by many to be the ultimate celeb mom. She's cool without being cold, edgy without being dangerous, and fun while still maintaining structure and discipline. She may seem like she has it all together, but the most perfect thing about her may be her ability to remind all of us that no one is perfect, and every mom makes mistakes.
Speaking about motherhood, she once wisely stated, "Being a mom is what life is about. I hope people realize what the priorities in life should be and know not everything has to be perfect."
Sources: AZQuotes.com, PopCulture.com, EOnline.com, People.com, Allure.com