Being a new mom is hard. No matter how prepared you think you are, once your baby arrives, everything you thought you learned is instantly forgotten—and that's okay! Parenting styles are going to be different for each Mom, but we all know that sometimes Moms need a little extra courage and kind words to remember that they are not only in feeling emotional when they parent.
We have found the best ten quotes out there from celebrity parents who can offer some wisdom to other Moms. So next time you need a reminder that everything is going to be okay reread this list to know that you are not alone.
10 She’s Not Bossy
One of the worst words you can call your little girl is bossy, and Blake Lively learned the hard way about what her superhero husband, Ryan Reynolds had to say when she used that word. And this is what Lively had to say in an issue of Glamour.
"We’ve joked that my daughter is bossy. But my husband [Ryan Reynolds] said, 'I don’t ever want to use that word again. You’ve never heard a man called bossy.'"
We completely agree with Reynolds on this one because you never hear a man get called bossy. Men are being told that they know that they want or they are independent. So why call your daughter bossy. Instead, make it a positive thing that your daughter knows she's allowed to say what she wants.
9 Moms Are Selfless
Movie star, Mila Kunis, has two kids with actor, Ashton Kutcher, and becoming a mother really helped Kunis realize how much she is able to care for someone else. According to People's Magazine Kunis told thus to Marie Claire,
"What motherhood shows you is how selfless you can get. I’m ragged tired. Who cares? My kids are healthy, I’m happy."
Kunis has the perfect mindset when it comes to being a mom. She knows that even if she’s had a long day everything will be okay if her little ones are healthy. So if you are a Mom out there feeling tired because of everything you do for your family, just look at the bigger picture. Remember if your kids are happy and healthy you are doing a great job.
8 Listening Is The Key
With six children, Angelina Jolie definitely knows something about parenting. And Jolie states that one thing every parent needs to do to be successful at raising their little ones is to listen to them. In an interview with Elle France, Jolie said:
"Really the only way I know to raise them is to really listen. It's perhaps the most important thing any parent can do."
We completely agree with Jolie on this advice. Listening to what our children want and needs are going to be the best way to get them what they need. When we listen to our kids too we can discover what they like and what they want to do, instead of us just pushing what we want them to do.
7 Parenting Is A Challenge For Everyone
When you are the one who is handling your child every day it can feel a little overwhelming at times. The good news is that you are not alone in feeling this way. Even the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, can feel like being a parent can be a challenge. US Magazine reported that in the documentary Out Of The Blue, the duchess had this to say:
“Personally, becoming a mother has been such a rewarding and wonderful experience. However, at times it has also been a huge challenge—even for me who has support at home that most mothers do not.”
This quote is definitely what we needed to remind ourselves that parenting is hard, but also worth it. It is just important for the times that we feel overwhelmed to reach out to those that support us and get us through any challenging times.
6 Your Baby Is The Main Focus
Makeup icon, Kylie Jenner, is not just a new mom, but she is also a young mom. Jenner has stated that she now focuses on her future even more now because of her baby. MSN reported that Jenner said during an interview with the New York Times that:
“I think more about the future because of her. Every time I leave and I’m stressed about leaving her, I’m like, ‘I’m doing it for you.’’
We can completely understand were Jenner is coming from about feeling guilty about leaving her little one. Next time you feel bad about leaving your little one to go to work, remind yourself that you are doing this for your baby. You are the one who is providing for them and think about their future but that does intake you going to work.
5 You’re Now A Better Person
Once you have a baby it changes you for the better. Even sought after Hollywood actress, Drew Barrymore, agreed that being a Mom makes her a better person every day. Barrymore took time to speak to Good Housekeeping about being a Mom.
"My favorite thing about being a mom is just what a better person it makes you on a daily basis."
And she’s right, our children make us want to be better people and to achieve better things so they can have a great life. So if you look at your group of Mom friends you will see that you all have changed for the better after having babies.
4 Don’t Overprotect Your Kids
Our mindset changes after we have a baby. All of a sudden we see our little ones and we want to make sure that we can protect them from everything that could happen. Unfortunately, Taraji P. Henson learned the hard way about overprotecting her children. Eonline has said that Henson discussed parenting with Redbook.
"Sometimes we try to protect our children so much that when something doesn't go right in their lives, they're unprepared to deal with adversity. I don't think that does our kids any favors."
It can be hard for us to see it happen, but we cannot, nor should we, try to protect our children from everything. There are some things we should expose our little ones too (when the time is right) so they can grow up learning that everything doesn’t always go the way we hope.
3 You Can Do The Impossible
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed as a new Mom. One of the most amazing things that happen to us women when we become Moms, is we can do anything that we set our minds too. Even actress and writer, Tina Fey, believe that Moms can do anything. Huffington Post found this great quote from Tina Fey and being a Mom.
"I think every working mom probably feels the same thing: You go through big chunks of time where you're just thinking, This is impossible — oh, this is impossible. And then you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible."
So next time you feel like you cannot do what needs to be done for your family look at how far you have already come and let that be the motivation you need to continue.
2 Do The Best You Can
As Moms, it can be hard for us to admit one thing to ourselves, and that is no one is perfect. It doesn’t matter how hard you try to be the perfect Mom, you will never be something that doesn’t exist. Academy Award-winning actress, Reese Witherspoon has the best advice for Moms who strive for perfection. The Record stated that, in an interview with InStlye, Witherspoon said:
"No one’s really doing it perfectly. I think you love your kids with your whole heart, and you do the best you possibly can."
Next time you are feeling down on yourself for not being perfect just take a second to think to yourself. And if you are loving your kids with everything you have, then you are being an amazing Mother.
1 Use Your Head And Your Heart
Every day we try to teach our children new lessons about how to be a good person and to be their best self. Multi-Award winning actress, Viola Davis, likes to take time out of her day to remind her daughter about what is important that her little one uses. When sitting down with Glamour Davis said:
"I tell my daughter every morning, 'Now, what are the two most important parts of you?' And she says, 'My head and my heart.' Because that's what I've learned in the foxhole: What gets you through life is strength of character and strength of spirit and love."
This quote will remind Moms to take time out of their busy days just to sit with their children to talk about how important brainpower and love is in their lives.