10+ Eye-Opening Quotes About Parenting From Celebrity Moms

Ever wondered what parenting is really like?

Surprisingly, you can look to the celebs for this. Those in the Mom Club have also changed millions of diapers and lost sleep.

They've also spoken the truth when it comes to parenting (the good, the bad, and the ugly).

Here are 10+ eye-opening quotes about parenting from celeb moms.

Kristen Bell

Every day is something comical. Every day when you’re raising kids, you feel like you could cry or crack up and just scream ‘This is ridiculous!’ because there’s so much nonsense, whether it’s what they’re saying to you or the fact that there’s avocado or poop on every surface."

Kim Kardashian

“Having kids has changed my soul!" she wrote on her website.

"You learn so much about yourself from being a parent and you care more about the world you are raising your kids in."

Kelly Clarkson

"Becoming a mother has made me next-level confident. I've never felt more empowered. I feel like my 20s were spent walking on eggshells making sure everyone felt loved and not really expressing my opinion. As a mom, you just don't have time, so you get straight to the point."

Mindy Kaling

"I didn't think I'd have a child before I got married, but hey, it turned out that way and I wouldn't change a thing. I didn't think I'd have dessert before breakfast this morning, but hey, it turned out that way and I wouldn't change thing."

Reese Witherspoon

"It means a lot to me to have two kids who support my ambition to change perceptions of women. As moms, we have a unique opportunity to keep changing this attitude that ambition is an ugly quality in women."

Carrie Underwood

I definitely feel like it’s changed me as a person. I’m happier. I’m in a better mood a lot of the time. He’ll be watching cartoons and I’ll be watching him. I’m completely in love. I love it when he’s sleepy and I get to hold him and smell him. He doesn’t know I’m staring at him and being all googly-eyed!”

Jennifer Lopez

"When I had my children and I felt that type of love, which I know you understand and every mom out there understands, it made me understand that there was a purity to love. That there is an unconditional love."

Viola Davis

"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."

Gwen Stefani

"In the beginning, I didn't want to think of myself as a mother. I was like, 'Wait a minute! Ain't no hollaback girl is who I am!' I had to learn to accept it."


"My daughter introduced me to myself ... My mother and I are so close, and I always prayed that I would have that type of relationship with my daughter. And she's still a baby, but the connection I had with her when I was giving birth was something that I've never felt before."

Nicole Kidman

"My instinct is to protect my children from pain. But adversity is often the thing that gives us character and backbone. It's always been a struggle for me to back off and let my children go through difficult experiences."

Kylie Jenner

"I think about her all the time, anywhere I am. I would rather be with her or wish she can come everywhere. I can’t wait till she can come everywhere with me, because right when she’s old enough I’ll bring her everywhere."


"You start to focus less on what's wrong for you and more on what's wrong for the next generation. It mobilizes you. Some moms channel that into the PTA, and other moms channel it into marching for women's rights, so moms need to be more rebellious than ever."

Kate Hudson

"I've got multiple dads, I've got kids all over the place. The only expectations I really have that are really high on my life is with my kids and with family stuff. Other than that, it's like, I just let it go... I work my a-- off, and then I walk away, and I hope for the best."

Cardi B

"Some kids are not like YOUR KIDS! Some kids … potty train faster then [sic] others. Some kids are cool, calm, some like to play and are super active [and] barely nap (mine). Stop tellin moms what to do with their kids. All kids are different."

Julia Roberts

"I try to call my mother, Betty, with more regularity because I think, What if Hazel didn't call me for two weeks? I'm able to see her mothering now from a different vantage point."

Emma Thompson

"I'm strict about manners. I think that kids have a horrible time with other people if they have bad manners ...The one thing you've got to be prepared to do as a parent is not to be liked from time to time."

Gwyneth Paltrow

"I want [my kids] to know work is really fun for me — 'Hey, look what I get to do!' As opposed to feeling like, Oh, I'm a terrible mother. Because that really just doesn't get you anywhere. It doesn't get them anywhere."

Chrissy Teigen

It does seem all silly now. Like, anything that you got frustrated over about before, nothing really matters anymore. And I think you just let things go a little more. It is hard when it turns to people… are grading you on your personal decisions."