Parenthood is a rewarding, exhilarating, lovely, and funny journey, and at the same time, it’s a messy, exhausting, overwhelming, long, and difficult journey. Nothing can prepare you enough for the journey. However, you aren’t alone. Even celebrity parents aren’t immune to stressful parenting situations. From Kate Hudson to Mila Kunis, we have collected some of the great quotes for new parents from celebrity moms.
Here are the 10 most inspirational quotes for new parents that will cheer up even the most discouraged and exhausted parent.
Inspirational Quotes for New Parents
“Parenting shifts as your kid shift. The best thing for me has been throwing any kind of parenting manual out of the window.” – Kate Hudson
“Yes, it is lonely at times and you do feel quite isolated. But, so many other mothers are going through exactly what you are going through… It is being brave enough, like you obviously were, to reach out to those around you.” – Kate Middleton
“There’s something really empowering about going, ‘Hell, I can do this! I can do this all!’ That’s the wonderful thing about mothers, you can because you must, and you just do.” – Kate Winslet
“Really the only way I know to raise kids is to really listen. It’s perhaps the most important thing any parent can do.” – Angelina Jolie
“We [all] just love hard. It doesn’t matter if you’re a celebrity mom or a mom that is a stay-at-home mom … we’re all in this together.” – Kelly Rowland
“Motherhood is the most completely humbling experience I’ve ever had. It puts you in your place because it really forces you to address the issues that you claim to believe in.” – Diane Keaton
“My favorite thing about being a mom is just what a better person it makes you on a daily basis.” – Drew Barrymore
“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.” – Reese Witherspoon
“Kids have a personality that has nothing to do with you. I have a really sweet daughter. She wants to hug all the other kids. I didn’t teach her to be sweet.” – Mila Kunis
“The gift of motherhood is the selflessness that it introduces you to, and I think that’s really freeing.” – Olivia Wilde
Advice for New Parents
As a new parent, every day is a new challenge. You’ll learn something new every day, but you don’t have to figure everything out on your own. Sometimes advice from other parents, who have been down that road, is exactly what you need.
“A Bad Moms Christmas” stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn recently shared their real-life mom moments during a segment of Celeb Parents Get Real — including some relationship secrets during motherhood. Along with their advice for new parents, here are some of the best advice for new parents from celebrity moms.
How To Keep A Relationship Strong After Having A Baby
“The key to a happy marriage after a baby is communication,” says Kristen Bell. Don’t talk to them immediately when they come home from work — wait for them to have a minute.
How To Deal With Mother’s Guilt
Motherhood is all about trying. Guilt and shaming yourself about your parenting decisions is wasted energy. “As long as you love your kid, you won’t fail,” adds Bell.
How To Let Go Of Being A Judgmental Mother
A lot of the expectations placed on new moms, especially, come from other moms. As new moms, we should stop taking little things so personally. “No judgment is as harsh as the judgment we place on ourselves,” says Kathryn Hahn. If somebody is doing it differently, that doesn’t mean you’re doing it wrong. There is no “right” way to parent. Just try to do your best in your own way.
How To Deal With Online Shaming
The challenges of modern moms are often the influence of Social Media and Internet Culture. The idea of the perfect mom is so prevalent on social media sites that young moms sometimes feel horrible. “You need to stop beating yourself up because your life is more than Instagram images and Pinterest boards,” words of wisdom from Kristen Bell.
How to Make Me Time
Try to save some “Me Time” for yourself once in a while. “Don’t hold any regrets while you have cut a corner,” suggests Kristen Bell to new moms. Taking a short break once in a while may actually make you a better mom in the long run.
How To Get Help As A New Mom
Academy award-winning actress and mom Halle Berry once said that “Every book that Michele Borba” writes, I’m reading it.”
A good support system is really important for new moms. Practice asking for what you need now. Practicing this habit will make your motherhood journey a lot smoother.
And finally, prepare for motherhood surprises. As Blake Lively says:
“Motherhood is all about the unexpected.”