Maybe it's me, but don't you want to do a Liz Lemon-level eye roll at people who assume parenthood is easy? I don't deny there are parents out there who simply don't experience the same struggles as I do — and I'm actually happy for them, even if it looks like I'm clenching my teeth while trying to smile — but I always feel so relieved when a fellow mom talks about how she walked around with spit up in her hair for hours while running errands before she noticed. It's equally validating to read
celebrity mom quotes we can all relate to.
Despite the airbrushed pictures on magazine covers and unrealistic expectations society places on women in general, famous mothers are stepping out of Hollywood's overbearing shadow and showing the world the down and dirty realness of parenthood. From funny tweets to inspiring Instagram posts, celeb moms have been sharing a wide range of experiences that everyone can relate to.
Whether you're looking for a little humor to brighten your day or you just need a little bit of validation that you're not the only one going through some real struggles right now, check out some of these celeb mom quotes that we can all relate to.
1 "All these seats and this monkey wants to hitch a ride on my shoulders." — Hilary Duff 2 "Meditation is my thing. But I’m not going to lie: sometimes I go into my closet and lock the door so no one can find me." — Gwen Stefani 3 "You never know when you're gonna get crapped on or when you're gonna get a big smile or when that smile immediately turns into hysterics." — Blake Lively LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images 4 "Letting my 3-year-old son do my make-up today. I'm good to walk out the door, right?" — Jenna Elfman 5 "Sometimes I stand there going, 'I'm not doing any of this right!' And then I get this big man belch out of her and I go, 'Ah, we accomplished this together.'" — Christina Applegate Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images 6 "I've learned that it's way harder to be a baby. For instance, I haven't thrown up since the '90s and she's thrown up twice since we started this interview." — Eva Mendes John Parra/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images 7 "Mom realness. A never ending pile of dishes." — Jessica Alba 8 "My aunt gave me the best advice: 'Put her to sleep yourself every night. Sing to her and cradle her in your arms and sit by her side — every night. Because one day you won't be able to, and it's going to happen really fast.'" — Salma Hayek Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images 9 "You know how once you have kids you never ever pee by yourself again? At least one of them is always in there with you at all times." — Jennifer Garner Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images 10 "We tried the football hold, the cross-cradle hold, and one I like to call the Bret Michaels, where you kind of lie over the baby and stick your breast in its mouth to wake it up." — Tina Fey Jemal Countess/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images 11 "I had to stand in front of my refrigerator, which was open, dipping pretzels in cream cheese and stuffing them in my mouth. If I did that, I was good. Otherwise I was nauseous." — Jennifer Connelly Mike Coppola/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images 12 "I thought my baby ate all his dinner ... until I walked around the corner." — Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi 13 "My favorite thing about my son is that he comes home from school and the clothes go flying! Like, clothes off, right down to the undies." — Kate Hudson 14 "Air travel without a toddler is goddamn spa day." — Olivia Wilde 15 "I didn't shower or feed baby. Daddy fed him. I drank coffee. Now walking baby. No shower." — Tyra Banks 16 "I'm doing 'The Craig Ferguson Show' tonight. I hired a very accomplished make up artist named Milo." — Alyssa Milano 17 "There is an unspoken pact that women are supposed to follow. I am supposed to act like I constantly feel guilty about being away from my kids. I don't. I love my job." — Amy Poehler Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images 18 "'I don't think so mommy!' Is what my child said after, 'can you please pick up the popcorn you threw all over?'" — Anna Faris 19 "Sexy huh? Well, I was alarmed by my grays, so I'm washing them out. Like the bra strap look? You want some of this?" — Bethenny Frankel 20 "My son is at that age now where he's so loving and says the sweetest things to me. Of course, I still get karate chops and all those other sort of things, too." — Liv Tyler 21 “I read about these actresses who get on a stationary bike two weeks after giving birth and I’m like, ‘What? Where did you push your baby out of?’ Since having Aviana, I have a muffin top, and that’s okay right now.” — Amy Adams Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images 22 "No one told me I would be coming home in diapers, too." —Chrissy Teigen 23 "Post dinner joy. Right before the meltdowns, obvi." — Busy Philipps