23 Celebrity Mom Quotes We Can All Relate To

Ad failed to load

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.

Ad failed to load

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

gwenstefani on instagram

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

Ad failed to load

4"Letting my 3-year-old son do my make-up today. I'm good to walk out the door, right?" — Jenna Elfman

jennaelfman on instagram

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
Ad failed to load

7"Mom realness. A never ending pile of dishes." — Jessica Alba

jessicaalba on instagram

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
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 01: Actress Jennifer Garner attends the Premiere Of EuropaCorp's 'Nine Lives' at TCL Chinese Theatre on August 1, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Ad failed to load

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

snookinic on instagram
Ad failed to load

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

katehudson on instagram

14"Air travel without a toddler is goddamn spa day." — Olivia Wilde

oliviawilde on instagram

15"I didn't shower or feed baby. Daddy fed him. I drank coffee. Now walking baby. No shower." — Tyra Banks

Ad failed to load

16"I'm doing 'The Craig Ferguson Show' tonight. I hired a very accomplished make up artist named Milo." — Alyssa Milano

milano_alyssa on instagram

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

Ad failed to load

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

bethennyfrankel on instagram

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

misslivalittle on instagram

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
Ad failed to load

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

busyphilipps on instagram
Ad failed to load
Must Reads

Umm, Toys "R" Us Has A BOGO 50 Percent Off Deal So You Better Stock Up

After the holidays, you were probably hoping that your kid's massive toy collection would keep him entertained for a little while, at least. But that was wishful thinking, wasn't it? Because now that a couple of months have passed, all those must-hav…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

Turns Out, Kim Kardashian's Favorite Mom Products Look A Lot Like Your Own Faves

Being a mom is really hard work, especially for the first few months, and Kim Kardashian West is no different in that regard. Now the mother of three, Kardashian says that there are a few products she just can't live without when it comes to raising …
By Abi Berwager Schreier

These 9 Instant Pot Recipes Will Make Even The Pickiest Eater Happy At The Table

Like any parent, I've had my share of parenting hits and misses, but one of my favorite "wins" is my daughter's diverse palate. I don't even know if I can take credit for it, but I would like to think I had something to do with her love for lentils, …
By Caroline Shannon-Karasik

Soda Might Hurt Your Fertility, Study Says, & Here's What You Can Do

Who doesn't love sugary drinks? I stopped drinking soda years ago, but I still love gulping down those fancy Starbucks coffee beverages. I don't have a big sweet tooth, but I am a sucker for sugar-sweetened beverages every now-and-then. Turns out, th…
By Annamarya Scaccia

10 Things No One Tells You About Having A Baby In Your 30s

If you're like me, you evaluate the pros and cons of any major life decision. When my husband and I were considering starting a family, I thought about my career, education, and financial stability. I wanted to know how a pregnancy and childbirth wou…
By Steph Montgomery

This Woman Thought She Had An Eyelash Stuck In Her Eye. Then It Moved.

I'm not a person who is easily icked out. As a kid, I collected bugs and thought I was going to be an entomologist and asked Santa Claus for ant farms and nets to catch bees. I'm still super curious about anything that flies and crawls, which might s…
By Karen Fratti

A Hot Mess Mom's Guide To Surviving Winter

As I sit here at my home office in Connecticut, it's cold. Damn cold. Winter is a rough season in New England and it's even worse when you're a parent and have to manage cooped up, restless children. It's even worse when you're a hot mess as it is, u…
By Jamie Kenney

5 Red Flags Your Toddler Isn't Eating Enough

Toddlers are notoriously picky eaters, at least in my experience. You offer mashed potatoes, they want french fries. You give them crackers, they scream for chips. It's frustrating, to be sure, but it's usually their way of vying for independence. It…
By Candace Ganger

11 Ways Your Pregnancy Will Be Different If You Have A Boy Vs A Girl

If you've been pregnant before, you might start comparing your previous pregnancies to that of your current pregnancy. A lot of things can change from pregnancy to pregnancy, based on a whole host of different factors (including how well you remember…
By Lauren Schumacker

35 Moms Share The Most Disgusting Things Their Husbands Do

I'm a human being who revels in challenges. I like when people present me with one, especially if they don't think I can meet or succeed it, and I like taking a challenge on, especially if it's unexpected. So when I aimed to uncover the most disgusti…
By Jamie Kenney

How Having Kids In Your 20s Affects You Later In Life

For parents, like myself, who had kids in their 20s, there are a number of questions that come to mind. When you're deciding what your future will look like, you'll likely consider what this means for your health, career, and more down the line. Thin…
By Tessa Shull

8 Reasons I Let My Toddler Play Outside Unsupervised

I'm not a helicopter mom, but I'm not exactly a free-range parent either. I like to think of myself as safely ensconced somewhere in the middle. I insist on certain safety measures, like car seats and helmets. I prefer to keep my 2-year-old in my sig…
By Kimmie Fink

12 Moms Share How They Stay Healthy During Flu Season

Unfortunately, we're in the middle of the roughest flu seasons in recent memory. And we’re not totally out of the woods, either. People around the country are still getting the flu, and, sadly, some of them are having to be hospitalized due to flu-re…
By Priscilla Blossom

8 "Mistakes" I'm Glad I Made During My First Pregnancy

As an adult, I've learned you never really stop hating being told what to do. When I was pregnant I was getting instructions at every turn, from doctors, relatives, and complete strangers on the subway. I would nod and smile but then go about making …
By Liza Wyles

Study: Drinking Two Glasses Of Wine A Day Is Good For Your Mind — Here's Why

There’s more scientific proof that a daily drink or two isn't necessarily a bad thing and could have a place in an overall healthy lifestyle. A new study out of the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) in New York found that — in mice, at le…
By Tiffany Thomas

Research Says Eating Carbs Can Lead To A Healthy Pregnancy, So Bring On The Pasta

In the world of me, no food is better than bread. I know it's supposed to be pretty terrible for you, high in calories, low in protein, and full of that modern-day demon, gluten... but guys, it's really yummy. Especially warm out of the oven, when th…
By Jen McGuire

These Photos Of Prince George Then & Now Will Give You Serious Baby Fever

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child in Spring 2018. With all of the excitement surrounding the new baby, it's easy to forget all of the good times that have already passed. The couple's eldest is already well into the sc…
By Azure Hall

This Is, Hands Down, The *Grossest* Thing Babies Do Inside The Womb

Your baby's life in the womb may be safe and warm, but it's also kind of grody. Seriously, the whole process of growing into a human being includes more than a few icky moments along the way. But this is the grossest thing babies do inside the womb b…
By Lindsay E. Mack