No one is denying it – being a modern mum is hard work! We’re constantly asking questions like, ‘Am I doing it right?’ ‘What even is right?’.
In a world filled with Instagram perfection, it’s hard not to feel like your parenting skills are constantly being judged. Amidst all that, one thing becomes clear – how important it is for mums to celebrate and encourage one another.
As we approach Mother’s Day, we’re taking inspiration from some of our favourite celeb mums on their experiences with motherhood and have compiled some of their best quotes to encourage and reassure you that we’re all in this together.
- “We’re all just winging it, just doing the best we can. And yet parents can be very judgmental. That is one thing that has taken me back. Everyone has an opinion.” Aoibhinn Garrihy, mum to Hanorah
- “Every few nights she sleeps for six hours and then you’re like, ‘Oh my God, this so easy. And then the next night she’s like, ‘You fools, I’m going to be awake all night.’ Amy Huberman, mum to Billy and Sadie
- “I never understand why mothers judge other mothers, like, “What do you mean you didn’t breastfeed? What do you mean you didn’t do this?” It’s like, “Can’t we all just be on each other’s side?” Gwyneth Paltrow, mum to Apple and Moses
- “It’s a huge shock when you bring a new baby home. When you’re pregnant everyone’s excited for you. Then when the baby comes they want to visit but you’re exhausted. So people come, have a little hold of the baby and then they’re gone again and you’re on your own.” Una Healy, mum to Tadhg and Aoife Belle
- “No one’s really doing it perfectly, I just think you love your kids with your whole heart, and you do the best you possibly can.’ Reese Witherspoon, mum to Ava, Deacon and Tennesse
- “I only intend on taking jobs where I can have my baby with me as I’m breastfeeding so we shall be glued together for a few months. I don’t get maternity leave in my job so I’ll obviously be going back sooner than others. Let’s not start the parent shaming already, he’s 8 days old and a VERY happy, loved baby.” Vogue Williams, mum to Theodore
- “Motherhood has helped me figure out how to consolidate and just get things done as quick as possible.” Kim Kardashian, mum to North, Saint and Chicago
- “There are so many opinions out there and you can go online and find so many different ones… Sometimes I think that’s too many opinions and the best thing to do is just go with your gut and what’s right for your child.” Rosie Connolly, mum to Harry and Remi
- “Like so many working mothers all over the world, I feel the constant struggle to be the best mother I can, whilst setting a good example to my children to work hard. I travel for work when it’s necessary, and I miss them all the time when I am away.” Victoria Beckham, mum to Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz and Harper
- “Ignore people who say things like ‘oh enjoy your sleep while you can’ or ‘that’ll be the end of your social life’ Firstly nobody needs to hear the negativity, especially first time Mums. Secondly that’s not true either.” Pippa O’Connor, mum to Louis
- “I tried breastfeeding for weeks and weeks! For me it was so painful but I also was not producing a lot of milk. So I had to pump every time she was napping. I guess due to stress my milk was not coming in. I tried and I just couldn’t give her enough. So I had to go to formula.” Khloé Kardashian, mum to True
- “You never know when you’re gonna get crapped on, when you’re gonna get a big smile or when that smile immediately turns into hysterics. It might be like living with a drug addict.” Blake Lively, mum to James and Inez
For more words of wisdom this weekend and into the future, check out C&G Babyclub’s Well Done Mums page filled with guidance, support and all-round appreciation for mums.