Rewarding and exhausting in equal measures, no wonder they say parenting is the hardest job in the world! From spending a small fortune in the Disney Store to cooking healthy meals for children, love knows no boundaries when it comes to our precious budles of joy.
But it’s nice to take comfort knowing that you’re not alone.
So,here are some of Hollywood’s A-listers open up about the joys and challenges of parenting. Quotes courtesy of parenting site Babble.
On having daughters
“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” — Coco Chanel
“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 first one, I almost become a doula. I was reading every book. I was ready. This one, I haven’t done anything. I’m like, ‘Well, we didn’t break the first one.'” — Ashton Kutcher
“All I know is I don’t know what the hell I did before.'” — Justin Timberlake
“I think being a mother made me realize how maternal the role of director is. It made me much calmer under stress.'” — Natalie Portman
“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
“Fear is a good thing. Fear is your friend. Everything that destabilizes you can help you.” — Meryl Streep
On teaching you values
“I think that it puts you in your place because it really forces you to address the issues that you claim to believe in, and if you can’t stand up to those principles when you’re raising a child, forget it.”— Diane Keaton
On the trials and tribulations
“I despise mommy shamers. I am a shamer of mommy shamers.” — Chrissy Teigen
“When can I expect to stop having avocado under my fingernails at all times? When they go to college?'” — Kristen Bell
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