Being a parent is said to be both a daunting but extremely wonderful and rewarding task. How could it not be rewarding to watch your tiny human grow up to be a respectable person who accomplishes all their dreams, but on the other hand, it must be extremely terrifying to know that it is your job to raise that tiny human and make sure that they do in fact grow up to be respectable people. Well, as I am not yet a parent, I figured what better way to learn a little bit more about parenting then from some celebrity moms. And what better time to look into celebrity parents now that Kate Middleton has just given birth to future prince George Alexander Louis. Here are a few celebrity moms that have very different but equally interesting parenting styles.
Hilary Duff and husband Mike Comrie welcomed their first son Luca into the world in March of 2012. I don’t know about you, but seeing my childhood favorite TV star all grown up and as a mom is as Lizzie McGuire’s look-a-like Isabella put it, ‘way way freaky’. I mean come on; it feels like it was just yesterday that Lizzie and Miranda were demanding that they get their first bras. My feelings aside, once little Luca was welcomed into the world; Hilary Duff has definitely turned into super momma. She has completely transformed the way she views her career and her future. When asked about the acting projects she chooses to accept now, she responded with “I basically don’t want to leave the house anymore, I don’t want to miss anything”. Hilary knows how lucky she is to be able to work whenever she wants and being able to be there for all of baby Luca’s milestones. When asked about her role as a new mommy and the things that she’s realized now that she is a mom Hilary said that she has gained more confidence in all areas of her life, that she’s learned a ton about patience, and that she now really understands the meaning of being selfless. Hey, I guess it’s safe to say that Hilary Duff finally really did find out ‘what dreams are made of’. (Get it?)
Mayim Bialik is the mother of two young boys but she is also a regular on the hit television show The Big Bang Theory. Is it possible that Mayim is able to be both a successful actress and a kick-ass mom? The short answer to that question is yes, she very well can be. As I’ve mentioned before, I am a HUGE Mayim Bialik fan and I keep up with her blog on kveller.com as frequently as I can. Many of her blog posts are fun to read because it shows just how she is able to balance her dream of being an actress with her role of being a mom. In one of her most recent blogs, Mayim wrote about how she found out that she was nominated for an Emmy (for the second year in a row!). In this blog post, she describes the situation in which she found out she was nominated and she says that the first 2 people that she needed to tell were her two little boys. She shares everything with the two of them; she makes sure that they know that her success is their success. If you look through some of Mayim’s blog posts, you’ll see that she does everything with two boys and she definitely does not put them secondary to her acting career. Here is a link to Mayim Bialik’s blog on kveller.com, I strongly suggest reading through some of them I think they’re great and you definitely will too! http://www.kveller.com/mayim-bialik/
Although Miss Kardashian is just starting out in her mommy career; she has already done something that I think is extremely noteworthy. When any celebrity gives birth, their baby’s photos become one hot commodity. Kim Kardashian was familiar with this as her older sister Kourtney had gone through it twice and she had seen the amount of pressure put on someone to see what their baby looks like. Kim knew what she was in for when she gave birth to baby North West and decided that she knew a way to beat it. After giving birth, Kim was overwhelmed with congratulatory messages from family, friends, and fans alike. Kim was being asked for photos of baby North as soon as she was born from everyone that got in contact with her. Kim knew that her friends were being approached by magazines and other companies to give them photos of the baby and they would be paid (a lot of money) in return. To find out who her true friends are, Kim decided to send a few of her friends some different photos and see what happened. She sent each person a different photo of a baby so that she would be able to know exactly which friend betrayed her. I believe that there is one person who did sell the photo Kim sent her to a magazine and in return lost a friend. I think this is great, Kim knew what she wanted and she wasn’t going to let a greedy friend take that away from her. She is fully aware of the coverage that her baby is going to get after she is first brought into the spotlight and she is not quite ready for that yet. You go, Kim; smart move on your part! Even though I am one of those people who is waiting to see what baby North looks like, I respect and understand what you did!
Giuliana is one of today’s most stylish and well-known mommys. One of my favorite things about her is how much she knew she wanted a family and the lengths that she was willing to go to get one. Now that she and Bill Rancic are raising baby Duke, their lives have completely turned upside-down. Shortly after Duke was born, Giuliana struggled with the decision of whether or not she wanted to continue working. At first, she couldn’t bare having to leave Duke for even a day because of how attached she was to him and how much she loved him but she soon realized that even though she had to leave for a few days she would still be able to be the mom that she had always wanted to be. I happen to love Giuliana, I think that she really does make some really inspirational decisions and even though it’s difficult for her, she doesn’t mind sharing both her reasoning and her decisions with the public. Currently, Giuliana is still working (at one of the best jobs on the planet!) and being a mother at the same time. Even though she is still working, it’s clear that she is still toying with the decision to stop working and be a full-time mommy. Whatever decision she makes, I think she’s pretty bad-ass and I know that Duke will definitely be one of the most stylish kids at any elementary school.
These are just a few examples of the different kinds of moms that are out there. The one thing that all of these mommies have in common? That even though their children are still young, they know that they will support them and love them. And hey, that’s all that matters right? Kate Middleton surely has a lot of eyes that will be watching every move she makes when raising her newborn son George, but as long as she continues to make every decision she makes with love, I don’t see any way that she can go wrong!
Until next time,
- Arielle Ozery