Ain't It the Truth: 12 Celebs Share What It Is to Be a Mom
“I’ve always felt like a mama.” — Blake Lively, on welcoming her first child, to _ People_
“I call it my CNN ticker tape: Is Ava OK? Yes. Is Deacon OK? Yes. Is Tennessee OK? Yes. Back to Ava.” — Reese Witherspoon, on what it is to be a mother, to _ Glamour_
“One surprise of motherhood for me was how little control I have. It’s been bittersweet and humbling.
“I was confident before I had my children, but maturing and becoming a mother enhances that self-confidence.” — _Heidi Klum, to _ Redbook
“When you have children, it’s the entire focus of your life, but my capacity for joy has been opened up in a way I never thought possible.” — Elizabeth Banks, to _ Redbook_
“I absolutely cannot wait to see what life will be like as a mother to a toddler and a newborn.” — Molly Sims, who is expecting a second child, on MollySims.com
“When you become a mom, the last thing you want to do is feel judged because everybody is trying to do the best they can." — Jessica Alba, to _ People_
“The great thing about having a bunch of kids is that they just remind you that you’re the person who takes them to go poop.” — Angelina Jolie, on how being a mom of six put everything in perspective, to _ Total Film_
“Motherhood is the best thing I’ve ever experienced – and the most challenging.” — Jessica Simpson, to _ People_
“It’s exhausting in the most wonderful way.” — Scarlett Johansson, who welcomed daughter Rose Dorothy in 2014, to _ People_
“You make sacrifices to become a mother. But you really find yourself and your soul when you are one.” — Mariska Hargitay, to _ Redbook _
“Being a mom made me stronger. I’m a warrior!” — _Garcelle Beauvais, to _ Redbook
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