For Mother’s Day this year, we have brought together a list of celebrities who take being a mom as a serious and creative endeavor. These celebs are excellent examples of women who are able to balance a career and raise a family at the same time.
Some celebrities may garner attention for taking innovative or different approaches to raising a child, but that doesn’t mean their techniques are wrong. These moms take pride in raising their children in a healthy way and aren’t shy about sharing how happy their families are.
The actress and co-founder of The Honest Company fully embraces her role as a new mom and shared her healthy lifestyle in her book, “The Honest Life.” The “Machete” star feels an organic lifestyle is the best environment to raise a family in, as it is eco-friendly and reinforces healthy eating habits.
Since giving birth to her first child, Honor, in 2008, the 32-year-old actress has taken a serious but humble effort to set a good example for new parents. Her approach to parenting isn’t for everyone, but she’ll be the last one to criticize other moms. “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,” she explained to People.
Denise Richards understands the importance of putting family first. Afters years of quarrels, with her ex-husband, Charlie Sheen, she is finally on good with the father of her children, which is a good thing since he and his third wife, Brooke Mueller, are going through their own set of troubles. Mueller, who was recently admitted to rehab for drug and alcohol abuse, has left her twin boys in Richards’ care. Sheen said that he feels this is what is best for his children right now.
Richards was married to Sheen from 2002-2006 and the pair had two children together. She later adopted a third child, Eloise. The “Scary Movie 3” actress clearly sets a great example for moms everywhere. Not only has she been a hands-on parent with her own kids, shuttling them to soccer games and around town, but she’s looking out for her extended family, as well. According to Us Weekly, “Everyone agrees that [giving the twins to her] was the best decision. Denise is a phenomenal mother and she loves those boys like her own.”
This actress turned blogger gets plenty of recognition for her vegan lifestyle and peculiar parenting techniques. It all began in 2011 when Silverstone gave birth to her first child, Bear Blu Jarecki. His atypical name was nothing compared to the wave of backlash she received after she posted a video online of her feeding her young son pre-chewed food from her own mouth.
The “Clueless” actress responded to the negativity by standing by her convictions – an action any mother confident in their parenting style would take. “I wasn’t trying to be independent or cause a ruckus — I’m very glad I did it,” the actress said to The Insider. “People have been feeding their kids that way for thousands of years,” the actress said. “It’s a weaning process. … I think it’s adorable and I laugh every time he does it.”
It’s been a tumultuous year for the “Big Bang Theory” star, but she has remained optimistic and insists her children are still her number one priority. Bialik came under fire after filing for divorce last year from her husband of nine years, Michael Stone. Some media outlets speculated that one of the reasons for her divorce had to do with her unique attachment style parenting. The Emmy-nominated actress insisted in an interview with People that there were many factors leading up to the separation. “My philosophy might not work for you, but we don’t need to make this a mommy war,” she dished.
Being a mother to six children can’t be easy, but when Jolie began her ever growing family with partner Brad Pitt (the two are still allegedly unwed) she didn’t consider the amount of backlash she would receive. The Academy Award-winning mom seems undaunted by what tabloids and onlookers speculate about her kids. Brangelina is confident they make decisions based on what is best for their children – such as homeschooling and spending copious amounts of money making sure each child has what he or she needs. Is it not every child’s dream to have a rich mom who insists you DON’T attend school?