24 Mother’s Day Quotes From Celebrities From Kim Kardashian to Meghan Markle

Motherhood is hard. There’s no doubt about that. Thankfully, it’s a little easier when you know you’re not alone. And since we turn to celebrities for advice on fashion, diet, and so many other issues in life, it’s only natural to be inspired by celebrity mothers as well. Just in time for Mother’s Day, here are 24 quotes from your favorite celebrities about motherhood. 

Motherhood transforms

“Being a mom just not makes you give a f**k about anything else but what’s immediately going on inside, like in your home, in your family—like all the other stuff kind of fades away. Nothing matters but your family, so I think it really helps you center and get grounded.” –Kim Kardashian 

“Nothing can really prepare you for you the sheer overwhelming experience of what it means to become a mother. It is full of complex emotions of joy, exhaustion, love and worry, all mixed together. Your fundamental identity changes overnight. You go from thinking of yourself as primarily an individual, to suddenly being a mother, first and foremost.” –Kate Middleton  

“In the beginning, I didn’t want to think of myself as a mother. I was like, ‘Wait a minute! Ain’t no hollaback girl is who I am!’ I had to learn quickly to accept it. Being a mother and having a career ― those are just different roles you play. You’re still the same person you were before, but now you’re more because you’re a mother too, with a lot to do.” –Gwen Stefani

“He’s taught me so much. I feel like I was never this patient, but it’s just made me a nicer person, and I apply it to other aspects of my life.” – Hilary Duff

“My favorite thing about being a mom is just what a better person it makes you on a daily basis.” –Drew Barrymore

“Becoming a mother has made me next-level confident. I’ve never felt more empowered. I feel like my 20s were spent walking on eggshells making sure everyone felt loved and not really expressing my opinion. As a mom, you just don’t have time, so you get straight to the point.” –Kelly Clarkson

“I think more about the future because of her. Every time I leave and I’m stressed about leaving her, I’m like, ‘I’m doing it for you.’ Everyone says you change completely when you become a mom, but I really feel the same, just better… I feel like it’s only gotten better. You’re less selfish — and I actually enjoy changing diapers. It’s really satisfying. To make her clean again. And I don’t know, the whole thing is really … it’s like such an amazing experience.” –Kylie Jenner

“My children know my true self, and they have helped me to find it again and to embrace it. They have been through a lot. I learn from their strength. As parents, we encourage our kids to embrace all that they are, and all that they know in their hearts to be right, and they look back at us and want the same for us.” –Angelina Jolie

“Being a mother has been a master class in letting go. Try as we might, there’s only so much we can control. And, boy, have I tried – especially at first. As mothers, we just don’t want anything or anyone to hurt our babies. But life has other plans. Bruised knees, bumpy roads and broken hearts are part of the deal. What’s both humbled and heartened me is seeing the resiliency of my daughters.” – Michelle Obama

“You’re in a constant state of worrying about your children. It’s very painful and it’s exhilarating. It’s a really interesting way of living in the world. I read books differently, or I look at parents and children on the subway differently. I hear music differently or when I see something, I think, ‘I wish Tabitha and Loretta were with me now and they could see this.'” –Sarah Jessica Parker

Parenting advice from celebrities

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor at a meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Archie Mountbatten-Windsor | Toby Melville – Pool/Getty Images

“You’re going to get advice from a lot of people, and you can take bits and pieces, but you know innately what your child needs. You should trust that.” — Lucy Liu

“Get rid of the guilt. When you’re at one place, don’t feel bad that you’re not at work; when you’re at work, don’t feel bad that you’re not at home… You have to prioritize. And when things are really important and you need to be there, you should make no apologies.”  –Katie Couric

“I don’t think empathy is something you can drill in someone’s head. You have to have faith that while your kids can seem to be selfish and concerned only about the word ‘mine’ sometimes, overall, they are watching you really carefully, and if you care about other people, they will too.” –Jennifer Garner

“As a mom, you have to look at how much time you’re spending with your kids. There is nothing you will regret more in your life — nothing — than not being present for your children.” –Jamie Lee Curtis

“I think motherhood is just about instinct. I remember coming home from the hospital and having no idea what we were doing. [Former boyfriend Scott Disick] and I changed his diaper together, but after a day, it was like ‘Oh! I got it.'” –Kourtney Kardashian 

“No matter how many books you read or advice I get, ya’ll never be read for mommy mode.” –Cardi B

“I think the basics are important: the number one thing is making sure my child feels loved.” –Katie Holmes

The unconditional love of motherhood

“It’s magic, it’s pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world so I’m really happy.” –Meghan Markle

“When I had my children and I felt that type of love, which I know you understand and every mom out there understands, it made me understand that there was a purity to love. That there is an unconditional love.” –Jennifer Lopez

“Being pregnant was very much like falling in love. You are so open. You are so overjoyed. There’s no words that can express having a baby growing inside of you, so of course you want to scream it out and tell everyone.” –Beyonce Knowles

“I’ve never had more appreciation for anyone in my entire life until I became a mom.” –Chrissy Teigen

“The most important jewels that will ever be wrapped around your neck are the arms of your children.” –Pink

“My favorite part about being a mom, I mean it’s so corny, but it’s just like, no matter how tired you are, it’s complete bliss, no matter what. I mean, Christmas Day, I was so hungover and I was like, ‘How am I gonna get through this day?’ And just when you see your baby, and how happy [she is], you just get through it. I was like, ‘Okay, I feel like I can do anything. I could do this.’ It’s just the best, and the love that you get and that you also get to give and receive … It’s just, it’s beautiful.” –Khloe Kardashian

“I live for my sons. I would be lost without them.” –Princess Diana