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Beyoncé (and 10 other celebs) talk motherhood

What some super-famous ladies have said about the hardest — and most rewarding — job in the world. (Stars, they're just like us.)
Beyoncé (and 10 other celebs) talk motherhood

11 celebs on motherhood

“My daughter introduced me to myself.”

Beyoncé (and 10 other celebs) talk motherhoodBeyoncé

On her three children with cinematographer Danny Moder: "How lucky we are that we love each other so much that we burst into three pieces."

Beyoncé (and 10 other celebs) talk motherhoodJulia Roberts
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“If you look at baby photos of our kids, the way they were, the way they looked, what their energy was — whether they were a sweet, elegant, private little person, or a funny, open person or a bold person — they're still the same. There's so much they are born with. And we believe you just have to encourage the individual and support them, but don't get in their way too much.”

Beyoncé (and 10 other celebs) talk motherhoodAngelina Jolie

[Motherhood] the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary — it’s an act of infinite optimism.”

Beyoncé (and 10 other celebs) talk motherhoodGilda Radner

[When] you’re dying laughing because your three-year-old made a fart joke, it doesn’t matter what else is going on. That’s real happiness.”

Beyoncé (and 10 other celebs) talk motherhoodGwyneth Paltrow
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“I can’t tell you how many times I made turkey stuffing in my trailer. We actually shot Bull Durham on Thanksgiving, so I taped the parade so we could watch it together the next day. You find a way to cope, like finding teamsters who are good at wrapping Christmas presents.”

Beyoncé (and 10 other celebs) talk motherhoodSusan Sarandon

“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.”

Beyoncé (and 10 other celebs) talk motherhoodOprah

On the stress of parenting: "Sometimes I'll be telling my husband, 'I think I'm cracking up.' Sometimes you just need a minute to say, 'I think I'm cracking' and just acknowledge it."

 

Beyoncé (and 10 other celebs) talk motherhoodTina Fey
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"Your children see as you do. You can give advice until the cows come home, but they don't always hear you. They do remember what you do. Have good habits and have your children watch you take care of yourself."

Beyoncé (and 10 other celebs) talk motherhoodGoldie Hawn

“I want my kids to be happy and I want them to be themselves. I was saying to a friend the other day, ‘Remember, our kids are not us.’ They’re not. Sometimes we’re trying to fix things that happened to us or projecting [onto], and that’s a terrible, terrible trap."

Beyoncé (and 10 other celebs) talk motherhoodJada Pinkett-Smith

"My daughter and I are very close. I call her every day and I say the same thing: 'Pick up, I know you're there.' And she says the same thing back, 'How'd you get this new number?'"

Beyoncé (and 10 other celebs) talk motherhoodJoan Rivers

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