15 Celebs Share Their Refreshingly Real Advice for New Moms

Liz Alterman | Apr 21, 2017 Celebrity Moms
15 Celebs Share Their Refreshingly Real Advice for New Moms

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Plenty of celebrity moms look like they've got it all together, and of course, we regular mamas are sure these stars have plenty of help just waiting in the wings. But that doesn't mean that these famous ladies don't have some hard-won wisdom to impart. Once you bring baby home from the hospital, it doesn't matter who you are -- you're in for a wild ride! 

Even if you have fame and fortune, motherhood isn't always a walk in the park! These stars have shared their honest assessments and advice on what you need to know once you're a mom. Take a look and see if you'd agree with their heartfelt, honest, and sometimes hilarious sentiments.

  • Kim Kardashian: You'll Need Sanitizer

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    The mom of North and Saint had this advice for her baby bro Rob, who welcomed his first child, daughter Dream, with Blac Chyna. Kim told the dad-to-be, "The baby will be throwing up on you, you need sanitizer at all times."

    It's too true.

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  • Jennifer Garner: Don't Listen to Advice

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    Actress and mom-of-three Jennifer Garner told Seth Meyers to brace himself before he and his wife had their first child.

    "Don't listen to anyone's advice, including the kind found in books about raising babies," the 13 Going on 30 star told the Late Night host"Just know in your head, 'This is all going to go to hell in a hand basket.'"

  • Kourtney Kardashian: Stay Calm

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    When you're expecting your first baby, you might already be anxious. Don't let anyone heighten those feelings, the reality star told People.

    "I remember when I was pregnant with Mason, my mom would always be like, 'Why isn't the room painted? Where is the crib? Where is this or that,'" Kourtney recalled. "And I was like, 'People used to have babies in caves; it's going to be okay.'" 

    We love how chill she is.

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  • Chrissy Teigen: You Can Be the 'Cool Mom'


    The supermodel mama talked to Refinery 29 about how motherhood may change you but you can still stay cool:

    You definitely do have to change. You just have to. But a lot of my friends and I joke whenever I go out, like 'Oh, here goes cool mom,' or if I ask for a braid in my hair, they're like 'Oh, you want to be cool mom again!' You naturally change because there's something else that consumes your mind at all times, and I don't think you can help that, but you can still be cool!

    Good to know, Chrissy

  • Alicia Silverstone: Savor Every Moment


    "It passes so quickly, so enjoy every moment," Clueless star Alicia Silverstone told Parenting.

    And it seems like that is exactly what she's doing in this sweet snap with her son, Bear, at the farmers' market.

  • Megan Fox: Sleep

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    Mom-of-three Megan Fox loves the role of "mommy" best, but that doesn't mean she's ready to sacrifice her beauty rest.

    "I don't receive the same satisfaction from my career as I do from being a mother so I'm really happy. But two weeks ago I said to Brian, 'We have to get a night nurse or we're going to get a divorce because somebody's got to sleep in this house or we're going to kill each other,'" the actress told the Mirror

    Not everyone can afford a night nurse, but naps or switching shifts between mom and dad can help a ton. 

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  • Jennifer Lopez: Nothing Prepares You


    Mom of 9-year-old twins, Max and Emme, Jennifer Lopez (here with her baby girl) offered this advice to Beyonce, who's preparing to be twice blessed any day now. 

    "Nothing can prepare you for twins. I certainly was not prepared. I would say, 'Stay calm,'" the actress and singer told Page Six regarding her advice to the Lemonade songstress.

  • Tina Fey: Go Home

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    The Bossypants author said she gets asked for parenting advice all the time -- seriously, who wouldn't want to hear this funnylady's take on everything? Her advice:

    "Whenever you can, just go home," Fey told TimeOut, meaning don't feel like you can't say "no" to other things. Finish what you need to do and then be there for your family. 

    We love that advice. 

  • Julia Roberts: Get a Good Babysitter

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    According to People, the perennial Pretty Woman and mom of three (including a set of twins) Julia Roberts offered this advice to soon-to-be dad of multiples, George Clooney: "Find a good babysitter." When asked by the mag if Roberts would allow the Ocean's Eleven star to watch her kids, she reportedly quipped, "It would depend on how much time I was gone."

    Ha! We love their relationship.

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  • Alyssa Milano: Be Kind to Yourself


    Breastfeeding advocate Alyssa Milano believes a new mom should be gentle with herself after bringing home baby and that means accepting where you are physically because, obviously, you have more important things to worry about.

    "When I gave birth both times, I didn't rush myself to lose the weight, but eventually it did come off. Sometimes it's hard work, but to me, it took such a backseat to being a new mother and what that meant and how special and physically demanding that was alone," she told Today.

  • Kate Hudson: Hang On

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    Kate Hudson told Savannah Guthrie to "hang on" just before the Today star had her first baby.

    "The first couple of months is -- you're on -- you're tired," the How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days actress said.

    And, boy, is she right!

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Let Go of the Guilt

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    This mom of two disguised her pregnancy while she was playing one of our favorite characters of all time: Seinfeld's Elaine Benes. While her lovable alter ego didn't always get things right, we adore Julia's real-life mom advice: 

    "...the working-mom thing is definitely tricky," she told Redbook. "Guilt is a bitch. It's so useless as an emotion, for me anyway. It clouds things. I'm not saying people shouldn't feel guilty, but for me, it makes certain decision-making more difficult."

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  • Kerry Washington: Get Enough Support

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    Scandal star and mom-of-two Kerry Washington said she takes advice from writer Shonda Rhimes. The star recalled to InStyle that Rhimes once told her, "If you feel like you have just the right amount of help, then you don't have enough." Washington added: "My therapist said this too. You need a lot of support. No just logistically but emotionally and spiritually."


  • Kelly Clarkson: Getting Baby to Sleep


    The original Americal Idol tweeted back in 2014: "Attention all mothers with babies.... Best book I've ever read!! My baby girl sleeps 11-12 hours every night!" referring to Twelve Hours' Sleep by Twelve Weeks Old by Suzy Giordano.

    If you're looking for some much-needed shut-eye, grab a copy, according to Kelly, who looks like she's able to enjoy quality daytime with her kiddos.

  • Elizabeth Banks: Ask for Help

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    "Be open to any help. Many moms today feel they have to be super moms, while historically we’ve always had a village to pitch in.  I think it's really important to know when to ask for help," the 30 Rock star told Parenting.

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