Moms’ lives are busy… harried… complicated… with lots of joy sprinkled throughout. Celebrity moms are just like any other mom—they love their kids, multi-task like crazy, and they just want the best for their kids. The following famous moms prove that moms aren’t just caretakers –they are also capable of taking care of business. These 30 most admired celebrity moms are women we can look up to, love, and learn from.
- Busy Philipps
How adorable (or it is adorkable) is Busy Phillips? On her brand new talk show “Busy Tonight”, the actress isn’t afraid to talk about her busy life… balancing career and raising her two daughters. A glance at her Instagram reveals a treasure trove of photos of the busy (pun intended) mom and her girls enjoying life in Southern California.
- Amanda Stanton
Reality star Amanda Stanton may have gotten her fairytale ending when Josh Murray dropped to one knee and proposed on the season finale of Bachelor in Paradise, but life has certainly not been all, um, roses, for the single mom-of-two. The 26-year-old recently opened up about her struggles in an honest and revealing blog post. “I felt guilty and blamed myself for not giving my kids the life I had always dreamed of giving them,” she wrote. “I felt so much guilt that they were growing up with not only parents who weren’t together, but parents who couldn’t get along, not even for their sake.” But once Amanda realized all the things she was stressing were out of her control, she resolved to change course. ”I decided instead of being embarrassed of my failed marriage and ashamed of being a single mother, I was going to OWN it,” she wrote. “Being the best mother you can be and giving your kids the BEST life possible has nothing to do with your relationship status and you don’t have to be happily married to have a ‘picture-perfect family.’” Amen!
- Jennifer Lopez
The newly-engaged actress and World of Dance host gave birth to her adorable “coconut” twins Max and Emme in 2008. And, apparently, the talented twosome are already following in their mother and father’s (Marc Anthony) footsteps. Jennifer Lopez recently shared videos of her son and daughter singing on Instagram, because she may still be Jenny from the Block, but she’s also one proud mama.
- Gayle King
When it comes to Gayle King’s parenting of her favorite son and daughter, O’s editor at large has already gotten the stamp of approval from her best friend, Oprah. “Gayle is the best mother I have ever seen, heard, or read about,” Oprah said in a 2006 interview in O, The Oprah Magazine. “She was always 100 percent there for those kids—to this day…It’s always, always, always been about what’s best for her children.”
- Michelle Obama
Not only does the former First Lady boast two Ivy-League degrees from Princeton University and Harvard Law School, but she’s also launched many organizations devoted to health and education (see: Global Girls Alliance in 2018). Recently, Mrs. Obama recounted her childhood in her successful memoir, Becoming, and how she instilled those values in her own two daughters.