Celebrity Soundbites

Celebrity Mom Quotes

Brooke Shields:

"I don’t think you ever feel you’re balancing anything. My kids are great, and I have a good husband. You’ve just got to keep everything in the air." - On balancing career and family, as told to Life and Style Magazine.

Jessica Alba:

"I think [balancing work and family] is something that most women in this country can relate to. It's tough. It's a tough balance, trying to be the best mom. And obviously my family is my priority. And then also, I love what I do, and I love that I get to have a job that I enjoy so much and gives me the freedom to spend a lot of time with my daughter, frankly, and travel and everything else. But it is hard not to spend every second with her." - from an interview with María Salas of TerraTV, Jessica Alba disfruta del romance en "Valentine's Day"

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner:

“The family acted like I was going to the moon,” Jennifer Garner explained regarding her decision to travel alone to Toronto to promote her new film. “Even though [husband] Ben [Affleck] is there with the children and they will be fine, Violet was wondering, ‘Where is Mom going?’ We travel together all the time.” - more at Celebrity Baby Blog

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal:

"Growing up in Los Angeles, I was surrounded by plenty of working moms, including my grandmother, a pediatrician, and my mother, a writer and producer. This seemed very natural to me. I just thought, Well, that’s what moms do. They work and raise their kids. I was brought up to believe I could do anything I wanted professionally and, of course, be a mother at the same time—but I’m finding that it’s complicated. It requires a lot of thought and planning, and I haven’t figured it out yet." - Celebrity Baby Scoop: "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing"

Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale:

"My daughter comes with me everywhere... I don’t leave her behind. But it is hard. I mean, I think any working mother will tell you that what kind of falls by the wayside, you know, are the hours of sleep that you wish you had, and all that. I feel incredibly lucky and blessed, but I do sometimes feel like that exorcist lady!" - Long Island Press

Kelly Ripa

Kelly Ripa:

" I feel like women are a role model to me. I'm constantly meeting working moms in my audience who achieve so much in their lives that I feel encouraged and empowered by them. We're all going through the motions of working and raising our children and being good wives -- as best we can. ... I don't know if I [juggle family and career] particularly well. I try my hardest at work and at home. I'm very lucky in that I have the best hours a person could hope for; I get to pick my kids up every day from school and take them to all their activities. I'm able to devote the time that I think they need."

Cheryl Hines

Cheryl Hines.:

"I feel like I will be the best mom I can be if I am a happy person. And for me, it makes me happy to go to work and do something, and [then] come home and be the mom. You keep your sanity first, and then save the baby." - Oprah: Moms Continue the Conversation

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts:

"I am very fulfilled in my home life, and what films do for me is to create an ironclad structure that, in my life as a mom, does not exist. It is a shapeless blob of happy chaos-- so it's certainly nice to have that shape. Acting fulfills me in a creative way that has this myopic focus -- and it gives me something to talk about at dinner. That can't be underrated, really. A lot of the mom struggle in life is that everything happens within the four walls of the home, and it can lose its luster a little bit, maybe. You just have to bring it in from outside sometimes." - Allure, March

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon:

"I am an "all kinds" of mom. I'm a working mom, so I definitely have those moments where I wish I could be home with the kids. But I'm lucky that my job isn't all day every day, so I do get to be there for the school fairs, plays, and volunteering in the classroom." - Parents, March 2009

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet:

I [balance work with raising 2 kids] with great precision. I plan everything in advance: who's picking up. We have charts, maps and lists on the fridge, all over the house. I sometimes feel like I'm with the CIA."
People 2/23

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