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Mother's Day: Famous Boomer Moms

Posted: 05/12/2012 8:07 am

Susan Sarandon

In the spirit of the season, Huff/Post50 would like to spotlight some of Hollywood's post 50 moms. Like so many women of the boomer generation, these celebrities have managed to balance career and family and have some wisdom to share with us all ("It's planning, planning, and planning," says Meryl Streep, mother of four).

Happy Mother's Day, ladies! Check out the slideshow below for images of our favorite post 50 celebrity moms with their kids.

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  • Blythe Danner

    Blythe Danner, 69, with daughter Gwyneth Paltrow. Danner's son is director Jake Paltrow. Danner -- grandmother to Paltrow's Apple and Moses -- recently praised her daughter's parenting skills in <a href="http://www.intouchweekly.com/2012/03/blythe_danner_talks_oscars_exe.php" target="_hplink">In Touch</a>, saying, "I don't know how she does it, she balances everything a lot better than I ever could have."

  • Susan Sarandon

    Susan Sarandon, 65, and daughter actress Eva Amurri. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/09/susan-sarandon-eva-amurri-mothers-day_n_1502528.html?ref=fifty&ir=Fifty" target="_hplink">The two are slated to star in "Mother's Day"</a>, an independent film about mothers and daughters that takes place on the holiday. Sarandon and Amurri previously played mother and daughter in "The Banger Sisters" in 2002, and Amurri appeared as a younger version of Sarandon's character in "Dead Man Walking."

  • Melanie Griffith

    Melanie Griffith, 54, and daughter Dakota. <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000429/bio" target="_hplink">Griffith has three children</a>.

  • Madonna

    Madonna, 53, with daughter Lourdes Leon. Madonna has three younger children as well, and <a href="http://www.parents.com/parenting/celebrity-parents/madonna-on-motherhood/?page=2" target="_hplink">"regularly [reminds them] how fortunate they are to have the things they do and [encourages] them to share."</a>

  • Valerie Bertinelli

    Valerie Bertinelli, 52, and her son Wolfgang Van Halen in 2004. Bertinelli's son, now 21, joined his father in the band Van Halen in 2007, with his mother cheering him on. Bertinelli told <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20051525,00.html" target="_hplink">People</a>: "That's my job now to be the proud momma and I am."

  • Sharon Osbourne

    Sharon Osbourne, 59, with children Jack and Kelly Osbourne. <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0651769/bio" target="_hplink">Osbourne has three children</a> with rocker husband Ozzy.

  • Jane Seymour

    Jane Seymour, 61, and her daughter Katherine Flynn. <a href="http://www.biography.com/people/jane-seymour-9542468" target="_hplink">Seymour has six children</a>. The actress recently <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/13/jane-seymour_n_1404086.html" target="_hplink"> revealed to Huff/Post50</a> that she views her family to be her greatest accomplishment. "I'm really proud of my kids and my sisters and my nieces and nephews," she told us.

  • Rosie O'Donnell

    Rosie O'Donnell, 50, with her children in 2008. O'Donnell spoke out about her son being in military school, telling <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/05/rosie-odonnell-own_n_1130179.html" target="_hplink"><em>The Huffington Post</em> in 2011</a>: "How do you really piss off your left wing, anti-war mother? You don't get a tattoo and get some girl pregnant. You serve the nation. I'm very proud of him. ... He knew what he needed and I finally allowed it."

  • Sissy Spacek

    Sissy Spacek, 62, with her daughter Madison Fisk. <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000651/bio" target="_hplink">Spacek has two children</a>.

  • Meryl Streep

    Meryl Streep, 62, and daughter Louisa Jacobson Gummer. With four adult children, the Oscar-winning actress has a lot to balance. She told online magazine <a href="http://the-talks.com/interviews/meryl-streep/" target="_hplink">The Talks</a>: "...You have to have a lot of stamina. And you have to have very good organizational skills. I feel like I run a business although I haven't one. It's planning, planning, and planning."

  • Sheryl Crow

    Sheryl Crow, 50, and son Wyatt. Crow shared her thoughts on becoming a mother, <a href="http://www.health.com/health/article/0,,20411904_4,00.html" target="_hplink">telling Health in 2009</a>: "When you let go of the story you tell, a lot of times it creates a whole world of expansion for other things to come in. And I always knew that I wanted to be a mom, so I just had great faith that when that little person found me, that I would be ready and everything would be fine."

  • Whoopi Goldberg

    Whoopi Goldberg, 56, with her daughter and grandchildren. "The View" co-host is a mother of one, and <a href="http://www.thebiographychannel.co.uk/biographies/whoopi-goldberg.html" target="_hplink">grandmother to three</a>.

  • Jamie Lee Curtis

    Jamie Lee Curtis, 53, and daughter Annie. The mother of two <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2010-09-14-jamieleecurtis14_st_N.htm" target="_hplink">told <em>USA Today</em></a>: "Whatever my life brings me, no matter what or how far I reach out into the universe, the only change that really matters in my life is the feelings that are with my family, my children."

  • Goldie Hawn

    Goldie Hawn, 66, and her daughter, actress Kate Hudson. <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000443/bio" target="_hplink">Hawn has three children</a>.

  • Christie Brinkley

    Christie Brinkley, 58, and children Jack and Sailor in 2007. "Your job as a parent is to listen," <a href="http://www.lhj.com/style/covers/christie-brinkley-looks-up1/?page=2" target="_hplink"> she told Ladies Home Journal</a>. "And to dole out as much love as you can. That includes tough love."

  • Angela Bassett

    Angela Bassett, 53, and children Bronwyn Golden and Slater Josiah. After fertility issues, a surrogate mother helped <a href="http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20157105,00.html" target="_hplink">Bassett and her husband</a> welcome their twins into the world in 2006.

  • Julianne Moore

    Julianne Moore, 51, with her daughter Liv Freundlich. The actress and <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/13/julianne-moore-new-childrens-book_n_1009513.html" target="_hplink">children's book author</a> has two kids and emphasizes the importance of keeping her family close. Moore <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20462420,00.html" target="_hplink">told People</a>: "Some celebrities take their children everywhere with them -- despite having to pull them away from school and friends. Because of my own childhood experiences, I try to work in New York or during the summer, when my family can come with me."

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