Happy Mother's Day!
In honor of the holiday, we're taking a look at some of our favorite Hollywood moms, sons and daughters. Some, like Goldie Hawn, have grown children with full-fledged careers of their own. Others, like Beyonce, are new mothers with widely recognizable little ones in tow.
But one thing's for sure: For the following celebs, fame runs in the family. Read what they've had to say about the joys of motherhood, the rigors of child-rearing and the perks of having a famous parent.
"My mother never shook anybody's hand. She has kissed and hugged her way throughout her life." --<a href="http://www.harpersbazaar.com/magazine/cover/kate-hudson-interview-0110" target="_hplink">Kate Hudson to <em>Harper's Bazaar</em></a> (Getty)
"I don't think I'm as tough [on Loudes] as I should be. I think I need to be maybe tougher. It's hard -- every day is a negotiation." --<a href="http://todayentertainment.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/18/11263636-madonna-on-being-a-single-mom-im-not-as-tough-as-i-should-be?lite" target="_hplink">Madonna to "Rock Center's" Harry Smith</a> (Getty)
"I am a wife and a mother (believe it or not, I always dreamed of having six kids). I'm not only living that dream, I'm lucky enough to be living it on a huge stage. I've been blessed." --<a href="http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/45107601/ns/today-books/t/kris-jenner-talks-love-loss-all-things-kardashian/#.T6iDb-3khSo" target="_hplink">Kris Jenner, "Kris Jenner . . . And All Things Kardashian"</a> (Getty)
"Ashton jumped in and said, 'I want you to know that I don't take coming into children's lives lightly.' That was within the first couple of weeks of our relationship, before he had met the girls. They are my priority, and I've always been sensitive to their feelings, but as the parent you can't allow your children to dictate what's right for you." --<a href="http://www.harpersbazaar.com/magazine/cover/demi-moore-0408" target="_hplink">Demi Moore to <em>Harper's Bazaar</em></a> (Getty)
"Your child comes first. My mother was a big charity lady. But she taught me, start your charity at home." --<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/31/joan-and-melissa-rivers_n_1225934.html" target="_hplink">Joan Rivers to The Huffington Post</a> (Getty)
"I am grateful every day, and they remind you every day of what matters in life. You just feel so fortunate that you are lucky enough to be somebody's mother and share that love. I love moms." --<a href="http://www.okmagazine.com/news/angelina-jolie-talks-about-motherhood-2012-screen-actors-guild-awards" target="_hplink">Angelina Jolie to <em>OK!</em></a> (Getty)
"Becoming a mother has been the most amazing experience--in an instant you become strong. You have to be a little bit wiser; it's the most important job you have in the world." --<a href="http://www.glamour.com/magazine/2009/03/katie-holmes-cover-shoot-photo-gallery#slide=3" target="_hplink">Katie Holmes to <em>Glamour</em> </a> (Getty)
"[Gwyneth] is an extraordinary mom, and I'm proud of her for the great mothering she's doing." --<a href="http://www.parade.com/celebrity/celebrity-parade/2011/09/blythe-danner.html" target="_hplink">Blythe Danner to <em>Parade</em></a> (Getty)
"My mother and I are more than best friends; we are partners in crime." --Rashida Jones to <a href="http://www.oprah.com/world/Rashida-Jones-Aha-Moment-On-Her-Mom-Peggy-Lipton-and-Cancer" target="_hplink"><em>O, the Oprah Magazine</em></a> (Getty)
"Do kids ever listen to what their mothers say? I used to think that mine would learn from all my mistakes. Now I realise that they have to make their own mistakes." --<a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1160981/I-lousy-mum-Sharon-Osbourne-hates-Dannii-Minogue-plastic-surgery-utterly-failed-children.html" target="_hplink">Sharon Osbourne to <em>Daily Mail</em></a> (Getty)
"As a mom, I'm very proud to see [her kids] pursuing the things they love. We leave them enough space to express themselves and make their dreams come true. We leave them free to make their own choices. We try not to live through them." --J<a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20586498,00.html" target="_hplink">ada Pinkett Smith to <em>People</em></a> (Getty)
"You have to trust in the universe ... give them as much love as possible and put a light around them and send them out because you also can't protect them." --<a href="http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/showbiz/celebrity-interviews/2010/01/24/exclusive-susan-sarandon-on-the-joy-and-pain-of-having-children-86908-21991360/" target="_hplink">Susan Sarandon to the <em>Daily Record</em></a> (Getty)
"I used to sit in the dressing room with my mom and watch her do her makeup for the stage. It was heaven." --<a href="http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/19/face-time-tracee-ellis-ross/" target="_hplink">Tracee Ellis Ross to <em>T</em> magazine </a> (Getty)
"I liked my parents, so I enjoyed hanging out with them, if they'd be on the set or something - it was much more interesting than school to me." --<a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-3445_162-6319723.html" target="_hplink">Ben Stiller to CBS News</a> (Getty)
"My mother would get up in the morning as my mother and then she would go into this big closet she had. She'd go in on this end as my mom and she'd come out the other end as Debbie Reynolds. It was like a car wash for celebrities." --<a href="http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Carrie-Fisher-and-Debbie-Reynolds/4" target="_hplink">Carrie Fisher to Oprah</a> (Getty)
"Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials." --<a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201205/50-quotes-mothers" target="_hplink">Meryl Streep</a> (Getty)
"I feel more beautiful than I've ever felt because I've given birth. I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth." --<a href="http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,20360857_20589758,00.html" target="_hplink">Beyonce to <em>People</em></a> (Getty)