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15 Relatable Things Celeb Single Moms Have Said About Parenting

05/05/2014 06:30 pm ET | Updated May 06, 2014

With Mother's Day just around the corner (buy your gifts if you haven't already!), we thought we'd take a moment to salute all the celebrity single moms out there. Yes, we realize they have the resources to go all out on childcare, but still, it can't be easy to push a stroller, manage sippy cups and keep the tantrums at bay when you've got paparazzi hot on your trail.

With that in mind, we offer you some of the most relatable things celebrity single moms have said about single parenting.

  • Sandra Bullock
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  • “The only man in my life is my son, and it’s probably going to stay this way for a while ...I go to bed wearing a very baggy one-piece cheetah suit, just because it makes my son laugh. My sexy lingerie has been locked in a drawer for a while!” -Sandra Bullock, mom to Louis CORRECTION: An earlier version of this caption misspelled Sandra Bullock's first name.
  • Madonna
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  • "I'm not going to lie -- it's hard work having four kids and doing all the work I do. Sometimes I cope with it very well, sometimes it's a struggle ... It's a challenge juggling everything -- multi-tasking is my middle name. I try to express that." -Madonna, mom to Lourdes, Rocco, David and Mercy
  • Liv Tyler
  • "I found it tricky to figure out how to work, and be a mother and be a single mom. Milo and I have been in such transition -- I've been rebuilding and trying to be patient. And I've just put all of my focus on that. Because I can't go to work and be happy unless he's happy and feels secure." -Liv Tyler, mom to Milo
  • Padma Lakshmi
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  • “In truth, I am a single mother. But I don’t feel alone at all in parenting my daughter ... Krishna has a whole other side of her family who loves her, too. And so Krishna is parented by me, but also by her grandmother and aunts and cousins and uncles and friends. The more who encompass her, the more different kinds of people who are in Krishna’s life, the better off she is." -Padma Lakshmi, mom to Krishna
  • Jennifer Lopez
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  • “I am a non-traditional family. Me being a single mom, their dad doesn’t live at home with them. They have three stepbrothers from two moms…that’s not traditional. [But family] is about love and that’s what I constantly remind myself of because I kind of let society get inside my head, ‘Oh, it shouldn’t be like this. I did this, I did that. I failed.' And it’s like, no. They’re happy, they’re healthy, they’re loved more than anything in the world and they’re going to be fine. I want them to know that." -Jennifer Lopez, mom to Max and Emme
  • January Jones
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  • “People keep saying, ‘Oh poor you, being a single mom,’ but I don’t want to be pitied. I can do anything I want to do. I work, I date, I have friends. I have time for everything I had time for before. I just have an added amazing thing in my life. I have a great family and friends, and I know they’d be there if I needed help, but I feel like I’m doing fine on my own.” -January Jones, mom to Xander
  • Teri Hatcher
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  • "The one thing I never feel secure about is the way I parent." -Teri Hatcher, mom to Emerson
  • Michelle Williams
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  • "You make it work. You keep getting out of bed. Sometimes it's just because you know there's a cup of coffee downstairs." -Michelle Williams, mom to Matilda
  • Solange Knowles
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  • [Motherhood] is definitely a balancing act, and it is not at all easy. I do the best I can, which involves a lot of saying no to things, actually, and a lot of really organized scheduling and a lot of help, to be honest." -Solange Knowles, mom to Daniel Julez
  • Heidi Klum
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  • "Schedule. You have to schedule. When you have four kids especially, they all have different things that they like to do, different friends, and different interests. So, to make sure that they all get what they individually deserve, you have to make sure that they get it." -Heidi Klum, mom to Leni, Henry, Johan and Lou
  • Sheryl Crow
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  • "The only advice I have is that there will never seem like a great time to [adopt as a single mom] -- just like when you're married, it never seems like the perfect time to have a baby. So you dive in and make your life work." -Sheryl Crow, mom to Wyatt and Levi
  • Mary-Louise Parker
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  • "Becoming a mom is the best thing that's happened to me. I'll be the first to admit that it can be very hard to raise two kids, but I absolutely love it. I can't imagine what my life would be without my children." -Mary-Louise Parker, mom to William and Caroline
  • Minnie Driver
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  • “It’s the greatest love affair of my life, with this baby. I’m a single mom, [but] his dad is amazing and in his life. I don’t feel alone. Babies attract love…They attract people who love them.” -Minnie Driver, mom to Henry
  • Connie Britton
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  • “Being a single mom is challenging, but never in a million years would that have stopped me. You get an idea in your head and you’re going to do it ... People can tell you how hard marriage is or how hard it is to birth a baby, but we do these things. We want the journey of that.” -Connie Britton, mom to Yoby
  • Denise Richards
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  • “The best gift a parent can give children is time ... Single moms need to know it's okay to have a little 'me' time. You'll feel refreshed and you'll be a better mom!" -Denise Richards, mom to Sam, Lola and mom to Eloise

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