Who said being a mom is a limiting career? These power moms prove that a lot can be accomplished while being a mother. In honor of Mother's Day, here's six of the most powerful, inspiring, and badass moms in the celebrity realm who are using their status to change the world and offer up a new kind of role model for every woman.
What does it even mean to get one's body "back"? Was it stolen? Did it run away like a lost cat? And did the celebrity on the cover get ALL of it back? Has she inspected herself carefully? Maybe she thinks it's all "back" but there is still a leg or an arm or a pinky toe missing. Look closely, my dear!
I'm drawn to Drew Barrymore for a myriad of reasons: we're around the same age, we both found our mates and had children at a late age (and within a year of each other), we've both experienced growth through sobriety, and I generally feel that we'd have a lot to talk about.
You probably know that Jill Scott is a critically acclaimed actress. But you may not know some of the dues she paid to get there. She discovered the hard way that there is no book, nor dummy's guide to dealing with fame in Hollywood.
1. Super-luxe, pearly-iridescent, pressed face powder. Oh no, wait. On second glance, I believe that's roughly, and I'm just spitballing here, about one third of a cup of ground up Cheerio dust.
To all you new moms out there who don't have hair stylists, live-in nannies, personal trainers, makeup artists or house cleaners... not only are you not alone, but you are doing a great job.
When we were growing up, our mothers were our rock and the soft shoulder we could nestle up to when our spirits were low or our fever was high. It was a way of life for most of us back in the '50s, '60s, '70s, and even beyond -- for the milk and cookies to be waiting for us when we came home from a hard day at school.
Before she becomes a standard bearer for peace though, I'd like her to consider this: Disagreement isn't a declaration of war. Expressing honest criticism, challenging someone's way of thinking or asking someone to consider their privilege or position isn't necessarily the same as invalidating someone's choices.
From saving money to gaining financial independence, female parents are just as influential as fathers
Put the book down, Mama. You don't need it. You've got this.
Parenting is complicated; we all know how painful and difficult it can be at times. We all measure ourselves by comparing our situation with what others are doing -- we might tell ourselves, "I'm choosing this job, so it's OK, I am a good mom."
New moms have enough on their plates without the added pressure to be supermodel-slim straight out of the delivery room.
Shiri Appleby has been very busy lately. On top of appearing in HBO's Girls as Adam's Girlfriend, Natalia, Appleby is also in the midst of filming a pilot for Lifetime (Unreal), and directing a one act play in Los Angeles.
Our cultural conversation about pregnancy, birth and motherhood is way off from what the actual experience is. And it's hurting women.
I feel a litte bit dirty even reporting on the report cards but if I can save one person from buying the magazine and thus make Star $3.99 less than they would have made otherwise, I've done a good thing.