Whether it's Kim, Kate, or Drew, why not admire them for their courage to bear children under scrutiny and do it so beautifully? When it comes to the rest of us, remember that there is no such thing as a 'one size fits all' path toward motherhood.
To show just how greatly a mother's influence can shape her child, here's a list of ten famous people throughout history who matched the great successes their mothers had already achieved.
Think about how much judgement new moms feel over things like natural childbirth vs. c-sections. Can you imagine having your birth plan come up for conversation on Good Morning America?
I saw the photos the paparazzi snapped of you leaving yoga class and the way the media twisted those photos into something negative. But you continued on, seeming to not let the media's obsession with your weight impact your desire to be a positive role model for other new moms. And that's where our bond comes in.
I realize that by continually contributing to the uncalled-for public discourse surrounding Jessica Simpson's appearance, I'm arguably just feeding the image-focused fire. And yet, I can't keep my fingers off the keyboard every time the star makes headlines for all the wrong reasons.
It's great that women feel more comfortable documenting their pregnancies. For my generation, photographic evidence of our pregnant mothers were relegated to a snap from a baby shower or candid at a picnic. Then again, those photos ended up in albums, not splashed across websites.
Listen, I've given up many things since becoming a mom: perky boobs, solo trips to the restroom, an enormous amount of hair (I had no idea how much hair I would lose after pregnancies)... but the one thing I refuse to give up is being glam.
When my friends and I decided to pose for photographs of our post-baby bodies, I don't think any of us anticipated what would happen next.
Welcome to motherhood, Jessica! You'll want to cry from happiness and tear your hair out with frustration on the very same day.
Moms, I'm in your business, I'm in your diaper bag, I'm scanning your bookshelf and I have an insatiable curiosity for just exactly how you do things.
Have you noticed lately that some celebrity moms are taking mothering to a new level?
The next celebrity mom has a high bar to get over. She'll need to pose naked each trimester, YouTube the home/water birth live for the world to see and fry up her placenta and eat it.
The problem with being a mom in L.A. is that we're celebrity magnets. Stars are miserable. They're desperate for something real. They wish their lives weren't so shallowly glamorous. They wish every day could be the same over and over again like ours.
I am a product of the New York City School System. I know firsthand what budget cuts can do to teachers and students. Now more than ever, they need a little help!
The media seems to focus exclusively on celebrity mothers' post partum exercise routines or nursery décor! Personally, I am not so interested in how fast so-and-so got back into shape after baby -- but I am REALLY interested in hearing about other women's births.
Stop, stop the bad mom attacks on poor Kate Gosselin. There are far worse mothers in America, I can assure you, than the infamous mom of eight.