Motherhood is tough, and these celebrities who’ve been there and are still doing that know best.
These hard truths of motherhood are painfully funny – but also funnily painful in all its truthfulness.
So your kid enters the world…
“Giving birth is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head.” — Carol Burnett
…And it comes with lots of baggage in the years to come as well.
“Becoming a mom to me means you have accepted that for the next 16 years of your life, you will have a sticky purse. [Mine] is always filled with stuff I didn’t put there, from leftover Tootsie Rolls to wet wipes that got squished to the bottom.” — Nia Vardalos
Sleep becomes but a dream.
“Now that I have kids, I’m up at 5:30 a.m. no matter what. Sleep at this point is just a concept, something I’m looking forward to investigating in the future.” — Amy Poehler
You begin to question whether any mum really knows what they’re doing…
“I don’t really have one strong [parenting] philosophy. Maybe “Live in the moment?” … In more trying times, I suppose my parenting philosophy is “Try not to lose your shit.”” — Rachel Dratch
… Apparently not.
“We spend the first 12 months of our children’s lives teaching them how to walk and talk and the next 12 telling them to sit down and shut up.” — Phyllis Diller
But at the end of the day, it all pays off.
“I’m really clear about my priority in life — it’s being a mom … I love doing films, but I wouldn’t like to do that more than I’d like to be my daughter’s mother.” — Teri Hatcher
And there’s nothing more important than your child.
“Sometimes, when I want to take on the world, I try to remember that it’s just as important to sit down and ask my son how he’s feeling or talk to him about life.” — Angelina Jolie
By Pinky Chng, May 2016