What do celebrity mums really think about motherhood? Read on to find out…
We love that you like our blogs about celebrity mums. Most of them have focused on the latest celebrity pregnancies and births. Today, we’re looking at celebrity mums who are sharing their experience of motherhood. How similar are their experiences to your own…?
A different reason for sleepless nights
Don’t know about you, but we’ve certainly been known to grumble about sleepless nights and exhaustion (quite often, actually!). But American reality TV star Jenni Farley, 28 – also known as Jwoww – has tweeted rather charmingly about why she and partner Roger Matthews are losing sleep following the birth of daughter Meilani on 13 July.
The new mum tweeted recently: “Mommy and daddy haven’t slept because we can’t stop staring at our baby, Meilani! I don’t even want to put her down to use my phone!”
It hasn’t stopped there. The proud new mum is sharing her joy with regular pictures of Meilani on social media, tweeting: “All I want to do every day is just play with her and hold her in my arms!! The sweetest angel that ever existed!!!
Jenni Farley is clearly one very Happy Mum!
We say: Jenni and her partner are certainly doing all the right things when it comes to bonding with their baby – lots of eye contact and hugs which are so important for newborns. But it’s also important that new mums and dads get enough sleep so they can cope with the downs as well as the ups of parenthood – so try and get some shuteye, guys, and gaze adoringly at your baby in the daytime!
A lifechanging experience
Jenni’s best friend and fellow reality star Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi (26) has also opened up in her book, Baby Bumps, about her first pregnancy with baby Lorenzo, born in August 2012. In it, she reveals how her unexpected pregnancy changed her from being ‘…this crazy party girl to now being a mother and planning my wedding and wanting more babies in future.”
She says of motherhood: “It’s made me grow into a woman finally and I finally grew up, thank God. I absolutely love being a mother and I can’t wait to have more kids.”
Nicole’s wish has indeed come true – she’s expecting her second child, a girl, in October.
We say: It’s amazing how the responsibility of motherhood can change people’s outlook on life. If you follow Nicole’s news, you’ll know that she still has fun, but she’s clearly putting her family first.
Pregnancy’s difficult – but it’s worth it
TV personality and socialite Kim Kardashian, 33, has spoken openly about her difficult pregnancy – she suffered from pre-eclampsia while pregnant with daughter North, who was born in June 2013. But, as she explained to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres this January, it was all worth it.
She said: “Pregnancy was not a good experience for me. At all. But I wouldn’t take any of it back because I have the most adorable, sweetest baby in the world.”
We say: We hope Kim’s story helps other mums see beyond the difficulties of pregnancy to the happiness of motherhood.
There’s life beyond motherhood
Singer Kelly Rowland, 33, recently revealed that her close group of friends have been helping her prepare for motherhood, advising her to “…make sure that I do not forget about my husband. And make sure that I don’t get obsessed with ‘mommy, mommy, mommy’ conversation. There’s a life outside of it, and you have to remember your life too.”
We say: Kelly’s friends are advising her well. Here at BeHappyMum we know firsthand the importance of me time – because a happy and healthy mummy = a happy and healthy family.
Ask for help
Mum of two Elizabeth Banks, 40, best known for playing Effie Trinket in the Hunger Games film series, has offered this advice to new moms: “Be open to help. Many moms feel they have to be super moms, while historically we always had a village to pitch in. I think it’s important to know when to ask for help.”
We say: Elizabeth makes a good point. Always remember you’re not alone mums – there’s no shame in asking for a helping hand.