When it comes to parenting and motherhood, these millennial moms have pretty much the same challenges and experiences as the rest of us. Some days are hard...some days are even harder, or so it can seem. Today's parenting landscape includes dealing with a slew of technology that has complicated things to say the least. Should I let the baby play with my iPad? Should I raise my kids gluten-free? What is SnapChat and why won't my tween get off of it? Did I just sound like my
Here's some advice from celebrity millennial moms for dealing with the intricacies of parenting in the 21st century, that any millennial mom
(or parent) can appreciate.
Jessica Alba, mother of Honor (7) & Haven (4)
“I’m not a helicopter mom,”Alba told Access Hollywood
. “I’m not like constantly hovering and not allowing my kids to figure [things] out. I think a little dirt is good. I think they should figure out out how to play with their friends and do things independently.”
Adele, mother of Angelo (3)
“He (Angelo) makes me so proud of myself, and he makes me like myself so much. I’ve never not liked myself. I don’t have hang-ups like that. But I’m so proud of myself that I made him in my belly…I can’t wait to know who his best friends are going to be, who is girlfriend or his boyfriend is going to be or what movies he likes…whatever my kid wants to do or be I will always support him no matter what,” Adele told Time
Blake Lively, mother of James (1)
On being asked in an interview
what advice she would give her daughter, James, Blake replied: “Don’t let anyone tell you 'no'. If something hasn’t been done before, it doesn’t mean it can’t be done. You can be the first one.”
Gisele Bündchen, mother of Benjamin Rein (6) & Vivian Lake (3)
“I am very nurturing, I come from a large family
and my parents were loving. But the most important thing for me as a mom is to keep my word. When I say no, I mean no. I always say that they have all the time in the world to sit there saying, ‘I want it, I want it,’ but they are smart, and if I give in to them, they know they can get away with it,” Bündchen told Vogue
Emily Blunt, mother of Hazel (2)
“Raising children is such a fear-based industry,” Blunt said in an interview with Edit
magazine. “There used to be one book that everyone read, now there’s How To Raise A Gluten-Free Baby
, How To Raise A Scientific Baby
…It’s insanity! So I haven’t read anything, I’m just letting her do her own thing.”
Kate Hudson, mother of Ryder (12) & Bingham (4)
The actress told Elle
, "My parents allowed my brother and I to have our freedom and be ourselves and feel confident in our choices and to make mistakes without too much judgment …I hope that I can do as good a job."
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