Celebrity mamas are used to the public wanting to know all kinds of things about how they parent, from the food they feed their little ones to the activities that they bring them to every week. It's definitely true that when a mom loves a celebrity who has kids herself, she wants to learn all that she can about her style of motherhood. It's the second-best thing to sitting down with the star herself and chatting over coffee.
Kim Kardashian is one of those celebrity moms who is often asked about her philosophy. She has three children with her husband, Kanye West, and it was just announced that they will be welcoming a fourth child via surrogate. Cardi B recently became a mama herself to her baby girl Kulture, and fans are interested in hearing every tidbit that they can from the famous singer.
Just like picking a fellow mom's brain can be illuminating in terms of motherhood advice and lessons, learning how celebrity moms parent can do the same thing. These two stars have a lot to teach about how they raise their kids. Read on to find out 10 things about the way that Kim Kardashian parents, and 10 things about Cardi B.
First, let's start with the 10 things we learned about parenting from Kim K...
20 She Stopped Caring About Material Things
It was really worrisome to watch Kim Kardashian go through what she did in Paris a few years back. She has said that this affected her as a mom and now she cares less about material things.
Redbook magazine quoted her: "It was probably no secret, you see it on the show and it's being flashy, I was definitely materialistic before. Not that there's anything bad with having things and working hard to get those things and I'm really proud of everyone around me that's successful, but I'm so happy that my kids get this me and that this is who I am raising my kids because I just don't care about those things anymore. I really don't."
19 She Helps Her Kids Know About Their Background
Kim has talked about how she is helping her children know that they have a mixed background. According to The Huffington Post, Kim Kardashian said, “I’m very conscious of it. Kanye always has his family around and people who look like my daughter ― that’s important to me. She’s obsessed with her curly hair, and if she finds someone who has the same hair, she runs to them and is like, ‘You have curly hair like me?’ And we get to talk about it.”
This is a good lesson for parents who want to be as open as Kim is about this. It's always best to be honest with children and have discussions with them. They will definitely appreciate it.
18 She Only Works When It Means Something To Her
Another lesson that moms can learn from Kim K is all about working. Sure, she's part of one of the most well-known families, and moms might think that she can't relate to having to work and be away from your kids. But it turns out that this is something that she can relate to.
Kim Kardashian has said that she only says yes to work that means something to her because she doesn't want to spend too much time away from her children. We love hearing this and it's a smart thing to remember: if we love our job and what we do every day, then there's no reason to feel bad about it. We're still amazing moms.
17 She Writes Sweet Love Letters To Her Kids
Did we know that Kim Kardashian writes her children letters every year?
Entitymag.com quoted her as saying, “I write my kids a letter each year reflecting on the year we had together & fun memories. I’ll give the letters to them when they turn 21."
Isn't this one of the sweetest things that we have ever heard?! Writing your kids love letters is a really smart idea and something that many of us might decide to do. It could be part of our own parenting philosophy and routine, and we know that our kids would love it. Kim is a thoughtful mom who takes the time to let her kids know what they mean to her, and that's truly awesome.
16 She Keeps Bedtime The Same
Kim Kardashian makes sure to keep bedtime the same all the time for her kids. Redbook magazine quoted her: "I'm really fun and playful, but I'm really strict on nap time, and sleeping in her own crib. Like Kourtney's style is where her kids sleep in bed with her… And maybe on weekends, [North will] come and sleep in the bed with us."
Sure, you know that kids don't want to go to bed early and that they will argue for a later bedtime. Sometimes, on special occasions like Christmas Eve, you might let them go to bed later. But you know that they feel better the next day when they go to bed early and that having a consistent bedtime is crucial.
15 She Believes In Chore Charts
We might not expect Kim Kardashian to have a chore chart for her daughter North but it turns out that she is.
According to The Daily Mail, Kim explained, "We have a chore chart, she has to make her bed... there are so many things that she has to do if she wants to get something."
It's interesting that even celebrities have their children do chores. Maybe the next time our daughter or son asks us why we made a chore chart or why we want them to make their own bed, we'll tell them that North West does it. (Okay, that might not work...)
14 She Tells Us That It's Okay To Admit Struggles
We know that Kim Kardashian has three children (and she's expecting a fourth now) and we also know that she had her third child via surrogate. She will be having her fourth baby via surrogate as well.
None of this is hidden and all of it is out there in the open for us to read about, which is admirable.
According to Us Weekly, Kim Kardashian said on her website, "I have always been really honest about my struggles with pregnancy. Preeclampsia and placenta accrete are high-risk conditions, so when I wanted to have a third baby, doctors said it wasn’t safe for my — or the baby’s — health to carry on my own.”
13 She's Not Too Proud To Ask For Advice
Kim Kardashian is part of a very tight-knit family. We have always seen that thanks to their reality series Keeping Up With the Kardashians and there are always photos of them going on trips and hanging out.
Us Weekly says that Kim goes to Kylie Jenner for mom advice, which is a really fun fact.
We can definitely learn from Kim K that you shouldn't be too proud to ask for motherhood advice. It doesn't mean that you're not doing all that you can for your child or that you don't even know what you're doing. It means that you want to be the best mama that you can, and that's something to admire in someone.
12 She Creates Close Family Relationships
We could definitely say that creating close family relationships is a big thing for Kim Kardashian.
She and her sisters and their kids are all very close. For example, North is best friends with Kourtney's daughter Penelope. We have probably all seen the adorable photos of the two of them in ballet outfits. Those are honestly the cutest outfits ever. Sure, not all of us have great relationships with our relatives so these close family bonds might not always be possible. But Kim inspires us to at least try to foster those bonds since they can be so meaningful and add so much fun and laughter to our lives.
11 She's Funny And Doesn't Take Criticism Too Seriously
Her Family notes that when someone said that it looked like Kim waxed North's eyebrows, she joked, “Do people really think I would wax my daughters eyebrows so young? Come on, I’d wait until she’s at least 2 1/2!”
We love that Kim is funny and doesn't seem like she takes parenting too seriously. While of course there are many aspects of motherhood that are serious and that mean a lot to you, like teaching your kids right from wrong for example, you do want to approach parenting with a smile and laughter, just like Kim does. After all, this should be a fun journey.
And here are 10 things that we learned from Cardi B...
10 She Is Honest About What She Needs
Cardi B is honest about what she needs after having a baby, which is one parenting lesson that moms can learn from the singer. In July 2018, she said that she wouldn't be going on tour with Bruno Mars because she needed time with her baby.
According to Us Weekly, the star wrote, “I thought that after giving birth to my daughter that 6 weeks would be enough time for me to recover mentally and physically. I also thought that I’d be able to bring her with me on tour but I think I underestimated this whole mommy thing. Not only am I just not ready physically, I’m not ready to leave my baby behind."
9 She Gets Real About Sleep Struggles
Vibe.com quoted Cardi B on learning that it's tough to deal with a baby's sleep schedule: "When parents say 'if you wake the baby up YOU PUTTING HER BACK TO SLEEP!' I feel that."
This is so funny and also one of the truest things that anyone has said about babies. We often see parents in movies and on TV shows quietly backing out of their baby's room... and then there's a loud noise and their baby is up again, screaming and crying. We feel their pain and when we have our own babies, we definitely go through that, too. It's awesome to hear Cardi B talking about something that is so relatable.
8 She Gives Back To Her Own Mom
You love your mom and appreciate her so much. You feel this way on a whole other level when you become a mom yourself. But while you would love to buy her a fancy car or house, that's probably not exactly in your family's budget.
Cardi B could do this, though, and she did. According to Billboard, she bought her mom a house, which is definitely awesome. She said, “It’s always been a dream to buy my mother a house. Last year I was so thirsty to buy my mom a house but the ones I was interested for her weren’t at my price range. I worked and worked and now I’m here !! Thank you everybody who supported me to make my childhood dreams come true! Buy my momma a house !!”
7 She Kept Her Baby Private For A While
Cardi B kept her daughter, Kulture, private for a while and we didn't see baby photos right away. This isn't always the case with celebrities who have kids. In fact, you often see pictures shortly after the baby is born and suddenly there is more information available online about these newborns than most famous people.
Although we might not be dealing with living life in the spotlight, Cardi B can inspire moms to be careful with what they are sharing online. It's a great lesson that you can share what you want to on your social media channels and keep some things to yourself.
6 She's Saving Money For College And Thinking About The Future
Cardi B is saving money for her baby's future, and she told Billboard, “I’m thinking about how my money’s going to last so this girl is 21 and put in college. I’m thinking about investments."
Although thinking about paying for college and saving money for your kid can give parents a lot of anxiety and make them feel nervous, it's a really important thing to do. After all, it's better to be prepared and start saving money early instead of worrying about it later on. It's cool that even a celebrity like Cardi B wants to save money and be aware of this.
5 She Accepts Help From Her Mom, Dad, And Sister
ET Canada says that Cardi B has her family helping her out with her baby, which is another smart lesson.
She said, “My mom has not left my sight, not one time. This is her first grandkid… so this is all new to her again, just as it is new to me." She continued, “My sister has not left my sight at all. She’s such a good helping hand, and my dad, he’s just running errands for me in New York.”
Even if you feel like you should take care of everything baby-related, it's cool to get some help, and it'll make you a much happier mother for sure.
4 She Admits That It's Tough To Be Super Prepared For Motherhood
If we think that celebrities are always prepared for whatever comes their way, hearing from a celebrity mama like Cardi B might make us realize that they feel the same way as us about having kids.
Us Weekly quoted Cardi B as saying, “No matter how many books you read or advice I get, ya’ll never be read for mommy mode.”
Isn't this so true?! Of course moms want to get advice from women in their lives who already have children, but at the end of the day, motherhood is something that you have to go through yourself in order to really know what's going on.
3 She Wants To Be Around Her Baby All The Time
E online quoted Cardi B as saying, "It's so hard because I wanna be with my baby every second. Even when I be doing my hair in the other room I just gotta be around her."
Every mom feels the same way and wants to be with their baby all the time, right? This is why it's so tricky to figure out whether you're going to return to work or what you're going to do.
Although the newborn stage can make mamas pretty tired and there are some very trying times, all new moms know that it's the most precious, wonderful, amazing thing that they could ever experience.
2 She Says That She Wants To Have It All
According to The Huffington Post, Cardi B has talked about wanting to "have it all" and how she wants to have a kid and a job.
Many of us want the same thing, although most of the time it feels exhausting and like it takes a lot of scheduling and coordination and effort. It's interesting that even a celebrity like Cardi B talks about "having it all" and that this is a subject that is on her radar. Any moms who have felt the same way can relate to her on this level, even if they didn't think that they could relate to a famous and successful singer.
1 She Split Up With Her Partner And Knows That's Better
In February 2017, people started talking about how Cardi B and Offset might be in a relationship, and in December 2018, the two of them had split up. According to Vulture, they had been married for more than one year, but they didn't make their marriage public for a while.
This is another lesson that moms can definitely learn from Cardi B: sometimes, it's better to split up with your partner, even if they're the father of your child. There is talk that the two of them are trying to get back together and make things work.
We love that both Kim Kardashian and Cardi B have been honest about motherhood, and we can learn so much from both of these stars.