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20 Things The Kardashian-Jenner Clan Has Taught Us About Motherhood

The Kardashian-Jenners have been in the public eye since the start of their reality TV show in 2007. In 2009, the first baby was brought into the family when Kourtney Kardashian gave birth to her first son, Mason. Little by little, each of the children—except Kendall—gave birth to at least one child, if not more.

Celebrities may not always be the ideal people to take parenting tips from, but because they started their families publicly, fans have learned many things from these well-known ladies and gentlemen. It's touching to see first-time mothers become moms, and letting the world see such intimate moments makes the world fall in love with their little families each time a new baby is brought into the world.

These celebrities get a lot of judgment, but the way they stand up to it and stay strong is something to look up to. Becoming a mother can soften anybody. Getting to hold a sweet little bundle of joy for the first time is a beautiful moment, and seeing celebrities go through things such as this makes their fan base that much more significant. The Kardashian-Jenners definitely know how to be famous!

20 No Pregnancy Is Alike

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Every woman's body is different—there are no two alike—and for this reason, every pregnancy is different.

For Kim Kardashian, her pregnancies were anything but pleasant, causing her to bring her third child into the world through surrogacy, as reported by Women’s Health Magazine.

Khloe had the hardest time getting pregnant—the entire process was documented on several episodes of Khloe & Lamar. The reality TV show star was scared that she would never be blessed with a baby. But now, at 33 years old, she just gave birth to her daughter True.

The oldest, Kourtney, had no problem getting pregnant three times with ex Scott Disick. She loved bringing the little ones into the world and has made several comments that she wants more in the future.

19 Every Birth Is Different

Being that every pregnancy is different, each birth will also be different. Some mothers will give birth naturally, while others will have c-sections. It can be hard to prepare mothers for the birth of their child because even if there are common factors, everything is different.

According to Metro, Khloe wasn't afraid to give birth because she claims to have seen it all based on the multiple pregnancies of her sisters. Kim and the girls’ mother Kris seem to think that Khloe would have some fears, but she publicly maintained a brave face for all of her fans. She is excited to be a mom since she was afraid it would never happen.

18 Just Because It’s Not Happening, Doesn’t Mean It Won’t

 

Khloe had been the only Kardashian for a long while who was not able to get pregnant. Her struggle was documented on Keeping Up With The Kardashians as well as Khloe & Lamar, and the now mother of 1 couldn’t be happier with her little one.

According to Elite Daily, Khloe’s fans are thrilled to see her have what she has wanted all along, which is to become a mother. It is important to remember that babies are gifts, and they don’t just come when you tell them. When the time is right, everyone will have their happy ending.

17 Anyone Can Do It

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It takes a lot of hard work to become a mother. Some women get pregnant at the drop of a dime, while for others it can take weeks, months or sometimes even years. Celebrities are among the busiest humans out there with the bunches of movies and appearances they have to do all the time. Children require a lot of attention, which adds another full-time job to the plate of celebrity parents.

The Kardashians are super busy, but according to E! Online, being busy does not stop Kim from being a great mom. She is wholly dedicated to all three of her kids.

16 Not Everyone Breastfeeds

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Not every mother has the ability to breastfeed once their child is born—sometimes the breastmilk just doesn’t come into the picture. According to People Magazine, Khloe did her best to breastfeed when she first gave birth, but over time she had to stop because it wasn’t working for her body.

It is common for mothers to assume their body just doesn't want to produce milk, though it only happens to about 2 percent of all mothers and most are wrongly advised on the topic by providers that just don't know any better. She ended up having to supplement for her daughter True. It’s important for all mothers to know that just because they aren’t breastfeeding doesn’t mean their baby isn’t healthy.

15 Surrogacy Is Nothing To Be Ashamed Of

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After going through two complicated pregnancies, Kim Kardashian decided not to put her body through it anymore. The dilemma here is wanting more children, so to find a solution, the mother of three decided to have her most recent child through a surrogate. For someone such as Kim Kardashian to publicly vocalize that she is using a surrogate—even to go as far as bringing said surrogate on Keeping Up With The Kardashians—shows the world that there is no reason to stay quiet about surrogacy. It does not matter how someone becomes a mother; there should be no judgment, according to Harper’s Bazaar.

14 Young Motherhood Isn’t All That Bad

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As time goes on, women are beginning to have children younger and younger. Most of the Kardashian family decided to have kids when they were in their late twenties or early thirties. However, the youngest, Kylie Jenner, had her first daughter super young.

Although it's surprising for a celebrity who has always been seen as the baby to have a kid this young, her sister Kim apparently always knew Kylie would be a young mother, according to E! News. Kylie has had to watch all of her sisters get pregnant and have babies several times, and she decided it was time for her own.

13 Mommy Time Is Essential

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Juggling work as well as being there for our kids is hard enough, so finding even more time in that mix for mommy alone time can be impossible.

According to People Magazine, Kim often talks about the difficulties of finding free time with three little ones at home. She did say, though, that sometimes spending time with her kids makes her happier than getting a second to herself. She loves her kids so much and would like nothing more than to spend an entire day in bed watching movies and reading books with her children. Those precious moments are the most important.

12 We Make New Mom Friends

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Before having kids, the Kardashians were a taboo subject. Not everyone was okay with the way they were living their lives—but all that changed when they started to become mothers.

Kim Kardashian revealed to People Magazine that she had grown so much closer to Chrissy Teigen, who has also become a mother in the last few years. The women have bonded over the experiences they have had as parents.

She likes to talk with other moms about similar experiences to get a feeling of what parenting is like for them and how it differs from her style. Mommy friends are the best type of friends.

11 Multitasking Is A Must

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Multitasking is a must when it comes to being a working mom. Out of all the Kardashian-Jenners, Kim seems to be the most proactive—her work and mommy game is strong. The Huffington Post recently posted a picture of Kim getting her makeup done while holding her daughter North. Working while comforting her child proves to everyone out there that it is possible to maintain our jobs and still be there for our children.

The Kardashians are known for being extremely busy, and although they do have nannies with their kids, there are times when they have to juggle their little ones and work without any help.

10 Kids Come First

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Some of the Kardashian-Jenner mothers seem to focus more on work than their kids, but Kourtney is all about her kids—they always come first.

Fans have seen her go through so much between working and dealing with her ex, Scott Disick. Throughout all of this, though, she has maintained the fact that all of her kids are number one. Kourtney has no problem ending any relationship that is proving to be unhealthy for her as well as her kids, according to People Magazine. Although there were many good times between herself and Scott, sources say they will never be getting back together.

9 Motherly Instinct Will Kick In

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Instincts kick in once a child is born for almost every mother. First-time moms become nervous with thoughts that they won’t know how to take care of their baby.

For many, once the child is born, instincts kick in automatically; it’s like they were never scared in the first place.

A mother knows what her child's cry means—hunger, wet diaper, etc. As Kourtney revealed to People Magazine that she remembers not knowing what to do, but after the first day she had everything down and loved being a mother. Kids do bring out the best in everybody—especially their parents.

8 It’s A Mother's Biggest Achievement In Life

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Growing a life, giving birth and then raising a child is a massive achievement for all parents. Each of the Kardashian girls has been known for their vast accomplishments—TV shows, clothing, and makeup lines, magazine covers and so much more.

That said, Kim revealed to People Magazine, that having all of her kids were her most significant achievement. Her kids are all number one, and they come first, no matter what—even before filming. The rest of the moms feel the same way; their kids are almost like trophies, and they couldn’t be happier. Especially Khloe, who wasn’t even sure if she could have kids in the first place.

7 We Find The Energy No Matter What

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Newborn babies aren’t used to being outside of the womb, and it can be hard for moms to get them on a schedule that includes sleeping and eating. Without a schedule, moms will find themselves exhausted—having to be up late putting a baby down and also getting up several times throughout the night for feedings and diaper changes. Being up all night for celebrity mothers who often have to hold up their public appearances on TV shows or photoshoots can be difficult.

As Money Magazine affirms, a mother— and that includes any of the Kardashians—should never feel wrong about being a working mom. No matter how tired we are, there is always time for work and kids.

6 It’s Possible To Be A Working Mom

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Determining whether to be a stay at home mother or a working one is a tough decision. Children need their moms, so leaving them behind every day to work can be hard.

Khloe Kardashian is the newest mom in the bunch, and as she admits to Us Weekly, she was nervous about continuing to work after the birth of her daughter. Khloe works a lot now that her daughter is getting a little older, and she says that the only thing allowing her to work with a clean conscious is that her baby is in good hands when she is not around.

5 Number Of Kids Is Different For Everyone

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For some people, once they've had a kid it’s like an addiction. The joy of having a baby is something many moms want to experience over and over—especially Kourtney Kardashian. Once she gave birth to her son Mason in 2009, she immediately wanted more.

There were several moments documented by Keeping Up With The Kardashians in which Kourtney pleaded with Scott to have more babies—and they did. According to E! News, the mom of three is even thinking about freezing her eggs, so there is the possibility of having more children in the future if she decides she wants them. She sees it as an insurance policy for the ability to have kids whenever she wants.

4 Pick Your Battles

Kourtney Kardashian revealed to People Magazine that the number one thing about being a mother is to pick your battles. Kids are going to want to do whatever they want, and the battling begins. Some things are worth fighting over, while others should really just be left alone.

One battle she doesn’t let go, according to People Magazine, is what she allows her kids to eat. It is important to her that her entire family be healthy, and this means becoming gluten and dairy free. Healthy children are happy children, and this is all Kourtney wants for her kids. It’s important to remember that every kid is going to want to make their own rules.

3 Manners Need To Be Taught

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According to Bustle, the most important thing to teach our children is manners. Kourtney is sure that every one of her children knows how to behave, which means they all know to be saying please and thank you at all times. It is vital that parents take on the task of teaching their kids manners and don’t just leave it to the teachers. Some children push back against teachers, so parents who teach their children specific manners set those in stone much better than teachers can. Kids are impressionable, so it is essential we make positive impressions.

2 Having Fun Is Super Important

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Kids can be hard to keep preoccupied. They lose interest extremely fast no matter what they are playing with, which is why it is important for all moms out there to have back up plans. Kourtney Kardashian knows how crucial it is for her kids to have fun because it keeps them calm. According to Bustle, she lets them have fun as much as possible, no matter where they are—even in restaurants—when her kids are smearing butter all over their faces as well as eating it. As long as they aren’t getting into anything dangerous, there is nothing wrong with having a little bit of fun.

1 Yay For Nannies

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Every mother needs a little bit of help raising kids, especially celebrities. There are not that many out there who solely take care of their kids. A good percentage of the time, celebrity parents hire nannies to take care of the kiddies while mom and dad are at work filming for movies and TV or taking photos, similar to the Kardashians.

It seems weird to let others take care of our kids, but not only does it give our kids a different point of view on life, but it is also providing work to people who need it. A mother has to be super strong to allow somebody else to take care of their children so that they can work to provide for them. Each of the Kardashian-Jenner moms has this strength and have no problem sharing their nannies, according to Ok! Magazine.

 

References: E! Online, Money Magazine, Metro, Women’s Health Magazine, Elite Daily, Huffington Post, People Magazine, Us Weekly, E! News, Harper’s Bazaar, Bustle, OK! Magazine,

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