Being a mother is one of the most difficult jobs in the world, not to mention thankless, especially for those first few terrifying months. Yes, taking care of a newborn baby can be incredibly tiring, along with overwhelming, exhausting, nerve-wracking, and a million other adjectives that describe being scared or frightened. Then, add to that a dollop of raging hormones and huge responsibilities and you've got one stressed-out mom. In fact, some of the hardest parts of motherhood can be the emotional side to it.
However, it is important to remember that you are not alone, with people all over the world feeling exactly the same as you are. Here are 10 hilarious quotes about parenting from famous mothers.
10 "I’m a terrible cook and I’m terrible with timing. So, like the pasta will be ready, but then the sauce isn’t..."
"or whatever. Nothing comes together on time. There’s just a lot always going on, whether you have one kid, two kids, 10 kids. So sometimes, I don’t always heat up [the meal] if I’m giving him leftovers. If he’s starving, I won’t always heat up the food. He’ll touch it and then he makes a shivering sound like, ‘Brr.’"
Ellie Kemper is one of the funniest comedians in the world and especially shines in the hilariously funny, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
In 2016, Kemper gave birth to her first son James, bringing along with him a whole host of new experiences. Since then, Kemper has commented on the difficulties of having a child, as well as how terrifying things can be when it's your first, take cooking for example.
9 "Kids humble us. The other day on a flight home Olympia insisted on running up and down the aisle..."
"and when I finally got her to sit still, she threw up all over me."
Serena Williams is undoubtedly one of the best tennis players to have ever graced this world, proving so with over 20 grand slams to her name. In 2017, the tennis ace gave birth to her first daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian J.R, who was named after the baby's father and William's partner, Alexis Ohanian.
Williams is often open with regards to parenthood and the struggles that can come along with it, especially when it sometimes feels too much. For instance, traveling with a baby can be one of the most stressful things in the world.
8 "After we got home from the hospital, I didn’t shower for a week, and then John and I were like, ‘Let’s go out for dinner...'"
"I could last only about an hour because my boobs were exploding. When the milk first comes in, it’s like a tsunami. But we went, just to prove to ourselves that we could feel normal for a second.!"
Emily Blunt is one of the most successful British actors of all time, even if she has made the United States of America her forever home. Yes, Blunt began dating actor John Krasinski all the way back in 2008 and the two got married two years later in Italy.
The pair are still going strong and now have two daughters. Blunt has been extremely open over the years with regards to motherhood, especially during those first few days.
7 "In the age of social media, when you can edit your life in beautiful pictures, it’s important to remind moms..."
"that all of us are wearing yogurt and all of our hands smell like urine."
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are regarded as one of the most solid couples in Hollywood and are much loved all over the world. The loved up couple have two daughters, and often share pictures of their family along with hilarious quotes about parenthood and what to expect.
For instance, Bell is extremely open when it comes to the pressures of social media along with being the perfect mother and perfect parent, so much so that Bell is brutally honest with regards to all things gross and traumatizing.
6 "Giving birth ain’t nothing compared to breastfeeding! Breastfeeding is brutal. It is chronic physical torture. I thought it was supposed to be this..."
"beautiful bonding ceremony, where I would feel like I was sitting on a lily pad in a meadow and bunnies would gather at my feet while the fat Hawaiian man version of ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ would play. No! It’s not like that at all! Breastfeeding is this savage ritual that just reminds you that your body is a cafeteria now! It doesn't belong to you no more."
Ali Wong is mostly known for her popular Netflix stand-up specials, Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife, as well as her hilarious sense of humor.
Wong currently has two daughters with husband Justin Hakuta, with her family often the main focus of her stand-up.
5 "Lately there’s been a lot of dance parties going on... I get a lot of shows in my house, a lot of hats involved."
Saturday Night Live legend Maya Rudolph is a woman of many talents, from acting to modeling to singing and even writing. Rudolph is also a fantastic mother, and currently has four children (three daughters and one son) with her husband, the famed director, Paul Thomas Anderson.
Rudolph is often open with regards to the family dynamics, especially with what goes on inside the home. For instance, Rudophy regularly discusses how her career has influenced her children's choices, such as frequent "theatre productions" and "dance shows" in the front room of her home.
4 "To everyone asking, John is healing perfectly."
Chrissy Teigen is mostly known for her hilarious Twitter commentary as well as her entertaining presenting skills, acting skills, and even writing skills. Yes, she can really do it all. In 2013, Teigen married the acclaimed singer, John Legend, and then went on to have two children, a daughter, and a son.
The family isn't afraid to show their family life on social media, with Teigen known for her hilarious quotes. For instance, when Teigen first had her baby girl she confessed to her fans, "no one told me I would be coming home in diapers too."
3 "Stop saying, ‘We’re pregnant.’ You’re not pregnant! Do you have to squeeze a watermelon-sized person out of your lady-hole? No. Are you crying alone in your car..."
"listening to a stupid Bette Midler song? No. When you wake up and throw up, is it because you’re nurturing a human life? No. It’s because you had too many shots of tequila. Do you know how many shots of tequila we had? None. Because we can’t have shots of tequila. We can’t have anything."
Mila Kunis is one of the most well-loved actors in the world, not to mention the most beautiful. In 2012, much to everyone's delight, Kunis started dating her former That '70s Show co-star Ashton Kutcher, with the couple going on to marry two years later.
Not long after, Kunis gave birth to a daughter and then a son a couple of years later. Kunis has been extremely open with regards to motherhood over the years and isn't afraid to be honest when it comes to the nitty-gritty.
2 "I was the person, if you had a baby at a party, I would go up to them and shake their hand..."
"and be like 'Hello' So I didn't know or understand how to be around babies."
Mindy Kaling is one of the most talented writers in Hollywood, as well as one of the funniest. Over the years, Kaling has produced some classics when it comes to comedy, with The Mindy Project one of the standout aspects of her career.
In 2017, Kaling gave birth to a daughter, however, she chose to not reveal the father, preferring to stay private. As you would expect, Kaling is pretty hilarious when it comes to discussing her daughter, even more so when talking about the build-up to the birth itself.
1 "I would wear pajamas to work every day if it were up to me."
Kerry Washington is one of the most talented actresses around and is mostly famous for her role in the epic television series, Scandal. In 2013, Washington married the former American football cornerback, Nnamdi Asomugha, going on to have two children, a daughter, and a son.
Washington is known for her activism and has personally campaigned for a number of important and life-saving projects throughout her career. As you would expect, Washington is incredibly vocal when it comes to motherhood and often discusses the difficulties of raising children as well as having a full-time career.