Of all the celebrity mamas, it's safe to say that the Kardashian/Jenners are perhaps the most talked about and written about. Since Kim has recently added to her family and Khloé and Kylie have become moms for the first time, interest in this famous family has definitely skyrocketed.
While these sisters may have been raised under the same roof and it would be easy to assume that they would parent the same way, there are some differences when it comes to how they're bringing up their own children. It's always cool to learn about parenting styles, especially those of the rich and famous and fabulous. Just like moms take advice from their friends and family with a grain of salt sometimes, it's definitely true that not everything that Kardashian mamas are doing would be what every mom would want to do, too. But there are some pearls of wisdom in terms of how they feed their kids and some other daily rules.
Read on to find out 10 lessons from Kardashian mamas and 1o things that regular moms can't even do. Moms can only keep up with the Kardashians so much since there are some key differences (like wealth and fame, for instance).
Let's start with the 10 lessons we can learn from Kardashian mamas...
20 Nutritious Versions Of Fun Snacks
Children love snacks, but it's tough for moms to always get their kids to be interested in noshes that don't involve sugar and salt.
Kim Kardashian makes healthy snacks for her daughter, North, which is one lesson that moms can learn from Kardashian mamas. InStyle quoted Kim as saying, “When it comes to snacks, I’m really into giving North nutritious versions of fun foods that every kid loves. I love Cheddar Bunnies instead of classic Goldfish crackers because they are made with more natural ingredients." That's a great tip and something that many kids would be more than happy to eat for an afternoon snack.
19 North Picks Out Her Clothes
North picks out her own clothes sometimes, which is a great lesson for every mom. While you're the one buying the clothing and you might have a vision for how your child will dress, it's pretty cool to let them express themselves this way and put on their own clothes.
Redbook magazine quoted Kim Kardashian as saying that North loves to choose her clothes: "Every morning and every night is her time to shine. She can wear costumes, which she really loves. She wears wild pajamas. And then when we go out, she really just wears whatever I want. She makes it really easy."
18 Record The Important Milestones
Do you keep a baby book or a scrapbook of all of the big moments in your children's' lives?
Kourtney Kardashian said that she forgot to make a paper record of her first child Mason's milestones so now she puts everything on her phone. She told Parenting.com, "I forgot to write down some of Mason's milestones. Luckily, a lot of them were caught on camera so I was able to find out the exact dates. Now I immediately enter everything into my cell phone so I always have them, and then into the baby book."
This is such a great idea and it's so practical since you might not have your baby book around all the time, but you definitely have your phone on you at all times.
17 Model A Good Work Ethic
Redbook magazine says that Kim Kardashian wants her kids to work and that this is something that is really important to her. It seems like every mom can relate to this.
It seems that she's teaching them a work ethic, which is an awesome thing for parents to do and another great parenting lesson from Kardashian mamas. It's definitely true that when you model certain behavior, your children will pick it up and copy you, so when you model that you work a lot and find value in that, they will totally take note. This is a wonderful thing for a mom or dad to do.
16 Mom Makes Time For Herself
The Cheat Sheet mentions that whenever Kylie Jenner has been reported to be out and about (whether at a sports game, on a trip) since having her baby Stormi, people have acted like she shouldn't have done that and asked where her baby is. This is really unfair for people to say.
This proves that Kylie knows that having a balance between being yourself and having a bit of time on your own and being a mom is important. That's a really good lesson for any mom to learn. There is no reason to look at this in a negative light. Kylie is a great mama.
15 Sharing Clothes
It's pretty surprising to hear that Kourtney has her kids share clothes, right? It's easy to think that celebrities have access to so many designer clothes (and so much money, too) that they wouldn't need to do this.
Kourtney is one Kardashian mama who has her kids share clothes. According to Parents.com, "Kourtney talked openly at a promotional event about how she alters Mason's old clothes for Penelope so she can wear them, which seems a far cry from North West's already famous collection of designer duds." Hey, if it's good enough for Kourtney, you can totally have your kids share clothing, too. Talk about a great way to save some cash.
14 Sisterly Advice
It's wonderful when you have women in your life who you can turn to for advice, especially when you're a new mom and going through a lot.
Khloé Kardashian says that she loves getting mom advice from Kim. According to The Inqusitr, Khloé said, “I have to say that Kim probably has given the best advice because she’s not judgmental about any of it. She offers up different ideas and either you take it or leave it and that’s okay.”
The lesson here is that it's always good to ask for advice. If you can go to family for advice, that definitely seems like the best since they are always there for you.
13 No Problem Asking For Help
Some moms find it tough to ask for help and others know that it's a smart idea because you can't be everywhere at all times and do everything.
How does Khloé Kardashian feel about help? As it turns out, she's cool with asking for it. According to Cafe Mom, an "insider" said about this Kardashian mama, “Khloé seems to like having someone with experience help her, but she still spends most hours of the day with her daughter. They also said that she is "very hands-on with her baby daughter." This is another awesome lesson and a good reminder that you're still an amazing mom when you get a little bit of assistance.
12 Always Make The Effort To Stay In Touch With The Kids
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are one of the most high-profile couples but they sound like they have a beautiful family life. It's really important to them that they spend time together, even if they're working or away.
A source told People about Kim and Kanye, “They don’t have the most traditional way of raising their kids because they’re so busy. When they’re not together, Kim and Kanye FaceTime with the kids and talk to them as much as they can."
This is a wonderful parenting lesson because if you have to go on a work trip, as long as you make the effort to show your kids love and you keep in touch, that's all that matters.
11 Do What Feels Right For You
Sometimes you get parenting advice and you just know that it's not the right fit for you. This is something that the Kardashian mamas have figured out. According to Closer Online, Kourtney follows the attachment style of parenting and Kim doesn't.
Even if your sister, family member, or friend is doing something, you can look at that and think, "That just doesn't work for me and my family." Realizing that is one of the best parenting lessons. You have to stay true to yourself as a mom more than ever before because you're making so many decisions every day and you're raising little ones.
And here are 10 things so unrelatable, regular moms can't try them...
10 No Gluten, No Dairy
Kourtney's kids follow a gluten-free and dairy-free diet, and while that makes sense if kids have allergies, that might be too much for regular moms if there are no food allergies or no reason to do so.
She told People magazine, “Once I found good ingredient swaps and started stocking my pantry and fridge with the best alternatives—like almond milk, tortillas made from sweet potatoes, gluten-free waffle ingredients for the kids, dairy-free shredded cheese, etc.—eating this way became easier and a lifestyle choice that works for me and my family." But although this is tough for regular moms to know, it's good advice if your children do have some allergies.
9 Going Above And Beyond To Cater To An Envious Kid
Moms with more than one child know that sometimes, the older kid will be jealous of the fact that you had another baby.
When Kim's child Saint was born, North was jealous and Kim would respond to it in a certain way. Redbook magazine quoted her as saying, "When I was breastfeeding [Saint], [North] was so jealous that I had to get a little milk box and put it in the other bra with a straw so she would drink and she would drink. She's so jealous."
It seems like that would be hard for moms to do because this would be constantly seeing if one kid is envious and it seems like it would be a lot of effort.
8 No Plastic Or Microwaves
Parent 24 says that Kourtney Kardashian doesn't use plastic or microwaves.
This would be really hard for most moms to follow. First of all, while it's admirable not to use plastic at all, the truth is that a lot of food (especially kids' snacks) come in plastic. It would take way too much time and effort for most moms to try to figure this out. And second of all, microwaves are super handy appliances and are useful for warming up food at any time of day. Not every mom will agree that these aren't the best appliances to use, and many moms will be just fine with them.
7 Dressing Up For Photos
While Kim is a great mom and there are many lessons that moms can learn from her, there is one thing that regular moms can't do.
Parents.com said of Kim, "Kim, meanwhile, told Vogue that she likes to play dress-up with baby North West. 'I take pictures of her all the time and dress her up ... I put Kanye's big chains around her, and I put a little Louis bag and some Jordans.'"
Many moms wouldn't have a lot of free time to dress their kids up for anything, but especially for photos. And many moms wouldn't exactly have access to designer clothes or accessories.
6 Going Big For Birthdays
Moms know that when it's your kid's birthday, you start stressing out about what kind of party they want. From princess to dinosaur themes, the possibilities are endless, and there are so many things to do.
But while both celeb mamas like the Kardashians and regular moms plan parties for their little tots who are celebrating being another year older, that's where the lessons end. It sounds like the Kardashian kid birthdays are pretty epic and not something that regular moms could ever do. Popsugar says that Kim Kardashian actually rented a Ferris wheel for North's first birthday party. The theme was "Kidchella" (after Coachella).
5 No iPads To Disctract The Kids
According to Parent 24, Kourtney Kardashian doesn't have her kids use iPads. She said, “They don’t really play with iPads at all. We used to let them use iPads at restaurants, but rules evolve as kids grow and we learned that didn’t always work for us. We want to be able to communicate and have conversations with the kids while eating together – so we try not to have TV or iPads out during breakfast, lunch or dinner.”
That's definitely admirable but it might be tough for moms to follow. Some moms might have their kids use iPads for a few minutes each day to play a game and that is what works for them.
4 North Is Free To Have Her Own Social Media Account
Kim Kardashian says that she'll give North "freedom" to have social media. Redbook magazine quoted her as saying, "I also will give [North] the freedom, if she is way more conservative than I am, then that would be great, as well. If she's comfortable with herself and loves to take selfies, that'd be great, too."
Regular moms might not be able to follow this parenting tactic. Some moms might say that they don't want their kids to have social media until a certain age and they want there to be certain rules. That seems to be a much more common approach.
3 Expensive Family Vacations
The Kardashian-Jenners go on lots of really expensive family vacations. That's definitely not something that regular moms can afford.
Some families go on more vacations and trips than others. Other families go one family vacation each year, whether during the summer or winter holidays. They budget and save all year long so this can be possible. Everyone is different and while it's fun to see your kids frolicking in the sand and ocean, there's no reason to feel bad if this is a more rare occurrence than it would be for a celebrity family. It's easy to compare but moms will be happier when they focus on what is important.
2 Going To Fancy Events
Kim is always photographed taking North to really fancy events (often, fashion shows) and of course, this is something that regular moms can't do. They wouldn't have the access, opportunity, or money.
Sometimes, you get the chance to take your children to a more luxurious event, such as a Christmas party that is fancier than normal or perhaps one of your kids' friends has a birthday that is a bit more lavish than usual. But for the most part, regular moms take their kids to the park and the grocery store and to movies and not to watch models walk down the runway.
1 No Gifts
According to Stylecaster, Kanye and Kim say that there will be no gifts in their house, and many moms wouldn't agree with that. Most moms would agree that they want to give their kids birthday and Christmas presents, as well as presents for a special job well done or a celebration.
This just goes to show that while it's awesome to follow along with the lives of celebrity mamas such as the Kardashians, you can take some advice that works for your own family... and take the rest of it with a grain of salt. What feels right for your family is always the best choice.