'I feel more beautiful than I've ever felt because I've given birth. I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this Earth.'
Source: People (DANNY MOLOSHOK/DANNY MOLOSHOK/REUTERS)
'I've been trying to look more like a lady recently. I used to be happy in a T-shirt and sweatpants, and now I feel like I want to make myself a little more grown-up - now that I'm a mom.'
Source: Women's Wear Daily (MARIO ANZUONI/MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS)
'Children are children – you'll die for your children. And when you feel that as a parent – that's the unconditional love.'
Source: 60 Minutes Australia (Evan Agostini/EVAN AGOSTINI/AP)
'The highest compliment I could ever receive about my kids — and I can say that this does happen frequently — is when the in-flight crew say to me, "Your children are wonderful. They are so well-behaved." Every time I am told that, I could weep.'
Source: Glamour (BENOIT TESSIER/BENOIT TESSIER/REUTERS)
'Sometimes I stand there going, "I'm not doing any of this right!" And then I get this big man belch out of [my daughter] and I go, "Ah, we accomplished this together." '
Source: People (Trae Patton/NBC)
'Giving birth was the most intense and life-changing experience of my life. ... I was so present to witness the biggest miracle in my life happen before my very own eyes. To give life to another being – what a gift!'
Source: Hollyscoop (SANG TAN/SANG TAN/AP)
'I will never be as good a mother as [my mother] was. I will try my best, but I don't think I could ever be. She was - she was just grace incarnate. She was the most generous, loving - she's better than me.'
Source: 60 Minutes (ISSEI KATO/ISSEI KATO/REUTERS)
'I thought it would be easier for me to work. That I'd be like, "Oh, it's fine. She's here, she's happy." And that actually isn't the case. She is fine. I am the one who is a wreck if I don't get to be with her.'
Source: about.com (KEVORK DJANSEZIAN/KEVORK DJANSEZIAN/AP)
'I think motherhood ... gives your life real meaning. It’s always interesting when you’re a woman with success and you’ve achieved a lot, and then you have a baby and you realize everything you thought was an achievement really is nothing.'
Source: E! News (HO/REUTERS)
'It sort of puts things into perspective, and it's about real life, and life is about people, what we give, what we take, what we share. I do what I love to do, and being a mom has come really naturally.'
Source: AFI Fest (PIER PAOLO CITO/PIER PAOLO CITO/AP)
'It's overwhelming. I don't consider myself a lot of the time. I think a lot of mums do that, try to be everything to everyone all the time. I make mistakes. I do try to do way too much.'
Source: InStyle (Chris Pizzello/CHRIS PIZZELLO/AP)
'I think [to feel sexy] you need to be away from your children. ... The day-to-day of picking up kids and going to the eye doctor and then dropping them off at basketball ... doesn't make you feel very sexy.'
Source: InStyle (DANNY MOLOSHOK/DANNY MOLOSHOK/REUTERS)
'It is a revolutionary experience. That’s the best way I can describe it. It transforms you completely, in a second. Nature is very wise and gives you nine months to prepare, but in that moment -when you see that face, you are transformed forever.'
Source: Vogue (BRIAN SNYDER/BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS)
'You know when you get a TV you get a manual? Well, there isn’t one for motherhood. I’m constantly trying to figure it out and questioning whether I’m doing it right.'
Source: Marie Claire (POOL/JON BOND/REUTERS)
'I am at the right age, the right time in my life, where having [my son] is just so much fun. I feel very lucky, I think being a mother is something I was meant to do.'
Source: Grazia (Evan Agostini/EVAN AGOSTINI/AP)
'Relationships take work, whereas loving your children doesn't take that. It becomes your big love. Having relationships after having a child just changed my focus. It's a different kind of love that I was looking for, because my real love is for my children.'
Source: Madison Magazine (TONY GENTILE/TONY GENTILE/REUTERS)
'My life was once whisky, tears and cigarettes … now it's snot, tears and the color of poop. … I do miss the whisky though.'
Source: People (SAMUEL GOLAY/SAMUEL GOLAY/AP)
'I thought to myself, "I have so much more that I want to do aside from modelling. I can live with my body not being in shape if I have a healthy son. It’s worth it." '
Source: InStyle (Matt Sayles/MATT SAYLES/AP)
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