Drew Barrymore: Not Worrying About Losing The Baby Weight

Drew Barrymore Covers Good HouseKeeping Feb. 2013

Posing on the February 2013 cover of Good Housekeeping, Drew Barrymore opens up about becoming a mom to her 3-month-old daughter Olive.

“My favorite thing about being a mom is just what a better person it makes you on a daily basis. Every morning when I wake her up, the endgame is, Can I get her to smile? And that puts me in a good mood. It’s definitely a different way to live — and a much better one,” the new mom and wife to husband Will Kopelman told.

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Jessica Alba Juggles A Lot But Family Comes First

Jessica Alba Juggles A Lot But Family Comes First

Jessica Alba seems to be the definition of a modern woman. She shape shifts with the best of them, sliding between her daily roles of actress, business woman, wife and most importantly, mom to daughters Honor Marie and Haven Garner. The actress used to be known for her strict workout regimen and sharp focus on details and organization when working, now has loosened up quite a bit. She attributes the natural shift in her life to meeting hubby, Cash Warren, who she refers to as her kindred spirit. Jessica covers the latest issue of InStyle and she dishes about the importance of love and family in its February issue.

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Claire Danes Says She Would Be A Lousy Stay At Home Mom

Claire Danes Covers Elle Magazine

I always love it when new, celebrity first-time moms give interviews about their perspective on starting a family. Claire Danes has been acting for about 20 years now and it obviously is one of the truest loves in her life. I am, to this day a huge fan of the critically acclaimed, My So Called Life. You know, the teen angsty series that shot Claire to near instant fame? Flash forward a few decades and the actress can now be seen winning rave reviews for her role as a CIA analyst in Homeland.

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Gwen Stefani on Motherhood: “It’s Not What You Think It’s Going to Be.”

Gwen Stefani Covers Vogue January 2013

Appearing on the January 2013 issue of Vogue Magazine, Gwen Stefani opens up about being a mom to sons Kingston and Zuma, her husband Gavin Rossdale and balancing a successful music career.

On motherhood:

“It’s super fun being a mom, but it’s not what you think it’s going to be. And it’s really gradual. At first, your life is totally the same. You have this cute little thing that you get to drive around everywhere and you’re so proud and it’s amazing. And as they grow older, it really does start to change your life. Like, Oh, my God, they have school, they have to get through first grade, they have to learn to read. It starts getting so serious, and you’re like, Aaaaaaah!”

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Jennifer Lopez: I Try to Be a Good Mom

Jennifer Lopez Covers Elle Magazine

Looking stunning as usual, Jennifer Lopez covers the January 2013 issue of Elle Magazine. The 43-year-old singer opens up about being a good mom to her twin children, Max and Emme and her upcoming project.

On being a role model to her children:

“I hope I’m teaching them about life by example. Like that with hard work you can accomplish anything; you have to be charitable; that you have to treat people the way you want them to treat you. You can tell kids things until you’re blue in the face, like, ‘Don’t drink!’ But if you drink all day, they’re going to probably wind up drinking. They will pick up on that. I just try to be a good mom and set a good example.”

On showing personal pictures of her kids during her shows:

When you’re doing your own show, you can craft things exactly the way you want them. Nobody gets to interpret it for you. It was really nice to be able to do that.I think, as an artist, I wanted to really how all the different parts and sides of who I am: who people see me as, who I really am, then me as a mom and then where I am in my life today. I feel like that journey is super-important. There’s no way I could leave them out, you know?”

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Gwen Stefani: “I Have Learned to Delegate”

Gwen Stefani poses for the January cover of Marie Claire while opening up about her struggle to balance her career with motherhood.

The No Doubt singer admits that is a struggle to balance a successful designing and music career while being a full-time mom to sons Kingston, 6, and Zuma, 4.

“I was swimming upstream, trying to balance everything that’s been going on with having kids and a family…I would be up all night because my second baby didn’t sleep, and he had a lot of ear infections. Then I’d wake up in the morning and do my workout, which I always felt I had to do, and then meetings for my three clothing lines, and then hang out with my kids, take them to preschool – da, da, da.”

While recording No Doubt’s latest album Push and Shove, the singer detailed that her schedule was so hectic she had to give up something.

“At four o’clock, I’d be like, “All right, I’m out of here. I’m going to go to the studio and try to write a record. I’d sit on the couch [with my band mates] and be like, ‘Let’s do this now, because I’m missing time with the kids. I could be having dinner with them and putting them to bed.’ It was really hard.”

“This past year, I kind of stopped working out. I think my body just needed a break. And so I did that and focused more on feeling good as opposed to beating myself up.”

“I have learned to delegate. I’ve got myself in a whole lot of trouble by not saying no.”

To read the full interview pick up Marie Claire now on news stands.