Tear-Jerking Things Stars Have Said About Motherhood

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George

by Edwina Langley |
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Mother's Day, the day we show our mums the amount of love and appreciation we wished we'd bestowed upon them decades ago growing up, lands with us this year on 6th March.

Being a mother is one of the most rewarding roles a woman can play. But it's not without its challenges.

Here are some things the stars have said about it, which comes with a word of warning: get some tissues ready; they really are totes emosh...

** The Queen's opinion of motherhood**

'The best job'

** Kate Winslet stays a healthy shape for her children**

'I view my physical self as an instrument that I have to keep going because I'm a mother, and I have to be as healthy as I can for those three people who need me –more than I need for myself to be in a f***ing nude scene'

** Victoria Beckham says motherhood is her greatest achievement**

'Being a mother is simply the greatest achievement of my life. It has taken me on an unexpected journey that can constantly surprise, educate and confuse me! The emotional connection I feel towards my children brings boundless elation and joy as well as the inevitable worry and concern.'

** Angelina Jolie says her children take care of her**

'I’m very affectionate with my kids, but I don’t know if I take care of them or they take care of me. I feel like Mad [Maddox] and I have grown up together, and he kind of taught me how to raise him.'

** Thandie Newton has learned to appreciate the moment**

'I've learned the value of absorbing the moment. I remember the first time Ripley saw her shadow. My God, it was like shadows had just been invented. It was the most exquisite moment.'

** Beyoncé says having a daugher gave her purpose**

'[Having a daughter] just gives you purpose and all of the things that my self-esteem was associated with, it's all completely different'

** Marcia Cross likes to use humour**

'I use humour instead of getting into that whole yes and no thing all the time. It's about just getting them to laugh rather than getting in power struggles.'

** Sarah Jessica Parker refuses to have a live-in nanny**

'We don’t have any live-in help. We’re pretty hands-on parents. That’s something that’s important to both of us, and we don’t shirk it, because what’s the point in having a family if you’re not going to really participate in it?'

** Kate Middleton says she'd provide therapy for her children if needs be**

'Like most parents today, William and I would not hesitate to seek help for our children if they needed it. We hope to encourage George and Charlotte to speak about their feelings, and to give them the tools and sensitivity to be supportive peers to their friends as they get older.'

** Goldie Hawn reminds of the importance of letting go**

'We as mothers have to be able, not just to pass the baton, but to be able to give free reign for your daughter to grow to make mistakes... I believe this is one of the most important things as a parent that you can do, which is to let go... So that these children can formulate their own identity.'

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