Celebrity moms have the same views on motherhood as us, and their parenting styles are just as diverse.
We spoke with 11 moms, famous for everything from cooking to designing, acting to starring in a reality show, and asked them the same six questions on motherhood. They all have one thing in common -- a great love for their children.
On the lessons of motherhood:
"Motherhood has made me stop and smell the roses for the first time in my life." -Gretchen Carlson co-anchor of Fox & Friends, mom of Christian, 4, Kaia, 5
"It's a selfless act to become a mother and it's never-ending. I have such respect for all mothers, particularly single mothers and underprivileged moms." -Ricki Lake author of Your Best Birth, mom of Milo, 12, and Owen, 8
"Pregnancy and giving birth has taught me that women are actually superheroes." -Genevieve Gorder host of HGTV's Dear Genevieve, Mom of Bebelle, 1
"You realize how unimportant the small things are in life. You come to grasp total patience and are given the blessing of an overall purpose." -Tori Spelling actress, author of Mommywood, star of Oxygen's Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, mom of Liam, 2, and Stella, 11 months
"You don't mind giving them the last bite of whatever it is that you are enjoying, and you don't mind standing in the sweltering sun praying for him to catch that fly ball because their happiness is your happiness and nothing in life seems better then these precious little moments." -Betty Hayes star of TLC's Table for 12, mom of ten kids ages 4 to 12
"...I don't need to be so focused on what people think of me, how good or not good I am (compared) to what they think. The most important thing is to be what I think is the best mom I can be." -Amy Roloff star of TLC's Little People, Big World, mom to 18-year-old twins Zachary and Jeremy, Molly, 15, and Jacob, 12
On how the state of the world today affects views of motherhood:
"I'm a very optimistic person, hard to be an entrepreneur and not be optimist. Grew up in NYC where I'm raising my children, and think we live in a wonderful place and best country in world and I feel great about our future and their future." -Liz Lange maternity clothing designer, mom of Gus, 10, and Alice, 8
"I am moved to teach my daughters about the environment and the small things we can do every day to help heal the state of disrepair we are in." - Melora Hardin actress on NBC's The Office, star of YOU, mom of daughters Rory, 7, and Piper, 4,
"Now, it is a time to raise children who are not only well-educated and smart, but also 'street smart' and socially together." -Kris Jenner star of E!'s Keeping Up With the Kardashians, mom of ten kids ages 12 to 30
"I have to read and get on the internet myself to see what all this MySpace, Your Space is about! I know technology is good, but I miss the days when I called my mom to ask her how she was doing. Our kids now have so much access to everything; we have to stay in tune with all the technology." -Gina Neely, host of HGTV's Down Home With the Neelys, cookbook author, mom of Spenser, 20, and Shelbi, 14