They're super-moms with red-hot careers, great hair, and adorable tots. And if we didn't secretly wish that they were our mothers, we'd probably hate their guts. Instead, we'd like to salute these celeb moms, who impress us with their ability to successfully balance both fame and family.
1. Jennifer Garner - Is it us or does Jennifer Garner seem like she could be your neighbor down the block? (You know, if your neighbor happened to live in a multi-million dollar house and was married to Ben Affleck.) In tabloid photos, Jennifer is often seen playing in the park with her two daughters, Violet and Seraphina, shopping for produce at the local farmer's market, and walking the girls to school, all while looking like a normal mom in jeans and sneakers. Jennifer's low-key sensibility also seems to have rubbed off on her husband.
"Now I'm happy to do my thing without the spotlight," said Ben recently to USA Weekend. "My life is boring, which is good...Having kids was a big part of my evolution. That's when I stopped thinking of the world in terms of myself."
2. Angelina Jolie - Angelina Jolie simultaneously juggles 6 kids, an award-winning movie career, a UN goodwill ambassadorship, and Brad Pitt, so why is it that she looks flawless in paparazzi photos rather than a stressed-out, overwhelmed wreck? In addition to visiting Pakistani flood victims and making movies with Johnny Depp, the actress still manages to find time to teach her clan of both adopted and biological kids, not just one, but many kinds of religions.
"Brad and I are raising our children to respect everyone. We have a bookshelf in the house that has the Bible, the Torah, the Koran, everything," she revealed to Parade Magazine. "We will take our children to church, temple, Buddhist ceremonies, mosques, teaching them about all faiths. Whatever religion they choose, the choice will be theirs." 7 Bad Celebrity Mothers
3. Jessica Alba - While Jessica Alba could certainly afford to be a diva and hire an army of assistants to run her errands for her, the Machete actress prefers to do her grocery shopping herself, in order to give her 2-year-old daughter Honor Marie Warren a sense of normalcy.
Jessica also told David Letterman that she is "very strict" with Honor.
"When it's time for her to eat, whether she's hollering or whatever, it's time to eat. She gets a time out if she cries for no reason. So then she stops because she doesn't want a time out."
"Sometimes she asks me to go to time out. If she does something bad she'll say, 'Honor time out?' and I'll say, 'Yeah, you're getting a time out.'"
A kid that goes to time out on her own? Color us impressed.