How Motherhood Has Changed Me
Just in time for mother's day this Sunday, star moms reflect on how motherhood has changed their lives to CelebrityBabyScoop.com and UsMagazine.com:
Alyson Hannigan, mother to 13-month-old Satyana
"[Being a mother] has changed me in every way because my life is so much greater. It filled a void I never knew was there -- it's the most amazing experience of my life. I just feel so blessed to get to be on this journey, to be a mommy. She is just the greatest baby."
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Soleil Moon Frye, mother to daughters Poet, 41/2, and Jagger, 2
"It's incredible, I have learned so much more about myself than I could have ever imagined. They teach me lessons everyday. When I had [my daughters], I thought I was going to be the one teaching them and giving them so much knowledge, but they have been teaching me so much wisdom. It has grounded me in a different way, watching them grow into these incredible beings. It is the magic of life."
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Melissa Joan Hart, mother to sons Mason, 4, and Brady, 2
"Being a mom is the most rewarding thing in the world. Holding a cold, metallic statue will never fulfill you the way your child's little smile will."
Carnie Wilson, mother to daughters Lola, 5, and Luci, 11 months
"[Motherhood has changed me] in many, many ways. It's made me grow up and become more confident and secure of a purpose in life. My heart, body, mind and soul is now completely devoted to my children and my family. Preserving the family unit is really important to me. Motherhood has opened my eyes to my marriage [to Rob Bonfiglio] and how keeping that solid is very important for the children. It's made me somewhat paranoid and fearful and insecure and guilty as well. Those are the parts that are challenging for me. It's changed me because I've felt guilty that I have to work, but I have to work. It's not a choice. I'm bringing in the money and that's what I have to do.Because I'm a working mom, I try to include them in my work.
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Nancy O'Dell, mother to daughter Ashby, 2 1/2, and stepsons Tyler, 14, and Carson, 10
"Motherhood has definitely made me put things into perspective! You realize how unimportant some of the things are that you used to stress about. Now that I am a mother, I know what truly makes one happy and that is the loved ones in your life. I feel like I am living my life all over again through my daughter. I get to experience the things I did as child again, and watch through her eyes and see her excitement! Life is fun in a different way all over again."
Shanna Moakler, mother to daughters Atiana, 11, and Alabama, 4, and son Landon, 6
"Motherhood changed me in so many ways. I look at the world differently. I was a young mother, and a single mother quickly. I am constantly striving to be a better person for my children, for my family. I want to give them the opportunities I didn't have.... The most rewarding part is seeing them grow and develop into these beautiful personalities and people. There is nothing like when your babies tell you they love you!"
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Kerri Walsh, mother to son Joey, 11 months, and expecting another boy in late May
"I feel like motherhood has allowed me to finally be and accept me. It truly has completed me or in the very least, it has given me the inspiration and confidence to find myself outside of the athlete label; it has opened me up to becoming the woman I truly aspire to be because I want to be the best for my family. Motherhood is empowering."
Constance Zimmer, mother to daughter Colette, 2
"Motherhood has actually calmed me down. I don't worry about the little things anymore. Colette keeps me centered and focused on the things that are more important in life."