Mother and Baby

Drew Is Excited About Her New Girl Gang!

Section: Celebrity Mums
Following the arrival of her second daughter, Frankie, actress Drew has told Red magazine that she's thrilled about the timing of her second child and the age gap between her two girls. Bring on the fun times! Read Drew's lovely quotes below and then click on for more of our favourite parenting quotes to inspire, raise a smile or simply to let you know you’re not the only one that thinks this way
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Drew Barrymore, mum to Olive and Frankie

'I am loving being a mom. Olive is a year and a half now so [the girls] will be close together in age. I think, just get it done – it will be awesome!' (Getty)
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Beyoncé Knowles, mum to Blue Ivy

‘It is the most powerful creation to have life growing inside of you. There is no bigger gift.’ (Corbis)
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Pink, mum to Willow

‘You hear people say it all the time, how life changes so drastically. But you can't possibly grasp how beautiful that is until you have your child.’ (Corbis)
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Alicia Silverstone, mum to Bear Blu

‘It passes so quickly, so enjoy every moment.’ (Corbis)
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Meryl Streep, mum to Henry, Mamie, Grace and Louisa

‘When your kids come home, they don't necessarily want to talk to you. They just want to know you're standing there, ready to talk.’ (Corbis)
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Ray Romano, dad to Alexander, Matthew, Gregory and Joseph

‘Everyone should have kids. They are the greatest joy in the world. But they are also terrorists. You’ll realize this as soon as they are born and they start using sleep deprivation to break you.’ (Corbis)
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Christina Applegate, mum to Sadie Grace

‘Sometimes I stand there going, “I'm not doing any of this right!” And then I get this big man belch out of her, and I go, “Ah, we accomplished this together.”’ (Corbis)
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Bryce Dallas Howard, mum to Theo and Beatrice

‘Do I wish I had never endured post-partum depression? Absolutely. But to deny the experience is to deny who I am. I still mourn the loss of what could have been, but I also feel deep gratitude for those who stood by me, for the lesson that we must never be afraid to ask for help, and for the feeling of summer that still remains.’ (Corbis)
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Mariah Carey, mum to twins Moroccan and Monroe

‘Being a mother is probably the hardest job in the world. I feel like, in a lot of ways, children come into the world to teach us.’ (Corbis)
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Barack Obama, dad to Sasha and Malia

‘Our kids understand that life won't always be perfect, that times get tough and that even great parents don't get everything right. More than anything, they just want us to be there-to be present, to care about their lives.’ (Corbis)
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Thandie Newton, mum to Ripley, Nico and Booker

‘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.’ (Corbis)
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Salma Hayek, mum to Valentina

‘When Valentina was not even one month old, my aunt [gave me the best advice]: “Put her to sleep yourself every night. Sing to her and cradle her in your arms and sit by her side – every night. Because one day you won't be able to, and it's going to happen really fast.”’ (Corbis)
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Marcia Cross, mum to Eden and Savannah

‘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.’ (Corbis)
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Sheryl Crow, mum to Wyatt and Levi

‘Wyatt [my adopted son] is definitely all mine. Little souls find their way to you whether they're from your womb or someone else's.’ (Corbis)
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Jerry Seinfeld, dad to Sascha, Julian and Shepherd

‘A two-year old is kind of like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it.’ (Corbis)
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Sarah Jessica Parker, mum to James, Marion and Tabitha

‘As a working mother high heels don't really fit into my life anymore – but in a totally wonderful way. I would much rather think about my son than myself.’ (Corbis)
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Nicole Kidman, mum to Isabella, Connor, Sunday and Faith

‘My instinct is to protect my children from pain. But adversity is often the thing that gives us character and backbone. It's always been a struggle for me to back off and let my children go through difficult experiences.’ (Corbis)
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Jessica Simpson, mum to Maxwell and Ace

‘Be original. The world will try to fit you into a mould, but carve your own path.’ (Corbis)
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Chinese Proverb

‘There is only one pretty child in the world and every mother has it.’ (Corbis)
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‘A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten and the future worth living for.’ (Corbis)
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