20 Celebrity Parenting Books With Surprisingly Good Advice
Parenting in 2019 is more advanced and unique to each parent now more than ever. However, these celebrity parenting books offer researched advice, hilarious anecdotes and much more to support you through your parenting journey. From accidental pregnancies to postpartum depression, these books have every topic covered with precise attention to detail and advice that celebrities used when they found themselves in challenging parenting situations. Get ready for a roller-coaster of emotions as these celebs take you on a wild parenting ride.
Dear Girls by Ali WongThe hilarious and always candid Ali Wong addresses this book to her daughters while giving honest advice on what it's like being a celebrity working mother in a male dominated profession. Her book tells the story of her life from how she met her husband to her unfortunate miscarriage, as well her Asian American identity. She advises her daughters to avoid most Disney princess movies due to a lack of on screen presentation and knowing how children would feel not seeing themselves in popular culture.
Celebrity parenting pro tip:Make sure your children are consuming content that is positive and diverse.
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Live Fast Die Hot by Jenny MollenIf there’s anyone who’s ever been open about how crazy being a parent is, it’s Jenny Mollen. She talks about her accidental pregnancy and how having a child forced her to grow up as well. Her book is a refreshing reminder that it’s okay to feel not prepared to be a parent since no one ever is and to take it one step at a time. She shares how much it taught her about responsibility to care for another human being even though she was unsure about how good she’d be at it initially.
Pro celebrity parenting tip:You’re not the only parent in the world who feels unprepared so go easy on yourself!
Boying Up: How to Be Brave, Bold and Brilliant by Mayim BalikStar of The Big Bang Theory Mayim Bialik has the best advice for teenage boys and how to grow up in today’s society. She addresses the biological, psychological, and sociological pressures that boys face and offers important insight for parents to help their kids navigate their paths in life to succeed. She talks about puberty, hormones and everything that can explain behavioural patterns and resolve misunderstandings when parenting teenage boys.
Pro celebrity parenting tip:Encourage boys to embrace their emotions.
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The Honest Life by Jessica AlbaThis lifestyle book by Jessica Alba offers tips for how to create a safe and healthy environment for families that can be easily achieved by busy mothers everywhere. She did her own research when she was pregnant and was shocked by the lack of natural options, therefore she decided to change her lifestyle on her own. She dives into her own eco-friendly routines as well as clean diets that she recommends to others looking for healthier yet accessible alternatives.
Pro celebrity parenting tip:Try to look for more natural products for your children when possible.
Dad is Fat by Jim GaffiganThe New York Times bestselling author and comedian Jim Gaffigan talks about fatherhood and the unexpected journey he faced in his tell-all book filled with hilarious anecdotes. He shares his tips and tricks for changing diapers, putting children to sleep and what it’s like being outnumbered by five children against him and his wife. He also shares how being a parent has made him a better comedian in unexpected ways and the challenges on raising children in a two-bedroom apartment in New York.
Pro celebrity parenting tip:Find the humour in the simplest situations.
Woah, Baby! by Kelly RowlandKelly Rowland teams up with her longtime OB/GYN Dr. Tristan Emily Bickman to take on everything that comes with motherhood. She talks about the amazing experience of having a child, the post-partum challenges that come with being a mother and what it’s like being a new mother with all these questions and concerns in your head. They offer honest and helpful advice for mothers in similar situations in hopes of helping them figure out the ins and outs of motherhood.
Pro celebrity parenting tip:Don’t be afraid to ask your healthcare professional for advice.
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10 Mindful Minutes by Goldie HawnFor parents who need guidance on how to raise happier kids, Goldie Hawn has some advice. Her book shares insights from current behavioral, psychological, and neurological studies to prove how emotions and actions are connected for children. She offers tips on how to instill mindfulness in children so both parents and children can be happy and calmer. She also reminds parents how important it is for them to de-stress and take time for themselves.
Pro celebrity parenting tip:Practice mindful activities such as yoga or meditating.
Yeah Baby! The Modern Mama's Guide to Mastering Pregnancy, Having a Healthy Baby, and Bouncing Back Better Than Ever by Jillian MichaelsThe fitness expert and nutritionist shares her experience with pregnancy and offers advice to other parents in her book. She teams up with a dream team of experts to talk about infertility, nutrition, exercise, knowing your body and its limits while offering the latest techniques and advice. She also goes through every stage of being pregnant and postpartum step by step with helpful tips accordingly.
Pro celebrity parenting tip:Health is key.
Happy Mum, Happy Baby, My Adventures in Motherhood by Giovanna FletcherGiovanna Fletcher has an uplifting and positive outlook on being a parent. Although she doesn’t deny that being a mother comes with its challenges and struggles, she focuses on how strong mothers are and the rare beautiful journey they get to go through. She encourages parents to be open and confident in themselves when raising children. She assures readers that having children isn’t just a negative experience, it’s one with many rewards and happy moments.
Pro celebrity parenting tip:Optimism makes everything better.
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Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life Kindle Edition by Gisele BundchenSupermodel Gisele Bundchen talks about her childhood, struggles and raising her own children in her book. She wrote it in hopes to help other people by sharing what helped her. She talks about her unique plant based diet, meditating, and allowing her kids to pursue whatever would make them happy. She believes in supporting and loving her children no matter what, even if they go for difficult career paths such as her own.
Pro celebrity parenting tip:Help your children reach for the stars
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Just Jessie: My Guide to Love, Life, Family, and Food by Jessie James DeckerFrom lifestyle to parenting, Jessie has everything covered. In her book, she talks about the challenges she faced growing up while being bullied and the philosophies she follows in life with her own family now. She openly talks breastfeeding, postpartum depression and pregnancy tips. She also opens up about being a successful business woman, artist and mother with tips on how she does it all.
Pro celebrity parenting tip:Through determination, you can really do it all!
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Becoming by Michelle ObamaFormer first lady Michelle Obama talks about what it’s like being a powerful woman of colour and mother in her memoir. She discusses her trouble getting pregnant, suffering from a miscarriage, and how both her daughters were conceived through in vitro fertilization. She talks about parenthood in a candid manner that feels relatable to the everyday parent as well.
Pro celebrity parenting tip:Raise your daughters to be feminists.
Yes Please by Amy PoehlerAmy Poehler is shockingly honest in her tell-all book. She talks about the three nannies that helped raise her sons and how she couldn’t have done it all on her break, breaking the misconception that women really have to do it all by themselves without any help. She talks about how the nannies are a part of her family and wonderful influences and teachers for her children.
Pro celebrity parenting tip:It’s okay to get some help with raising your children.
Situation Momedy: A Very Special Episode In Toddlerdom by Jenna Von OyHaving children can be full of hilarious mistakes, and no one shares better stories about that than Jenna Von Oy. She shares how funny motherhood is and all the new adventures parents can look forward to while watching their child grow up. When she found that there weren’t many candid (and hilarious) takes on parenting, she decided to write her own. It goes through the journey of having a toddler and the different challenges it comes with as this particular age.
Pro celebrity parenting tip:Remember that your kids are always growing up and changing.
Winging it by Alex JonesThis book is meant for parents having their children in their thirties and forties is packed with advice and support for them. It goes through how it’s okay to be winging it even if you’re having children at a later age and the different set of societal challenges and pressures that come with that. Alex Jones focuses on finding joy even in the most challenging situation and offers supportive advice to those who may be overwhelmed.
Pro celebrity parenting tip:It’s OK to be winging it!
Down Came the Rain by Brooke ShieldsIf you’re looking for a parenting book that specifically focuses on postpartum depression, this is it. Brooke Shields openly talks about her own experience with postpartum depression after having her daughter and how she went through recovery. It’s the unexpected journey that many women face after having a child and a conversation that’s often ignored or brushed to the side. This book is an inspiring take on it and that many women will find relatable.
Pro celebrity parenting tip:Always take care of your mental health.
Me by Ricky MartinInternational superstar Ricky Martin talks about his childhood experiences, sexuality, relationships and his decision to become a father in his book. He talks about adoptions and how he came to decide he wanted to adopt his children, giving others more insight on adoption and parenthood. He openly speaks about his love for his children and how parenthood plays a significant role in his life.
Pro celebrity parenting tip:Teach your children to be loving and open.
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Balancing in Heels: My Journey to Health, Happiness, and Making it all Work by Kristin CavallariThe Hills star opens up about balancing work and family in her lifestyle book. She shares healthy eating tips that have made her family happier and how careful she is with her children’s diets. She also touches on how she always makes time for her children despite her busy schedule and wants them to be the focus of her life.
Pro celebrity parenting tip:Make some time for your children even when you’re busy.
I Don't Know What You Know Me From: My Life as a Co-Star by Judy GreerJudy Greer honesty speaks about what it’s like being a stepparent and how she dove into her role. She talks about her own childhood struggles, how the role of being a stepparent is challenging yet rewarding for her and how she established a good relationship with her stepkids.
Pro celebrity parenting tip:Get rid of the negative connotation that comes with being a step-parent.
Truly Scrumptious Baby by Holly WilloughbyIn her book, Holly Willoughby focuses on feeding children six months and older. She talks about nutrition, good ingredients and how every baby is different when it comes to being fed. Her book is a helpful guide for parents struggling with a child that’s a fussy eater and offers a variety of solutions and tricks to try so that your baby is happy and well fed.
Pro celebrity parenting tip:Don’t limit your baby to processed foods.
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