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Celebrity mom cover stories: Mariah Carey, Mariska Hargitay, Elle Macpherson

Kim Grundy is a mom, writer, expert laundry folder and sandwich maker, not necessarily in that order. Raised in Oklahoma, she is now a West Coast gal and lives in California with her husband and two sons, along with one dog, two fish (oo...

Magazine cover roundup

Some of our favorite celebrity moms, including Mariah Carey, Mariska Hargitay, Elle Macpherson and Jessica Alba, were cover girls this month. We have rounded up our favorite magazine covers with a sneak peek at their interviews, including Mariah talking baby weight loss and Mariska sharing her adoption story.

Magazine cover roundup

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey is one hot mama! The singer gained over 70 pounds while pregnant with her twins, Moroccan and Monroe, however you would never know it looking at her fab figure on the cover of this month’s Shape magazine.

 “I have such empathy for people who need to lose a lot of weight, because I know what they’re going through. I remember thinking at the time, ‘I’ll never look or feel the same again,’” she told Shape, opening up on how she lost 30 pounds in three months.

“I used to be able to slim down just by exercising more, but that’s changed. Since having the babies, I realize that 90 percent of losing weight is my diet,”  Mariah revealed, saying that Jenny Craig’s eating plan has been the key to her new mom weight loss success.

Check out Shape's slideshow of Mariah's changing body >>

This hard-working mom also revealed she does 45 minutes of water workings three or four times a week.

“Swimming is my favorite form of exercise, which is surprising since I almost drowned in the ocean when I was 6. It was scary, but it didn’t traumatize me or deter me from going in again,” Mariah said.

Check out the May issue of Shape magazine to read more about her diet and fitness tips.

Photo credit: Shape

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