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Celebrity mom cover stories: Gwen Stefani, Jessica Alba, Katie Couric

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...

Celebrity mom cover girls

Who were our favorite celebrity mom cover girls this month? Gwen Stefani was pretty in pink on Harper's Bazaar, talking about mommyhood and makeup. Jessica Alba was on Self magazine revealing her hot mom secrets, while Katie Couric told Good Housekeeping she still has baby lust. Jillian Michaels talked about being a new mom on Shape, while the First Lady Michelle Obama was this month's cover girl for Ladies' Home Journal. Check them all out here!

Michelle Obama on Ladies Home Journal September

Michelle Obama

The First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama graced the September cover of Ladies’ Home Journal and spoke about the importance of having more women in leadership roles.

“We have to start with them while they’re young and instill in girls a sense of confidence. That’s why sports are so important. They teach you how to compete — how to fall down and get back up. And there are organizations like the Girl Scouts: They nurture self-confidence and give girls the chance to practice being in charge. We’ve got to give young women the opportunities to be leaders,” said Michelle, who has two daughters Malia and Sasha.

“We talk about this a lot, obviously. But it's not just about what we want for our girls... we also think about the girls who grew up like we grew up: In working-class neighborhoods where they didn't have sports programs. Or in a single-parent home. They need to be encouraged, too,” she said.

Photo courtesy of Ladies' Home Journal

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