From wild wrestling matches one minute to sweet cuddles the next, having sons is sure to keep you on your toes. I’m pregnant with my third boy and am excited to bring another energetic, chaotic, creative, smart, funny boy into our family. And while I would love to have a daughter one day, I’m also a proud #BoyMom — just like many celebrities.
Gwen Stefani, Britney Spears, Megan Fox and other famous mamas love being parents to all boys and have spoken up about the unique challenges of raising sons. From the funny things you have to remind your boys about to breaking gender stereotypes, these moms have given inspirational advice on teaching sons to be respectful, show kindness to others and embrace their emotional side.
For example, Stefani has said she would be “proud to have a gay son” because she just wants her kids (Kingston, 15, Zuma, 13, and Apollo, 7) “to be happy.” Spears has gushed about her special mother-son bond on Instagram on numerous occasions, referencing her relationship with sons Sean, 16, and Jayden, 15. And Fox, mom of Noah, 9, Bodhi, 7, and Journey, 5, has talked about teaching her sons confidence and expressing themselves. It’s just so encouraging to see!
Families come in all kinds, from single parents who adopt to super involved girl dads to exes who are committed coparents and so much more. But there is something incredibly special about moms and sons, and we love seeing celebrities embrace the relationship! Check out these proud #BoyMoms below.