We often hear of Angelina Jolie‘s philanthropic missions, however this mama is far from alone when it comes to giving back. Actresses Chandra Wilson, Alyson Hannigan, and Julie Bowen are all advocates for various charities, along with a long list of many others.
Working Mother has complied a list of celebrity moms who are making good of their celebrity status:
Mom-of-three Chandra Wilson: Joined the Downy Touch of Comfort program which delivers personalized, hand-made quilts to children staying in Children’s Miracle Network hospitals throughout the country. Of the program the Grey’s Anatomy star says, “As a mom, most of my life focuses on caring for my children and making sure they are safe and secure wherever they may be. It brings me a great deal of joy to be a part of this program and know that Downy is partnering with these wonderful organizations to help children feel more comforted and at ease in an unfamiliar and sometimes intimidating place.”
Mom-of-two Kristi Yamaguchi: Launched the Always Dream Foundation which partners with local organization across the country to help children in many different situations improve their lives and do what might not have been possible without this special kind of support. Of the organization Yamaguchi says, “I realize that the dreams and accomplishments I have fulfilled are a direct result of my family’s nurture and love. While I have been supported in the pursuit of my dreams, I realize that such opportunities do not exist for all children. For that reason, I felt the desire to create an organization whose sole purpose would be to inspire and embrace the hopes and dreams of children.”
For the complete list of moms visit WorkingMother.com
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Confessions of A Shopoholic author Sophie Kinsella (real name Madeleine Wickham) has welcomed her fourth child, a son named Rex. The 40-year-old took to her official website to announce the birth, saying,
Hi everyone! I’m delighted to announce the safe arrival of our new baby, Rex. He was born last Thursday, 7 lb 10 oz and is adorable. We are all besotted 🙂
Thank you so much for all the good wishes you sent me and I’ll see you again soon!
Kinsella and husband of 17-years Henry Wickham are also parents to sons Freddy, Hugo and Oscar.
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Teen mom Bristol Palin is paying the bills just like most parents, supporting herself and son Tripp by working a full-time job. Palin told PEOPLE that despite her mom’s reported millions, she does not receive any financial support from ex-vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and husband Todd, “[My parents] are there for support when I need it emotionally, but I’m on my own financially. I work an 8-to-5 job, five days a week. My parents help out, but they’re not at my disposal. I think that’s a huge misconception.”
The teen abstinence and safe-sex advocate also says most of her earnings go towards supplies and childcare for 16-month-old son Tripp, “I’d say the majority of any paycheck I ever receive is going to Tripp. Child care is very expensive, formula is expensive, diapers are expensive – and you don’t think about that as a kid, at all.”
Palin may rest a bit easier now, TMZ is reporting that ex-boyfriend Levi Johnston is taking on some of the financial burden. Johnston has paid $21,000 in back child support and the past two months has paid the agreed upon monthly amount of $1,750 on time.
Despite the challenges she faces as teenage mother working full-time, Palin is determined to have a college education, “I’m trying to chip away as much as I can on college, but this semester it was nearly impossible. I want to beat that statistic of teen moms not graduating from college.”
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While doctors search for permanent solution to the digestive problems ailing micropreemie Josie Duggar, Michelle and Jim-Bob Duggar are staying positive, reports PEOPLE. Josie was born 15 weeks prematurely on December 10th, 2009, at only 1lb. 6oz., and has suffered from a perforated bowel. Now gaining 0.2 oz per day, the youngest Duggar is up to 5 lbs., 14 oz. Mom Michelle says of her youngest child,
She loves to eat. When she feels good, she looks at you and smiles and talks. She’s definitely a talker and has the sweetest personality.”
After a release from the hospital in April, the youngest Duggar was sent back after only a week. In the past, the 19 Kids & Counting couple revealed that despite the issues with baby Josie, they are not ruling out a 20th child, saying, “We’ll just wait and see what God has in store.”
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Almost 6 months after the birth of her daughter Valentina, model mom Adriana Lima took to her Web site today to update fans on family life.
“Hey Everyone! Here are the first ever images of the pride and joy of my life, Valentina Lima Jaric,” writes Adriana, who is married to basketball player Marko Jarić. “Our little girl was born in New York City on November 15th, 2009. We are so thankful and grateful that we have been blessed with a happy, healthy, beautiful daughter.
Right now, we are very happily living in Spain and following Marko and the Real Madrid team. Spain is such a beautiful country with wonderfully warm people who have made our stay here so special.”
Little Valentina was delivered 6 weeks early after Adriana was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia.
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