Kristen Bell, Jessica Alba, and More Stars Come Together to Empower Young Mothers
Despite dropping fall temperatures in Los Angeles, a beautiful set of moms, including Kristen Bell, Jessica Alba, Jordana Brewster, Rachel Bilson, and Rosemarie DeWitt sported adorable, heart-adorned T-shirts this past Saturday to show their support at Alliance of Moms’ Raising Baby event. Held to empower and educate pregnant and parenting foster teens in L.A. county, guests were treated to multiple workshops that help new moms cultivate child raising techniques. Naturally, the celebrity moms were eager to dish out some advice—and interact with the teens' cute kids.
“I’m hoping to just hold their kid whenever they need help,” Brewster, dressed in the Alliance’s T, Rag & Bone jeans, and Soludos flats, told InStyle. “If they have to go to the bathroom, I’ll babysit for them. There are a lot of moms coming today.” During a speech to the attendees, actress and The Honest Company founder Alba shared her feelings about parenting and the need for the organization. “It takes a village to raise kids, and it’s tough. It’s tough when you have all the resources. It’s tough when you’re a new parent. None of us know how to do it. There’s no book, and that’s why today is so important, because today’s about trying to figure out the best way to do it, and to have that support system,” she said.
Alliance of Moms co-founder Emily Lynch resounded many of Alba’s ideas on the struggles of motherhood and why events like these are so important. “When I had my daughter I felt like my heart just cracked open in a way that I didn’t really expect. I just felt a sensitivity to other children, and children in our community that maybe weren’t receiving everything that my daughter was receiving,” she said.
Between pausing to take a selfie, naturally, Bell hopped around different workshops, lending a helping hand to other mothers. So what advice did she have to share? “I think that you’re not the only one going through this. I think that’s the most important piece of parenting advice, because when you have a baby, especially your first one, it can feel very isolating, especially if your friends aren’t having babies,” she told InStyle. “A lot of the youth here have not had many people in their lives who have engaged them, asking them 'How do you feel? What do you want?' That’s a step that’s bypassed when you’re shuffling children around in foster care … I think I’m here to ask a lot of questions and connect dots,” she added.
Of course, the actress also took a moment to dish on her go-to beauty secrets for moms. “Definitely look for shortcuts. I care a lot about skincare, because I don’t have time to do a ton of makeup,” she said.
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