Many stars celebrated Mother's Day with their mothers, significant others, and children yesterday — and while quite a few celebrities shared behind-the-scenes snaps of their special day, others were seen hitting city streets and the beach. Britney Spears shared a sweet picture with her boys Sean Preston and Jayden James Federline, while a pregnant Halle Berry celebrated the day by grabbing brunch with her daughter Nahla and fiancé Olivier Martinez. Meanwhile, ChanningTatum snapped a photo with his own mom, and Hilary Duff splashed around in Mexico with baby Luca. Click through to see how the stars celebrated Mother's Day!
It was an extraspecial weekend for Anna Paquin and her family since it was her first time celebrating Mother's Day! They got a head start on the fun on Saturday, when they met up with friends for a party at a Malibu park. Anna and her husband, Stephen Moyer, took turns holding onto their boy and girl twins, whose names have not been revealed, and mingling with guests. The babies were born in September and since then have joined their parents for shopping trips and strolls along Venice Beach, though their sweet faces have been kept mostly under wraps. It hasn't been all about parenthood for Anna and Stephen, though, since they've also been working on the sixth season of True Blood. The series doesn't return until June 16, but you can check out pictures from True Blood season six now to gear up for the next installment!
Justin Bieber brings his mother on stage, Britney snuggles with her boys, and more celebrities celebrating Mother's Day!
It doesn't take much to make most moms happy on Mother's Day — just some heartfelt words and some time with their little loves. That appeared to be the case throughout Hollywood, as celebrity mamas took the day to celebrate with their kids. Lucky for us, many decided to capture their sweet moments and share the pictures via Twitter and Instagram. Click through to see which celeb moms spent the day on the beach with their tots, which ventured to restaurants, and which were able to snag a few hugs.
Happy Mother's Day! To celebrate, we asked our readers and our fellow POPSUGAR editors to share pictures of their moms with a piece of advice she's given them. From don't forget your deodorant to always makes time for yourself, we've rounded it up so we can all benefit from this motherly wisdom! Enjoy.
If there's one thing our moms taught us — besides proper etiquette, being kind, and so on — it's how to be our own stylish entity. From day one, these ladies have been there for our fashion highs and lowest lows. From dressing us in adorably girlie dresses to consoling us through some of our more questionable haircuts, behind every chic POPSUGAR editor, there's a chic mom. With Mother's Day on Sunday, it's time to take a look back at our style-trailblazing moms, past and present. With these personal family snaps, we present an epic roundup of our moms — and the fashionable wisdom they've imparted over the years. Paving the way for us in rad '70s wares, shoulder pads, and bikini tops, just keep clicking to get in on the Mother's Day love.
— Additional reporting by Hannah Weil
Sure, Mother's Day brunches are all the rage, but I love getting grateful by celebrating Mom with a big supper. The matriarch of your family will appreciate a delicious dinner in her honor, and maybe she'll even get a chance to kick back and relax for once. Instead of a classic seated dinner where someone is busy serving up a storm, consider these family-style dishes that will allow everyone to lounge around the table and talk. Prepare to pass around the platters and get inspired as you click.
We're celebrating Mother's Day with a look at some of the most adorable celebrity moms and their cute kids. Moms like Angelina Jolie love to show their affection whenever they can, while Jessica Alba and Britney Spears both take pleasure in getting outdoors with their little ones, whether at the ball game or at an amusement park. Meanwhile, Jessica Simpson dotes on her daughter Maxwell Johnson. In honor of the holiday, we've rounded up some of the sweetest moments between stars and their kids. Click through to see them all.
It's Mother's Day this weekend. If you're lucky enough to spend time with your mom, you might spot some of these mother-daughter relationship realities explained by science. Many research dollars have been spent to find out why your mom loves to text you or why she always seems to mimic your fashion sense. Scientists have also discovered the very positive, and sometimes negative, influences moms can have on their daughters' lives. Keep reading to find out what they are.
As She Gets Older, She Likes You More Than Dad
If you noticed that your mom texts and calls you more and more, British researchers say that's totally normal. A 2012 study analyzed two billion cell phone calls and half a billion texts and found that in early adulthood, women communicate most with romantic partners. But when a woman reaches her 40s, the attention goes to her daughter. And by 60, communication between a mom and daughter peaks.
Her Favoritism Stings, Even If You're the Favorite
Researchers at Cornell University found that perceived favoritism on behalf of a mother can lead to depression in her adult kids. And even if you're the favorite, it can have adverse effects, like feelings of guilt or resentment on behalf of your siblings. The study's Karl Pillemer also explained: "With older parents, favored children may be expected to provide more care and assistance for the parent, leading to stress."
If You Take Your Sexual Health Seriously, You Have Her to Thank
If your mom is open about sexuality, you've probably taken steps to ensure your sexual health. A study from Ohio State University found that college-age women who talked to their moms about the HPV vaccine were nine times more likely to get it. The study concluded that even if the conversations are difficult, communication between moms and daughters is crucial. Another study out of Belgium looked at teen girls and concluded that those who had a close bond with their mothers were less likely to have their attitudes about sex negatively influenced by TV.
You Influence Her Fashion Sense
A study in the Journal of Consumer Behavior concluded that a daughter influences her mother's fashion sense more and not vice versa. As you probably guessed, "Mimicking her daughter is like a shortcut to what is hip and cool," according to researcher Ayalla Ruvio. As for daughters, they're more likely to look to celebrities than Mom for fashion inspiration.
Her Protectiveness Comes From a Good Place
Mother-daughter rivalries have popped up in everything from soap operas to literature, but according to researcher Dr. Terri Apter, maternal protectiveness is often mistaken for envy for a daughter's youth. Apter found that when it comes to their daughters' dating lives, for example, mothers worry that their daughters don't realize how complex life can be, and when they try to assert their concerns, it can lead to conflict. But overall, these concerns come from a tender, not envious, place.
In honor of Mother's Day, we're reminiscing on the best life lessons we learned from our favorite TV and movie moms. Through the years, we've picked up on plenty of clever tidbits from the moms like Lorelai on Gilmore Girls, Aunt Becky on Full House, and Amy Poehler as Regina George's hilarious mom in Mean Girls. Since Mom always knows best, take a look at these thoughtful insights inspired by pop culture moms!