We all look to Hollywood for trends in hair, beauty and makeup... but I've actually found a few celebrities proving to be most influential in the role of a lifetime: motherhood. 

Kourtney Kardashian

You're probably shaking your head and saying, "No, no, no… not a Kardashian." But I say, "Yes, yes, yes," when it comes to Kourtney. She has managed to use a good part of the fame and notoriety her family has brought onto themselves to focus on healthy parenting habits and ensuring her toddler son, Mason, is top priority. I admire that she makes her own baby food, talks about the importance of healthy play and actively promotes her love for breast-feeding… all while looking fab 24/7.

Jessica Alba

jessica alba

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow

Not only has the actress and mom of two young girls, Honor and Haven, maintained her career and enviable style stature while navigating the sandbox, she's launching a kid-focused empire as well. Her newest venture, The Honest Company, delivers on products Jessica (and mothers everywhere) look for: healthy, natural products for baby and home that we can rely on and feel good about.

Few celebrity moms bring up more love/hate emotions than Ms. Paltrow but I love her because she gives everything in her life her all: career, kids, hobbies, husband... She finds the time and the means (and the help, of course!) to truly engage on all these levels -- and that has inspired me to do the same. There aren't enough hours in the day but I have the exact same number as she does and that provides much-needed motivation for this over-worked mommy.

Josie Maran

Josie Maran

Goldie Hawn

Goldie Hawn

Josie started her career in modeling but launched her cosmetics line, based heavily on the pure, natural properties found in argan oil, soon after giving birth to her now five-year-old daughter Rumi. She is expecting baby number two this summer and promotes a happy, natural peaceful life for mom and baby that makes me want to give it all up, buy a farm and spend my days wandering through fields of wildflowers with my kids. Or just dab on a little argan oil and call it a day.

Goldie is a Hollywood legend who has become a true parenting inspiration to me even though we are generations apart. She has managed to raise three kids in Hollywood who came out seemingly very normal and a big part of that has to stem from her incredibly sunny disposition. This woman exudes happiness, positivity and optimism and really... what mother do you know who couldn't use an extra dose of that now and then?

Kourtney Kardashion photo credit: Wenn.com

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