Some of the world’s more recognizable faces are revealing where they’ve gotten their best advice: mom.
First lady Michelle Obama, Arianna Huffington and The Big Bang Theory‘s Mayim Bialik are among the bold-faced names who have penned blog posts detailing lessons they’ve learned from their mothers, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
The blog posts are pegged to Mother’s Day weekend and are hosted by MomsRising.org, a grassroots organization advocating for issues affecting U.S. families.
“For many of us, mom was our first teacher. She taught us to recite the alphabet, how to tie our shoes, to swim, and not to hit our siblings. Mothers have also taught life lessons that many of us carry with us into adulthood and old age,” said Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, executive director of MomsRising.org. “Whether you’re a movie star, a political mover-and-shaker, an award-winning novelist, a new mom, an experienced mom, or have ever had a mom; the lessons you learn from your mother stick with you for your lifetime. This year, we honor moms and their wisdom by sharing the lessons learned from mom by some of our nation’s most accomplished people.”
Other notable names participating include Christy Turlington Burns, Laurie David, Fran Drescher, Mary McDonough, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi; the Indigo Girls’ Emily Saliers, Arena Stage artistic director Molly Smith, screenwriter Alex Tse, author and producer Alisa Valdes, journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas and novelist Ayelet Waldman.
Click the names to read their blog posts and visit MomsRising.org for more information.