A number of high profile Christian women are mothers whose journeys have taught them a great deal about parenting. In honor of Mother's Day, The Christian Post is highlighting some of the lessons shared by six famous women of faith.
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1. Jaci Velasquez
Jaci Velasquez, the 37-year-old contemporary Christian and Latin pop singer-songwriter believes it is important to provide children with entertainment options that will influence them in a positive way. The mother of two who appeared in "VeggieTales' NOAH'S ARK" in 2015 spoke to womensforum.com about how much of what children watch and listen to impacts their lives.
"Whatever our kids are watching and listening to — that's what's going to come out of them," she said. "Media in general has an impact on children's lives. I think that what every parent wants is positive influence in [their] children's life."
2. Kim Walker-Smith
Kim Walker-Smith, the 35-year-old frontwoman for the Jesus Culture Band who also serves as the worship leader at Bethel Church in Redding, California, has been transparent about her battle with postpartum depression. Aside from natural supplements and time with God, Walker-Smith has expressed the importance of connecting with other mothers to make it through tough times.
"... Being around other moms who were like, 'Oh yeah, that's totally normal. You're going to have days where you doubt yourself. You're going to have days where you just don't even know what to do,'" the singer told The Christian Post. "That was really helpful."
3. Ayesha Curry
Ayesha Curry, the 28-year-old foodie who has her own Food Network cooking show, cookbook, food delivery service and is the wife of NBA star Stephen Curry, doesn't believe in being "too busy" for her children. In an essay she wrote for Time magazine, Curry spoke about the importance of engaging with children.
"I feel that the biggest thing you can do, as a parent, is to engage. You can never be too busy for your child," she wrote. "There should always be time for a bedtime story, impromptu playtime, or a quick game of hide-and-seek — or 'find me,' as Riley calls it. These moments with your child should never get pushed to the bottom of the list."
According to the matriarch of the Curry household, "in these moments we set the foundation for the kind of relationship we want to have with our children as they grow."
4. Keke Wyatt
KeKe Wyatt, the 35-year-old R&B singer who's pregnant with the ninth child in her household, believes children should not hinder people from pursuing career goals. In fact, she thinks motherhood should inspire people to work harder.
"Babies don't get in the way of careers, we get in the way of careers. If that's what the Lord had for me from the very beginning, there's nothing nobody can do and nobody can say," Wyatt told The Christian Post. "[They] gave me more power to fight. That was my gasoline."
She went on to reveal examples of how children can serve as a motivation to work harder.
"'Oh he needs diapers ... hey, alright,'" she said. "Every time I have a baby I fight more and I'll never stop fighting."
For Plumb, the 42-year-old singer-songwriter, it's important to maintain a sense of individuality by continuing to take time away from herself to pursue her Godly calling. The singer isn't ashamed to hire help to ensure that she is able to manage her life accordingly.
"To be a good mother, I need to be who Christ died for me to be and that is not just being a Christian and not just their father's wife and a mother," she previously told CBN. "Part of being a good mother for my boys is being a good songwriter. I'm being who God created me to be. Right now someone else is ironing for me, and I'm OK with that."
6. CeCe Winans
CeCe Winans has an adult son named Alvin Love III who she's had to learn to trust as a mother. Last year, that meant trusting him with her career when he wrote and produced much of her latest album, Let Them Fall in Love.
"It was challenging for me saying, 'Wow, I got to listen to him,'" Winans told The Christian Post with a laugh. "Him saying, 'No mom, you can't do that, do it again, do it better. I was like, 'this is weird. But I tried to be a good client and a good artist, and I submitted to my producer even though he was my son."