Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn Share (Truly Great!) Parenting Advice from Their Own Moms

They might play Bad Moms on screen, though in genuine life, they’re nailing parenthood — with a small recommendation from their possess mothers.

A Bad Moms Christmas stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn open adult in this week’s emanate of PEOPLE about their genuine lives as moms, and exhibit that they’ve gotten a lot of tips from a women who lifted them.

“I was holding [daughter Wyatt Isabelle, now 3], she was maybe dual days old. And my mom was just looking during her, and she goes, ‘Oh, would we demeanour during that? She’s peeing,’ ” says Kunis, who also shares 11-month-old son Dimitri Portwood with father Ashton Kutcher. “And we was like, ‘How do we know?’ ”

“Because of her face. Her nose flared, and this small partial incited white. And my mom was like, ‘You can usually tell.’ And we was like, ‘Clearly a mother,’ “ continues a star, 34, who adds that she was lifted on cloth diapers. “Never would we have ever famous that. So from that indicate on, we s— we not, we knew exactly when my kids were peeing.”

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Hahn — mom to daughter Mae, 8, and son Leonard, 10 — says her possess mom gave her dual pieces of recommendation that she values rarely when parenting alongside father Ethan Sandler.

“One was, ‘The days are prolonged and a years are short,’ that we remember,” says a 44-year-old actress. “Another one was, ‘When you’re in doubt, don’t.’ Which is usually good life advice, we think. If you’re waffling, there’s a reason.”

Adds Bell, 37, “My mom said, that is what my grammy used to contend a lot, ‘You can be anything, though we can’t be everything.’ ”

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The women have their possess pieces of recommendation formed on lessons they’ve schooled not usually in childcare, though in pity parental duties with their husbands.

“You have to say, ‘I am feeling overwhelmed. we can’t do this by myself, we need help.’ You always have to start with ‘I’ statements,” explains Bell, who shares daughters Delta, 3 subsequent month, and Lincoln, 4½, with actor father Dax Shepard.

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“And if your partner loves you — that they should, since we guys got married — afterwards they will see a fact that we are impressed and wish to accommodate we in a middle,” adds a Veronica Mars alum. “But it is unequivocally a lot about how we contend it.”

A Bad Moms Christmas — also starring Susan SarandonChristine Baranski and Justin Hartley — is in theaters now.

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