Genius! 9 brilliant parenting hacks from celebrity mums and dads

Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Patacky

Perhaps you thought celebrities were all glam red carpet appearances and impossibly photoshopped thighs? You’ll be pleased to know there’s much more to the story.

Not only are lots of famous types toughing it out in the parenting trenches, they’re sharing super helpful tips on how to make mum and dad life MUCH less stressful …

1. Drew Barrymore's working mum strategy

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Go analogue! Jet-setting working mum Drew enlists the help of a calendar and a globe to help her daughters Olive and Frankie grasp where she's working and when she'll be back.

“Olive has a working mom. So, I came up with a couple of systems. One of which is THE CALENDAR,” she explains. “It has been very successful recently. I circle with a sharpie every day I will be travelling. And I ask her to mark the day with an ‘X’ once it’s done. That way she can see that I am gone at first, still away in the middle, and then coming back towards the end. She now has a good sense of my geographic place from the globe. She knows when I am leaving and coming home.

More on mum-of-two Drew

Image via Drew Barrymore/Instagram

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