These ladies have made an art form of juggling.
Of course, Angelina Jolie and Heidi Klum have a little more help than most with parenting.
Still it can't be easy to manage their multiple broods. Weeks after a humanitarian mission to Iraq with son Maddox and another to Somalia, the Tomb Raider actress was spotted supermarket shopping with him in France, where he got a toy gun to keep him amused.
Their globetrotting lifestyle doesn't seem to faze her. Partner Brad Pitt describes her as "militant " when it comes to remembering snacks and blankies for each of their six kids, who now include one-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.
"She’s right on top of it," he says.
While the family is renting a villa in Brignoles, Provence, supermodel Heidi has been keeping her youngsters out of mischief with activity classes.
Days after surprising guests at the Emmys by showing off her glorious bump on the red carpet, the German beauty was seen picking up her three from a martial arts lesson.
Leni, five, and her brothers Henry, four, and Johan, two, were all dressed in matching outfits as they left the karate class.
In Britain, the queen of multi-tasking mothers is Myleene Klass.
The M&S model – who has just started a tour of Britain encouraging women to be more put-together for her Style in the City programme - usually takes her two-year Ava along to photo shoots.
When she popped out to do some errands on Tuesday, the mother gave her daughter a snazzy vanity bag to carry so she didn't make a fuss.
More on celeb mums in our Mummy musings blog.