BIG TREE DOWN IN OAK LAWN

These celebrity single moms go from the playground to the red carpet. Check out how they manage it all.

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Lifelong bachelorette Kristin Davis, better known as Charlotte on "Sex and the City," just adopted a baby named Gemma Rose. "I feel like it's a really hard job," she said of single parenting when she was considering it last year. But now that she's a mom, she says, "I feel so blessed." Click to see more celeb single moms.
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Denise Richards has adopted a girl, named Eloise Jonie, making her a mommy of three. The "Spin City" actress has been planning the adoption for quite awhile, but wanted to wait until things calmed down with the custody of her two children with Charlie. New big sisters Sam, 6, and Lola, 5, got to help pick her name, Eloise. Cute!
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Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry continue their nasty custody battle. Accusations are flying over broken custody agreements. According to RadarOnline.com Berry went so far as to accuse her baby daddy of neglecting their three-year-old daughter Nahla.
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Christina Aguilera is newly solo, as the divorce from her husband of five years was just finalized. "The Voice" host and pop star has a 3-year-old son Max with ex-hubby Jordan Bratman. The couple will reportedly share custody of the tot.
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Padma Lakshmi is raising her 1-year-old daughter Krishna alone. The "Top Chef" host says balancing motherhood with her career can be tough. "Every day is different and you just have to know what your priorities are and that the little one comes first," she said. "I don't have all the answers, and I just try my best."
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Recent Oscar winner Natalie Portman, though engaged to "Black Swan" choreographer Benjamin Millepied, was criticized by Mike Huckabee for glamorizing single moms.
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Jayden James, 4, has the same bright blond hair as his mega-famous mom, Britney Spears, as seen here in Australia in November 2009. The pop idol has a second child, Sean Preston, with ex-husband Kevin Federline.
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After two and a half years of marriage, Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz decided to divorce. "We remain friends and deeply committed and loving parents to our [2-year-old] son Bronx, whose happiness and well-being remains our No. 1 priority," they said to a spokesperson, but are still fighting over who will retain custody of the baby.
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Like mother, like daughter! "Desperate Housewives" actress Teri Hatcher and daughter Emerson Rose Tenney enjoy a day at a California beach in 2009 with identical boogie boards and black bikinis.
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UNICEF Goodwill ambassador Mia Farrow and her son Seamus, 16, visit with a Sudanese child in a camp for internally displaced people in Darfur, Sudan. Farrow is not only an active humanitarian, but a full-time single mother. She has 14 children, both biological and adopted.
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Evan Asher is the spitting image of his mother-playmate-actress-author-activist Jenny McCarthy. After splitting up with Evan's dad, McCarthy dated Jim Carrey, but the two split up earlier this year. McCarthy is coping, though, telling Oprah "I'm a warrior mom."
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Californication" actress Natascha McElhone has her hands full with three sons: Theo, Otis and baby Rex.The British-born star's husband passed away while she was pregnant with her youngest.
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Folks often wonder when Beyonce Knowles will become a mom. Few people know she is already an auntie. Beyonce's sister Solange had a son in 2004. The little tyke is named Daniel J. Smith, after his father, with whom Knowles co-parents.
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Kate Moss totes Lila Grace Moss with pride. The famously skinny model gave birth to Lila in 2002. When Lila was 3, Moss checked into rehab for a month, during which she was separated from Lila. Since then, Moss has been busy bringing home the bacon, launching a perfume line and playing art dealer.
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Singer Kelis and son Knight Jones make an adorable pair! The "Milkshake" singer's marriage to rapper Nas fell apart before their son was born. But Kelis is still singing. Her failed marriage to the rap star inspired the star's newest music video, "Brave" from her fifth studio album.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Jon & Kate Plus 8" star Kate Gosselin became a single mother after her high-profile divorce from her lazy-bones husband, Jon. Since the end of her family's reality show, life has not been easy.
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Sharon Stone carts her snuggle bunny, Laird Vonne Stone, through the chilly streets of London. Stone adopted one child, named Roan Joseph, with ex Phil Bronstein. After divorcing Bronstein, Stone adopted Laird and Quinn Kelly to complete her family.
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Madonna's fashionable daughter Lourdes takes after her Material Girl. The two launched a clothing line together. The pop idol has four kids total, two biological (including Lourdes) and two adopted (including David Banda, pictured above).
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On a windy California day in 2009, Liv Tyler grabs her hat and walks with her son, Milo. The actress and daughter of Aerosmith's Steven Tyler told Wonderland magazine the divorce from rocker Royston Langdon was painful, but she loves being a mom.
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Bristol Palin's pregnancy at age 17 made headlines when mother Sarah Palin was picked as John McCain's running mate in the 2008 presidential election. Now the 19-year-old teen mom has conquered the dance scene and broken ties with baby daddy Levi Johnston.
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Kimora Lee Simmons walks hand-in-hand with daughters Ming Lee and Aoki in New York's Bryant Park. Motherhood seems like a breeze for the fashion designer and ex-wife of Russell SImmons.
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Sandra Bullock takes son Louis out for a stroll in Manhattan in November. It was only days after winning an Oscar for her work in "The Blind Side" that the actress surprised fans with her son, Louis Bardo, who she quietly adopted in New Orleans.
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Thirty-five-year-old Nadya Suleman, better known as the Octomom, is a single parent to 14 children and was the first woman in the world to deliver eight children at one time. The octuplets celebrated their first birthday in January, 2010.
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Britney Spears' lil' sis Jamie Lynn made the cover of OK! Magazine when the teenage Disney star gave birth to her daughter, Maddie. The "Zoey 101" actress shocked fans when she got preggers at age 16.
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Sheryl Crow sings to her adopted son, Wyatt, earlier this summer. The singer has another adopted son, Levi James, and has been single since splitting from Tour de France champ Lance Armstrong in 2006.
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This mommy-daughter moment between Kate Winslet and baby Mia is just too cute. The Oscar-winning actress has two kids: Mia, who is now 10 years old, and Joe, now 3.
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Kate Hudson put on a shocking 70 pounds after giving birth to Ryder, but these days it's impossible to tell the svelte blonde actress once gained baby weight. Hudson ended things with baby daddy Chris Robinson shortly after Ryder was born.
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Times were tough when Michelle Williams' ex-fiance and baby daddy, Heath Ledger, died in 2008, but the 31-year-old actress is doing her best to raise daughter Matilda on her own.
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Actress Minnie Driver and her blue-eyed baby, Henry, enjoy a day in the sun. She keeps mum about her son's father.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Weeds" actress and single mom Mary-Louise Parker, 47, has a son with actor Billy Crudup, and a toddler she adopted from Ethiopia in 2007.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Morning Glory" actress Diane Keaton, 66, has fun with her adopted son, Duke, at an L.A. Lakers game in 2009. She also has an adopted teenage daughter, Dexter.
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Edie Falco has never married, but she loves her two adopted kids, Anderson and Macy. "I'm just not one of those people who thought having biological children was all that important," the "Nurse Jackie" star, 47, told Parade for their May 2009 issue.
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Katie Couric has two daughters, Ellie and Carrie. Her husband, Jay Monihan, passed away after a six-month struggle with colon cancer in 1998. Couric has been dating young entrepreneur Brooks Perlin but has not remarried.
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Romantic comedy starl Meg Ryan, 50, adopted her daughter Daisy True from China in 2006. She has one son, Jack Quaid, from her marriage with actor Dennis Quaid.
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New Zealand model Rachel Hunter poses with son Liam, now 15, at a fashion show in 2007. She also has a child with ex-husband Rod Stewart, 17-year-old Renee. Hunter filed for divorce from the singer in 2003.
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Christina Milian has tons of fun with her little girl, Violet. She has "a lot of personality! She laughs a lot!" the single mom told "Us Weekly" last April. The singer and model separated from singer-producer The-Dream in 2009.
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Grammy award-winning singer and "Real Housewives of Atlanta" character has been raising fiancé A.J. Jewell's twin girls on her own after he was beaten to death in October 2009 outside a strip club the couple co-owned.
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Halle Berry recently resolved a custody battle over her daughter, three-year-old Nahla. "We both know a child needs both her parents," said Berry, who split from ex Gabriel Aubry last April. "We both love her more than life."
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