No two stay-at-home parents have the exact same story, but a surprising number of A-list actresses have gone on a similar trajectory when they have kids. Over the years, some of Hollywood’s hottest leading ladies have opted to turn a corner when they became moms for the first time, turning down movie roles they previously would have leapt at and finding that nothing felt quite as fulfilling as being home with their kids for all the little moments. One other things these actresses typically have in common? The financial means to make the decision to become a stay-at-home mom if they wanted to — and moms including Eva Mendes, Jennifer Garner, and Demi Moore all found at one point or another that they did want to.

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