The Kardashian-Jenners are a tight-knit family. First came Keeping Up With The Kardashians, then all their various businesses. But when the show first started over a decade ago, Kylie and Kendall were young girls and the older Kardashian sisters were far from the fame that they enjoy today. We have watched them all grow up and go through a lot, and their bond seems to only have gotten strong throughout the years. They have proven to be very loyal and devoted to one another.
When the show began, it was just Kris, Bruce, Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Rob, Kendall, and Kylie. That number has basically tripled since then, thanks to all the new babies. The Kardashian-Jenners have made it obvious that they want their kids to grow up to be close, and they are all actively involved with each other's kids. While it seems like Kourtney takes on the lion's share of childcare, she also has made it clear that is what she prefers to do. Kim is the unstoppable career woman, and we are sure she feels the most secure leaving her children with her siblings rather than anyone else. Truly, where would the Kardashians be without each other's support?
20 Kourtney Has Her Hands Full With Her Own Child And Kim's
Isn't this what nannies are for? And it is not like the Kardashians lack the funds to pay for their childcare. Kourtney here is obviously struggling to hold up her daughter Penelope and her niece, North. We are going to take a wild guess and assume she was taking the girls to dance class, what with their little tutus. Penelope and North are obviously best friends, so it makes sense that they would spend a lot of time together and it seems like it is usually Kourtney left to take care of both of them. The girls are very close in age and based on social media and their show they do everything together.
From celebrating their birthdays to going to dance class to getting matching dogs — Penelope and North do everything together.
Penelope only has brothers, older brother Mason and younger brother Reign, so it is nice that she has so many female cousins, especially one so close in age. In addition to North, she also has Dream (from her Uncle Rob) and Stormi (from her Auntie Kylie). And of course, baby Chicago from her Aunt Kim. Seems like in no time at all we will have hundreds of Kardashian offspring in the world.
19 Khloe Practising For Motherhood
If you have watched Keeping Up With The Kardashians than you are probably familiar with the fact that Khloe is the most Motherly out of her siblings. Kendall and Kylie have said on the show multiple times that Khloe is like their second Mom, and Kylie even said in one episode that Khloe is her real Mom. Which shows you how much of a hand Khloe had in raising her younger sisters. And just from watching her interact with her nieces and nephews on the show, it is obvious that Khloe has a very nurturing and loving side to her. When she was married to Lamar Odom, we watched on their spin-off show Khloe and Lamar how badly she wanted to have a baby. And while that relationship did not work out, she has finally achieved her dreams of being a Mother.
Khloe has been with NBA Cleveland Cavaliers player Tristan Thompson and we saw their relationship blossom on the show. In 2017 Khloe announced on Instagram that she is pregnant with her first child. In April 2018 Khloe and Tristan welcomed their baby daughter True Thompson and Khloe announced the birth on her Instagram. What would a Kardashian be without social media?
18 Where Would North Be Without Her Auntie Kourtney
If there is one thing that is obvious about all the Kardashians, it is that they are social media obsessed. It is after all how they make their bread and butter and a huge part of all their brands. All the sisters have their own personal lifestyle apps and are some of the most followed people on Instagram in the world. So it is no surprise that they are usually on their phones, even maybe when they should not be. We already knew that the Kardashian siblings often babysit for each other, but here we see Kourtney actually being more of a Mother to little North than Kim is. Kim is distracted by her phone, probably posting about a new line of contour palettes she has coming out.
While her daughter trips and falls in front of her, Kim is too distracted to notice.
Thankfully, Aunt Kourtney is there to come to the rescue. While Mom Kim is glued to her phone while her daughter falls on the pavement, Kourtney gives us an example of Mom-reflexes and quickly scoops her niece up. They say it takes a village to raise a child, and the Kardashians are big enough to almost compromise a village and it is obvious here that it takes every Kardashian to raise their brood of children.
17 Kim Returns A Favor To Kourtney
See, Kim also spends time with the kids in the family, and not just her's. This picture is from a couple of years ago and Kim is holding baby Penelope, who is looking quite groovy with her pink pacifier and leather jacket, we must say. When you compare Kim to Kourtney, there are some big differences. They may look physically alike but from the show, it is obvious that Kim is a go-getter when it comes to her career and Kourtney just does not have the same work ethic. Kim even says exactly that on an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. To be fair, say what you will about Kim Kardashian but she has an almost unrivaled work ethic and girlfriend definitely hustles. Kourtney always seemed like she mostly wanted to have a nice family and be a stay-at-home Mom. Lucky for her, she has the money to do that.
So because Kim already works so much more than her sister Kourtney, she spends less time with the kids in general. That does not mean that she does not step in to help her sister though, as evidenced in the above photo. We also know from an episode of Keeping Up that when Kourtney travels, Penelope asks to stay with Kim.
16 Auntie Kylie Would Be The Best One For Lipstick
Maybe being around so many of her siblings' offspring is what propelled Kylie into wanting to be a young Mother. She would be the most fun Aunt to do make-up with, considering she has a multi-million dollar cosmetics empire. Before she had her own little girl, Kylie played dressed up with her nieces, but now she has her own little baby! Unless you have lived under a rock, you are familiar with the mystery that surrounded Kylie's first pregnancy. She is a very high profile public figure, so when she fell off the face of the planet last year people had a lot of questions. And then the rumors started that she was pregnant with her boyfriend Travis Scott's baby.
Considering she was so young and in a relationship with Travis for only a couple of months at the time, the world was pretty surprised by the announcement.
And it did not help that there was no information coming out from the Kardashian-Jenner camp about this.
When she gave birth to Stormi, she announced to the world that she finally had her baby and released a YouTube video titled to To Our Daughter. It gave us a look into her pregnancy which she had kept so tightly under wraps. We are sure her sisters are returning her the favor by looking after baby Stormi these days.
15 Even Kendall Gets In On Helping With The Kids
Kendall is the last Kardashian-Jenner standing when it comes to being childless. At least, on the Kardashian side of the family. Half brother Brody Jenner also does not have kids yet. On the Kardashian side of the family, every single one of her siblings has kids as of 2018. Even her younger sister! Kourtney has three kids, Kim has three kids, Rob, Kylie, and Khloe all have one each. That is a lot of presents for Aunt Kendall to buy during the holidays. Good thing she is one of the most successful models in the world currently. Sometimes people who have a lot of nieces and nephews either get turned off of kids forever or get baby fever from it. So where does Kendall stand on the topic? Does she want lots of kids and when does she want them?
Well, Vogue asked her the same question when she was their cover girl this was her response: "I am ready to wait, I want to have kids, but at, like, 28 or 29.” In the meantime, she can get her fill of kids from all her nieces and nephews. The best part of having nieces and nephews is you get your kid fix, and then you can give them back to their parents.
14 The Kardashian Sisters Can't Get Enough Of Rob's Daughter Dream
Little Dream is in a different position than the rest of her Kardashian-Jenner cousins. The reason being is that her Mother Blac Chyna pretty much is blacklisted from the family due to the fall out of her relationship with Rob Kardashian. Regardless of the animosity between Chyna and the Kardashians, the Kardashians have embraced Dream and truly seem to adore their only brother's only child.
In the last season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, we saw Khloe holding Dream when she made the announcement that she is pregnant with her first child.
According to In Touch, Rob and Blac Chyna share 50/50 custody, with Rob getting just a little more. And even though they share custody equally, Rob still pays an exorbitant amount of money to Chyna in child support, $20,000.00 each month to be exact. Not bad paycheck to get. A lot of the public speculated that Dream would be neglected by the Kardashians compared to the rest of the kids, but one thing you have to admit about the Kardashians is that family really does come first for them, and Dream is their family. We love to see how close she is with her Aunts and Grandma on social media.
13 Looks Like Kim Not Only Takes Care Of Her Sister's Kids But Her Friends Kids Too
Kim is pictured here with her nephew Mason and Sophia, who is the daughter of one of Kim's best friends Larsa Pippen. Sophia has been photographed with the Kardashian kids for years, and Larsa is always hanging out with the sisters so they are basically cousins. It is a good thing that all the Kardashian girls work out so much because clearly they usually end up having their hands full! Mason and Sophia are too big to be carried around now, especially both at the same time! The Kardashian-Jenners are such a big family and when you include all of their close friends that they always have around too, they really are a huge tribe. It must be a super fun way to grow up. It doesn't hurt that they are growing up super rich either.
And even though we know that they all have nannies, it is great to see that they are so involved with not only their own kids but each other's kids as well. There is no doubt that they all work a lot, especially Kim Kardashian who always seems to be doing 50 different things at once and always traveling across the globe. At this point, the Kardashian-Jenners could start their own school and just fill it with their own kids!
12 We're Thinking That Khloe Is The Favorite Aunt
Since the birth of her daughter True Thompson, Khloe has been living in Cleveland because that is where her baby daddy needs to be because of his basketball career. And anyone that has watched Keeping Up With The Kardashians knows that Khloe is basically the glue that holds the family together. And she loves her nieces and nephews and they love her. She is so loving, affectionate, and fun. All this to say that we are sure the family is really feeling the lack of her presence while she is enjoying her new baby in Cleveland.
And we can't help but think some of her nieces and nephews might be a little jealous of their new baby cousin, True, for taking their Aunt Koko away from them.
Who wouldn't love their Aunt that has them over for fun sleepovers with a bunch of activities! Khloe was always posting on social media about having her nieces and nephews over and setting up fun stuff for them to do like decorating cupcakes. She has also revealed on her Instagram that when the kids are with her, she lets them eat stuff that their Moms do not, and that is the trademark of a great Aunt.
11 Auntie KoKo Seems To Always Be Hanging Out With Her Nieces And Nephews
Thanks to her sibling's kids, she has definitely put in the practice to prepare for her own baby. She is an expert! A lot of people have never even dealt with a toddler, forget a newborn before they have a child. And while of course, this doesn't mean that they are bad parents, it doesn't hurt to have experience with babies and children before you have your own. You will know what to expect better. And Khloe had experience even before her nieces and nephews because she raised her little sisters, Kendall and Kylie. We imagine it was a bit strange for her to be pregnant at the same time as her little sister Kylie whom she did help raise. And beyond being pregnant at the same time, Kylie was pregnant before Khloe was! We're sure that was a strange feeling for the entire family, not just Khloe.
Khloe has had a long road to Motherhood, and it was not an easy one. She went through hell during her marriage to Lamar Odom because of his issues that only came out after the fact. On Keeping Up With Kardashians Khloe revealed that she while she publicly said she was trying for a baby with him, in reality, that was not the case because of the issues in her marriage including his substance use. We are so happy she finally has a healthy happy baby after all the heartache she has gone through.
10 At Kimye's Wedding, KoKo Was In Charge Of Their Baby
Because people who follow the Kardashians closely are familiar with Khloe's longing to become a Mother and know how amazing she is with kids, it was probably the most exciting for the public when she finally announced that she was pregnant. And as we have mentioned, Khloe is probably one of the most prepared people on the planet when it comes to becoming a Mother. She also has all the outlets in the world at her fingertips.
Khloe admitted as much and wrote on her app and website about how she felt going into labor and motherhood.
According to Elle, she wrote “I don’t feel like I need to prepare for my birth by freaking myself out. I’ve seen over eight births live and in person. Women were made to do this! It’s a very natural experience. I read my apps every day and I ask my doctor if I have any questions, so I’m honestly not that afraid. Of course, I’m a little nervous to go into labor, but I’m trying to not overthink something that literally happens all the time." Baby True was born a couple months after her cousins Stormi and Chicago, and we're sure the girls will be as close as Penelope and North are.
9 Another Day, Another Time Khloe Babysits
We are not sure that Khloe's fierce love of her family needs to be proven to anyone at this point. She is always the first to jump to her sibling's defense should someone try to come for them, and Khloe is a formidable foe to have. She is basically like the guard dog of the Kardashian-Jenners. The way she loves her siblings and their children is something that is truly beautiful to see, even if you can't stand the Kardashians. And whenever we see the kids with Khloe, they all seem to be having an amazing time for Aunt. Mark our words, when they get a bit older and start doing interviews themselves they will all say Khloe is their favorite Aunt.
According to InStyle, Khloe wrote on her personal website "I love everything about being an Aunt. They say it takes a village to raise a child — that couldn't be more true. We all have so much fun helping raise each other's kids. It's funny — I discipline Kourt's kids the way she would (except I actually let them eat fun food!) but with Kim... she's a little more strict with North." It seems like Khloe strikes a good balance between respecting her siblings parenting styles and still being the fun Aunt.
8 Kourtney Didn't Even Bring Her Own Kids To This Fashion Show But Still Got Stuck Babysitting
Kourtney might have been hoping for a night out without her kids, but she was a good Aunt and sister and watched over North during a fashion show. Why such a young child is at a fashion show, we are not sure. North has been going to fashion shows with her parents since a very young age, it is clear that Kim really wants to pass on her passion for fashion to her first-born daughter. The best part is that North is around all of these famous people, as you can see that is singer/songwriter Lorde sitting next to her but she probably could care less.
When you come from one of the most famous couples in the world, you probably are not phased by much.
Since the siblings do spend so much time with each other's kids and the cousins all spend loads of time together, it will be interesting to see the family dynamics play out as they get older and come into their own. We're not sure why the Kardashian-Jenners just don't live all together on some super luxurious commune. They have enough family members! Oh wait they basically do, it is called Calabasas, California.
7 A Very Young Kylie Practising For Motherhood
It was pretty shocking when Kylie finally announced to the world that she was, in fact, pregnant, and it's still pretty surreal that she has given birth to a little daughter, Stormi. Her pregnancy was surrounded by rumors and mystery which was amplified by the fact that the Kardashian-Jenner camp was not saying one thing about it. It might be one of the most well-protected pregnancies ever. While there were lots of rumors saying she was, no one really knew until she gave birth and released the YouTube video documenting her pregnancy titled To Our Daughter. While a lot of people were shocked the 20-year-old was going to become a Mother when you look at how Kylie grew up and the lifestyle she lives it is not that surprising.
She is the baby of her family for sure, but she also grew up very quickly than your average teenager. She was barely 18 and already owned a house! She also was building a massive cosmetics empire at an incredibly young age that is starting to rival some of the biggest cosmetic empires that have been established for years. So she has kind of done it all at a very young age, so it's not that crazy that she was ready for Motherhood. And she has been around her nieces and nephews since a young age!
6 At This Point, North Probably Think's Kourtney Is Actually Her Mom
We kid, but it definitely seems like North spends a lot of time with her Aunt Kourtney. We're sure a big part of this is because she and Penelope are so close, so they always want to be together so usually Kim or Kourtney will take them both. There are countless photos of Kourtney taking both of the girls to their dance class. We know that Kim works a lot more than Kourtney does, so it is nice to see that North gets to spend time with family rather than a nanny all the time. And we are sure that Kim really appreciates it too.
We're sure she has the best nannies that money can buy, but nothing can replace having your family look after your kids (blood is thicker than water, after all).
And as you have seen in this article it's not like Kim does not return the favor and watch Kourt's kids. Also seeing as Mason was the first official Grandchild born to Kris Jenner and Kim's first nephew, we are sure that they have a special bond. When Mason was little and the only baby, both Kim and Khloe were obsessed with him. We saw this a lot on Khloe & Kourtney Take Miami when Mason was just a little one. And that love obviously does not go away when you have your own kids!
5 Kim Putting Some Time In With Her Nephew
As we mentioned, the Kardashians all have a special bond with Mason because he was the firstborn of the next generation, so to speak. And one thing Kardashian's love to do is express their love for each other on social media when it is someone's birthday. If there was any doubt how much Kim loves Mason, let us give you a throwback to her writing a beautiful birthday message to her first nephew. She took to her Instagram to write "Happy Birthday to the lego master Mason!!! You are so big I can't take it! You are my everything!!!!! I love you so much!!!!"
Even though Kim is probably the busiest Kardashian, perhaps only rivaled by her Mother Kris Jenner, she still makes a lot of time for not only her own children but also her sister's kids. We are sure that is going to be harder and harder to do because there is just so many of them at this point, and only more to come. But if we know anything about Kim Kardashian it is that she is like the energizer bunny and doesn't stop, so no matter how much work she has or how many nieces and nephews she will find a way to make time for everything and everyone. She is basically superwoman.
4 Do You Think North Accidentally Call's Kourtney Mom Sometimes?
When Kourtney had her first son Mason with Scott Disick, it seemed like she was made for Motherhood. It makes sense that all the siblings are very family oriented and want kids because they come from a big family and Kris Jenner raised them that way. We're not sure their brand would exist if it wasn't for their tight family bond. As much as Kim Kardashian is the figurehead of the family, she ever would have gotten the reality show if it was not for her big family.
Kourtney took Motherhood on effortlessly and made it very clear that she wanted more after she had Mason.
Kourtney opened up to Harpers Bazaar after the birth of her last child Reign about what Motherhood means to her. She said "Watching your kids grow every day — watching all the little moments. I actually think my favorite part is that you relive your own childhood — going to Disneyland and watching all the movies I watched when I was a kid. I have so many of the books we read when we were little — so reading all the same books again. It's really fun — you almost get to be a kid again and do all those magical things."
3 With As Many Siblings As Kim Has She Basically Never Has To Spend Time With Her Kids
Kendall has made it clear that she is not ready to have kids for a while. And she is at the top of her career and still so young so more power to her for that choice. This does not mean that she can escape Auntie duty though! She has to put in the time and work with her nieces and nephews as well. Kendall is also the tomboy of the family, something she has been very open about when being compared to her sisters who are all a lot more into glam than she is. All this to say that she probably is so fun to be around because she loves to do fun stuff that maybe the other Aunt's do not. She will go horseback riding, play sports, and ride dune buggies.
This is another great thing about having a big family. Kim probably is not super keen on going horseback riding but should her kids ever want too, they have their Aunt Kendall to take them. It is also great that the little girls in the family are exposed to a tomboy because the rest of the sisters are so consumed by glam and fashion. Should any of the little girls be tomboys, they won't feel left out or weird because they will see that their Aunt Kendall is like that.
2 Auntie-Mom Kourtney Back At It Again
We wonder if North is allowed to eat gluten when she is with her Aunt Kourtney. Kourtney is the eldest sibling and the first one to have a child, so she definitely holds some authority when it comes to parenting. Kim has spoken about how much she has learned about how to be a Mom from watching her older sister being a parent.
So we want to give you some Motherhood tips courtesy, or should we say 'kourtesy', of Kourtney Kardashian.
First off, trust yourself. Kourtney spoke to The New Potato and said this: "I think just to trust your instincts. I think we all have a mother’s instinct when we have kids, so just trust it and stay calm. I remember when I was pregnant with Mason, my mom would always be like, 'Why isn’t the room painted? Where is the crib? Where is this or that…' And I was like, 'People used to have babies in caves; it’s going to be okay'."
And Kourtney is a real Mom. By that we mean she embraces the gross aspects of being a parent. She told Cosmopolitan "I remember one day I was kissing Mason and he spit up in my mouth, and I loved it." That is something only a Mother could love.
1 Well I Guess We Know Who Kourtney Prefers
We hope North doesn't remember this happening and never sees this picture! Poor North seems to fall a lot, which is normal for a lot of little kids. But this was a small slip up by Kourtney who ultimately is a great Mother and Aunt. As you can see she quickly scooped North up and put Penelope down so she could give her a one on one cuddle. She has also been there for North when she falls and Kim is too busy to notice. If you watch Keeping Up With The Kardashians then you know that Kourtney gets the rep of being monotone and emotionless by her family, especially her baby Scott Disick. But when we see her interact with her kids and nieces and nephews, it is like a totally different Kourtney.
They truly seem to bring out the best in her. She is loving and fun to all the kids, which before Mason people were not used to seeing from Kourtney Kardashian. There are so many people who are just as rich and famous as she is, and they just do not care to be involved with their own children while they are little. That is what nannies are for. So it is very refreshing to see someone like Kourtney Kardashian being so devoted not only to her own kids but to her sibling's children as well.