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Katie Holmes spotted carrying her daughter Suri Cruise as she arrives at her Broadway show in NYC

No matter how big Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise's daughter gets, she never seems to be too big to be carried. While no one paid much attention the first few years, now that little Suri has reached age 7, getting constantly carted around by mom seems a little odd (not to mention bad for Katie's back). Though some have said she carries her daughter to shield her from the paparazzi, we can point to tons of very famous celeb parents (Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt; Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck; and Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, for example) who are often swarmed by paps, but still seem to encourage their kids to stand on their own two feet.

Unorthodox Celeb Moms

These famous mothers march to the beat of their own drums when it comes to parenting. Check out the interesting methods Gisele Bundchen, Alanis Morissette, Alicia Silverstone and others use raising their tykes.