Barely six months into motherhood and Nicole Richie is getting a parenting award!

The socialite and mom to Harlow, born January 11, will receive a Golden Pacifier Award from Babytalk Magazine, editor-in-chief Lisa Moran tells OK!.

“Honoring Nicole Richie with a Babytalk Golden Pacifier Award might come as a surprise to some, but we felt that she deserved some recognition for her turnaround since becoming a mom,” she tells OK!.

Noting that the 26-year-old has done a full 180 in the past year, rising from the ashes of her DUI and brief jail sentence to opening the Richie-Madden Children’s Foundation with fiancée Joel Madden, Lisa adds that Nicole has “set a good example” with her ways.

“She’s grown up a lot since the arrival of little Harlow, and her creation of the Richie-Madden Children’s Foundation has demonstrated her efforts to set a good example by shining a spotlight on important issues affecting today’s families,” she says.

Also being recognized is Ricki Lake for her home-birthing documentary, The Business of Being Born, which earned rave reviews from critics and viewers alike. The film documents the former talk show host giving birth to her second son Owen in her home bathtub with a midwife assistant.

“We gave Ricki Lake a Golden Pacifier this year for bravely sharing her birthing experience in The Business of Being Born, sparking a much-needed conversation about the state of modern childbirth.,” Lisa says. “She provided moms with a wonderful reminder that childbirth is about choices – it can, and should be, as individual as the child who punctuates it.”

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