Jessica Alba Talks Motherhood with ‘Parenting’ Magazine April 2012
Jessica Alba on Parenting’ Magazine April 2012 togheter with her two little girls Honor Marie, 3, and Haven Garner, 6 months.Jessica talks inside about her husband Cash Warren, motherhood.
Jessica told her silhouette that , “I put on a lot of weight with [my firstborn] Honor; it took a long time to get back in shape. My husband [producer Cash Warren] made bacon for me every morning, and at night we ordered a minimum of five desserts.” However, with baby number two the actress says that, “[By then] I had a toddler to take care of and I was starting this business, so I made healthier food choices, did prenatal yoga.”
She also admits that being a mom change you a lot.”Before I had kids, I was always so focused on my career, and it was always such a big thing for me. But once I had kids, it changed. That’s probably the thing that’s surprised me the most about motherhood — just how secondary everything else is. Nothing else really matters to me aside from my children and their well-being,” she told the magazine.
“When I was a kid, I told myself, ‘When I become a mother, I’m never going to say ‘Do it because I said so!’ to my children. I’ll definitely give them my reasons.’ Yep, I’ve totally said it — and without giving reasons,” Alba says.
Jessica was a naughty kid adn now she is very disciplinarian.”I’m the disciplinarian. I think it’s because I was kind of a naughty kid myself: I’d push my parents’ buttons and test them to see how much I could get away with. Cash, meanwhile, was always the perfect kid — the straight-A student who was everyone’s sweetheart. It was never in him to be naughty.I think I just know, from me being that other kind of child, how to cut off bad behavior and redirect it. So when Honor tries to do something she shouldn’t, I have to say to Cash, ‘Let her know right from the beginning that she can’t.’ I’ll put her in time-out and tell her, ‘Think about the choices you’ve made.’ Then I’ll come back and say, ‘Now it’s time to stop crying and think.’ Then I’ll come back again and ask her, ‘Now, what did you learn?‘”
Now that she is a mom,she consider that little lies help kids and also on their parents.”I serve Honor flavored sparkling water — she thinks that it’s soda, and that’s what I let her think. I told her that ‘brown soda’ is only for adults, and she believes me. Ha! And when the paparazzi follow us, and she asks me what they’re doing, I tell her ‘They’re just taking pictures. Isn’t that silly?’ I don’t want her to have anxiety, so I tell her they do that to everyone, not just our family,” the actress says.
“Then I did some research and learned there are petroleum-based chemicals in a lot of babycare products, even some of the so-called ‘earth-friendly’ brands. Once I had bought brown diapers, telling myself, ‘You know what, they’re not cute, but they’re all-natural.’ I was resigned to the fact that anything healthy wasn’t going to be attractive. But then I found out that the inside of the diaper had that same petroleum-based stuff in it that the other diapers had. I’d put an ugly brown diaper on my kid for nothing!”