Jenna Dewan Tatum Makes Baby Food From Scratch, Everly Loves Broccoli

Celebrity Moms May. 6, 2014 AT 10:15AM
Jenna Dewan Jenna Dewan tells Us Weekly she makes baby Everly's food from scratch. "I don't know how I lucked out with a kid who loves broccoli," Channing Tatum's wife says. Credit: Donato Sardella/Getty Images

Jenna Dewan Tatum has herself a pretty perfect little family: Not only is her sexy hubby Channing Tatum a box office success, but she's recently accomplished a major mommy milestone—she's taught her daughter to love eating vegetables! "It sounds so crazy but this little girl loves broccoli. I don't know how I lucked out with a kid who loves broccoli," Dewan Tatum says of Everly, who celebrates her first birthday on May 31. "She literally can't get enough."

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Also pleasing to Everly's palette: Dewan Tatum's infusion of ginger sauce, lentils and garlic into her recipes. "It's really fun to see her go 'Mmm that was good,' and like it because they have such a clean palette. You can sort of give them anything and decide what they like," mom tells Us Weekly. "I'm constantly being creative in the kitchen for her."

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Celebrating Everly's birthday and Mother's Day in the same month will be a luxury for both Everly and her mom, since Dewan Tatum tells Us her daughter is currently "in a mommy stage."

"She wants me all the time, like, she's crying when I leave the room . . . She's like really a buddy," Dewan Tatum—who just designed an all-purpose pouch available on Birchbox.com with proceeds benefitting Baby Buggy—tells Us. Which, as Dewan Tatum explains, allows her to make the most of her me-time. "I love taking her places with me: Going to stores with her, going to friends' houses—she just hangs out. She's literally the coolest little girl."

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Reflecting on her first year as a mom, Dewan Tatum tells Us Everly has encouraged her to not be so rigid with her schedule and day-to-day activities. "I definitely have learned to go with the flow and . . . and that there's no way to control everything in life," Dewan Tatum tells Us, adding that her patience will be tested, since Everly is slowly advancing from a crawl to a walk. "You want to be there at every second and do the best job that you can, but [kids are] unpredictable. "[Having a child] teaches you patience. . . . it's definitely been a force of learning flexibility in my life."

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