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