Jessica Alba: I Wear Scarves to Cover Up Puke Stains!
Just call her supermama. As if having a baby and launching The Honest Company weren't enough to do in one year, Jessica Alba recently announced plans to write her first book, too. The actress and mother of two - Honor, 3, and Haven, 7 months - hopes to share some of the tips and tricks she has learned about motherhood, as well as her methods for creating an eco-friendly and toxin-free environment in her home, with other mother moms who are busy trying to juggle it all.
On wearing scarves:
"I wear scarves, mostly because it's an accessory that can dress up an outfit, so you're not just wearing jeans, a t-shirt, and sneakers. But it's also because if my baby has an accident -- and I'm holding the baby -- I can cover that accident up! So I'm not walking around with a big puke stain or poo stain on my shirt!" Cash Warren's wife since 2008 says. "Knowing that I don't have time to go home and change, and really, I don't have the space, time, or capacity to pick out five different changes of outfits for my car - it's enough to remember my baby's change of clothes. I have funny little stories about how I learned that lesson [in the book]."
On adjusting to having two kids:
"I think going from no kids to one kid was the biggest adjustment. Once my older one was out of diapers and was a little bit more self-sufficient, I found that having another one was easier than it would have been if I had two in diapers," the 30-year-old says. "I think the toughest part is probably just your time. You still want to spend time with both of them and you find you have less time for yourself. Once [Honor] is down for her nap then I have the baby and I get to spend time with [Haven], where I used to be cooking or doing emails or reading or talking to a girlfriend. So now it's about organizing my time and trying to be as efficient as possible."
You know you're a mother when _____.
"You know you're a mother when you don't sleep anymore!" Alba says.
To read more of the star's thoughts on letting Honor play with the iPad, Jessica Simpson's baby shower, and the importance of the mom community, head over to LilSugar for the rest of the interview.