The star has two children with her fiancé Joel Madden, daughter Harlow, two, and five-month-old son Sparrow. She loves spending time with her kids and is keen to impart the parenting tips she has picked up to her friends.
She has taken actress Jessica Alba, who has 20-month-old daughter Honor with her husband Cash Warren, under her wing, and the girls can often be found discussing how best to raise their kids.
“Mothering is Nicole’s thing now, and she’s begun to mentor Jessica,” a source said. “Jessica already has adopted Nicole’s strict no-TV ban and she’s feeding a healthy, natural diet to her little girl. She cut out all food containing processed sugars. She prepares all-organic home-cooked meals and she buys groceries from Whole Foods or the farmer’s market.”
Jessica, 28, has never allowed Honor to sip shop-made fruit drinks, instead choosing to crush apples and oranges and make her own. She admits Nicole is the reason Honor’s diet is so good, claiming she is an inspiration to her.
“Jessica is quick to give the credit to Nicole,” the source explained to National Enquirer magazine. “She says Nicole opened her eyes to living and eating in a sustainable, responsible way.”