The mom of two opens up in Parenting’s first-ever “Natural” issue (April, on stands now) about the “Aha” moment that led her to launch the Honest Company (Honest.com), getting back her pre-baby body, the kind of mother she’s becoming, and how she’s finally learned to deal with paparazzi. Interview highlights include:
- On explaining the press to her kids: “When the paparazzi follow us, and [Honor] 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.”
- On her parenting style: “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.”
- On what matters most: “Before I had kids, I was always so focused on my career…Nothing else really matters to me [now] aside from my children and their well-being.
- On what inspired her to launch the Honest Company (Honest.com), and create baby products that are as good to look at as they are for the earth: “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.“