Actress, entrepreneur and mama Jessica Alba recently revealed she went to therapy—with her 10-year-old daughter Honor. During her Campus Media’s Her Conference, Alba got real about what it took for her to become the best mother possible.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alba told conference attendees that she started therapy with Honor to “learn to be a better mother and communicate better with her.” The actress also opened up about how her upbringing influenced this decision.

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This is my my world. My heart burst open the moment I became a mom almost 11 years ago. I became a soft, vulnerable, open women -fully comfortable in myself knowing that I’m far from perfect but I always try to do my best -my kiddos are my #1. There has been no greater gift in my life than being their mama. It’s messy, chaotic, hilarious, cozy, warm, joyful, hectic, frustrating, rewarding, and everything in between. Thank you @jondavisphoto for capturing so many moments of us and once in a while we get all kids smiling at the same time!!! (Hooray) Swipe through for a random snap shot of my #momlife -my biggest baby Honor growing up so fast 🙈, Honor and Haven fighting 🙄, Haven 🦁 just living her very best life and my Hayesie Boo giggles 💔💔💔💔. To all the mamas out there doing the damn thing- I See you 👊🏽✨🙏🏽 I Love you and we are in this together! 💗

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Alba talked about her past, saying, “I didn’t grow up in an environment where you talked about this stuff, and it was just like shut it down and keep it moving.” She went on to add, “So I find a lot of inspiration just in talking to my kids.”

Of course, Alba isn’t only Honor’s mommy. She also has two other kiddos to talk to—daughter Haven and son Hayes.

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: Jessica Alba via Instagram 

 

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