Balancing your career with motherhood isn’t always easy, even when you’re a celeb. Dora the Explorer star Eva Longoria revealed how much life has changed becoming a mom one year ago.

In a cover story for Parents magazine, Longoria opened up about life as a working mom to son Santiago who just turned one. As an actress and producer, Longoria had to get back to work just weeks after her baby was born.

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“Going back to work was hard. Breastfeeding while working was hard, just for the timing of the pumping and the feedings and the sleeping and the not sleeping,” she said in the interview—but, “You just do it and get it done.”

Longoria says she and her husband José “Pepe” Bastón have been lucky that their son has made parenting “easy” so far thanks to how easy-going he’s been. “He’s healthy, he’s funny, he’s sweet, he sleeps, he eats.”

The actress who has been a vocal advocate for the TimesUp movement also shared how becoming a mom has influenced her advocacy work. “The stakes are higher now that I have a child,” she adds elsewhere in the interview. “I need to make sure I’m doing my part to leave the world a better place—for him and for all the children of our future.”

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Eva Longoria via Instagram

 

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