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.
“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.”
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When did this happen?!!! I have a one year old! Y’all he’s not a baby anymore, he’s a toddler! 😩 this past year has been the best year of my life. Having this beautiful soul to wake up to every morning and to put to bed every night has been magical. Every laugh and giggle that comes out of your mouth and every smile that crosses your face has been pure joy! Thank you for choosing me as your mamá! I love you amor mio! Happy Birthday Santi baby! 🎂🎂🎂
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.”
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