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Eva Mendes’ Thoughts On Motherhood

By Liz Hancock

Eva Mendes’ Thoughts On Motherhood
Eva Mendes shares with MiNDFOOD her views on motherhood and the importance of maintaining rituals.

What sort of message about inner and outer beauty are you hoping to pass on?

For me, it’s about being my authentic self. It’s about embracing changes and mistakes while really continuing to grow. That’s something I’m really concentrating on right now. I’m only six months into motherhood, so I don’t have any major statements yet to make, but I really do feel that kids learn by example. So, if I work on myself and continue to be open and continue to grow as a person, I think that’s a good place to start.

How has your beauty routine changed since becoming a mother?

I’ve always loved to have a ritual, something that I always do, no matter where I am. So, the way my beauty routine has changed since becoming a mother is that I’m still really diligent about my ritual, but it’s just at different times of the day. Sometimes it’s at four in the morning. Sometimes it’s at two in the afternoon. I’m no longer on my own time. I don’t have a nanny and I’m a very hands-on mom. But as tired as I am, I do find those few minutes, absolutely. I keep my ritual. I sneak those moments. The minute my daughter falls asleep for a nap or for the night, I’m just doing all my stuff.

Is motherhood a huge part of your life?

Absolutely – it’s the biggest part of my life. Everything has more weight – who I align myself with, what companies I align myself with, what I’m out there promoting, how I’m promoting it. Everything, for me, goes back to the thought, ‘will I potentially embarrass my little girl at some point?’ I know I will embarrass her, I’m sure of it. That’s what moms do. But I want to make sure that she is proud of me.

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