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Jessica Alba's Setting Herself up For Motherhood

Jessica Alba's Setting Herself up For Motherhood

Fit for motherhood, Jessica Alba is this month's Fit Pregnancy cover girl. In the accompanying interview, the mama-to-be was vocal about how she and her fiancé, Cash Warren will raise their babe. While the actress suspects her baby daddy will sneak their tot to McDonald's much to her chagrin, she is serious about her maternal role. She said:

I don't want to be my child's friend; I want to be a mom. But I do want my child to come to me when they have problems and need to talk, so it's going to be about treading that line.

To see who Jessica looks to for advice,

. And, the actress is already preparing for parenthood by taking note of Supernanny tactics. She said:

I watch the TV show Supernanny with Jo Frost, and it is so obvious, of course, when you are not in the situation yourself to go, "The kid is jacked on sugar all day long and you are arguing with them? Send them to a time-out chair or to their room!" But because the parents never established those rules, the kids are doing anything they want, and I look at that closely.

Did you have motherhood planned while you were pregnant? If so, what changed once your child was born?
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Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 8 years
I always thought about motherhood even before I was pregnant - like what kind of parent I wanted to be. As my daughter grows I take each day as it comes but the core idea of how I want to parent is still there.
brown_eyed_grrl brown_eyed_grrl 8 years
Argh. Should read "...what she's said..."
brown_eyed_grrl brown_eyed_grrl 8 years
It's not like she's planning every moment of every day. I think what's she's said is smart. Prepare yourself early on that your kids might not always like you or the decisions you make. I've seen what happens when parents try to be their child's friend, and it truly can be devastating. You're not doing your kids any favors, and a mother who wants what is best for her child will also be willing to be the "bad guy" sometimes. My mom was frequently the bad guy, but it kept me out of trouble, and I'm so thankful she cared enough to put her foot down.
brown_eyed_grrl brown_eyed_grrl 8 years
It's not like she's planning every moment of every day. I think what's she's said is smart. Prepare yourself early on that your kids might not always like you or the decisions you make. I've seen what happens when parents try to be their child's friend, and it truly can be devastating. You're not doing your kids any favors, and a mother who wants what is best for her child will also be willing to be the "bad guy" sometimes. My mom was frequently the bad guy, but it kept me out of trouble, and I'm so thankful she cared enough to put her foot down.
sugaNspice24 sugaNspice24 8 years
She DOES look weird! I was thinking the same thing Jenny86! I think its her arms....????
Jenny86 Jenny86 8 years
She looks weird in that photo.
jessie jessie 8 years
how can you plan? you don't!!!! you take each day as it comes!
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