Jessica Alba: I Was a Naughty Kid


Jessica Alba is dishing on her experiences of being a mother to Parenting magazine for their April issue, where the stunning actress shares the cover with her adorable daughters Honor, 3, and five-month-old Haven.

In the lengthy interview, she reveals that between her and her husband (producer Cash Warren), she is the disciplinarian.

"I think it's because I was kind of a naughty kid myself: I'd push my parents' buttons and test them to see how much I could get away with," she reveals. "I think I just know, from me being that other kind of child, how to cut off bad behavior and redirect it. So when Honor tries to do something she shouldn't, I have to say to Cash, 'Let her know right from the beginning that she can't.'"

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Another topic she isn't shy about discussing is how she got her famous physique back so quickly after giving birth to her second child.

"I put on a lot of weight with [my firstborn] Honor; it took a long time to get back in shape," she admits. "My husband made bacon for me every morning, and at night we ordered a minimum of five desserts."

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But it was completely different with her second child Haven.

"[By then] I had a toddler to take care of and I was starting this business [The Honest Company], so I made healthier food choices, did prenatal yoga," the enviably slim Jessica says, who now counts her triple-nonfat latte as her biggest indulgence.

Besides sharing how she got her pre-baby body back, she is also forthcoming on some of her surprising parenting tips, one being that "kids don't always have to know the truth."

"When the paparazzi follow us, and [Honor] asks me what they're doing, I tell her, 'They're just taking pictures. Isn't that silly?'," she explains about one of her little white lies. "I don't want her to have anxiety, so I tell her they do that to everyone, not just our family."

To read more about Jessica's "A-ha! moments" parenting, click here.