"You feel like a kangaroo with a giant pouch; everything's saggy and weird," the 40-year-old actress recalls. "But you think about how beautiful it is that you’re able to make children. When I lose sight of that, I exercise, read Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, and spend time with my kids. Then I start to see things that are bigger than myself."
While her body image has gotten her down in the past, Barrymore looks to the positive. "My hair [is my favorite feature]. It takes a licking and keeps on ticking," she quips. "I destroy it time and time again, and it’s still there, semi-happy.”
She adds of her locks, "I love playing with it; it’s like my personal plant -- I keep getting to prune it."