Celebaby: Drew Barrymore Says Being A Mum Comes First

18 November 2013


Drew Barrymore is our new favourite celeb mum-to-be.

According to People magazine Drew has been bemoaning our modern obsession with perfection during pregnancy. The magazine reports:

In the December issue of Women’s Health, the mom-to-be admits much of her inspiration for her makeup line comes from 13-month-old daughter Olive.

“I love doing the beauty line because it’s so inherently feminine and so much of a celebration of women,” Barrymore, 38, says. “I think about my daughter and how special that is to be making something that’s so creative and empowering.”

But while her full line of Flower cosmetics can help with confidence, Barrymore — who’s expecting her second child with husband Will Kopelman — encourages expectant women to take pregnancy in stride.

“You’re not supposed to look perfect while you’re making babies. Making babies is the perfection,” she explains.

“It’s about feeling good in clothes and knowing you can get dressed up in the evening … but there’s just no such thing as perfection. So if you’re trying to get there, you’re just torturing yourself.”

Barrymore’s growing empire also includes her own line of wine, a project she was happy to take on “because everybody loves to have a glass of wine at the end of the day.” The momentary indulgence, however, does not take away from her parenting duties. “[It's] very romantic, but being a mom is first — that’s now No. 1,” she says.

“Everything I’m going to do is going to have a real consciousness toward, ‘Is this a job I can do and still get home in time for dinner and have days where I get to do every diaper change?’”

She continues, “Then I’m going to have to go out on certain days and work and not try to feel like the guiltiest person on the planet, which every mother understands.”

Barrymore strives to perfect the balance, but admits there has been a sudden change in her schedules. “Work has been my priority my whole life,” she says. “It feels okay to shift that priority, it feels like it’s time.”

Well said, that woman. It's not every day you hear a celeb talk such sense - especially not about motherhood.

Drew, we salute you!

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