Molly Sims Talks Health, Motherhood, and Creating Lasting Memories at Home
The supermodel mom's new book, "Everyday Chic," will be released Oct. 10.
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What’s the best parenting advice you’ve ever received?
As hard as it is, you have to be the captain of the ship. Try to not be a pushover…we do our children a huge disservice if we don’t give them boundaries. I’m not saying that I’m a super-strict parent, but kids need to be wild and crazy. That doesn’t mean all bets are off.
What are your go-to tips for planning kids’ birthday parties?
I’m really into a theme. I get inspiration from the littlest things from a color to their favorite television show. Party planning always starts with a theme.
What’s your favorite thing to feed your kids?
I try to keep everything pretty healthy in the house. I prepare a lot of one-pot meals. My kids love pasta and pizza. We’re also really into smoothies but then at the end of the day, if they want a little treat, I’ll let them stick their hands in the cookie jar.
Any advice for first-time moms who are struggling with decorating a nursery?
Definitely look at Pinterest, there’s a lot of inspiration there. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to create a great nursery. You can go from Restoration Hardware to Target and you can find a lot of inspiration in-between. For my kids’ nurseries, I started from a color palate and went from there.
What are some of your favorite items in your home?
I’m obsessed with photos. Upstairs in our hallway we have a huge photo wall with all of the photos we have taken in the past 6 years from the wedding to the birth of our children and all of the parties. It’s great to have daily reminders of all of the fun that we’ve had as a family so far.
What do you hope your children remember most from their childhood home?
The warmth and laughter. Some of our best weekends have been spent at home relaxing and having fun.
What are some simple, quick ways moms can feel and look good?
Throw on a good lipstick. Momma loves a good product and nothing makes me feel better than a burst of color on my lips that makes me feel like everything is under control. I’m also obsessed with sheet masks. You can throw these babies on and run around the house while it works its magic—mess free.
Main image: Supermodel mom and author Molly Sims