Jessica Alba Is More Relaxed With Her Second Child

Jessica Alba admits she her parenting approach is more relaxed and less irrational with her second child.

“I feel like most of my irrational, overprotective, and weary new mom behavior evolved into a more easygoing, laid-back approach with my second child,” Alba writes in a blog post for iVillage.

“I’ve never been a true ‘helicopter parent,’ but I’ve definitely stayed awake for endless hours doing research on everything I could do wrong.”

But by obsessing about her kids’ well-being, the actress says she realized,

“I often made more mistakes trying not to make any mistakes.”

 ”With Haven…I’m more relaxed. I try not to let every cough or bump on the head freak me out because Honor made it through infancy in one piece, and I trust Haven will too,” she added.

Alba says she’s a much happier person–and a better wife and mom.

“This calm attitude has definitely made adjusting to life with two kids easier and more fun,” the actress admits. “It may feel impossible trying to juggle it all, so don’t hold yourself to the unrealistic standards of being a supermom.

Jessica Alba’s Delicatessen Easter Day

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Jessica Alba & Family grabbing a bite to eat at Nate 'n Al of Beverly Hills Delicatessen.Jessica Alba and husband Cash Warren took their two daughters Honor and Haven to grab a bite to eat at Nate ‘n Al of Beverly Hills Delicatessen on Easter Sunday. Alba held Honor’s hand and Warren carried Haven in her car seat as they made their way to the restaurant.

Jessica Alba recently sent new mother Hilary Duff a box of baby goodies from the range of products made by her business venture “The Honest Company”. Duff tweeted:

“Thanks @honest & @jessicaalba for the box of goodies for Luca!The whole line looks amazing!Excited to try everything :)

  • Jessica Alba & Family grabbing a bite to eat at Nate 'n Al of Beverly Hills Delicatessen.
  • Jessica Alba & Family grabbing a bite to eat at Nate 'n Al of Beverly Hills Delicatessen.
  • Jessica Alba & Family grabbing a bite to eat at Nate 'n Al of Beverly Hills Delicatessen.
  • Jessica Alba & Family grabbing a bite to eat at Nate 'n Al of Beverly Hills Delicatessen.

  • Jessica Alba & Family grabbing a bite to eat at Nate 'n Al of Beverly Hills Delicatessen.

Jessica Alba & Daughter Haven Healthy Food Grocery Trip

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Jessica Alba goes shopping at Whole Foods in Beverly Hills with her daughter Haven.Jessica Alba took her 7-month-old daughter Haven to Whole Foods in Beverly Hills, Ca on Wednesday.  Alba who was dressed casually in workout attire pushed Haven in cart as she shopped for healthy food. Haven was the perfect little baby and enjoyed playing with Alba’s keys while watching onlookers pass by.

It has been announced the book that Alba is writing will be released early next year.  The actress turned business woman will share the secrets behind her natural, healthy parenting skills and focus on how she crafted a healthier and safer start for her two daughters.

Jessica Alba’s Sunny Park Day

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Jessica Alba takes her daughters Honor and Haven to a park in Beverly Hills for some fun.Jessica Alba took her daughters Honor and Haven to a park in Beverly Hills for some fun on Monday. Wearing a sheer shirt and light blue jeans, Alba relaxed with Haven while Honor played. Honor later hitched a ride on the side of their Orbit Baby stroller as they headed back to their car.

Alba sported a bold new tattoo while at the park.  According to Us Weekly, Jessica’s body art is for her role in new movie A.C.O.D.

‘A local tattoo artist in Atlanta did it on her,’ a source told Us magazine. ‘Jessica thinks it’s pretty tough.’

  • Jessica Alba takes her daughters Honor and Haven to a park in Beverly Hills for some fun.
  • Jessica Alba takes her daughters Honor and Haven to a park in Beverly Hills for some fun.
  • Jessica Alba takes her daughters Honor and Haven to a park in Beverly Hills for some fun.
  • Jessica Alba takes her daughters Honor and Haven to a park in Beverly Hills for some fun.

  • Jessica Alba takes her daughters Honor and Haven to a park in Beverly Hills for some fun.
  • Jessica Alba takes her daughters Honor and Haven to a park in Beverly Hills for some fun.

Jessica Alba Wears Scarves To Hide Baby Accidents

Actress Jessica Alba and husband Cash Warren take their daughters Honor and Haven to the Coldwater Canyon Park in Beverly Hills, CA on February 18, 2012.Jessica Alba admits she wears scarves to hide yto hide the messes that come with motherhood.

 ”I wear scarves, mostly because it’s an accessory that can dress up an outfit, but it’s also because if my baby has an accident – and I’m holding the baby – I can cover that accident up! So I’m not walking around with a big puke stain or poo stain on my shirt.

“Knowing that I don’t have time to go home and change, and really, I don’t have the space, time, or capacity to pick out five different changes of outfits for my car – it’s enough to remember my baby’s change of clothes.”

Alba who gave birth to her second child Haven Garner 7 months ago says she is finding the second easier than the first.

“I think going from no kids to one kid was the biggest adjustment. Once my older one was out of diapers and was a little bit more self-sufficient, I found that having another one was easier than it would have been if I had two in diapers,” she told US Weekly.

“I think the toughest part is probably just your time. You still want to spend time with both of them and you find you have less time for yourself. Once [Honor] is down for her nap then I have the baby and I get to spend time with [Haven], where I used to be cooking or doing emails or reading or talking to a girlfriend. So now it’s about organising my time and trying to be as efficient as possible.”

She added: “You know you’re a mother when you don’t sleep anymore!”

Jessica Alba’s Playdate With Daughters

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Jessica Alba was spotted at Coldwater Canyon with daughters Honor and Haven on Wednesday afternoon. Alba who wore multicolor striped shirt with red jeans doted on Haven while Honor played with friends  on a jungle gym.

Alba is currently writing a how-to handbook about creating a non-toxic home. The book, entitled The Honest Life, will hit shelves in early 2013. It’ll include everything from recipes and design ideas through to tips to fill your house with pure materials.

“It will be easy and fun and I want it to be really colorful. I’m a crazy foodie. I love doing projects with my kids. Everything in this book will be something meaningful that I’ve incorporated into our lives,” she told

“It’s totally crazy but amazing. I’m not extreme. This book is for people who are in the middle but want to create a healthier life, like me.”

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