Jessica Alba On Parenting: ‘You’re Going To Make Mistakes’

Jessica Alba chats candidly about her second pregnancy, potty training, and doing the best she can as a mom.


Jessica says that we all just have to do our best when it comes to parenthood: “You accept that you’re going to make mistakes, that you’re going to try your hardest and you’ll love them with your everything. That’s all you can do.”

She shared that Honor, 2, is working on potty training right now: “She has a Potty Time book with animals that she’s obsessed with. It teaches you manners like washing your hands and closing the door … basic little kid manners.”

Jessica says that reading is a big part of their day.  Honor’s favorite book is a Dr. Seuss story: “Horton Hatches the Egg is her favorite.  We read that at least four times a week because she likes the same book over and over again. Usually, it’s more than that because we read throughout the day. And at night, we read at least two or three stories.”

She also shared that being pregnant for a second time is different, calling it “less overwhelming and less daunting, for sure.”  When asked if she felt “sexy” being pregnant, she shared:  “I just don’t associate being pregnant with being sexy.  I think being pregnant is grounding and you feel like part of the earth and connected with women. It’s not a sex thing to me. It’s a grounding, maternal thing.”

Jessica and husband Cash Warren are planning to find out the baby’s gender, but the public won’t know until the baby arrives: “We’re going to find out, but we probably won’t announce it. We did the same with Honor.”


Honor Marie Warren, white vest, pink shirt, boots, jeans

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