Honest Quotes About Motherhood From Salma Hayek


Salma Hayek has many ideas in regards to the usually indescribable expertise of being a dad or mum.

The actor and her husband, François-Henri Pinault, welcomed their daughter, Valentina, in 2007. Since turning into a mom, she has opened up about her parenting journey in a number of interviews.

In honor of her birthday, listed here are 13 quotes about motherhood from Hayek.

On Turning into A Mother At 41

“I believe I’m a greater mom as a result of I had her later. However I do get drained. I’m not going to lie.”

On Being pregnant Points

“I acquired gestational diabetes, which I didn’t understand at first. It happens in girls who’ve excessive blood sugar ranges throughout being pregnant. I didn’t know whether or not I used to be feeling unhealthy as a result of I used to be pregnant or whether or not one thing was critically improper. I used to be nauseated for 9 months, which may be one of many signs. If I had it to do over once more, I wouldn’t eat a lot fruit at the start. I didn’t know that consuming fruit that’s excessive in sugar will not be really useful when you’ve got gestational diabetes. However you realize what? A minimum of I had fruit. In a whole lot of nations, they don’t have these sorts of decisions.”

On Her Life As A Mother or father

“I really like being a spouse and homemaker ― as a result of it’s my selection. My associates who don’t have kids say it’s not possible to get along with me as a result of I don’t wish to speak about anything besides motherhood. However being a mom is extra exhausting than working, and typically I push myself too onerous and burn myself out. I can admire how exhausting it should be for ladies who need to do all the things themselves on a regular basis.”

On Being Current

“I attempt to be with Valentina as a lot as doable, even once I’m working. She was with me on the duvet shoot and she or he felt like a participant ― she wasn’t simply sitting there on the iPad. That is so vital. You need to drag kids into taking part in life. It takes a whole lot of work and mummies are very drained as a result of most of us work and life is exhausting, particularly if you’re an older mother like me, however you’ve got to take the time. And if in case you have a wise youngster, it’s more durable. Now it’s really easy to simply entertain them (with a display), and also you don’t need to undergo the complaining for an hour about dragging them locations. Drag them, and make them part of your life. It’s in regards to the human connection, and the issues they will be taught from taking part in life. In any other case, isolation begins to occur.”

On Her Daughter’s Completely different Upbringing

“I don’t say the form of issues to Valentina that my mother mentioned to me as a result of her life is totally different. [She’s] rising up in numerous circumstances. What my mother taught me was crucial to me, however I don’t move that on to my daughter as a result of she wants the other.”

On The Early Days Of Motherhood

“Being pregnant is all a blur now. However I bear in mind the recommendation that my aunt gave me ― my aunt who by no means had any infants. She spent a while with us when Valentina was not even 1 month outdated, and she or he mentioned to me, ‘Put her to sleep your self each night time. Sing to her and cradle her in your arms and sit by her aspect ― each night time. As a result of someday, you gained’t be capable of carry her anymore, and it’s going to occur actually quick.’”

On Perspective

“I used to be ignorant once I was pregnant, and that was a bizarre sensation, not realizing what was good for my physique and what was unhealthy. … Persons are giving beginning in Third World nations and performing rituals which were handed all the way down to them, resembling sealing the umbilical twine with grime ― however tetanus enters the world, and each the mom and child die quickly after. So something that I might complain about in my very own being pregnant appears foolish. I’ve a gorgeous, wholesome child, and it simply makes me extra conscious of the threats that moms and infants in different nations face.”

On Her Daughter

“Valentina and I should not very related personality-wise. However she doesn’t have stage fright on digicam. In my household, everybody may be very assured, swish and light-weight. Valentina and I are those who panic on stage. However she will get in entrance of the digicam with no drawback!”

On Marriage And Motherhood

“Generally the toughest issues to stability is motherhood with marriage. They take over, oh my God, they take over all the things. You simply need to remind your self that you’ve got that different massive child too to take care of. He seems like he’s self-sufficient, however they want the tender loving care too. You need to preserve reminding your self.”

On Taking Care Of A Residing Being

“Each lady has a maternal intuition inside and I believe that it’s vital that each one people attempt to have that have and apply that maternal intuition to some residing creature. You don’t need to have kids, however be accountable and maintain animals or a plant. Deal with one other being. Feeling accountable helps you develop as a human being. It doesn’t need to be a sacrifice however an intention that you simply give of your self, and contribute to a different residing being’s life. That’s very rewarding. You be taught lots about your self once you do one thing for another person.”

On Her Craving To Have Kids

“I had a toddler late in life. In ‘Story Of Tales,’ I recognized with my character’s determined want to have a toddler, and possibly feeling that you might by no means be glad or full, that your life will not be full, with out this. I’ve had that craving, that longing, and that ache. … I at all times needed to have a whole lot of kids, and I used to be not capable of. My physique, as a miracle, had one. The massive blessing I’ve had is that my husband has three different kids. So I’ve 4. And they’re all so totally different.”

On Work-Life Steadiness

“With regards to my profession, what I do is I solely do roles which might be shot in a manner that I’m by no means greater than two weeks away from my household.”

On The Energy Of Parenthood

“Individuals at all times say about having a toddler, ‘You’ve by no means beloved anybody a lot. It’s like nothing you’ve ever felt. You’ll love her a lot, you gained’t be capable of sleep.’ My response was analytical; I used to be like, ‘Okay, sure, I perceive that.’ However until you expertise it, you can’t perceive what they’re speaking about. I assumed I understood. However I didn’t. It’s a type of love that’s simply distinctive to this expertise!”

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