Supermodel Helena Christensen has had a busy modeling career, being one of the most recognizable faces around. She is also a respected photographer, and actually began modeling to allow her to fund her passion for photography.
Christensen keeps a relatively low-key lifestyle and stays out of the spotlight. She is occasionally spotted with her son Mingus, 10, whose father is her ex-husband Norman Reedus. In an interview with Babble, Christensen opened up about parenting her son, and giving advice to other parents.
On her biggest parenting challenge: Giving birth. Everything after that is a breeze! But really, [parenting] is the best thing ever. It’s the only true miracle still left in this world — that as a women you can give birth to another human being and get to be with this little person and watch them evolve. Everyday is exciting. Kids are so smart; it’s crazy.
On her advice for parents: I don’t know how to give advice. When you have a child, you learn something new every day and I couldn’t give any precise rules because there aren’t any. Every child is different. You’re different. I worried a lot when I had Mingus; the responsibility is so heavy if you think about it. If you think too much about it, it drives you crazy, so just let it happen. All [kids] really want is love and routine and a good night’s sleep and delicious food. He certainly complains if there’s not enough garlic in the food.