Happy 6th Birthday Grier Henchy!

Name: Grier Hammond Henchy

Date of Birth: April 18, 2006

Parents: Brooke Shields & Chris Henchy

Siblings: Rowan, 8


  • Grier was born in Los Angeles, Calif.
  • She weighed 7 lbs. & measured 20 inches long at birth
  • Her mother suffered the debilitating effects of postpartum depression after the birth of Rowan and penned the book Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression.
  • Grier reportedly means “vigilant” and has Scottish origins
  • Grier was born in the same hospital, on the same floor and on the same day as Suri Cruise


“I said to Rowan, ‘The baby is going to live in our house.’ There was a long pause, then she looked at me and said, ‘She is going to live in my house?’ But she’s been helping me decorate the room. It’s been sweet. I’m glad she’ll have a sibling.” – Brooke on her second daughter.

“There are so few children I like. If you’re not polite, you can’t come to my house. Manners [represent] respect and kindness. I want people to like my kids, and if they’re bratty, they’ll have a harder time in life.” – Brooke on teaching her girls important life skills.

“My version of being selfish has shifted. My old version was to be comfortable, to get sleep and exercise. Now it’s my children’s worlds. They’re not going to remember Mom was tired. They’re going to remember I did the weather chart or story time at school. So you just do it. And you’re tired. I sit there and think, My brain’s turning to mush! It’s the mundane stuff that’s important.” – Brooke on how motherhood has changed her.

“I feel like they need me, but I feel like they’re able to be more self-sufficient and their real personalities come out with their father. For my girls, mom is sort of laden with emotions. When they’re sad, they want Mom. When they’re hurt, they want Mom. So much of it is based on them needing me. And also, because I’m mom, I’m more of the disciplinarian. It feels like they need their dad in a sort of more independent level. My older daughter Rowan really loves watching any type of sports with her dad. She’s not really interested in the sport, per se, but she has this unique bond with him about it. It’s almost like she has this inside joke with her dad. They’re friends; they act like buddies.” – Brooke on her daughter’s relationships with their father.

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Photo credit: Pacific Coast News

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  • Anonymous

    Too much overthinking of parenthood, and not in a good way. Just let your kids (and others) be.

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