Camila Alves Opens up about Parenting and Keeping Her Marriage and Admits, She Doesn’t Have All the Answers
Camila Alves may seem like she has all the answers on parenting. The mother of three, Levi, 9, Vida, 8, and Livingston, 5, who she shares with her Oscar winner husband Matthew McConaughey spoke to Us Weekly about navigating through the pressures of mommyhood and nurturing her marriage.
The 36-year-old Victoria’s Secret model admits, “People ask me all the time, ‘How do you do it?’ I’m always like, ‘If you have the answer, please share with me because I’m also trying to figure it out.’”
And Alves has conditioned herself and has worked hard to be ok with the truth that it’s impossible to do everything perfectly. She said, “No matter what, you’re going to feel guilty,” and “you can’t do it all.”
And the way she brings her tribe together is in the kitchen by feeding the soul. “We cook together. Even if I’m running late from work I say, ‘We’re having a late dinner.’ “Does it happen every single day of the week? No, but it happens a lot.”
Alves, also realizes that without a strong foundation between her and hubby Matthew, 48, the family unit wouldn’t be solid. So, the Women of Today founder and McConaughey are constantly working on keeping their connection alive. Camila Alves reveals the pair do a lot of “staycations”.
“We do a lot of staying at home, cooking together or getting a hotel room that is 10 minutes away from the house. Just the fact that you don’t have to wake up to kids screaming for help with something-it already does something to a mom’s brain.”
Up on Women of Today, @iamcamilaalves is making this delicious Raw Swiss Chard Salad with Cranberries, Almonds and Feta … Even if you aren’t a fan of Swiss chard, we are willing to bet you will 💛 this salad as much as we do. Link to the recipe is in our profile! Original recipe is from @emily_in_france of @organicauthority 🍽
The mama of three shares delicious and healthy foods that will make your palate salivate on her blog @womenoftoday. And they are easy to prepare for your family, an added bonus!