ONE year into motherhood, Adrienne Bailon-Houghton has learned a thing or two about raising a kid.
She used her last remaining embryo with a surrogate and was thrilled to have a baby boy last year.
Now, she told The U.S. Sun, there’s one piece of advice she has for parents above all else.
“I think one of the biggest tips I would say is just to be present,” she said at the Rookie USA Fashion Show in New York City on September 6.
“We live in a culture where we’re always on our phones and I think that gets a little tough when you become a parent.
“So I literally don’t care about my phone.
“I used to be addicted to it. Now I literally can’t ever find it and I’m just present with my child.”
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Adrienne admitted she does take lots of photos, “but I’m not replying to your text.”
“A happy mom makes a happy baby,” Adrienne, whose husband also has six children from previous relationships, continued.
“I think being able to take time for yourself [is important] as well.
“‘It takes a village’ is the realest thing I’ve ever heard about raising a child, but I’m so grateful that I get to have the honor and the privilege of being a mother.
“My sister has been the best and she has taught me also.”
As for juggling being a working mom, the star said she’s been taking her son to work with her and is happy Israel is so involved.
“Having a husband who’s also super hands-on and really supportive has been really helpful,” she said.
Now, Adrienne is thinking about baby number two — but she’s also just cherishing the time she has with Ever.
“It’s so weird. I thought I would want like four, but it took me six years to have my one and I never want to seem like, ‘OK, I got one. I’m on to the next.’
“I think I’m really just cherishing these moments with him, but I would love to have more still.”
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