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We already love Chrissy Teigen for her entertaining social media presence and unapologetic honesty—which is why we're excited she's gracing the February 2019 cover of Good Housekeeping. The mother of two (who rocked her pajamas for the cover shoot, BTW) was just as candid and relatable as we'd expect her to be while speaking about baby weight, balancing two kids and, of course, Frozen car sing-a-longs.
Many celebs feel lots of pressure to bounce back to their pre-baby body after giving birth. But Chrissy talked about current beauty standards and the struggles all new moms are facing with baby weight. As hard as it can be, she’s trying not to let it impact her and has decided to give her body the care it deserves instead.
"I think, in a way, we’ve forgotten what a regular body looks like," she says. "There are people out there who are struggling, and I’m struggling, and it’s OK to come to terms with realizing it’s going to be a bit of a journey."
“I’m not blind: I see my body, I see the difference in shape, I see that I gained weight. But I also see with those same eyes that I have a beautiful baby boy, and an amazing little girl, and I am very happy. [...] I don’t have to be a swimsuit model anymore. I get to be a mommy, [and] cook, and meet incredible people, and I’m happy to be going through this transition."
Chrissy is always posting silly and goofy content on Instagram and Twitter with two-year-old Luna and baby Miles. She says her daughter brings out playful parts of her personality she was too anxious to share before.
"[Luna] finds joy in these little things, and they're the kind of thing that she will talk about all week at school, and I have a feeling that it’ll be the kind of thing that she’s going to remember when she’s older."
Chrissy says that she also gets anxious about the struggle to give equal attention to seven-month-old Miles. Although taking care of Luna involves lots of fun and games, Miles is at an age when it's more about quiet time and nurturing.
“Balancing these two things can be really tough, and I try to make sure I have separate time for both of them,” she says. "I’m very much a person who likes to be present."
To overcome anxiety, Chrissy advises other parents to do whatever calms you. For her, it means cooking with John over a glass of wine.
"And then there's the 45-minute drive to school singing Frozen together, that’s a calming time for me. Honestly, the things that make me happy are so little. "