You just do it and get it done: Eva Longoria opens up about being a working mum

Eva Longoria is loving every minute of being a mum.

The actor welcomed her first child, Santiago Enrique, a year ago with her husband José “Pepe” Bastón. 

However, she has been candid about the ups and downs of raising a child. 

She spoke to Parents magazine about the struggles and pressures she feels juggling motherhood with work.


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The 44-year-old said, ''Going back to work was hard. Breastfeeding while working was hard, just for the timing of the pumping and the feedings and the sleeping and the not sleeping. You just do it and get it done.”

She takes Santiago everywhere she goes and wants to normalize motherhood in the working world and show that there is no way parenting should look. 

She said, ''I do think there has to be a normalization within Hollywood to make sure that motherhood is accepted in a wider way.''


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She continued, ''Many times, [after becoming a mum] you no longer get the sexy roles, or you have to take time off until you’re looking a certain way.”

Eva is one of the founders of the Times Up movement and she wants to raise a son who understands equality.

She said, ''I feel there’s more pressure to raise a good man today in this world and to make sure he understands equality and feminism. But it’s not about telling him, it’s about showing him in his everyday life.”

With mothers like Eva, the future of good men is in safe hands. 



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