Vanessa Lachey: 'All working moms and dads are superheroes'

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Even though Vanessa Lachey makes it look easy on social media, the star and mother of two admits juggling work and parenting can be tough.

"I believe all working moms and dads are superheroes," she said.

Lachey welcomed daughter Brooklyn in February, and though she definitely has her hands full with Camden, 3, and her new addition, the hard-working mama has no plans to slow down in any aspect of her life.

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Since Lachey didn't have "a lot of motherly, female influence" growing up, she's adamant about being a strong role model for her kids.

"That's why I still want to be a working mother, and still do my best to be a good wife and a good friend, because at the end of the day, no matter what Brooklyn reads in a magazine or what she sees on TV or what she sees in a comic book, Mommy is her biggest superhero, even if it's subconscious," she said.

It doesn't take long to notice that for the mother of two, it's all about family. That actress has taken on scores of roles in her lifetime, from Miss Teen USA 1998 to a lead role in upcoming NBC show "Truth Be Told" -- but it's clear the actress is most enamored with being a mother.

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#TBT Here is the inside of our 2013 Lachey family holiday card... Seems picture perfect, right? If you want a good laugh, head over to to see what was really happening behind-the-scenes and on the front of the card!
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EVICTION NOTICE!!! Camden is officially out of his crib and in a big boy bed!!! In honor of his big transition, I want to share all the love and details that went into his sweet baby boy nursery. Head to and see all the photos (link in profile). 📷 by @rhondadentphotography
Had a blast taking Camden to meet Mickey for the first time. Thanks to our guide Abby for a great day!! #disneyland

With her own busy schedule and her husband Nick's newest business venture, opening a bar with brother Drew in Cincinnati, Lachey makes sure that her kids understand why family time can be inconsistent.

"I just really try my best to think about everything I say, think about everything I do and try to explain everything. When I go to work, I say, 'Camden, Mommy's going to work, but I'll be back tonight, and we're going to have dinner together as a family.' When Nick flies away, we say, 'Daddy's gotta go to New York, Daddy's working really hard for our family.' So he understands why we're leaving."

It seems she might not have to worry, though. The star revealed that the 3-year-old is already helping out with 8-month-old Brooklyn.

"Camden's been really good. He brings her bottles. He shares his toys, and he says to me, 'It makes baby sister happy.' How could that not melt your heart?"

Even though a newborn can be a handful, Lachey makes sure to spend some quality time with her little boy. Camden's recent obsession is superheroes -- and while he has inherited a love for "Daddy's favorite" crusader Captain America (the adorable tot has taken to calling himself "Camden America"), Lachey recently introduced him to Popsicle's Flavor Force, the brand's first-ever comic book in partnership with Marvel.

"I had his undivided attention, and I was like this is really cool that I can take a moment and share this with my 3-year-old son. I had a crazy day, I had a crazy week because of my new show, so it was nice to sit back and shut everything out and read with him and hang out."

Even though Camden is obsessed with all things "daddy" -- from Nick's favorite superhero to his favorite foods -- Lachey admits she has a weakness when it comes to giving in to the little one.

"There's been a couple of times when Nick's been like, "Aw, you're a sucker!" I am! He's my boy ... You can spoil Brooklyn when she's three. But for now, I'm gonna do it," she teased.

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WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 16: Actress and mom Vanessa Lachey cooled down with icy, refreshing Original Brand PopsicleAE pops at Nickelodeons Kids Choice Sports 2015 on July 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for Unilever/Popsicle)
WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 16: Actress and mom Vanessa Lachey helped guests cool down with icy-cold refreshing Original Brand PopsicleAE pops at Nickelodeons Kids Choice on July 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for Unilever/Popsicle)
FILE - This March 18, 2014 file photo shows television personalities Nick Lachey, left, and his wife Vanessa Lachey at HBO's "Game of Thrones" fourth season premiere in New York. The couple are expecting their second baby, their publicists confirm. The singer and “VH1 Big Morning Buzz Live” host first made the announcement Tuesday, July 15, on his Twitter account, which also marked the couple’s third wedding anniversary. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey pose together in a horse-drawn carriage during a promotional event for Nivea in New York's Central Park Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Singer Nick Lachey, left, and television personality Vanessa Minnillo at the Maxim Hot 100 party in Santa Monica, Calif. on Wednesday, May 13, 2009. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
VJ Vanessa Minnillo and singer Nick Lachey appear onstage during MTV's "Total Request Live" at the MTV Times Square Studios, Wednesday, July 26, 2006, in New York. Lachey's latest album "What's Left Of Me" has gone gold, selling over 500,000 copies, since its release on May 9, 2006. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

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