Molly Sims talks mom guilt, having a 'happy mess' and her 'much harder' third pregnancy
By: Gibson Johns
Molly Sims is one of the most unapologetic people out there. As she gets ready to have her third child, she's more than ready to embrace the inevitable mess that comes along with having three kids under the age of five.
In other words, she owns it.
The supermodel and lifestyle expert, who's married to producer Scott Stuber, embraces that "beautiful chaos" so much so that she has a sign in her house that reads "happy mess." But, sitting with her at Maman Bakery in TriBeCa earlier this week, Sims was the epitome of being "put together": In a stunning two-piece pink ensemble and five-inch heels, she completely owned the room, which was filled with toddlers who were there to (literally) make a mess.
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Despite telling me that she's had to fight much more fatigue and morning sickness during her third pregnancy, Sims hasn't missed a beat and has continued to work on her various projects, including building her YouTube channel.
I caught up with Molly Sims exclusively at the launch of her Dreft America's Messiest Baby Contest to talk about her third time being pregnant, embracing life's messes and what makes her most apprehensive about having a full house.
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Check out my full conversation with Molly Sims below:
Last time we talked, it was about your CoolSculpting campaign.
You know, I have more people texting me and emailing me telling me that they did it! They're like, "Don't say I did it, but I did it!" [Laughs]
I'm not surprised! I can't even count the amount of times that I've read about it since then.
Literally! I think I was one of the first celebrities to try it, and I did it because it was non-invasive and being FDA-approved. I didn't want to go under, and I knew I wanted more kids and now look at me!
Okay, so talk to me about your new collaboration with Dreft with their America's Messiest Baby Contest. What made you want to do it?
I talk about Dreft all the time -- I'm having my third child! -- and they knew that from my YouTube channel and my blog. I started using it about four and a half years ago, and it really is that amazing. It's been pediatrician-approved for 80 years and they were like, "We're going to do a contest!" I'm always posting about being messy myself, too. I have a neon sign in my house that says "Happy mess," so I believe in a beautiful chaos. I'm not gonna lie, I do love to let my kids to get dirty.
I feel like that's a good thing!
Definitely, and now I know that it's good for motor skills and developing cognitive and fine-motor skills, too. They were like, "Would you like to talk about Dreft?" and I was like, "Would I? I'm like the poser child!" That's how it all came together. All you have to do is upload a picture of your messy baby and hashtag #MessiestBabyContest.
What's been your "messiest moment" as a mom in the past year or so? Has there been a moment where you looked around and were just like, "What is happening right now?!"
So, I had put a salad and some almond butter out -- I had put several things on the counter -- and [Saylor] was up there originally. Then [Brooks] also got up there, and I asked him to watch her for a second while I took a phone call. I came back and there was almond butter and salad everywhere and things coming out of her hair. It was a mess!
She also loves to do her makeup, so -- even before we knew what was happening -- we took a video of her last week, because she had painted herself purple. She had found purple lipstick from some party that I had had, and she put on her lipstick and all over her face. It was so funny.
How is your third pregnancy different from the others?
I'm much more sick, and I'm much more tired. It's harder! It's definitely a different thing this time around.
So do you feel like you need to take more time to rest this go-round?
I think that's part of the problem -- I don't have moments to rest! I'm pretty much man-on-man right now, and I'm going to be zone-on-zone in a few weeks. I definitely am more tired, but I took a nap on Sunday! I hadn't taken a nap on a Sunday in who knows how long, and I felt much better. I definitely have to listen to my body, but it's hard. I'm wearing five-inch heels, andI'm like, "What is happening right now!?"
So, I come from a house of four kids, and it definitely got crazy sometimes. You're about to have three; what makes you most apprehensive about having a full house?
I'm always worried I'm not going to have enough time to be with each of them separately, you know? Will one feel left out? How's the middle child? Is she always going to feel like the middle child? It's "mom guilt" at its best. I know everything will work out, but I think that the mom guilt that I have about not spending enough time with them is my biggest worry.
I've already started to make plans, though, like, "Okay, he's going to school, so I'm going to try to spend time with her and then I'll have him or her nearby so we can all bond ... "
You recently decided to find out the gender of your baby, despite having said before that you didn't want to find out. Why did you change your mind?
We're going to know because I can't stand it any longer! I'm going to nag my husband. He was like, "It's the last surprise that we have..." And I'm like, "I don't care! I'm almost eight months, and we have to find out." I have to know. I'm like, "Don't you want to know?!"
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