Katie Holmes admits she gets competitive with other moms when it comes to Suri

Even Katie Holmes isn't immune to the effects of modern technology on parenting.

The 39-year-old actress covers the April issue of Women's Health, and in the accompanying interview, gets candid about her relationship with social media. Holmes says she keeps her distance from technology, and isn't into taking selfies. 

"Remember the days when the only time anyone took out a camera was on birthdays, holidays, and family vacations?" she asks. 

Rather, Holmes says her daily routine is very much influenced by her own childhood.

"My mother was always taking me to the art museum, and to theater," she recalls. "That part of my life was really inspired by her."

"I feel really lucky, because my mom is so creative, and she's such an artist," she adds. "I mean, she makes all of the curtains, she makes all the pillows. She made me a homemade sweater. She knows how to do everything. And it's all, like, just wrapped in love. Growing up I kind of took it for granted, but as I've gotten older I see the poetry in that."

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 16: Suri Cruise and Katie Holmes attend the Oklahoma City Thunder Vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on December 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 16: Suri Cruise and Katie Holmes attend the Oklahoma City Thunder Vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on December 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 16: Suri Cruise and Katie Holmes attend the Oklahoma City Thunder Vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on December 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise attend the Z100's Jingle Ball 2017 on December 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Elvis Duran, Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise speak at Z100's Jingle Ball 2017 on December 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise perform during the 2017 Z100 Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden on December 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 19: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Suri Cruise, Katie Holmes and Tony Winner Ben Platt pose backstage at the hit musical 'Dear Evan Hansen'on Broadway at The Music Box Theatre on July 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 04: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise are seen in the Meat Packing District on April 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 04: (EXCLUISVE COVERAGE) Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise are seen in the Meat Packing District on April 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 15: Suri Cruise (2L) and Katie Holmes attend a basketball game between the Detroit Pistons and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 15: Suri Cruise and Katie Holmes attend a basketball game between the Detroit Pistons and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 16: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Suri Cruise, guest, Emily Pynenberg as 'Cassandra', Katie Holmes, Zac Posen, Leona Lewis as 'Grizabella The Glamour Cat' chat backstage at the hit musical 'Cats' on Broadway at The Neil Simon Theatre on August 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 30: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Suri Cruise and mother Katie Holmes pose backstage at the hit musical 'Finding Neverland' on Broadway at The Lunt Fontanne Theatre on July 30, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 30: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Laura Michelle Kelly as 'Sylvia Llewelyn Davies', Paul Slade Smith as 'Charles Frohman', Suri Cruise, mother Katie Holmes, Tony Yazbeck as 'J.M. Barrie' and Amy Yakima as 'Peter Pan' pose backstage at the hit musical 'Finding Neverland' on Broadway at The Lunt Fontanne Theatre on July 30, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 30: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Suri Cruise and mother Katie Holmes pose backstage at the hit musical 'Finding Neverland' on Broadway at The Lunt Fontanne Theatre on July 30, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 31: Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise are seen walking their Chihuahua Honey with some friends on July 31, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Alessio Botticelli/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Actress Katie Homes and her daughter Suri Cruise attend the game between the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the second round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Barclays Center on March 20, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: Actress Katie Holmes and her daughter Suri Cruise attend the East Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament between the Connecticut Huskies and the Michigan State Spartans at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 18: Katie Holmes takes Suri Cruise on a bike ride along Manhattan's West Side bike path on August 18, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK NY - DECEMBER 12: Katie Holmes with Suri Cruise sighting on December 12, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11: Actress Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise are seen walking Chelsea on December 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: Actress Katie Holmes sighted helping Suri Cruise to scooter in Chelsea on October 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: Actress Katie Holmes sighted helping Suri Cruise to scooter in Chelsea on October 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise seen on the streets of Manhattan on October 4, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 27: Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise (R) leave ABC Carpet on July 27, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 15: (L-R) Katie Holmes and daughter Suri Cruise sighting on July 15, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
MANHATTAN NY - JULY 12: (L-R) Katie Holmes and daughter Suri Cruise sighting on July 12, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 14: Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise leave Make Meaning on July 14, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Katie Holmes picks up Suri Cruise from school on November 09, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise are seen at a playground in Brooklyn on September 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/Star Max/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Suri Cruise seen on the streets of Manhattan on September 16, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Suri Cruise plays in Bleecker Playground on August 25, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise visit Make Meaning on August 20, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 18: Katie Holmes (R) takes Suri Cruise on a bike ride along Manhattan's West Side bike path on August 18, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise visit Make Meaning on August 20, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 18: Katie Holmes takes Suri Cruise on a bike ride along Manhattan's West Side bike path on August 18, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
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Given her incredible role model, not surprisingly, Holmes admits to having doubts about her own role as a mother to 11-year-old daughter Suri. According to the magazine, she strays away from looking at too much social media because she gets a little competitive with other mothers. The magazine also notes that she is adamant about not having any more kids herself.

"Like, that one has taken her child to Morocco, why haven't I taken my child to Morocco?" she jokes as an example.

Holmes also talks about getting in shape and chopping off her signature long brunette locks for her role as an ex-Marine in the upcoming The Doorman. The sports-loving star admits she doesn't actually love working out, though is dedicated to the role. And clearly, the effects of her hard work are admirable. 

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"I was a five-pound-weight person, and now I can do 15, 20," Holmes notes. "And I've been doing a lot of boxing, which I had never done before. It's thrilling. You can get out the stress of the day. I just go in there and think of all the mundane things that bother me. 'Traffic!' I put off all my phone calls till after boxing, because it puts me in a much calmer place."

“I wanted to be authentic to a person who trained in the military," she also notes about her new look. "Which means someone who wasn’t always paying attention to the mirror and who was in shape not for vanity, but because that’s what her job called for.”

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Meanwhile, it appears Holmes is still going strong with rumored boyfriend, Jamie Foxx. The two spent Valentine's Day together playing basketball. 

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Actress Katie Holmes attends the 20th Anniversary screening of 'Wag The Dog' at 92nd Street Y on December 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Katie Holmes attends Prive Revaux Eyewear's New York Flagship launch event at Prive Revaux on December 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 12: Actress Katie Holmes attends Holt Renfrew 180TH Anniversary hosted by Mr. W. Galen Weston and The Hon. Hilary M. Weston in partnership with Vogue Magazine held at Holt Renfrew Flagship Store on October 12, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
VERONA, ITALY - OCTOBER 06: Katie Holmes attends Intimissimi On ice 2017 on October 6, 2017 in Verona, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Actress Katie Holmes is seen leaving Lanyu fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 2, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Katie Holmes attends Brooks Brothers with The Cinema Society host the premiere of 'House of Z' at Crosby Street Hotel on September 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Katie Holmes arrives at Arthur Ashe Stadium on September 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Katie Holmes watches Venus Williams v Sloane Stephens US Open Tennis Championships at Arthur Ashe Stadium on September 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Katie Holmes attends Adam Dalton Blake, Tiffany Huang, Ghazaleh Khalifeh Front Row during New York Fashion Week on September 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 16: Katie Holmes seen out in Manhattan on August 16, 2017 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 16: Actress Katie Holmes is seen on August 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Janet Mayer/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 03: Katie Holmes is seen on August 03, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG002/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 14: Katie Holmes arrives to the 2017 Fragrance Foundation Awards at Alice Tully Hall on June 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Actress Katie Holmes attends the Whitney Museum's annual Spring Gala and Studio Party 2017 sponsored by Audi and Michael Kors on May 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Whitney Museum)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 22: Katie Holmes arrives to the American Ballet Theatre Spring 2017 Gala at The Metropolitan Opera House on May 22, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 18: Katie Holmes at 'The Kennedys After Camelot' Press Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel on May 18, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Katie Holmes attends 'Rei Kawakubo/Commes Des Garcons: Art of the In-Between', the 2017 Costume Institute Benefit at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Zac Posen and Katie Holmes leave the 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images,)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Katie Holmes seen in Tribeca on April 26, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - APRIL 27: Katie Holmes poses during the 7th amfAR Gala Sao Paulo 2017 'Making Aids History', The Foundation for AIDS Research on April 27, 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Ci� Neder/Brazil Photo Press/LatinContent/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Actress Katie Holmes attends the Chanel Artists Dinner during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival on April 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 04: (EXCLUISVE COVERAGE) Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise are seen in the Meat Packing District on April 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: Katie Holmes seen on the streets of Manhattan on March 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: Matthew Perry and Katie Holmes attend Build Series to discuss 'The Kennedys - After Camelot' at Build Studio on March 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
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