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10 Of Cameron Diaz’s Best Quotes On Motherhood

The mom of one, actress, and lifestyle guru has sage thoughts on parenting.

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Cameron Diaz is thick in the throes of toddlerhood. The actress and entrepreneur shares daughter Raddix, 2, with husband Benji Madden. Read on for her sage thoughts on being a mom...

When you're my age and you decide to do it, it's a real choice. You really have to work hard for it. The only pressure for me is like I have to live to be, like 107, you know? So no pressure!

I really feel like this is my sweet spot and my happiest time in my life.

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It's so much more work to have children. To have lives besides your own that you are responsible for.

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I feel like as a parent, it’s your job to just be like, ‘OK, so what are you feeling here? How is it?’ There’s something there. Kids are always just trying to express a feeling. They’re not actively trying to be bad.

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I don’t even know how parents who don’t have childcare do it. I really do not understand. My heart goes out to them. They are superheroes. I know that’s where the true fatigue comes in, when you don’t have anyone to pass them off to.

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The women who have children my age are like, literally almost 20 years younger and that's an interesting place to be because I'm not that age. And that's totally okay. But I want to feel vital like that for my child.

It’s so gratifying to actually get to see that growth and to be a part of it and to help. And just let her be her, and it’s just amazing. It’s the best thing that ever happened to both Benj and I. We’re just so happy.

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Every single day, there’s just leaps and bounds and these things that happen, and she’s not the same baby she was yesterday.

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If you do break, like blow up, just repair that and say, ‘Oh my god, Mommy lost her sh*t. I didn’t mean to say that to you. If I hurt your feelings or if I upset you, I just want you to know Mommy’s human too.’

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You can have a family anyway you want to. You don’t have to have a family only by having your own child. There’s plenty of children out there in the world that need love.

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