Gorgeous mama Cindy Crawford has made the transition from sexy supermodel to entrepreneur look effortless. Not only has the 46-year-old beauty stomped down many a runway in her career, she has also graced the small screen (who could ever forget that Pepsi commercial?), been featured in numerous magazines and now has a successful home furnishings line at JCPenney. The busy mother to Presley, 12, and 10-year-old Kaia recently talked to Parade.com about balancing her busy career with motherhood, her daughter’s budding modeling career and how she keeps her kids grounded.
On balancing motherhood with work demands: “I make it work the same way every other woman does. Some days it works out better than others. I think I’ve had to learn to say ‘no’ more and really understand my own limits. I’m also very punctual and realistic about time and that helps me structure my life in a way where I know I’m going to have time with my kids, time to work out, and time to do the work I need to do. But still some days, everything goes haywire!”
On Kaia’s recent Versace photo shoot: “I loved it. I thought she looked great. I was proud of her. I was there when she shot it, so I know what the experience was like for her. She liked it, but she also saw that it’s hard work. When we left the shoot, it wasn’t like, ‘Oh, I can’t wait to do that again,’ it was like, ‘That was kinda hard!’ The first 10 snaps are really fun and then it’s work. There’s a reason they call it a job. I thought it was a really good introduction for her to understand a little bit what I do. It was a really great experience for her. Other people see more of me in her than I do, but I just see her. I always tease her that she stole everything from me. I’m like, ‘You have my old legs and I want them back!”
On keeping her children grounded: “The thing that I have learned is that your kids don’t really listen to what you say, but they watch how you behave. I think my husband [entrepreneur Rande Gerber] and I are both pretty grounded and they see that. Their life is certainly different than my life was as a kid, but they don’t really want a lot. We live in Malibu, which to some people who have never been here, it sounds very fancy, but it’s actually like a small town. They’re happy being outside, and my son is in the water every day after school. It’s not this decadent, luxurious lifestyle.”
Continue reading more of Cindy’s interview with Parade.com here.