Katie Holmes Shares the Truth About Her Early Days as a Mom

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It's been two years since Katie Holmes divorced Tom Cruise, and the now single mom to Suri has been rockin' both her career and motherhood ever since. But it turns out that her cool demeanor and easy-going parenting weren't always the case. In an interview with Dujour magazine, Holmes admits that she was a nervous mom when Suri was first born.

Sure, she may now be a multitasking working mom, but when she first gave birth to her daughter, she refused to leave her side:


I totally admire women who go back to work six weeks after giving birth but when she was little, I was not ready. I was a very nervous mother -- like, sleeping next to her crib -- and I was in that mode for a long time.

That's a real and candid confession, and the truth is: it's completely normal.

Many new moms are just like Katie -- nervous to leave the baby alone for even the teeeeeniest of moments. Their every move, noise, and quiver are alarming. And you're there to take in every last moment.

But great news: there is, indeed, a light at the end of the tunnel. Just because you don't feel like you're completely, undeniably, 100 percent amazing at the beginning, that doesn't mean that the whole parenting thing won't get better.

Because it will.

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Granted, the first few days, weeks, and even months can be a little rocky. All of it is an adjustment process. You've gone from caring for yourself to nurturing a whole new life. That's bound to take some getting used to.

But look at Katie now! She's not just rocking motherhood, she's rocking single motherhood ... and doing it under the watchful eyes of the paparazzi to boot. If she can do it, ladies, you can too.

So cheer up! If you're sleeping on the floor next to the crib right now, know that it won't be the case forever. You, too, will lose the nervous jitters.

Were you ever a "nervous mom"?


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