New Mom Eva Mendes Is Being Much Too Hard on Herself​

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New mom Eva Mendes is staying pretty hush-hush about six-month-old daughter Esmeralda Amada, but she's not shy about showing off her post-baby body on the April cover of Women's Health. But as confident as she is in her looks, it looks like Mendes is just a little reserved about her parenting skills.


As a first-time mom, she's doing it all on her own and seems to be loving every minute of it. Especially the long, often sleepless, moments, and she's looking great doing it:

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"I'm actually enjoying the sleepless nights because it's bonding with my girl," Mendes says, a sentiment which she shared before. In an earlier interview with Violet Grey, the actress again admitted that she was exhausted. "I thought my wild nights were over but these are some of the wildest nights I’ve ever had," she mentioned.

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Wild? Yes. Sleepless? Definitely. And totally worth it, it seems. Along with Ryan Gosling and their parents, the couple has managed to totally rock the parenting thing all on their lonesome, without additional help. Kudos to them!

So how does she do it? Sorry, moms, but Mendes is not ready to tell.

"I don’t feel like I've really earned the right [to give motherly advice]," she adds in the interview. "I want to respect all the moms out there. They're going to be like, 'You know what? You’re a few months in. Just shut up.'"

Well, moms, would you say that?

Listen, Mendes is a mother too, even if it's only been a few months. She's had plenty of experience and almost half a year of those sleepless nights. Something tells us she's more than qualified to talk about what it's like to raise a newborn.

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Let's give her credit. She's doing it all and looks great doing it. It's time to build her up instead of knocking her down. There's no magical moment in parenthood when one finally gets their "Mom Card" and gets to talk about what it's like to raise little ones. You've already given birth, you're doing the day-to-day work, so you deserve to get the praise.

Do you think Mendes has earned the right to give out motherly advice?


Image via ACE/ News; Ben Watts/Women's Health

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