Motherhood is not easy, especially during the first year after a baby is born. Not only is a mother recovering from having delivered the child, but she then also has to nurse and, if she does not have any support, change diapers, among countless other things.
However, Eva Longoria seems to have done all this without much trouble, evident by the fact that the actress was back to work within weeks of delivering her child back in June of 2018. But, according to Longoria herself, the reality is far from it.
In an interview given to Parent’s Magazine, the new mother revealed all the drastic changes which have come into her life post-delivery and has shown how motherhood requires a lot of hard work and commitment.
For example, just the fact that she had to pump milk while at the same time attend to work, in addition to getting the necessary hours of sleep, sounds exhausting enough.
Just Getting It Done
However, no matter how challenging things may become, Longoria has a very positive approach to work.
According to her, it’s all about getting things done, whether it pertains to her private or professional commitments.
Thankfully, her son Santiago Enrique, who is now a year old, is not a very difficult baby, at least according to her.
Apparently, he has a very pacified nature and remains calm as long as he is being fed properly and in a timely manner. That, and the right amount of sleep keeps him calm.
Teaching By Example
It is no secret that Longoria is a feminist at heart. The actress is a leading figure in the Time’s Up movement, and so she definitely wants her son to understand the importance of equality as well as the feminist movement when and as he grows up.
According to Longoria, the best way to do this is by setting an example for the young one instead of dictating the correct approach, as the former is a more effective teaching methodology. And she is already doing just that.
For example, for the TV show Grand Hotel, which is a new drama series on the ABC network and has Longoria as executive producer, the actress has made sure that most of the production team is comprised of female staff members.
Now that she has a child of her own, Longoria believes she has a greater responsibility towards the world, as she would be leaving behind a child who would continue to make an impact, and the nature of that impact depends entirely upon the way Longoria raises him.
However, that does not mean she plans on indoctrinating the young one with her own ideology. On the contrary, Longoria wants young Santi to find his own voice.
And, although she may like it more if he would subscribe to her perspectives about feminism, she won’t be angry with him if he starts thinking on the contrary or poses certain objections to her way of thinking. Her job is to nurture a free-thinking mind, and she plans to do just that.