Eva Mendes On Setting An Example For Her Daughters

Eva Mendes guesses she has done this herself, but asking a child, “What do you want to become when you grow up?” now makes her uncomfortable.

Children don’t want to be one thing; they want to be ballerinas, firefighters, and astronauts. Therefore, why should they feel limited to one career path?

According to Mendes, who shares daughters Esmeralda, 7, and Amada, 6, with partner Ryan Gosling, “the idea that we have to be one thing when we grow up is limiting.”

Our latest partnership is with Skura Style, an antimicrobial cleaning sponge that indicates when it’s time to replace it.

After discovering the brand’s “Skrubby Sponge” during the pandemic’s fruit-wiping stages, she became a brand ambassador and co-owner.

It makes sense for Mendes, a self-described “control freak” who finds cleaning her home “cathartic.”

She is open to letting her daughters handle chores, although she prefers to “kick everyone out of the kitchen.”

Mendes says, “It’s fun, joyful, annoying, and frightening. The emotions that we run through in one day — like, it’s all there, and it’s all so raw.”

She doesn’t mind turning to professionals for advice.

In addition to parenting gurus Big Little Feelings, she’s a Dr. Becky student, an homage to the clinical psychologist whose Good Inside platform offers expert advice on everything from sharing to sibling rivalry.

Mendes says, “I’m saying to myself, ‘I don’t have to have the answer to this. It’s OK not to know; be there with them. Don’t let them be alone through it.'” &

Although she primarily uses social media to promote business projects, she feels passionate about it. She also enjoys connecting with other parents online, whether she agrees with their advice or method.

It garnered praise and criticism when she shared a quote about not spanking her kids.