Amy Adams Gives Us Some Serious Motherhood Inspiration

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Amy Adams Motherhood Quotes

Amy Adams is about as down to earth yet sparkly beautiful as it gets, personality-wise and otherwise too. She keeps her family life extremely private, however is lovingly candid in many of her interviews on being a mother for nearly a decade to her only daughter Aviana.

As motherhood inspiration we wanted to share with you some splendid highlights of the internet artifacts on her life as a package deal with husband Darren Le Gallo and daughter Aviana.

Adams on when she realized she was going to be a mother

Adams realized she was starting her own family one morning when she tugged at her refrigerator door. “I saw almond milk in the fridge–Darren drinks it, but I’d never tasted it–and it triggered an animal response,” she recalls. “I was like, ‘I need that,’ and I drank the entire carton in 10 minutes. I looked at Darren and said, ‘I think…yeah, I’m pregnant.’” Source

On being pregnant

“It’s sort of surreal. I’m so excited. It’s something I’ve always wanted, but I’ve been so focused on work that I never really focused on family. I’m just excited to sort of get to build my own traditions and to sort of see who this person is and get to learn from my child as well as teach my child about the world I live in. But I can’t wait for my child to teach me about the world I live in.” Source

On her body during pregnancy

“Being pregnant finally helped me understand what my true relationship was with my body–meaning that it wasn’t put on this earth to look good in a swimsuit,”

“I was like, ‘Look, I can carry a baby! I’m gaining weight right, everything’s going well.’ And I’ve had that relationship ever since.”


On parenting imperfections

“I’m definitely not one of those women who make it look easy. I’m always running late — and look, there’s guacamole on my purse! But I’m more patient than I ever thought I would be, and I’m not so hard on myself anymore.” Source

On The Lessons Of Parenthood

“It opened up my eyes and got me outside of myself. I hate to think that I was so wrapped up in my own stuff before I had her but I was, so now I’m able to look at things from a different lens. It took me out of myself.” Source

On thanking her family during her Hollywood Star Ceremony and the rare occasion of bringing Aviana into the public eye

“I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you all how much I love you…you guys are the best,” she said while getting emotional. “Honestly, I never expected I would have friends and family who would stand by me, who would ground me and who would come today to celebrate me.”

“It was amazing,” she told E! News about sharing the moment with her daughter. “I try to keep her really private, so it was a conversation that my husband and I had. We thought it was a very special moment to share with her.”


Adams on balancing work and time with her daughter

“I actually love my work more now, ’cause I feel if I’m going to be away from her, I’d better enjoy it. I’m trying to be more present in each moment of my life. She’s taught me that.” Source

“I have to trust that I can prioritize my family and myself while still finding the energy and focus for my work. And I believe I can. I know I can.” Source

“The first couple of years I couldn’t quite figure out the balance, and I didn’t have a clear separation between work and home. But I’m not living in this sort of obsessed space any more. It’s not that I don’t find my work important. It’s just that I now know, at the end of the day, I’ll be back home reading stories to my daughter.” Source


On home life with her celebrity status

“I tend to wear very little makeup at home because when my daughter was even younger she saw me putting on makeup and she said, ‘You look like Amy Adams when you do that – I just want you to be Mom.’ So I said, ‘You got it, honey,’” Adams says, with a “so that’s that” nod. Source

On successfully cultivating a non-stereotypical family support unit that actually works

“Oh I know! We have a friend who said to him, ‘I couldn’t do what you do, I really couldn’t.’ What, show up for your wife? That’s really sad. But, you know, he has sacrificed a lot. But he travels with me and helps to keep the family together, and I really do appreciate that. But I don’t value it because he’s a man doing it, I value it because he’s my partner… My husband is an extremely competent caregiver.” Source

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