Let me tell you a little secret: Pregnancy can be exhausting. And it’s far from glamorous. (Okay, that's not really a secret.) And yes, even celebrities feel this way.


Jessica Alba, who’s expecting her third child with husband Cash Warren, told reporters at the Baby2Baby Gala Saturday night that she doesn’t feel “glamorous at all” when she’s pregnant, according to People. “I usually feel sort of like Humpty Dumpty, slothing around and hormonal, and nothing fits the same,” she said at the event.

That’s why getting dolled up can feel so good when you’re a mom-to-be.

The 36-year-old Honest Company founder underwent what she called a “transformation” for the Saturday night gala supporting Baby2Baby, a non-profit group that provides diapers, clothing and other basic needs to low-income kids.

Alba told reporters that she felt “kind of pretty and yes very glamorous” in the gorgeous black lace Brock Collection gown she wore on the red carpet, according to InStyle. “It’s nice to kind of dress up and feel beautiful,” Alba added.

Of course, that doesn’t mean all mamas-to-be need to dress up to feel beautiful. Pregnancy is a different experience for everybody—and every body—and some of us probably know that one mama who looks glamorous even when rocking sweat pants. We’re all beautiful either way. ?

Raising a mentally strong kid doesn't mean he won't cry when he's sad or that he won't fail sometimes. Mental strength won't make your child immune to hardship—but it also won't cause him to suppress his emotions.

In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental strength is what helps kids bounce back from setbacks. It gives them the strength to keep going, even when they're plagued with self-doubt. A strong mental muscle is the key to helping kids reach their greatest potential in life.

But raising a mentally strong kid requires parents to avoid the common yet unhealthy parenting practices that rob kids of mental strength. In my book, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do, I identify 13 things to avoid if you want to raise a mentally strong kid equipped to tackle life's toughest challenges:

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