Jen's mommy diaries

May 15, 2012, 07:08 IST | Deepali Dhingra

What comes to your mind when you think of Jennifer Lopez?

Well, she’s super-successful as a singer, as well as an actor. She’s a single mom looking after her kids and she has a body to die for! The beautiful Latina will be seen next in a film where she adopts a child. With the world paying a tribute to mothers on the occasion of Mother’s Day, CS got Jen to reveal her journey as a mommy:

Who: Jennifer Lopez, What: Talking about motherhood 

Juggling act
Being a single mom is not an easy task. But then, you get to a point in your life, and start thinking about it. The fact that women find the strength to raise children on their own without a man is simply beautiful. A child enriches your life in more ways than one. And you can do without a partner. It’s great to think that you have that option. All a single mom really cares about is not messing up the baby part. My babies are my number one priority, and everything else comes later. That’s my philosophy. I have all the problems faced by any average single mom. It’s a juggling act, and you just do the best you can.

Baby love
Before doing this movie, I never really thought about adoption. Throughout my life I was focused on having kids on my own. And it took me a while
to become a mom. However, during the making of the film, I held those two little Ethiopian twins in my arms, and fell in love with them instantly. I could understand the attachment that make people adopt kids. It really occurred to me as to how people adopted kids and loved them like their own children.

Yummy mummy!
When I was younger I used to work out all the time. I was obsessed about it. But now that I am a mom, and I am more mature I just don’t have the time to do all of that or spend as much time working out as I used to. My priorities have changed, but I do a lot of dancing for shows and videos, so I stay active with that. I am lucky I don’t have to sit at a desk all day. My lifestyle takes care of my fitness.  

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