Apart from sharing my tips on toys or snacks, I'm open to hearing new ideas from other moms. I want to learn, too.
For me, my business is my business and my house is my house. I don't want the public in my house.
For the longest time, you just sound like a broken record, but you have to be consistent when teaching kids.
I learned from working in the fashion world that if I have a day when I feel slapped in the face, or if someone has been mean, I just have to get back up and it will be another day. I think about what I'm grateful for. I look at my kids and my husband and think, Wow, I'm a really lucky person.
I think it's important to get your surroundings as well as yourself into a positive state - meaning surround yourself with positive people, not the kind who are negative and jealous of everything you do.
But I also want to have a family with children one day, which is very important to me.
I was being rejected all the time. Agents would say, 'I don't think you're the type they're looking for.' I was always like, 'You think? I don't want you to think. I want them to think that.' This business is all about someone's opinion, but not the agent or the manager's. How do they know? They're not that person.
The main thing is healthy eating, exercise, which I do for special events, like if it's Sports Illustrated, or the swim suit catalogue for Victoria's Secret, or my own calendar that I did for the year 2000.
I like doing small parts, because I don't feel I'm that practised in acting. It's like making baby steps towards a bigger goal.
I am generally a very happy and easygoing person. I also believe it's always better to meet people with a smile rather than looking cold, especially when you first meet. It changes everything.
So everyone has that problem, models have that problem, too.
I'm a lioness. I have four cubs. I'm a mom. I want to take care of my kids and protect them.
I don't want to be wondering about how skinny I am, wondering what I'm going to eat because I don't want to gain and I want to look hot and young, always and forever.
I used to do my own taxes. You know how you buy that gigantic sheet at Staples, add up the restaurants, clothes, and taxis and glue your receipts into the book month by month? The more money I made, the more complicated things got.
People say, 'Oh, God, how devastating to go through a divorce.' Did I wish for this to happen to my family? No. But everyone is healthy; we're moving on with our lives.
I think you always need to try your best, but at the same time you can only do what you can do, and you don't need to beat yourself up about it.
I don't have the hard everyday life that so many working mothers face.
I danced for 15 years of my life. Which was my love and my passion.
Well, I was going to school in Germany. And in my free time I was dancing.
Your kids are happy if you're happy. And if your love is happy, then everything works. I think a lot of people think once the children are there, it's all about the children. But you can't forget about your best friend, your lover, your husband.
I don't know why I got so lucky. I have to pinch myself often and say, 'Is this just a dream?'
A little acting debut in Spin City, with Michael J. Fox, which opened up a whole new door for me.
My motto is to go wild on the accessories - the belts, the hair clips, the jewelery.
Because I'm on the runway with some of the best models in the industry.
I wouldn't push my kids to do anything. I want them to be happy, healthy, and I want them to be who they want to be, you know?
Keeping it all together as a modern woman means multitasking, especially when you work. I think you always need to try your best, but at the same time you can only do what you can do, and you don't need to beat yourself up about it. I'm not white-picket-fence perfect.
It's not like I'm this glamour diva who hands everything over and I just sit on my throne at home.
I can't look in the mirror and look at fake things. I just can't. I'd rather age.
In my job, people tell you that all the time: 'This shoot was great. You look amazing.' But you never know what they say when you turn away.
Well, I was already so happy being chosen to do the issue itself, that when I got on the cover, it was even more of a surprise and even more amazing to me.
I never went to a modeling school, and I don't suggest to anybody that they go to a modeling school.
With a family of six, there is always something to make, create and do together.
I don't think I could not have been with an artist of some kind, someone creative.
I think if you give your best as a parent, then that's all you can do.