We didn't name Birdie before she was born. When she came out I said, 'I think we gotta go with Birdie, I think that's her name.'

Busy Philipps

Busy Philipps

Profession: Actress
Nationality: American

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I remember dealing with bullies in high school and being put down because I was different.

I'm a jewelry girl. I became with friends with designer Irene Neuwirth a few years ago. At that point, I just used to wear my wedding rings. Very low key. Now, if I could, I'd be draped from head to toe in her jewelry all the time. Everything she makes is beautiful.

I'm flattered that people want to hear me talk about nothing.

I do think moms should be given a break, all across the board. And I think that the most important thing is that you're healthy. After I had my little girl, I wanted to be healthy for her and have a healthy body image so that she hopefully grows up to see that her self worth isn't defined by how thin she is.

I like some pants; I just don't like jeans very much. Dresses are so much easier because I don't have to think very hard.

A dress is so great because you can grab a dress, then you either wear it with tights or no tights, depending on what the weather is outside. You can throw a little jacket over it; you can take the jacket off. It's very easy.

I'm an actor who works, and a lot of this is luck for me, that I get to be a part of really great shows that have these cult followings.

I love Banana Boat's brand. They don't test on animals; they're natural. Their kids' products are amazing.

It's nice to have the support of the LGBT community, because they're loyal, and they'll follow you down any career path.

I think it's important for kids to express themselves with bad fashion. I struggle a little bit now because I have a daughter and I feel with fashion, like they're sexualizing the kids so young. Little kids in high heels and that kind of thing is really difficult for me to wrap my head around.

I have my own grown-up versions of temper tantrums, too. I have a hard time not getting hurt when my kids have meltdowns.

As you fall in love with friends, you want to spend more and more time with each other.

I don't believe in guilty pleasures. If you enjoy something, there's nothing guilty about it.

I had really specific ideas of what kind of mom I was going to be and what kind of things I was going to provide for my child - even down to the organic, wooden toys Birdie was going to be allowed to chew on. Then cut to my daughter being obsessed with every plastic, 99-cent store toy.