She's played a mean girl in Never Been Kissed, but those high school antics pale in comparison to the judgment Jessica Alba faced when she became a mom. Who knew? In a new interview with Yahoo! Parenting, the actress, Honest Company founder, and mom of two opened up about the criticism she received after giving birth. "I know as a mom — and as a new parent — I felt confused," she shared. "And I felt judged. "Doesn’t it feel like the mean-girl thing from high school sort of just transforms into adulthood through motherhood?” she continued. “I think it has to do with hormones, right? I mean, this is the first time I’m actually saying this out loud, but that mean-girl stuff happens when your hormones are going crazy. And then your hormones go crazy again when you’re pregnant and having a baby. And even when you’re breastfeeding. And I feel like maybe it’s just all those hormones, and people don’t know where to put their energy, so they just start clashing.” Now that she's got two daughters, Alba says she resists the urge to be pedantic about parenting. “Now I’m one of those moms that gives you too much advice that you may or may not want," she joked. "Usually, you don’t want [it]. But I think the biggest thing is that what works for you, or what works for your friend, isn’t going to work for everyone...there is no right or wrong. "I have two very different girls," she added. "And the way that I parent one is different than the way that I parent the other. There’s no cookie-cutter way of going about it. And I think we as women — and as moms — we need to show younger girls that we support each other no matter what. And to try and not be so judgmental.” Preach. We love that "you do you" attitude. Watch the video below for Alba's full interview.
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