Drew Barrymore takes motherhood seriously

By Lauren Weitz,

Drew Barrymore has put her acting career on hold to focus on her role as new mother.

"When my daughter was born, I thought to myself, 'How do I go past infinity with my efforts and care? I asked my mother-in-law questions. I psycho-stalked all of the nurses with so many questions. I asked every single question," said Barrymore to Harper’s Bazaar. "I'm a real stay-at-home mom. I'm really hands-on. Everything else became secondary."

Barrymore, who gave birth to her first daughter, Olive, in September, doesn’t want her daughter to have the same child-star experience that she did.

"I had such an exposed childhood," said the actress to Harper’s Bazaar. "I appreciate my journey, but I don't want that for my kid. Not any of it. It has nothing to do with whether I liked my childhood. I really did. But as a parent, that isn't the childhood that I'd provide."

The actress has already thought about rules for Olive, and she told Us Weekly that Olive won’t be allowed to wear make-up until she is a teenager.

"Kids shouldn't wear makeup, I strongly feel that way," said Barrymore to Us. "You should be a kid for as long as possible. I think when you start getting in your teens, then all bets are off, and you should just play, play, play. And figure out what kind of woman you want to be — the training wheels are off.”



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