In the lottery of life, you could say that Jenna Dewan-Tatum is winning big. For one, she has killer dance moves (as evidenced by her breakout role in the first Step Up film.) For another, she is married to Channing Tatum (a Birchbox ed favorite and one of People’s Sexiest Men Alive). Her streak doesn’t stop there: Her career is in full swing as the star of Lifetime’s Witches of East End, and she and her hubby welcomed a baby girl, Everly, into their family in May 2013.
Now Tatum is working on an exciting partnership with Baby Buggy, a charitable organization she has been involved with since before she was a mother herself. The star created an On the Go Pouch with Birchbox in support of the non-profit, which provides essential clothing, gear, and service to families in need. "I love the idea of designing an item that will not only help mothers but that will support families in need," she says. The limited-edition pouch, exclusive to Birchbox, is great for stashing everything from diapers to makeup. Aside from the carryall to help keep her organized, the actress has plenty of other new-mom tricks up her sleeve. Here’s what she has to say about her favorite postpregnancy products, her parenting style, and how she balances her career and family.
What is your parenting style?
I'm still learning as I go! I find that it's very intuitive and no matter how much you read or hear about, I get the best results when I trust my gut.
What are your favorite beauty products that you’ve come to rely on as a new mom?
What beauty products do you always have with you?
Who does Everly take after in terms of looks?
She looks a lot like I did as a baby—I had those cheeks too! But there's no denying those eyes and eyebrows are all Tatum.
How has having a baby changed you? What has it been like balancing a career and motherhood?
Motherhood changes your whole perspective on life. It grounds you and forces you to focus on what's really important. It's definitely a struggle to balance both, but I've become pickier about the work projects that I take on. I only choose opportunities that I feel are in alignment with what is good for my family.