Eva Longoria is raising her son to be a feminist

Eva Longoria is known for being an actress, but she also has important roles as a mother and an entrepreneur. the old Desperate Housewives the star discussed motherhood and career and how she makes time for both.

Eva Longoria wants to raise a feminist son

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Longoria says she wants to raise her son as a feminist. During his podcast, Connections with Eva Longoriawhich is part of iHeartMedia’s My Cultura network, she describes how she felt after finding out she was having a boy.

Longoria says that when she learned that she was going to have a boy, she said to herself that she would have preferred to have a girl so that she could raise him as a feminist. However, Longoria later realized she could still raise a boy to be a feminist.

“Everyone always asks me what I want to teach my son, [Santi]“says Longoria. “I can’t really tell him things – I have to show him things. I remember when I found out I was having a boy, I was like, ‘Aww, I wanted a feminist girl.’ A friend of mine told me how much we need more male feminists in this world and that my job is even more important to raise a son, to make sure he grows up to realize how women should be valued.

Longoria says she wants to be a good example for her son. She plans to do this by showing him the importance of hard work. “I carried this flag and this torch – I will raise a feminist son and show him my charity work and show him how hard I work.”

Eva Longoria prioritizes time with her son

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Longoria says time spent with her son is important to her. She makes sure to set aside enough time to be with him.

“I always keep my promise – that’s what I do to balance [motherhood and work]“says Longoria. “’Mom has to work and then we go swimming and then we go to lunch.’ I’m not faltering with this – you may be late, but I keep my word. If Saturday is our day, make sure it’s their day.

Longoria says she is happy to have become a mother later in life. She can choose how and when she works.

“Before I had a baby, people would ask me, ‘How do you do so many things?’ I would say: ‘It’s because I don’t have children!’ I did so many things in my career even before I had Santi. I have become financially stable, so I can be very picky now with my job. I know that’s not the case for a lot of women, so I’m super grateful to be an old mom!

Eva Longoria says self-care is important as a working mom

While work and family are important to Longoria, she also thinks self-care should be a priority. During an interview with The Cut, she talks about taking a moment to slow down and take care of herself.

“For me, self-care is probably the hardest thing for women to do because by nature we are caretakers for our children, caretakers for the elderly,” Longoria told The Cut. “We are the CEOs of our family, we make the financial decisions, the educational decisions, the health decisions, we are the human taxi. It’s hard to step back and do that.

Longoria says self-care doesn’t have to mean expensive travel. It could be something simple. “I also think that, for me, self-care is not a trip to Caboo. It doesn’t have to be huge, for me. I love taking a bubble bath. The way you talk to yourself is also a form of self-care.

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