Mila Kunis On Motherhood, Life, And The Lesson She Hopes To Teach Her Daughter

"Motherhood shows you how selfless you can get."

Mila Kunis may be starring in the upcoming movie A Bad Moms Christmas, but in real life, she's also working on getting the whole mom thing down to a science. The 34-year-old actress and mother of two — daughter Wyatt, 3, and son Dimitri, 10-months — with husband Ashton Kutcher, recently opened up about her own experiences with motherhood to Marie Claire

The recipe behind her mommy magic is quite simple: Don't overthink things and be happy.

"What motherhood shows you is how selfless you can get," she told the magazine. "I'm ragged tired. Who cares? My kids are healthy, I'm happy."



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Such an approach to motherhood didn't always feel so natural to Kunis, who has had to learn to accept some of the chaos that naturally comes with having kids. 

"I was always so structured in my life in a certain way, and having a kid made me be like 'OK let's just see what happens.' You just have to go with it," Kunis told A Plus in an interview last year. 

Now, Kunis's laid back attitude is what shapes most of her personal life, and she finds it works for her best. "There's something so empowering about being, 'Whatever's going to happen is going to happen,' " she told Marie Claire. "Over the past four or five years, I've realized how much I enjoy that feeling."

Motherhood has only added to that happiness, and while she's taking Hollywood by storm, she's continuing to focus on what's important, especially when it comes to raising a daughter.

"What I want my daughter to learn from me is the value of hard work," she said.

She's also teaching her children humility, so her and hubby Kutcher won't be spoiling the kiddos with Christmas gifts since they're blessed to have more than most throughout the year.

Still, "a giant kid pile in my bed with my husband," is the gift that keeps on giving in their home as well as precious time like "rolling out of bed, doing breakfast while staying in our pajamas, and then maybe going to like the zoo or the aquarium or the park – sans paparazzi."

(H/T: Today)

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