Role prepared Halle Berry for motherhood

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As we all know by now, Halle Berry gave birth to what I am sure will be one of the most beautiful children to ever grace the earth, let alone a magazine cover. The Oscar-winning actress and boyfriend Gabriel Aubry welcomed an as-yet-unnamed (to the public anyway) bouncing baby girl yesterday.

But, was Halle ready? I guess she was. I don't know if any of us are truly ever ready to be parents--we plan and we imagine and we prep, but we really don't know what lies ahead. So it was with Halle, who claims a role in a recent film helped prepare her for motherhood and made her realize how much she wanted to be a mom.

Halle recently starred in "Things We Lost in the Fire" along the hotness that is David Duchovney (sorry, I had to slip that in there) as a mom who loses her husband. She might lose other things too but I didn't see the film, despite Duchovney being in it (I prefer him on the small screen, thank you).

Says Berry. "I think it validated that I was meant to be a mother because every day I dealt with the character as a mother and thinking as a mother...it let me know I was meant to be a mother." Halle commented that she'd always known she wanted kids--I think that feeling does exist within many of us--but I guess she just wasn't sure when or how.

I know that feeling well. Even when I was little I knew I wanted children, but, to be honest, for a long time I was afraid. I feared giving up a certain lifestyle, feared the unknown, and didn't ever feel "ready." Then I ran a half-marathon, which was a real feat of strength and power for me. After that I thought, heck, if I can do this--I can do anything! And then I was ready.

When were you ready to have a kid? Was it when you found out you were pregnant? Was it when you were very young? Was it doing something strange or silly or funny or life-changing? Do tell!

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.
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