Jessica Simpson on Having Three Kids 7 and Under: 'There Is a Lot of Dividing and Conquering'


Jessica Simpson‘s house got a little busier on March 19 with the addition of a new baby girl, but the newly minted mom of three wouldn’t have it any other way. The 39-year-old singer and actress says that while having three children age 7 and under is certainly difficult, she and husband Eric Johnson have learned how to tackle it together. “Three kids is no joke. It is definitely constant, and the biggest challenge for me is trying to be present when I am pulled in so many directions,” she tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “They are all in such different phases now.” The star’s oldest child, 7-year-old daughter Maxwell “Maxi” Drew, is embracing life as a social butterfly with a passion for animals, while son Ace Knute, 6, is “obsessed with sports,” Simpson says. Birdie Mae, meanwhile — like most 3-month-olds — keeps her focus on drinking milk and taking naps. “There is a lot of dividing and conquering going on right now at our house,” Simpson reveals of parenting with Johnson, 39, who is a former NFL player. Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements, plus more celebrity parenting news? Click here to get those and more in the PEOPLE Parents newsletter. RELATED: Jessica Simpson Is “Working Really Hard” on Getting Back in Shape After Her Third Child However, Simpson says that they make it a priority to take one night a week to themselves, handing Maxi and Ace off to Johnson’s parents and hiring a babysitter to take care of Birdie. “We typically download a movie and order dinner or do something super low-key to just connect,” she tells PEOPLE. “Eric is the greatest motivator and connecting with him on morning walks is the most grounding part of my day.” The fashion designer frequently offers fans glimpses of her home life on Instagram, showing off personal moments that feature things like Birdie’s adorable dimples and Maxi and Ace’s skills as older siblings. “Birdie is so precious. She is a little smiley angel these days. It is the best thing in the world to see and feel her smile. It fills the room,” Simpson says. RELATED VIDEO: Jessica Simpson Shares Adorable New Photos of 4-Week-Old Birdie with Daughter Maxwell and Son Ace As if having a household full of children wasn’t enough, Simpson has even more on her plate, with a memoir for Harper Collins due out in February and the launch of JessicaSimpson.com, a sales destination for her Jessica Simpson Collection that doubles as a place for the star to share stories, ideas and photos. “I think people will be surprised by a lot of what they will read,” Simpson says of her book. “I can’t wait to share it.” For more on Jessica Simpson, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now. (People.com Latest News) More More

Similar stories

CBS News Eye on Trends: The latest from the Election & Survey Unit - CBS News

CBS News Eye on Trends: The latest from the Election & Survey Unit  CBS News

Posted on 18 October 2019 | 11:43 am | Google News

Sam Stall column: A look at the biggest journalism stories in the United States - Richmond.com

Sam Stall column: A look at the biggest journalism stories in the United States  Richmond.com

Posted on 5 October 2019 | 2:00 am | Google News

Friday, Oct. 4: Zachary Quinto Goes Back 'In Search Of' for History - Channel Guide Magazine

Friday, Oct. 4: Zachary Quinto Goes Back 'In Search Of' for History  Channel Guide Magazine

Posted on 4 October 2019 | 2:00 am | Google News

Thursday, Oct. 3: Cardinals at Braves, Nationals at Dodgers in NL Division Series on TBS - Channel Guide Magazine

Thursday, Oct. 3: Cardinals at Braves, Nationals at Dodgers in NL Division Series on TBS  Channel Guide Magazine

Posted on 3 October 2019 | 2:00 am | Google News

Industry Moves: Moschino Replaces GM, Victoria Beckham Has a New CEO + More - Yahoo Lifestyle

Industry Moves: Moschino Replaces GM, Victoria Beckham Has a New CEO + More  Yahoo Lifestyle

Posted on 30 September 2019 | 2:00 am | Google News

Jessica Simpson shows off 100-lb. weight loss in plunging black dress - Fox News

Jessica Simpson shows off 100-lb. weight loss in plunging black dress  Fox News

Posted on 26 September 2019 | 2:00 am | Google News

Copyright © 2019 LastMinuteStuff.com | Contact info