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Jessica Alba Covers Parenting April 2012 with Honor & Haven

Posted Wednesday March 14, 2012 4:35 PM GMT

She's been busy building up recognition for her offscreen business endeavor The Honest Company, and now Jessica Alba has piled on her attention garnering efforts by landing the cover of the April 2012 issue of Parenting magazine.

The 30-year-old actress was joined by her two adorable daughters, Honor Marie and Haven Garner, for the Mark Liddell shot spread lining the pages while chatting about everything from starting up her environmental health driven company to finding herself becoming more and more like her own mother each day.

Highlights from Miss Alba's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Parenting!

On how she packed on the pounds during her first pregnancy:
“I put on a lot of weight with [my firstborn] Honor; it took a long time to get back in shape. My husband [producer Cash Warren] made bacon for me every morning, and at night we ordered a minimum of five desserts.”

On deciding to start The Honest Company:
"I went to see Christopher Gavigan—he’s a leader in environmental health, and his book, Healthy Child, Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home, had taught me so much. I asked him if he’d be interested in starting a babycare-products company with me. Cash thought it was a great idea, too, so Christopher and I set about building the Honest Company. We deliver diapers, wipes, cleaners, and toiletries—all free of harmful chemicals—right to your door. And they’re cute! No brown diapers here!"

On turning into her mom:
"When I was a kid, I told myself, 'When I become a mother, I’m never going to say ‘Do it because I said so!’ to my children. I’ll definitely give them my reasons.' Yep, I’ve totally said it—and without giving reasons."

Photo Credit: Mark Liddell for Parenting