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Drew Barrymore Opens Up About Self-Care Routine That Helped Her Cope with Being a New Mom

Rodolfo Vieira
Oct 05, 2021
04:20 A.M.
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Drew Barrymore is more than just one of the most famous actresses in Hollywood, she is also the proud mother of two beautiful girls named Frankie and Olive.

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However, even though she is a strong woman and confident mother, she didn't use to be that way. According to her, being a new mom, she was "nervous" and not confident at all.

That all changed when she received a journal, which she claims to have helped her a lot since, in the beginning, all she wanted was to get motherhood right.

Drew Barrymore at Charlize Theron's Africa Outreach Project Fundraiser at The Africa Center in New York City | Photo: Noam Galai/WireImage via Getty Images

Drew Barrymore at Charlize Theron's Africa Outreach Project Fundraiser at The Africa Center in New York City | Photo: Noam Galai/WireImage via Getty Images

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A ROUGH PERIOD FOR HER

While handing out diapers and other essentials to families in need at the Baby2Baby Hearts NY COVID Relief Diaper Distribution, Barrymore explained that, at the time, she wasn't eating or sleeping.

So she started writing in this journal, which was gifted to her by "a woman with many children," and that she felt much more grounded afterward, even if she would just write a few sentences about each day.

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The "Charlie's Angels" star refers to the journal as a "gratitude book," and revealed that her daughters have also started using it quite frequently. She said:

"My girls and I try to write in it every night that we can. What's cool is they now recognize something and they go, 'That's going in the gratitude book tonight!'"

 Drew Barrymore at the "Santa Clarita Diet" premiere in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Netflix

Drew Barrymore at the "Santa Clarita Diet" premiere in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Netflix

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PROUD OF HER CHILDREN

During the event, which was held in Harlem, New York City, the 46-yer-old also praised her little girls for their newly-discovered passion for activism.

Barrymore described herself as a "wild child."

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According to her, Frankie, 7, and Olive, 9, whom she shares with ex Will Kopelman, love getting involved in different causes, making signs, and going to marches and rallies. She added:

"This is an incredible time as a parent to have your kids be so aware of everything that's going on in an empowering way that isn't just scary."

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ON HER OWN

Barrymore recalled she was not raised that way and it was something she had to find out and learn by herself, which she believes to be a good thing since everyone can follow the same path she did.

Recently, the actress also opened up about her childhood and even got very emotional during a visit to Van Nuys Psychiatric Hospital, where she was placed when she was only 13 years old.

Barrymore described herself as a "wild child," saying she just got so much out of control that no one knew what to do with her. She stayed there for a total of 18 months.

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