You may have seen headlines over the years about Silverstone’s vegan practices and her parenting style, but at her core the actress says she’s just “a loving mama.” On a recent episode of The Ellen Fisher Podcast, the 45-year old sat down with the host to chat about raising healthy kids and how she responds to critics of her “alternative” parenting.
“I’m a natural mama, and I’m a loving mama. I believe in love, I believe in nature and our society is scared of nature and love,” she says. When it comes to some of the parenting concepts she embraces, she admits she’s gotten flack. But in reality, “The things I’m doing, I’m not inventing. I didn’t invent any of it. I’d love to take credit for all of it…it’s just me following nature,” she says.
“Bear and I still sleep together and I’ll be in trouble for saying that and I don’t really care,” says Silverstone. While co-sleeping definitely isn’t for everyone, we totally get the single mom of one wanting to soak up all the love for their only child as much as possible. In fact, she says her focus on Bear was the reason she put off having any other kids for so long.
She goes on to talk about her use of the elimination communication method, raising her son vegan and convincing her then-husband that her practices were more than just hippie shenanigans.
“Being a mom is the most precious, most unbelievable experience in this world…it’s so divine.”