The actress and mom-of-two shows off her post-baby bod on the May issue of Good Housekeeping magazine in bright springtime florals. Inside the issue, she opens up about motherhood, raising her girls and reveals how she maintains a healthy marriage to hubby Dax Shepard!
The "House Of Lies" actress and the "Parenthood" star are parents to two-year-old Lincoln and recently welcomed daughter Delta in December. But, the 34-year-old wasn't always so sure that motherhood was for her.
"I wasn't positive I wanted kids. But I can now confirm having them is absolutely unmissable," she gushes. "When Lincoln came out, at first I was like, 'Eh, what do I do with it? I can take it home?' But when I started breastfeeding, the oxytocin or my hormones or hundreds of thousands of years of evolution kicked in. I didn't want to let her go."
Kristen is very protective of her girls and weighs in on the recent anti-vaccination trend in Hollywood, a practice that the petite star calls "unacceptable."
“There is a lot of scientific, proven information out there that shows why vaccinations are necessary," Kristen explains. "Kids with autoimmune diseases, kids who are receiving cancer treatments — they can't be vaccinated because their immune systems [can't handle it]."
"If he then goes to school with my kid and I chose not to give my kid vaccinations, I'm putting your kid at risk. To me, that's unacceptable. As moms, our responsibility is not just to our kids — it's to all the other kids, too."
The "Veronica Mars" alum and her man also get candid about what makes their marriage work. The pair, who tied the knot in 2013, couldn't be more different.
"We have such different backgrounds, it's comical," Dax explains. "There were hurdles, things she didn't trust about me, things I didn't trust about her. I just kept going back to 'This person has the thing I want, and I have to figure out how we can exist peacefully.' So we started [seeing a therapist together] right away."
"You do better in the gym with a trainer; you don't figure out how to cook without reading a recipe," Kristen added. "Therapy is not something to be embarrassed about."
Read Kristen's full interview when the May issue of Good Housekeeping magazine hits newsstands April 21st!