A: We had been trying for quite a few years, and then of course there was a time when we weren't, and then we started trying again. When I found out I was pregnant, I was floored. I'd snuck out of bed and then came back and woke Johnny up in bed. We both started crying. It was wonderful.
A: I didn't have any doubts. I love being pregnant. I love the closeness I feel when I'm carrying them. I love feeling them move inside me. My heart breaks for people who aren't able to have kids. But I feel like there's really hope for anyone.
A: Very hands-on. I absolutely adore my kids. Johnny and I love them up constantly. Ella's like, "Mom, ugh! Thank god you had Ben because now he can take some of the kisses!" And Johnny sings to thema lot of Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand.
A: Absolutely. I've always wanted to be a mother, ever since I was 11. I was an expert babysitter. I was doing commercials for thousands of dollars, but I'd still babysit for $3 an hour just because I loved it. I'm just in a good place, and am able to really be with my kids. It's pretty amazing having a child at this age.
Q: When times are tough, who is your rock?
A: Johnny and I feel you're at your best when you're helping others. And it was really important to us to have something positive come out of this, and help people, whether it's with learning difficulties, or seizures, or special needsit's really a wide spectrum of help.
A: Even though it may seem like they won't, things always get better. And there are things that you can dosometimes as simple as taking a walk or spending time with your girlfriends. Take vitamins. Never underestimate how important it is to have sleep and good nutrition. When you have those basic things, your outlook is a whole lot better.
A: Absolutely. For a lot of people getting older means you start slowing down. I don't think you have to. A lot of it is mind-set.
A: Yes! And Miley texted me the other day, and said, "I'm still taking my vitamins, Second Mama!" She calls me Second Mama.
A: All our home products are nontoxic. We eat primarily organic, and as little packaged and canned as possible. On the other hand, I'm loose about desserts! We're not obsessive. I say: Do what you can, enjoy yourself, and don't live in fear.
A: Oh my god, too many to list. One reason I wasn't losing as quickly was because I was like, "Ooh, those cinnamon muffins are really good." I sort of got on a jag with that. Then in the last month I lost most of the rest of it. I still have a few pounds to go.
A: I try to eat natural organic foods, free of chemicals, antibiotics, and hormones. That's why if you go to a country like France, you can eat more and not gain. It's because you're eating more natural foods.
A: In Hollywood everybody loses the weight in about three or six weeks; it's kind of insane. And I mean, if you have that type of body, then, all the power to you, it's amazing that you can do that if it's still healthy…
A: I didn't feel it, because I didn't put it on myself. And I consciously didn't want to go back to work right away. So I gave myself the break to lose it in a healthy, natural way.
A: Johnny and I have taken up tennis, and that's really fun. He got the upper hand when I got pregnant, because I didn't play. So he's a little better than me, and he'll love me for saying that! But we're well matched.
Q: What's the secret to a happy 20-year marriage?
A: We check in with each other: What's wanted and needed? We keep it alive and playful and fun. And we don't push each other's buttons.
A: Yeah, and I appreciate it all the time. It's not something you ever really get used to. I'll be sitting there doing something really normal with the kids and then all of a sudden I hear, "Whoosh!" and see the lights of the airplane and he's like, "Honey, I'm home!" Growing up, Johnny thought everybody would have a plane in their backyard. And he made that dream a reality.
A: I say yes a lot. It's a conscious decision. I really believe you can do, and be, and have anything you want. If you want to say yes, say yes to living. I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't do drugs. I've done all of that. And now I live a really clean life.
A: I've already started on education: what drugs do to your body and how they are addictive. There was this fallacy in Hawaii, where I grew up, that pot's not addictive, and that it's natural, and all this other B.S. I went from that to…bam!
A: Don't sweat the small things. Love your kids like it could be the last moment. Johnny and I really give our kids the space to discover who they areto make their own choices and to experience the joys of life.