After giving birth to three children in less than five years, Molly Sims is more super mother than supermodel. Instead of walking the runways, she’s chasing runaway toddlers. Instead of traveling to exotic locations to shoot Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue, she’s staging iPhone shoots at home that chronicle the monthly growth of her eighth-month old son, Grey Douglas. Instead of hosting MTV’s House of Style, she hosts a DIY mom-friendly YouTube channel. Instead of filming scenes for an upcoming episode of her former hit show Las Vegas, she films videos discussing her favorite back-to-school backpacks for her namesake lifestyle blog.
“You get engaged, then you get married. Then you get pregnant. Then you get pregnant again. Then you get pregnant again. For me, all the change was a little overwhelming,” Sims recently told Haute Living. And yet, she takes it gracefully and passionately with stride. Instead of wallowing, she’s embraced the chaos that is her current life and refers to it lovingly as a “happy mess.” In fact, she has a neon red sign with those words on a wall at her home. It serves as a reminder to welcome the craziness and all the challenges it brings. “I mean, it can get messy. That’s for sure. I guess my best advice is embrace the mess and be involved in it and don’t miss those moments. It’s hard. I’m not going to lie. It’s a lot, but it’s that beautiful happy mess,” she says with a hint of Southern twang in her voice.