Kristin Cavallari has come a long way since “Laguna Beach.”
On Tuesday’s live episode of “The Real,” the reality TV star spoke to hosts Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jeannie Mai, Loni Love, Adrienne Houghton and Amanda Seales about the upcoming third season of “Very Cavallari” and her marriage to Jay Cutler.
Before starring in the E! show, the now 33-year-old took a hiatus from her career to raise her children with the football player: Camden, 7, Jaxon, 5, and Saylor, 4.
When asked if she has any advice for mothers who plan on re-entering the workforce, the fashion designer answered, “Just go for it.”
“I know that’s easier said than done,” she added. “I own my own company with Uncommon James, and I realize how fortunate I am that I can essentially make my own hours. I have no one to answer to, which is amazing. But even if you just want to get back out there part-time.”
Though the “Paradise Hotel” host loves her homelife, she also enjoys going to the office, as she said work is her “creative outlet.”
“I know for me, I love being a mom and that’s where I’m the happiest, and that’s when I felt like I came into who I was supposed to be,” she explained. “But I also love working because it’s that creative outlet. So, I really need both of them, and ultimately, I think working makes me a better mom and a better wife.”
However, “The Hills” alum admits to having “mom guilt” whenever she is away from her kids.
“And it’s hard to balance it all. Mom guilt is a very real thing,” she dished. “Even this morning, I’m FaceTiming my kids before they go to school. My daughter Saylor is like, ‘I just want you to come home.’ And I’m like, ‘I know! I’m coming home!’ It’s real!”