Ashley Tisdale on Why Self-care Matters So Much: ‘I Have Never Wanted to Put My Anxiety on My Child’
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Jun 17, 2022

Ashley Tisdale on Why Self-care Matters So Much: ‘I Have Never Wanted to Put My Anxiety on My Child’

Ashley Tisdale isn’t afraid to admit that motherhood threw her for a bit of a loop. In interviews and on her social media platforms, the actress and singer has been refreshingly candid about the joys and challenges of her latest role — being mama to daughter Jupiter Iris French, now 1 — and how it’s impacted her own mental health.

The High School Musical star talked to SheKnows recently at the launch event for goodnest, the refillable baby care brand she’s joined forces with — along with fellow new parent Tan France — as part of its partner collective, or “nest.” Tisdale was connected with the brand through her wellness blog, Frenshe, and says that once she tried the products, available exclusively online and at Target, partnering with the brand was “a no-brainer.”

“Seeing what companies got away with back in the day for babies is just insane to me,” she says. “And I’m just so grateful that there are companies doing this, [making] earth-friendly, clean products. We don’t have to worry about it.”

Keep reading to hear more about what Tisdale had to say about the importance of self-care, sustainability, and the expectations of motherhood:

SK: You’ve talked a lot about how important self-care is to your mental health. How are you able to prioritize that, now that you’re a mom?
Ashley Tisdale: It’s really just about the schedule. For me, the first thing I do is wake up with Jupiter, feed her, and then her first nap is when I get in my meditation. Meditating helps just calm the mind and my anxiety. I definitely need to create these little rituals for myself, so when she goes down to sleep, it’s like, “Okay, cool, now I get to have a little bit of me-time.”

I see moms over and over forget themselves. And I think that it’s just important to know that your baby is happy when you’re happy. I have never wanted to put my anxiety on my child. So, for me, it’s like, “Okay, how can I be the best mom?” And this is how I can do that — so I’m not sharing that anxiety with her.

SK: You’ve also been open about not recognizing your post-partum body and feeling inadequate as a mom. (Thank you!) How are you feeling right now?
AT: I’m definitely feeling a lot better. I was just texting someone, and I was like, “I think there’s a grieving period of your old self that you go through, that no one really tells you.” You’ll never be that same person again. And that’s amazing, it’s awesome because you have this beautiful baby that you get to… I mean, she just lights up my day. But there is that period where you have to be like, “Okay, well, that was the past.” And it’s a life-changing thing.

There are a lot of things that my mom friends did not share with me, that I’m like, “What, why wouldn’t you share this with me?” I created a platform, Frenshe — which is all about wellness and living a cleaner lifestyle and my journey in mental health — and I like to be very real on that and talk about these things. The fact that I only learned about a fourth trimester two weeks before I had a baby is wild. My friend was like, “Just so you know, the fourth trimester is the hardest.” I was like, “What is the fourth trimester?! I’ve never heard of this!”

SK: You’re like, “Wait, the hard part is still coming?”
AT: I was like, “Oh my God.” Labor is easy compared to everything you experience after it. It’s so true. I do think that it’s important to be real and honest and educate people. Because when you’re aware and know these things, you’re able to be like, “Oh, okay, this is something that everybody goes through,” versus feeling alone in it.

SK: Speaking of being open and vulnerable, especially on social media, that can invite mom-shaming. Have you experienced that?
AT: I mean, honestly, I haven’t, only just because I don’t really dive super deep into comments!

SK: Let’s talk about goodnest. Which one of the products is your favorite?
AT: I am obsessed with the Magic Wash. We [were] at a hotel in Malibu, not far from our home, and I was like, “I don’t think we have to give her a bath.” And thank God we had it in the diaper bag because she had pasta that night and it was everywhere. It just saved us in that moment, and I think it’s the most brilliant thing.

SK: What other products do you love — either for yourself or for Jupiter?
AT: I mean, I am obsessed with Coterie diapers. That’s all we’ve ever used. They’re amazing. We’ve never had any leakage, which is, I know, a big deal. And then, for myself, I’m obsessed with candles. I do love a good bath salt, to create my little ritual at night. And hand lotion — that’s a big thing. I wash my hands a lot, obviously, having a baby, but also being in this pandemic, my hands dry out a lot. So hand lotion — I love Aesop and Barbara Sturm — always saves me.

Tour the Los Angeles Family Home That Ashley Tisdale Designed for Herself
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Mar 30, 2022

Tour the Los Angeles Family Home That Ashley Tisdale Designed for Herself

Ashley gave architecturaldigest.com an exclusive peek inside the modern property she shares with her family. They moved into the house when she was seven months pregnant.

 

When Ashley Tisdale first revealed her baby’s nursery on Instagram, the room was decidedly minimalist with its white walls, white rug, and streamlined wood crib from Kalon Studios. The singular piece of art by Stella Maria Baer perfectly echoed her daughter’s celestial name, Jupiter. But now that Jupiter has been exploring Earth for an entire year, her surroundings look very different, thanks to dark green paint and a patterned pink rug. “I started to get to know her, and I was like, okay, this is a little bit too vanilla-y for her. We need to pump up the funkiness because she just has a cool, fun personality,” Tisdale says. “I think she has a design eye to be honest.” Without diving too far into the science of talking to your baby in utero, this makes total sense. After all, Tisdale and her composer husband Christopher French moved into their current home when she was around seven months pregnant, at which point the High School Musical alum dove headfirst into decorating. The talented Tisdale was well prepared for the undertaking, considering she launched her design passion project, Frenshe Interiors, last year.

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An aesthete who has worked with AD100 talents like Jake Arnold and Pierce & Ward on past homes, and who also enrolled herself in Kelly Wearstler’s Masterclass, Tisdale had never furnished an entire house by herself. Nonetheless, she felt up to the challenge after successfully tackling an extensive kitchen remodel with her contractor father for her previous home in Los Feliz in Los Angeles. Continue reading Tour the Los Angeles Family Home That Ashley Tisdale Designed for Herself

Ashley Tisdale and Christopher French on the most unexpected challenges of having a newborn and what they wish someone told them
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Aug 3, 2021

Ashley Tisdale and Christopher French on the most unexpected challenges of having a newborn and what they wish someone told them

Listen to the Ashley’s interview with Meaning Full Living

Today, we’re talking to new parents Ashley Tisdale and Christopher French. The actress, singer, dancer, influencer, and Founder of Frenshe and Frenshe Interiors welcomed her first child in March with her husband Chris, a composer and multi-instrumentalist. The two get candid about having a newborn, the most surprising parts of having an infant, how to get comfortable with the uncomfortable, and what they wish they knew before becoming parents. 

 

In The Know Interview
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Jul 18, 2021

In The Know Interview

Ashley was interviewed by Gibson Johns for In The Know. They talked about her newfound motherhood, navigating pressure around raising her daughter in the public eye, breastfeeding and the products she uses. They also discuss introducing Jupiter to friend and former “High School Musical” co-star Vanessa Hudgens, what it’s like seeing the continuation of the “HSM” brand into the streaming era and whether or not she has any advice for the current slate of Disney stars like Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett.

Interview with Access Hollywood
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Jun 25, 2021

Interview with Access Hollywood

Ashley Tisdale is a new mom and loving every minute of it! The “High School Musical” star told Access Hollywood that baby Jupiter Iris has already met her co-star turned best friend, Vanessa Hudgens. “It was so cool and she just like fell in love with Vanessa, I think she just knew how important she was to me because she like reached out her arms to her and Vanessa was teary eyed,” she said. Ashley said Jupiter, who is 3-month-old, has been hitting new milestones. The new mom has been candid about her breastfeeding journey and opened up about how formula feeding has helped her family flourish. “It’s just funny that we have this whole stigma around breastfeeding, that that is the only way and it’s not true,” she said. Ashley is now partnering with Enfamil, to explain the benefits of formula feeding.

Tamron Hall Show
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Feb 1, 2021

Tamron Hall Show

Ashley was a guest on the Tamron Hall Show on Friday, January 29. She talked about her journey as a mom-to-be, her problems with plastic surgery, and how to love the skin you are in. It was really hard to get these screencaps, so please, do not steal photos from our gallery! Unfortunately, the video from this interview isn’t available.

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Ashley Tisdale & Her Husband Had Their Baby Girl’s Name Picked Out Before She Got Pregnant
Posted on
Jan 14, 2021

Ashley Tisdale & Her Husband Had Their Baby Girl’s Name Picked Out Before She Got Pregnant

Source: www.accessonline.com

Ashley Tisdale can’t wait for her little girl to arrive! “The Masked Dancer” panelist, who is seven months pregnant with her and husband Christopher French’s first child, told Access Daily’s Mario Lopez and Kit Hoover that she and her man got a head start on picking out baby names. “She was named before she even came. We thought of the name last year, actually,” she revealed. Ashley also revealed her strongest pregnancy cravings and reflected on what it was like to dress her growing bump for “The Masked Dancer.” Plus, the Frenshe founder gushed over the excitement of getting to judge a reality competition for the first time! “The Masked Dancer” airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Fox.