Wednesday, October 6, 2010 / 5:09 am
Redbook has published a sneak peak of Katherine's cover feature, photo shoot and interview for the November edition of the magazine, in which she talks about adopting her daughter Naleigh, life as a mom and husband Josh Kelley.
Check out the Redbook magazine web site for more photographs of Katie and family from the shoot by Cheyenne Ellis. Redbook is on sale from October 19th.
On the decision to adopt with her husband
"We still talk about having biological children as well - I'm not ruling anything out. But my feeling about adoption is, Why not? There's nothing about it that makes it any less meaningful of a relationship in my mind."
On her daughter's arrival
"She was really quiet, just watching everybody and everything, and I was kind of the same: I was kind of scared too. It was like, There's no turning back now. This is my child. Oh, my God, I hope I do this right."
On the division of labor
"I was really surprised by how on top of it and how connected [Josh] is. I don't worry about a thing. I'm not like, 'Did you get the sippy cup? Did you get the diapers? Did you get the Cheerios?' I can't imagine not having a total equal partner in this."
On husband Josh Kelley
"He's a great dad. I didn't expect it. He's such a guy. I adore him, I can't imagine being with another man, but he can be very self-absorbed. Not in an egomaniacal way, just kind of in his own head and unfocused on anything other than his own stuff. So I was really surprised by how on top of it and how connected he is."
On balancing work and motherhood shooting Life As We Know It
"I had just become a mom...I was all over the place. I was really trying too hard. I was completely bonkers. If I spread myself too thin, I'm not a good actor, I'm not a good mother, and I'm just really high-strung - and everybody hates me."