Jessie James Decker Wows in Two Piece Showing Off "Big Belly"
Jessie James Decker is getting ready for her family of five to become a family of six—and she's enjoying every second of her babymoon. Decker, 35, shared pictures of herself posing on the beach with husband Eric Decker, her baby bump on display in a tiny white bikini. "Big belly, big baby," she captioned the post. Decker is a singer and entrepreneur as well as raising her big family—here's how she does it.
Decker is also a cookbook writer, and insists every single recipe is something she has tried herself—she even took cooking classes on vacation. "There was one [cooking class] every other day. I remember Eric being, 'Another one, huh?' I wanted to take it all in and learn from the best!" she tells Grazia. "I don't wanna look silly if I'm ever doing a cooking show and they're asking me about some recipe and I don't even know what to say to them. I make everything in my house and everything that is in the book is something I created."
Shake It Off
Decker is used to dealing with criticism from strangers over her social media posts, and doesn't allow it to get to her. "It hurts your feelings when people are unkind, but as I'm getting older, I don't have time to focus on negativity anymore," she tells Us Weekly. "I have three children to love and look after. We're all just trying to do our best. We should be supporting one another."
It Takes a Village
Decker has learned to be organized when it comes to juggling her children and work. "I know what's coming, and I'm very strategic," she tells Us Weekly. "[Last] week, I booked my music video shoot when the kids were at camp and Vivianne had a long gymnastics practice. That way, they didn't have to be away from me that much. And I have a rule: I don't do work after I pick up the kids from school. It also takes a lot of help… My husband has been retired from football, and he's been helping so I can live out my dreams. My mom is really helpful, and my sister lives up the street. There are times when I'm like, 'Hey, can you pick up Forrest?' and I do the same for her kids."
Decker is always looking for a new challenge. "I think I will always be striving for the next goal," Decker tells Grazia. "I watched Jennifer Lopez's documentary where she talks about her journey and how her mindset is she still feels like she hasn't made it and she's always saying, 'What's the next thing?' And I relate so much to that personality of you're always hungry, always striving to keep challenging yourself and breaking down barriers and keep going to the next level. I can always tick a box and be proud of it, but I'm always like, 'Okay, let's keep going!'"
Self-Care For Mom
Self-care is very important for Decker—in order to look after her family, she knows she also has to look after herself. "Go to the gym, take long walks and bubble baths," she tells Us Weekly. "I pour a glass of wine and get in for 45 minutes with candles and listen to music and relax. I need that time for myself to decompress. Every mom needs that."