Being a mother is a difficult task at the best of times, so knowing when and where to pick your battles is essential for everyone's peace of mind. 

This is a lesson that Eva Mendes would definitely stand behind and with two young children, it's no surprise to see her take on this measured approach when it comes to her kid's clothes. 

The actress is making a name for herself in the fashion world, but she still doesn't dictate what garments her children should and shouldn't wear on a daily basis. 

Mendes told E! News that she just lets the kids pick out whatever they want to wear, because it leads to a much easier life for everyone.

She said: "Thank God there's no fashion talk. But I let them wear whatever they want. They have the right…they want to wear jammies all day or if they want to go in a costume to the market , I let them do that stuff.

"I let them win that battle. That's the easy one. I'm trying to get them to eat broccoli. That's the one I want to win. They can wear whatever they want."

She added that motherhood has changed her approach towards art, as it makes her set clear priorities. 

She added: "Even though I have less time to think about what I'm wearing for my day or how to put something together, I think of it more in a sense of even if I'm not with my kids, I'm always representing them. It's always on my mind."

Despite the challenges of motherhood, Mendes still manages to take care of the little things which make her feel good. She recently told reporters about the hair care routine she goes through, which helps her feel better about herself.  

Shea said: "I'm very occasion-based when it comes to fragrances. I love to adapt according to the moment I want to experience. I love to spray my favourite fragrance on my wrists and on the back of my neck. My secret is spraying fragrance in my hair. It leaves a beautiful trail behind and feels so luxurious."

It's important to feel like yourself, even when children arrive on the scene. Thus, we're happy Eva is setting a good example, combining excellent parenting with good self-care. 

Just like most mothers, Mendes has a few unique and crafty tricks.

She told reporters about one of them, stating: "When in a pinch, I make my own exfoliator by adding sea salt in plain yogurt. It really works! I also use baking soda to polish my teeth; it feels great."