Actress and momma Nikki Reed took a moment to speak with SheKnows recently to talk all things parenting and about a new partnership she has with Wondercide, a pest control brand that uses only environmentally safe ingredients in its products. As part of the collaboration, through the end of September a portion of the proceeds from sales on any of their products will go to transporting animals with the organization Dog Is My Co-Pilot from overcrowded shelters to adoption centers. And then, a percentage of the proceeds from sales of one of Reed’s favorite items, Wondercide’s Rosemary flee & tick spray, will support the 501-C3 through at least the end of the year.
To kick off the conversation, the Twilight Saga star played a game that we like to call The Parent Trap and spoke of the similarities between being a mom and a vampire. “At a certain point, you are sleep deprived; you are nutrition deprived; you are sanity deprived,” said the 33-year-old mom of daughter Bodhi Soleil Reed Somerhalder, who turned four this summer.
Reed, whose husband Ian Somerhalder also happened to have played a vampire in The Vampire Diaries, shared many of the struggles that she and other parents face. “I am socially deprived, and I feel like your body at some point just kicks into gear and gets you into a space where it knows how to take you to the finish line,” she said. “I think moms need to pat ourselves on the back a little bit and say, ‘Hey, you are doing something incredible, and your body has done something incredible.’ ”
We could not agree more! Watch the video above for more from Reed.