Nia Long has a message for moms who become moms for the wrong reason.
In a discussion about family planning with The Root, the actress addressed how her upbringing influenced how she raises her two children and how she plans to approach the topic of sex with them. “As soon as I think anything’s going on,” she said, “there will be a big sit-down and a box of condoms!”
But when it came to the issue of moms who chose the role for every reason besides wanting to love, Long, who says she has a great co-parent and is not parenting alone, says: “I think women need to be responsible before making the choice [to become a parent] and do it for the right reasons. If you’re going to have a baby to save a relationship, that doesn’t work. If you’re going to have a baby to collect a check from someone else, that’s not the right thing. You have to be responsible and be able to stand on your own.”
Easily said when you have the money to live a life of relative ease… But true none the less.