By peoplestaff225
Updated May 07, 2008 07:43 PM

For nursing mom Nicole Richie, life is currently broken up into three-hour increments. During a free period, while hosting the Shop for a Cause at Diane von Furstenberg (which benefited Nicole and partner Joel Madden‘s Richie-Madden Foundation), Nicole chatted with Us Weekly about the balance of motherhood and the new perspective that inspired her charity.

Formerly a fixture on the young Hollywood club and party circuit, many were surprised to see Nicole do a complete 180 after finding out she was expecting. Inspired by the baby she was carrying, Nicole, 26, and Joel, 29, began a foundation, assisting pregnant and new mothers in the Los Angeles area.

Source: US Weekly; May 19th issue; Photo by x17.