By peoplestaff225
Updated March 11, 2009 07:00 PM

The flashing bulbs from the crowds of paparazzi are enough to frighten any child, but as pictures have proven, 14-month-old Harlow Winter Kate seems to be at ease in front of the shutterbugs; For that, she can thank her parents, Nicole Richie and Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden!

In a new interview with Glamour UK, Nicole — who is currently expecting her second child — not only opens up about motherhood, but pores through a series of photos, giving a short caption for each moment captured in time. With one of the snapshots showing the mother-daughter pair out for coffee back in September, Nicole explains her ritual to keep her daughter calm.

With a strict no-tabloid rule in the Richie-Madden household, Nicole shields herself from the gossipy tales and instead focuses her attention on her countless responsibilities. “We just don’t partake in any of that,” she says. In addition to being a full-time mother to Harlow, the 27-year-old has her own jewelry line — House of Harlow 1960 — is producing a show based on her book, The Truth About Diamonds, working on her album, and will be starring in an upcoming TV show, which she developed. As her list of projects grow, Nicole’s determination drives her to find time for it all. “I’m a Virgo so I’m very good at scheduling. I do a lot of my work at night and between [Harlow’s] naps,” she shares. “I think you just take one day at a time.”

Although hesitant to suggest her life has completely changed since the onset of her relationship with Joel and welcoming her first child, Nicole agrees that the journey of parenthood has led her down a distinctive path of maturity. “I feel changed in the sense that I’m older and any woman who’s a mother obviously experiences change,” says Nicole, adding, that while she is “not perfect,” she is loving “every minute of it.” There is no arguing, however, when it comes to her change in style — these days, Nicole happily skips the bangles and stilettos to keep up with her daughter! “I don’t wear jewelry because she puts it in her mouth and I don’t wear heels because I run around after her,” she reveals.

Delivering their children only a day apart, Nicole and songstress Christina Aguilera have bonded over motherhood after being introduced through mutual friends. Calling her “a great wife, great mom, and great singer,” Nicole admits that, when it comes time to sing their babies to sleep, Christina’s 14-month-old son Max Liron Bratman gets the better end of the deal! “And I’m sure Max gets better lullabies than Harlow,” she jokes.

Despite her close childhood friends and her newly formed relationships with other celebrity moms, at the end of the day, Nicole finds herself turning to Joel. “When you’re parents you have to make every decision together, so you become a team,” she explains. Clearly elated with her growing family, Nicole admits that there is no better partner than the one she has!

Source: Glamour UK