For many parents, watching their kids get bigger is more bitter than it is sweet. That's not the case for actress and fashion designer Kate Hudson, as she told Rachael Ray Show viewers Monday.
Kate's oldest son, Ryder, is 15 years old and almost 6 feet tall. "I used to dream about that day, like 'One day, honey, I'm going to be looking up to you," she said. "And the other day, he gave me a hug, and I almost burst into tears. It's amazing. It's beautiful."
Kate said she's not with the parents who say they want to "freeze [kids] when they're little."
"I don't, actually," she said. "I'm having a blast. I can't wait to go to a bar with my kid. Is that weird? He's so much fun!"
In October, Kate welcomed her third child, daughter Rani, and she said despite how brutal her third trimester was, she'd do it all again—100 times if she could! "I would have, like, 100 kids," she said. "I love being pregnant."
As much as she loves being a mom, Kate is just as passionate about sustainable, inclusive fashion, which is how she described her new fashion brand, HappyxNature.
"I always wanted to do something that was fashion ready-to-wear," the founder of women's activewear brand Fabletics said, but she wanted to make sure it was environmentally friendly. "I believe this is the future of fashion, is that we have to be kind to our planet. The fashion industry, I think it's the number 2 industry with the worst carbon footprint."
HappyxNature seeks to use only natural products and recycled items while keeping prices low and accessible to the average person.
One of the brand's jeans, called Repreve, is made from recycled plastic bottle yarns. "The fact that we can do this at the price we're doing is amazing, and I hope that other people will start taking the effort," she said. "It takes actually caring about what you're putting out there, but you can do it at a good cost."
The brand is available online and at New York & Company stores, but Kate says it will roll out to other retails stores soon.
In the meantime, you can picture Kate having a blast with her son at the bar and wishing you could join in on the fun.