Kez is officially two! The toddler celebrated his second birthday a few weeks ago with mom and big brother Massai by his side. “HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY SWEET BABY KEZ. MOMMY AND DADDY LOVE YOU!!!!…The killer birthday smile,” tweeted Nia next to pictures of her son devouring his birthday cake while smiling.


The proud mom recently discussed motherhood and how she manages to juggle everything with saying, “You pay attention to the things that need immediate attention. Then the other things kind of go to the wayside until you jump back over and pay attention to that thing that might be falling apart at the time. The key for me is really to be organized and to have a really clear understanding of what needs to take priority over the other thing. I was having this conversation with [director] Tyler Perry about single moms. He was talking to a mom, and he asked, ‘How do you do it? How do you do it every single day?’ and her answer to him was, ‘You just do it. You don’t think about it.’ And so for me, it’s all kind of stored in my mind, and I have a good way of remembering what needs to be remembered. You have to. It’s just part of the gig.”

Long also talked about show business and the way it treated her after giving birth to Kez two years ago. “It wasn’t like I called my agent and said, ‘I’m having a baby, and I’m not coming back for two years.’ It was more like, ‘I’m having a baby,’ and they stopped calling me for a while, and then once the baby was born, and I was ready, the conversations gradually started to happen, and eventually you get a job. I admire the women who can have babies and jump right back to work. I don’t know how they do it. As a nursing mother, I couldn’t sit there and just pump all day. I needed to be close to my baby,” explained the actress.

Although she loves to have her kids close, Long admitted that she is beginning to give Massai his space. “The place where we’re moving to is in walking distance to school. He’s 13, he can now walk to school. And those are the things, then you get to see, ‘Did I really do my job well? Does he have the judgment?'”

Nia Long has two kids in all.

Photo: @iamnialong



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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