Kourtney Kardashian: Nothing Is More Important Than My Kids

06/18/2014 at 01:00 PM ET

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Despite an expanding fashion empire and continued success in the spotlight, Kourtney Kardashian‘s main focus is her growing family with longtime love Scott Disick.

“Boundaries are crucial for a working mom,” Kardashian, 35, tells Cricket’s Circle. “My children are my priority and always come first, which allows everything else to fall into place.”

It’s that kind of thinking that helps the reality star create a balance that works for her busy life.

During the week, the mom-to-be — who will welcome her third child in December — pulls out all the stops when it comes to her Dash boutiques, Kardashian Kollection and Kardashian Beauty.

But come Friday, her attention shifts to 4½-year-old Mason Dash and Penelope Scotland, 2 next month.

“Weekends are off limits for working unless absolutely necessary because that’s my family time,” she explains. “I live for our precious naps when we all snooze together. We also do a lot of picnics and Disney movie nights. I just love being home with no one else around except my family.”

Kardashian’s love for her family has also led her to strive to incorporate healthy habits — not necessarily a diet — into her active lifestyle.

“My idea of what is ‘fit’ has evolved. I am not into being super skinny anymore,” she says. “We eat lots of fresh, organic foods. We do eat out a lot, which makes things a little trickier. Moderation is key for me.”

Fortunately, the line between her personal and professional lives is more blurred than the average mom. Kardashian works with Kim and Khloé on their labels, and is currently filming Kourtney & Khloé Take the Hamptons in New York.

But it’s the launch of Kardashian Kids, her family’s new clothing collection, that has the eldest sister pulling rank.

“I took the reigns on the first collection because we started designing it ages ago, before Kim was even pregnant,” she explains. “I thought about my favorite pieces, things that I would change or items that didn’t exist that I was always looking for.” And that includes mini biker jackets.

“I got [one] for Penelope as a gift and it’s real leather and amazing, but it’s just not the most practical piece so we made a version for the latest collection that’s really soft, thin and lightweight so it’s great for layering.”

— Anya Leon

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erica2 on

Maybe Kourtney should have a heart-to-heart conversation with Kim about prioritizing motherhood! When it comes to quality time spent with their child/children Kim and Kourtney couldn’t be more of polar opposites. Kourtney has her priorities in the right order. It’s sad that Kim does not follow suit.

Maggie on

I believe that she has a better idea of parenting than her sister, who leaves the baby all the time and uses her as a prop, but I can’t shake the memory of reading about when she got pregnant with her first. She said “I’m so stupid, I forgot to take the pill” and that she was considering an abortion, Mason will be able to read all of that some day and how is it going to make him feel? It’s okay if they aren’t planned as long as you can tell them they were wanted. Also, reading that she loves little clothes and was sad because her kids are growing out of baby clothes, is that why she is having a third?

Sheri on

I couldn’t agree more with Erica2. Kourtney is such a fabulous mom always putting her children first and Kim well not so much. Kim does need to take a lesson from her older sister, Kourtney.

SAR on

Ugh…I feel bad for any child born into that family. None of those folks are prizes, but “Momager” Kris is the stuff of nightmares. I saw a pic of the she-dragon holding one of her daughters’ babies and I was scared she was going to gobble the little mite up.

cb on

kourtney seems the most settled in that family (not saying a whole lot though) – she does seem to love her children. kim will never be the mother kourtney is, she is too mcuh a selfish ho. poor north. kudos to kourtney for putting her children first !!

Nikki on

Kourt care more about her kids then her relationship with Scott, she seems like a good mom, but on tv..she acts cold, and her voice is annoying..she shouldnt be giving advise to anyone..work on your own relationships

KingKing on

I like that the kids are from the same father. It’s just nice. Not knocking on people who have kids with different guys. I’m talking about “celebrity” types where the relationships don’t last very long and famines are made. Even though the kids are a commodity. Do we see Kim having three kids with K?

KingKing on

*families are made. Not famines. Spell check really bad on that one.

Git on

Kourtney looks great in this picture, good for her!

Zeze on

Is it me or does Kris pay way more attention to Nori than Kourtney’s kids?