It’s no secret that Hollywood parents are often armed with an entourage of help at their disposal, but Jennifer Love Hewitt is bucking the trend when it comes to her daughter and baby on the way.
“We didn’t have a night nurse, we didn’t have a nanny,” the mom of Autumn James, 18 months, with husband Brian Hallisay, 36, tells PEOPLE. “We haven’t ever had any of that stuff. It’s been really interesting to do it all ourselves.”
It hasn’t been smooth sailing every step of the way, but Hewitt, 36, says she’s learned to prioritize.
“I think [as a mom] you just realize how unimportant stuff is,” she says. “Everything before you have kids is oh-so important and then you have kids and you’re like, ‘That really doesn’t mean anything. My kid is healthy, there’s no sniffles, they’re sleeping, life is good!’ It really puts that into perspective.”