Every Mother's Day, Drew Barrymore heads to the drugstore
and gets her daughters, Olive, 3, and Frankie, who just turned 2, each a card.
She writes down the philanthropic thing she did in their honor and puts the
cards in a pink shoebox. It's a way to celebrate the day while also setting an
example that it's important to do something meaningful for the world.
"It makes me feel good as a mom," she said.
"It's my favorite day, but the less you make it about yourself and the
more about something more important, (it) feels better."
Barrymore talked about her daughters recently while on the red carpet
for Safe Kids Day in Los Angeles. It was on the heels of the announcement of
her divorce to husband, Will Kopelman, and the day after her daughter Frankie's second birthday party.
The party was a big, crazy event with a magician, face
painting, tons of friends and a Minnie Mouse birthday cake. The party went off
without a hitch, but when you're the mom of toddlers, anything can happen.
Hours before the party, Barrymore's daughter Olive got into
her lipstick, specifically her Flower Beauty matte stick from her line.
"I'm actually scarred from it," she laughed. She didn't know one
lipstick could cause so much damage, she said. "Long lasting it is. It
"Her whole face got covered and then the hands on the
wall." Barrymore said she was so freaked out by her daughter's adventure that,
while she was cleaning up the mess, she just started to laugh.
"How did this happen in like three minutes?" Meahwhile, it took
Barrymore an hour to clean it up.
She beams when she talks about her two girls. She's so
devoted to them that she had their names tattooed on her arm. It's simple
script—her own handwriting—in black. "They're my favorite people on
the planet and seeing (the tattoo) every day makes me happy and always remember