Kourtney Kardashian has learned a thing or two about parenting since welcoming son Mason Disick in December 2009 and daughter Penelope Disick in July 2012. Luckily for her little sister Kim Kardashian, the 34-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians reality star and boutique co-owner was more than happy to share some words of wisdom both before and after North West was born on June 15, 2013.
"I probably said more before she had her baby, like what was essential to get," Kourtney says in the April issue of Redbook. Since then, the 33-year-old has found her own rhythm. Per Kourtney, "I think once you become a mom, your instincts kick in so far as what to do and how to handle everything."
Given that she was the first of her siblings to start a family of her very own, Kourtney looked to her mom for advice. But as viewers of her family's E! reality show can attest, not all nuggets are gold. So what's the best tip Kris Jenner ever gave? "To always wear a matching bra and underwear," she says.
Similar to her younger sister, Kourtney admits she had no idea what to expect before her firstborn's arrival. "Both Mason and Penelope still sleep in my bed. It's what came naturally to me; I didn't plan it," Scott Disick's longtime love recalls. "When I had Mason, I just felt really attached to him, and wanted to bring him everywhere. He ended up sleeping with me, and I breast-fed for 14 months."
Kourtney adds, "They go to sleep in their rooms, but end up in my bed, sometimes within minutes."
According to the designer, "My entire life changed when I became a mother—my priorities, my understanding, appreciation of life, and my relationship with God." Luckily, she and Disick are on the same page when it comes to how to raise their two children. "I wouldn't say I'm strict," Kourtney says. "I love to communicate with my kids, and I constantly check in and try to talk things through instead."