Nikka Garcia has three kids with husband, actor Patrick Garcia.
As a hands-on mom, Nikka says she is "super trying" to be constantly present for her daughters Michelle, Patrica, and Pia.
At the same time, she makes sure she does not neglect herself.
The celebrity mom believes that me-time is essential to become an effective mother to her children.
She tells PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), "You just have to make time. You make time.
"I really think you function well when you're happy, di ba? Hindi ka mainit ulo and kapag hindi ka mainit ulo, hindi ka nagagalit sa anak mo. I mean, it's all connected, di ba?
"So, if you're happy, it spreads, and people know when you're genuinely happy."
PEP.ph's interview with Nikka takes place at the launch of Sweetvia on November 7 in Pasig.
RAISING THREE GIRLS
What it is like to have three girls in the family?
"Each child is different. No one is alike," the celebrity mom says.
"Talagang you have to get to know them, spend time with them. Get to know what their love language is and really nurture that. Nurture what they like, what they want to do.
"I'm trying my very best to do that."
How does she handle their fights?
In her interview with PEP.ph Executive Editor Karen Pagsolingan at SM Kids events, she says, "Dahil magkakasama sila, nagkakasawaan sila, ganun lang. Minsan, nagkakaagawan.
"Pero pinapabayaan lang namin sila. Maya-maya kasi, magbabati rin. Away bata, e.
"Thank god hindi pa naman siya yung fight na kelangang may referee."
Her husband Patrick still wants more kids, but Nikka will "leave that side up to God."