The MOMS & Jada Pinkett Smith Talk Motherhood & Madagascar 3 Review

When I received the invite from TheMOMS to their next Mamarazzi with Jada Pinkett Smith for an advance screening of Dreamworks film Madagascar 3, I couldn't RSVP fast enough. I swear I had to be one of the first 5 RSVP's if not the exact first!

TheMOMS Jada Pinkett Smith Madagascar 3

While the TheMOMS Mamarazzi events are always fun, these one would hold a special place in my heart. It's Jada Pinkett Smith!

Like many black women who grew up watching Jada in A Different World, I've been a fan of Jada Pinkett way before she added Smith as her last name. I've followed her from young woman hood to motherhood and have been in awe of her warrior spirit.

TheMOMS Jada Pinkett Smith Madagascar 3TheMOMS Jada Pinkett Smith Madagascar 3

Now married with kids, Jada sat down with TheMoms and shared how she kept her spirit centered as a working mother.
“Being able to understand how important keeping one’s passion alive is so critical. We have to take those hours for ourselves. At the end of the day without your passion you don’t feel alive. We need to feel alive so we can give life to those that we love. If we don’t have life, we have nothing to give.

‘If I take 5 hours to myself and come back refreshed those hours I spend with my child are ferocious! Because I’m full of life. It’s not about hours, it’s not about time, it’s about spirit and you do whatever needed to make sure you feel alive”

Jada also spoke about her children developed their work ethics. She shared a story of her son Jaden on the set of the Karate Kid movie. Jaden had to condition himself while doing a split for a scene but it was painful. As his mom, Jada wanted him to stop but Jaden was determined to complete the split and kept at it despite the pain.

Jada explained how she felt
“In that moment I realized I had to release that ‘mommy thing’ and let my son have his moment of growth and maturity. I had to allow him to develop his sense of self. He has enough faith and confidence in himself to know what he needs. I backed off and gave him that space and was so proud of him.”
As a mom with a son, I felt and understood Jada's pain. I still struggle with letting my son go through something and find his own way. As a mom I want to save him from any pain or struggles but that's about me not him. He needs to develop and discover his own limits. I need to step back and let him. And of course keep a safety net nearby just in case. I'm still his mom!

TheMOMS Jada Pinkett Smith Madagascar 3
TheMOMS Jada Pinkett Smith Madagascar 3TheMOMS Jada Pinkett Smith Madagascar 3

The Q and A with Jada Pinkett Smith went on for a while and at the end she encouraged the mom and business women at the screening to keep pursuing their dreams. Before Jada came out for the interview, we had screened the movie while wearing Afro circus wigs and sipping on Capri Sun New Super V juices!

Jada Pinkett Smith Capri Sun Super VJada Pinkett Smith Capri Sun Super V
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Madagascar 3 movie

After the interview, I thought about how Jada used this same supportive and encouraging mindset in her Madagascar character Gloria the Hippo. There was a scene in Madagascar 3 when Gloria had to encourage Melman (the giraffe) that he could dance. On a tight rope. Literally hundreds of feet above ground. It was a sweet and funny moment.

Madagascar 3 is actually filled with many sweet and funny moments.
Madagascar 3 is the third chapter in the Madagascar series. Alex the Lion (Ben Stiller), Marty (Chris Rock), Gloria (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Melman (David Schwimmer) are still trying to make it back to New York’s Central Park Zoo from being stranded in Africa.

They head to Monte Carlo to find the Penguins and fly back home. Along the way, they have to escape from animal control agent villainess Capitaine Chantel DuBois (Frances McDormand), hitch a train with a traveling circus heading to London and discover if they really want to go back home.
I though this storyline was a bit more mature then the other 2 movies but just as enjoyable. Kids will love the action and music scene and parents will enjoy the story line of friendship. I have to warn you that you'll start singing the Afro circus song along with you kids at the end of the movie.

Da-da-dadada da-da Circus! Da-da-dadada da-da Afro! Circus! Afro! Circus! Afro! Polka-dot, Polka-dot, Polka-dot! Afro!

Please Note: I was invited as media and received a gift bag after the event. No other compensation was received. Views expressed are always 100% my own.

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