Eva Mendes has not posted anything on Instagram recently because one of her daughters thought she was too busy with her phone.

"I noticed that she took it personally," writes 46-year-old Mendes, who has two daughters with Ryan Gosling (Esmeralda, 6 and Amada, 4) on Instagram.

"And of course she did, because she's a kid and they take things personally, unless we as parents do our very best to show that something isn't personal," said the actress.

A good conversation followed, in which Mendes apologized and her daughter promised that she would pay more attention to her. "I realized that just being at home doesn't necessarily mean I'm there with my attention."