The `Drive` actress- who is reportedly engaged to musician Marcus Mumford - wants to have three kids but right now just enjoys spending time with her friends` offspring as they help her to relax and prevent her from worrying about insignificant things.
She explained: "I`d like to have three although that number`s gone down since I`ve hung out with people who actually have children. But I do love babies. Beingaround them calms me down because you don`t have to think about all your ridiculous worries.
"I used to be so worried about everything. I`d be sick before a spelling test and if somebody brought red wine around to my new flat, I`d be unable to take my eyes off it in case they dropped it. Ridiculous. In fact, I`m still finding it strange that everything has gone really right. I`ve been doing exactly what I want since I was 14."
Careyloves children so much that she moved in with her `Drive` director Nicholas Winding Refn while filming the movie in Los Angeles and played with his kids in her free time.
She told Style magazine: "I had nowhere to live in L.A. and it was actually pretty awesome. I`d hang out with his wife and play with their babies and when I wasn`t filming I`d make carrot cakes and bring them on set."