Thursday, July 18th, 2013
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New mom Drew Barrymore was recently asked how she does it all, and replied, “I can’t and I don’t.”
Celebrity Baby Scoop asked some of our favorite celebrity moms on the concept of having it all. Is it attainable or an illusion?
When speaking with Katie Couric at BlogHer in New York City last summer, the proud mom said, “My daughters are my best accomplishment.”
At the conference, the successful broadcast journalist went on to say that women can have it all…with the help of many people, including nannies, and so on.
Actress Lauren Holly is mom to three children – Azer, 12, George, 11, and Henry, nearly 10 – and opened up about the “constant juggling act” of motherhood and her career.
When asked if ‘having it all’ is unrealistic or attainable, the Dumb & Dumber star said, “It is both.”
She added: “For me it fluctuates between the two, honestly. Some weeks I’m doing it, some weeks I’m flailing.
Journalist and television personality Lisa Ling voiced her opinion on the dilemma, saying:
“I don’t think it is realistic at all. I think women make so many sacrifices, much more than men do. It’s okay to not have it all, it’s okay to ask for help, and it’s okay to say, ‘I need to talk to someone and I need to confide in other people about things.’ I think the idea of women having it all is nice to imagine, but I don’t think it is really possible. I think we can have a whole lot of things and we can be good at a lot of things, but we also should feel like it’s okay to ask for help when we need it. ‘
Actress Elisabeth Rohm relies on the ‘village’ approach to juggle career and motherhood.
“I think that having a strong village makes it all attainable. A woman’s life is a juggling act, especially when you’re a mom and have a career. So having a good circle of friends is extremely helpful, whether it’s just for emotional support or the need for a last-minute babysitter. In addition, I don’t think you should pressure yourself all at once. Everything has its moment.”
Actress Gena Lee Nolin is mom to four children: Spencer, 16, Caia, 11, Hudson, 6, and Stella, 4.
The former Baywatch star shared her thoughts on the illusion of ‘having it all.’
“I’ve learned how to become a balanced mom, wife and friend,” she shared. “Also, I am learning my own definition of ‘having it all.’ I can tell you this, it’s certainly not about being on the number one show in the world or being on the next magazine cover. It’s about being present in every thing I do. No matter what adversity life throws at me, my children know how important they are and that I can always be depended on.”
Tia & Tamera star Tia Mowry-Hardrict is mom to 2-year-old son Cree.
When asked if she thinks women can have it all, Tia replied, “Yes I do.”
She added: “I think that it’s all about trying to prioritize, and that’s the hardest part about finding the balance. You have to ask yourself, ‘What is my priority?’ There are certain women that have different priorities. It’s all about figuring out what your priorities are, what’s working in the household, and what’s not working in the household. It’s important to have a partner who’s very supportive of women having it all and wanting to have it all. It gets a little difficult if you don’t have people around you that support you. Thank god I have a very supportive husband who encourages me to live out my dreams, achieve my goals, and be a mother. I personally believe we can have it all, it’s about trying to find the balance and prioritizing.”
Tia’s twin sister and costar, Tamera Mowry-Housley, also shared her thoughts on ‘having it all.’
“I think women can have it all, but we have to make sacrifices along the way,” said Tamera, whom welcomed her first child, son Aden, in November 2012.
She added: “I don’t think you can have it all without making sacrifices. If you want to be a mom, wife, and businesswoman, you have to accept that you’re not going to be able to be there all the time with your son. What you can do is really make time on the weekend. There is always going to be that push for balance. Yes, you can have it all, but you’re always going to feel like you have to work on things. You’re never going to have it all in the sense that it is never going to be perfect.”
Actress and author Garcelle Beauvais shared her thoughts on the topic:
“I used to think it was attainable but now I believe we put too much pressure on ourselves. We can have different things at different times.”
Singer Amy Grant talks about understanding the need to choose vs. trying to do and have it all.
“I don’t know if I do balance it all. In my line of work, everything happens in waves. Promotion is the hardest, because it is so crazy and hectic. There is a certain rhythm to touring, songwriting, and everything else. It’s all about simplifying your schedule so you have enough time to sit around and think. When I am stressed out, I enjoy cooking and gardening. Each day this spring, I am trying to have a short amount of time I call my “retreat.” I love riding bikes and I also swim every day that I can. When you’re in water, you move around differently and you feel like a kid again. I try not to speed through life. Instead, I try to take time for myself every day. The only way that is possible is by giving some things up. Over the last five years, I’ve made a concerted effort to simplify everything.
I don’t think anyone can have it all in life, but we do have the freedom to choose. You might not be able to choose your exact life circumstances, but you have the freedom to choose your response to them. I am the most stressed out when I have too many commitments on my plate or when I feel like I don’t get to exercise any of my own choices. That is the most important time to say to yourself, ‘Just breathe. You have the freedom to choose how you react to what’s in front of you.’ This could apply to how you respond to the relationship you’re in or something you’re looking forward to. Even in the worst situation, the freedom to respond however you want is a choice for everybody.”
Champion volleyball player Gabrielle Reece is mom to three girls – step-daughter Izabella, 17, and daughters Reece, 9, Brody, 5.
When asked if women can really ‘have it all,’ the model-athlete replied, “I think you can have it all at different times, but not all at the same time.”
She added: “I always use the analogy where I’m at a party and my kid comes up to me and says, ‘They have cookies, ice cream, and cake!’ To this, I say, ‘You can either have half of two options, or one regular option. You can’t have it all.’”
“In your twenties, you might have a perfect body, a fantastic social life, a killer career, and a clean apartment, and then you go down a different path with a different partner,” Gabby continued. “Something always gives and takes and slides around. It’s about asking yourself, ‘What is the most important thing I want?’ and accepting that the other things might temporarily fall by the wayside. I tell my single friends, ‘Having a husband and kids or just a killer career won’t make a person happy. It’s whatever happiness is to you.’ Some friends just want to have a partner and a great job and that’s awesome! I also had a friend who had kids by herself. You have to define what happiness is to you.”
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Thursday, June 20th, 2013
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With the warm months upon us, Celebrity Baby Scoop asked some of our favorite celebrity families to share their upcoming summertime plans. Continue reading about Tia and Tamera Mowry‘s plans with their sons, to Sarah Michelle Gellar‘s busy summer, to Jewel‘s great escape from the heat of Texas.
Tia & Tamera star Tamera Mowry-Hardrict and husband Adam Housley are parents to 7-month-old son Aden.
The Sister, Sister alum, 34, opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about their upcoming summertime plans.
“My husband and I have a house up in Northern California,” Tamera shared. “We live in the Napa area and we love going wine-tasting. I also enjoy staying at home, relaxing, and spending time at our house up there with each other.”
She added: “Traveling is huge for us. Aden is a wonderful traveler; he started traveling at six-weeks-old, so he’s definitely a pro now. We like traveling all over; I love Italy, Paris, Dublin, and London.”
Tamera’s twin sister, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, and her husband Cory Hardrict are parents to nearly 2-year-old son Cree.
The reality star mama spoke about their favorite summer activities.
“Oh my gosh! I love to travel during the summer,” Tia gushed. “I love just being by the beach, sipping on pina coladas, and watching Cree play in the sand and get his diaper all soggy from the water [laughs]“
She added: “I like simple stuff like that. I really like just hanging out in the backyard. It’s so fun to make lunch, sit on a blanket, and play outside. Those are really great moments. I also love going to farmer’s markets in the summertime, because you can hang out with family and browse fruits and vegetables, and there are also kid’s rides.”
Sarah Michelle Gellar:
Star couple Sarah Michelle Gellar, 36, and Freddie Prinze, Jr., 37, are parents to daughter Charlotte, 3, and 9-month-old son Rocky.
SMG shared their plans for this summer.
“We will take a few road trips, but I start work fairly soon,” she said of her upcoming sitcom The Crazy Ones. “And it’s California, so it’s summer here year-round.”
Antonio Sabàto, Jr.:
General Hospital alum Antonio Sabàto, Jr. is dad to three kids: Jack, 18, Mina, 11, and Antonio, 2.
The actor-model, 41, recently opened up about their summertime plans.
“Cheryl’s mom and sister are coming from Hawaii to visit us for three weeks,” he shared. “Usually in the summers we stay home, and at the end of the summer we’ll take our vacation and go to Kauai.”
He added: “Depending on my shooting schedule that might have to be pushed to Christmas, but we typically go sometime in September.”
The Good Mother actress Helen Slater - mom to 17-year-old daughter Hannah – is looking forward to the following this summer:
“I’m making my fourth CD, Greek Mythology for children, “she shared. “It will be an audio book with music.”
The Client List’s Elisabeth Röhm - who raises 5-year-old Easton with fiancé Ron Anthony – recently spoke about their upcoming summer plans.
“I plan ahead and make sure that at least 80% of her time is organized,” she shared. “From beach camp to nature camp and gymnastics, Easton loves activities and being around her friends.”
She added: “I’m sure I’ll be working for part of the summer, so planning ahead is very advantageous.”
Reality star Melissa Rycroft and husband Tye Strickland are parents to 2-year-old daughter Ava.
The Bachelor alum, 30, has some fun trips planned for this summer.
“We have a couple fun trips planned,” Melissa shared. “We always go to the lake for holidays, and we’re going to go down to the beach. We actually have a fun European trip planned for the three of us, since we’ve never been—well, obviously Ava has never been, and I’ve never been—so we’ve got a lot of travel set up.”
Actress Garcelle Beauvais is proud single mom to three sons: Oliver, 22, and 5-year-old twins Jax and Jaid. The Franklin & Bash star, 46, opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about their fun plans in NYC this summer.
“[I'm] taking the boys to New York for their first visit,” she shared. “Going to do all the fun touristy things, but in sure we’ll end up at FAO Swartz at least more than once.”
Grammy Award-winning singer Amy Grant and husband, country legend Vince Gill, are parents to five children: Jenny, 31, Matt, 25, Millie, 23, Sarah, 20, Corinna, 12.
The singer-songwriter, 52, is looking forward to their favorite summertime activities.
“We love sleeping in late and cooking,” she shared. “We have some pretty monstrous wrecks in the kitchen, because it is the hub of the house. When you start cooking something or baking, everybody comes in and one thing leads to the next and you plan something fun.”
She added: “We also love playing cards and ping pong. We always have a ping pong table set up, as it’s a great way to get your heart racing for ten minutes. We also go camping every summer and I really enjoy that. Even though a lot of the kids are grown, we still try doing things that are fun and we say, ‘Join us if you can!’”
Party of Five alum Scott Wolf is dad to sons Jackson, 4, and 6-month-old Miller.
The Everwood star, 45, talked about swimming and enjoying the outdoors during the summertime.
“Jack has become a great little swimmer, so we spend our days in the yard, swimming and planning more bake sales for MalariaNoMore,” he shared. “[We] will definitely get back to Park City this summer for a visit with the mountains and our friends there, “ he said.
Candace Cameron Bure:
Full House alum Candace Cameron Bure and husband, NHL star Valeri Bure, are parents to three kids:
The actress shared her upcoming summer plans.
“We are going to spend most of the summer in Napa Valley,” she said. “We have a home up in Napa Valley, because our wine label, Bure Family Wines, is also there. We will just hang out in Napa and enjoy being in a slower pace than L.A.”
She added: “Over the summer, I like have a good glass of wine and let the kids have fun and run around.”
Reba star Melissa Peterman is mom to 7-year-old son Riley. The Baby Daddy actress is looking forward to returning home for the summer.
“When Riley finishes school, we will probably go back to Minnesota to visit our family,” she shared. “My husband is from Wisconsin and I am from Minnesota, so we will go back to Minneapolis and hang out with the family. My husband and I are also going on a big couples trip to Ireland with a bunch of our friends. I’ll be back to work in the end of July for the third season of Baby Daddy.”
She added: “If we are here in California during the summer, Riley loves to swim in our pool. When I had a child, I decided that I don’t like to go anywhere [laughs]. We both decided that we were going to have a pool, a bar, and a barbeque so every weekend people would come to us and we’d grill brats. [laughs] Basically, in the summer we like to have a lot of barbeque and swim time.”
Supermodel Niki Taylor is proud mom to four children – 18-year-old twin sons Jake and Hunter, 4-year-old daughter Ciel, and son Rex, 19 months. The blonde beauty shared their upcoming summertime plans.
“This summer, we have swim lessons and the boys are going to Bonnaroo up here in Tennessee,” she shared. “I don’t know what I’ve got planned yet. There will be lots of sunscreen and hanging out as a family too. I also hope some work comes in.”
Celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern is proud dad to 8-year-old son Noah.
The television personality, 51, has a fun family road trip planned for this summer.
“We are going to take a road trip through some of our state parks out west,” he shared. “We are also going back east to visit my dad in Portland, Maine, and we always wind up in New York for a while. It’ll be fun.”
Celebrity stylist Liz Lange is mom to son Gus, 14, and daughter Alice, 12. The maternity fashion pioneer spoke about spending the summer in the Hamptons.
“Summer is my favorite time of the year,” she shared. “I love the light, the warmth, and the relaxed longer days. We will be in East Hampton where both my children have a lot of friends.”
She added: “We are planning an early summer trip to Israel and I am also planning an adults trip to Capri with my good friends, Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan. Can’t wait for all of it!”
Singer-songwriter Jewel and husband, rodeo cowboy Ty Murray, are parents to nearly 2-year-old son Kase.
The Grammy Award-winning singer opened up about their plans for this summer.
“We will spend quite a bit of the summer in Colorado to escape the heat,” she shared. “It’s hard to escape the heat here in Texas, so we’re going to Colorado.”
The Big Bang Theory actress and mom to two sons, Miles, 7 and Fred, 4, has several things planned for the upcoming summer fun:
“I am taking the boys to a resort in Mexico, which I will probably blog about. We’re also going camping, because we go camping every summer. We will also do a lot of normal at-home stuff like go to be beach once or twice a week. During the year, I don’t get to see a lot of my girlfriends who have kids that my kids are friends with, so we like to spend the summers sitting on the beach and letting the kids play with each other. Then we can have mom time.”
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