Tori Spelling may indeed be the most fertile actress in Hollywood. Nonetheless, don't expect to see the former "Beverly Hills 90210" star making any extreme parenting moves. Tori documents her life with Dean McDermott and their children in her books, TV shows and on her blog, ediTorial. She comes across as a fun, involved and hands-on mom.
Celebs making extreme parenting news include Alicia Silverstone's bird feeding approach for son Bear and Mayim Bialik's attachment parenting. Time Magazine created a stir with its recent "Are You Mom Enough?" breastfeeding cover. Alanis Morissette says that she will also continue to breastfeed her 16 month old son until he decides to wean. Alyssa Milano, meanwhile, is learning how to balance work and motherhood while shooting her new series "Mistresses." The "Charmed" star says, "This working mom thing is no joke. You all made it look easy."
Well Tori is indeed mom enough to Liam, Stella and baby daughter, Hattie Margaret. Let's not forget her fourth little bun in the oven. No crazy baby names or parenting habits seems to be T's way. So what is the "Tori and Dean" star's current adventure in motherhood?
On Sex Ed.
Tori's son Liam, 5, is becoming hip to the ways of the world. She confessed on her blog that he's aware of the existence of s-e-x. The bestselling party planning guru writes, "I'm not sure if it's the baby bump that gave us away, but Liam recently had some interesting observations about Dean and me." Her son supposedly confronted her with, "Mommy and daddy I know you have sex! I'm gonna hide under your bed and videotapes it and then you'll say 'Liam you're right, we have sex." Tori mostly laughed off the incident adding, "It's hard to keep a straight face around this little guy."
On Baby Weight.
Having back-to-back babies makes Spelling no stranger to the fluctuations of a woman's body. When new mom Jessica Simpson came under fire for gaining so much weight, Tori came to the rescue. According to Mrs. McDermott, "When women are pregnant, people need to lay off." She added, "It's a really special time and you should be able to deal with it in your own terms."
On Toddlers and Lipstick.
In Tori's past reality shows she's been the owner of a Bed & Breakfast and a wedding planner. Viewers know that what gets her most pumped, however, is putting on a great soiree. For her New Year's Eve celebration, the former child star dressed her daughter Stella, 3, in a classy Marc Jacobs kiddie ensemble. The look was accentuated by red lipstick. Victoria says that after picking out her dress her daughter insisted, "Mom I need lip gloss!"
So what do you think?
Do you relate to Tori's parenting practices? Are you a working mom like Alyssa? Or are Alicia, Mayim and Alanis more your style?
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