Tom and Katie stepped out of Raffles L'Hermitage in Beverly Hills this morning on their way out to lunch after spending her birthday night  at the hotel. I wonder if they were at all disturbed by Britney Spears, who was also at the hotel last night — kinda funny. Santa-in-training  Katie looked festive in her red jacket alongside a dapper Tom. Katie's got her Mad Money  coming out early next year, and in preparation she sat down with Parade magazine to chat about, what else, life with Tom. Here are highlights: 
Does Tom get the way women talk together?
KH: My husband has three sisters. He was raised by a single mother and has two daughters — and he’s a great father and husband. His first two children are incredible, really smart and kind. They call me “Mom.” So Tom understands the female bond, and he loves it. He was so excited for me to do this movie. He loved hearing all the stories.
Everyone asks, “What’s Katie really like now?” How would you answer that?
KH: With everything that’s happened, I still feel the same. I’m really happy being a mom, being a wife. I understand the curiosity. It’s a reality for me, another dimension of awareness. I appreciate the man that I’m with and my family and my work. I feel very lucky to be able to say that. I mean, what we do in a week is extraordinary.
Did you expect such a busy and public life?
KH: I am up for it. I love adventure. We do a lot of things that I couldn’t imagine doing when I was younger. And yet, at the same time, I always wanted to see the world. It is a big life, and it’s exciting. I learn from my husband, and I learn things about myself. I learn about things from my daughter. She teaches me a lot. Every day I do count my blessings.
Serious ouch for Nicole Kidman who recently said that Connor and Isabella don't call her mom and now Katie is just throwing it out there that they do call her that. Maybe it's all part of their arrangement. As for the rest of it, I do love how just how happy and thankful Katie always seems with her life. Awww.