In light of all of the reality TV shows following families and your stint on Dancing With the Stars, would you ever want your children to be in the spotlight on a TV show or actors on their own show?
I hope not. I would never discourage them from what they want to do but hope that they aim a little higher. Being an actor is not a bad profession by any means but the easy way out, it seems right now, is to do a reality show so I'm hoping Luca — she wants to be an actress I think but she doesn't want to tell me — that they study and learn a craft and become really, really good at it.
Which one of your characteristics do you wish your children would inherit from you?
I can do anything. I can change the oil in the car. Honestly, if it put my mind to it, I can do anything and I hope that they have that. I don't want them to just call the repair man. I want them to try to fix something first. I hope they get a hands on, get it done, I can do anything mentality.
Have you let your kids watch your old 90210 days or the renewed show?
No, no, no. Absolutely not.
Have they seen any of your work?
They've seen a couple of things. They've seen some of my work. They watched What I Like About You sometimes, but even that one was a little too risque at times. But, they come along to a lot of the charitable things I do.
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Speaking of, how did you get involved with Smiles Across America (SAA)?
As a mother, I sort of saw an opportunity. There's inadequate dental heath care and children are not being taught by their parents to take care of their teeth. SAA goes into schools and teaches kids how to take care of their teeth and they provide them with services.
Who is your role model in motherhood?
I really rely on my girlfriends a lot. We do it together — bounce ideas off of each other. They pick me up when I'm at my lowest point and feel like a terrible mom. We talk about stuff and it helps me to continue on. I just sometimes need a pep talk.
Were you a lover of pregnancy or were you dying to get it over with?
I loved it! I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Will you do it again?
I hope so! I don't know. It depends on my husband being in town.
How do you and Peter bring the sexy back to your marriage with three kids and both of you working?
We do a lot of texting and a lot of flirting by texting and making each other laugh a lot. A good sense of humor keeps each other laughing.
How has the whole Twilight craze affected your family life? Are the girls into it? Do they have crushes on Rob?
They're younger. They don't really care that much. Plus, we really instill in them that they're not goo goo crazy over actors. We try to keep them in a realistic mode. They're a little young... but I'm crazy coo coo for vampires! But, what I do and what I teach my kids to do are two different things.
Amen to that!