Wow…on Thursday, January 27th, I was on a 30 minute exclusive group phone call with Katherine Heigl. There were less than 20 blogs invited to participate.
We talked about parenthood & her new movie coming out: Life As We Know It!
Here are a few of the Q&A’s (because I didn’t record the conversation, I am restating her responses in my own words)…
How do you deal with a sick child & being a working mom? Heigl responded saying that it’s hard to juggle it all. When she is working while Naleigh is sick, she isn’t acting well or mothering well. Sometimes you just have to trust the nanny (which she loves her nanny) and has an excellent husband/partner. You can’t call in sick when you are acting, but she is always willing to go to work late…giving her daughter 10 extra minutes to hold her and give her love. What’s the best parenting advice you have received? Heigl responded saying that she was told that sometimes kids just have to cry…If you’ve already checked and everything is okay, nothing is wrong, then you just have to let her cry. RELAX. As a mom, you are constantly worrying that you are not doing it just right. What do you do for date night? Like most parents, Heigl and her husband don’t have a lot of “free” time to go out to dinner. Bedtime for Naleigh is 8, so most of their alone time/date nights are movies and dinner at home. What do you do to cheer up your child? Heigl’s husband, Josh, tickles and kisses Naleigh under the chin while holding her upside down. Something Naleigh does that makes Katherine laugh is putting on her glasses upside down and singing opera! How do you wind down at the end of the day? A glass of wine and TV. I’m with Katherine! When the kids are in bed, a glass of wine, relaxing on the couch with my husband and watching TV is a perfect way to unwind after a crazy day. What life lesson do you want to teach Naleigh? Heigl explained that she would like to teach her daughter to have a sense of humor. Being able to laugh at herself is a great way to overcome many obstacles in life.
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