This past January I had the pleasure of meeting Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott and baby Liam at the Boom Boom Room in LA. Of course I was in awe of meeting Tori, who before I watched religiously on Beverly Hills 90210, I loved as Screech’s nerdy girlfriend Violet on Saved By the Bell. Yes, I have always been a fan of Tori’s, but now it’s not only because I appreciate her keeping me company on Sunday’s while I drown myself in drama-filled Lifetime movies that she stars in, now, I look at her as a role model. Tori is not only a successful woman, talented actress, she is most importantly, a loving mother. With little Liam just turning one (!) in March, Tori will soon have her hands full as she is expecting a daughter in just a few weeks.
Now, I am thrilled to introduce Tori Spelling…
What is your favorite part about being a mom?
My favorite part about being a mom is seeing this little man, that Dean and I created out of pure love, grow and learn and become his own individual. And, knowing that I’m responsible for teaching him about life and love. It’s such a true blessing to be a parent. I just stare at him all day long in wonderment. He is so amazing and every day learns something new!
What is your latest wondorous moment with Liam?
Liam just started waving his finger at me and saying “No, No, No”. It makes me laugh hysterically. And, he’s so perceptive that whenever he does something that garners laughter, he keeps doing it.
What is the biggest thing you have learned since becoming a mom?
Since becoming a mom, I’ve realized that there are so much more important things in life than ourselves and what we have going on. When you see life created and watch it learn and appreciate the small things, it really puts things into perspective for you. Being a mom gives me the chance to relive things thru Liams eyes and appreciate things that I never took the time to appreciate.
Is there a family tradition you are passing down to your child or have you started a new one with your own family?
Family dinners are a tradition that I want to start with my family. Growing up we didn’t have family dinners all the time and I think they are very important. I want us, as a family unit, to eat together and be able to have a open dialogue about life. I want my kids to always feel safe that they can express themselves and talk to us about everything.
What is your favorite children’s book?
My favorite children’s book is ” Goodnight Moon”. My mom read it to me as a child and now I read it to Liam.
What’s your favorite time of the day with your child?
My favorite time with Liam is first thing in the morning. When he wakes up we bring him into our room and we give him his bottle in bed with us. He nestles right in the middle of us and the 3 of us watch cartoons (age and learning approriate, of course!). It’s by far my favorite time of day.
What is your favorite Graco product?
Liam’s favorite GRACO product is the bumper jumper. He has it in the twist and shout pattern. He screams for us to put him in it and crys if you try to take him out. He could jump for hours if we let him. We put on tunes for him and he jumps away!