Ellen Pompeo Dishes on Motherhood

Ellen Pompeo dishes to SELF magazine on her secrets to handling marriage, motherhood, and her career, all while staying sane and enjoying it.

Watch a really fun behind the scenes video from the photo shoot and interview here.

Here are some fantastic tidbits and truths she shares with readers in her interview.

Pregnancy Truths

  • “I got pregnant, and I was like, ‘Oh, God, it worked! Oh, no!’ Chris [Ivery, her husband] and I were super happy, then I got terrified! Will I know how to do everything right? Of course, nobody does everything right, but as long as your baby is the priority, that’s the best you can do. My mother passed away when I was 4, and not having a mother makes me appreciate being one so much more.”
  • “A lot of people couldn’t understand why

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Jennie Garth Loves Veggies & Hidden Valley Ranch

Classy Mommy was invited to see Jennie Garth in New York City last week as she was promoting a fabulous effort from Hidden Valley Salad Dressings and the Love Your Veggies campaign to get kids to eat their veggies. I wish I could have gone in person. I could use some expert help in the veggie department.

Sigh. I wish I could get my kids to eat their veggies. Truly, it is torture in our house.  (And yes, I’ve tried the dip it in salad dressing trick – and it doesn’t work yet at our house. I think I might resort to allowing the kids to dip them in Ketchup or even honey if that would work!)  Really, the only veggies I can get my 4 yr old daughter to consume are canned green beans. Texture of fresh veggies seems to be a deal breaker in our house.

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Top 15 Children’s Books

We’ve compiled our favorite 15 Children’s Books that include old classics along with new favorites. These books are sure to keep your kids entertained and will definitely nurture and promote their love of reading. 1. Where the Wild Things Are $11 by Maurice Sendak 2. A Bargain for Frances $4 by Russell Hoban 3. Amos … Read more