“Featured Mom” Tori Spelling – A Moms Gone Zen Exclusive!

Tori Spelling Head Shot

Read below to see how you can win an autographed copy of her new book, “Spelling It Like It Is” !

In the 90’s, America fell in love with Tori Spelling when she played Donna Martin on Beverly Hills 90210 (“Free Donna Martin” Anyone?!).  Decades later, thousands of fans (including us) have fallen in love with her all over again in her new role as SUPERMOM and DIY-maven extraordinaire!  As an actress, author of 3 NY Times bestselling memoirs – sTORI Telling, Mommywood, and Uncharted terriTORI, the star of her popular reality show Tori & Dean, wife to Dean McDermott (since 2006), and mother of four (yes 4!) beautiful kids ages six and under, Tori is notorious for intimately revealing her everyday antics onscreen and in print.  We’re in awe of how she finds the time to do all this, keep it together, AND manage to update her blog EdiTORIal by Tori Spelling on a daily basis!

Tori & DeanTori is famously honest and self-deprecatingly funny when it comes to her personal life, and she’s the first to admit that the “reality” behind her popular television show, Tori & Dean, isn’t always real.  She’s always Spelling It Like It Iswhich is also the name of her fabulous new book, released October 22.  In it, Tori shares personal stories with her usual humor, candor, and down-to-earth charm. Spelling it like it is Tori Spelling

Tori writes openly about her biggest challenges: the terrifying health problems surrounding her high-risk pregnancy with youngest son Finn (now 11 mos.), her guilt over missing baby Hattie’s early months (now 18 mos.) because she was in the hospital on bed rest, her struggles (and failures) to live within her means after growing up in opulence, discovering how much she has in common with her late mega-producer father, Aaron Spelling, and falling in love with Dean all over again (hint: it didn’t happen at their vow renewal ceremony).

Life is never boring at Tori’s house, and we’re looking forward to watching and reading more about the multi-tasking Tori and her ever-entertaining, endlessly active family.  Pick up Spelling It Like It Is, it’s sure to be a hit! And in the meantime, read our Q & A below to learn more details about Tori’s personal life!  ENJOY…

1. Briefly describe yourself and what you do.

Tori Spelling & Family I’m first and foremost a proud mommy of 4 babes! I’m a devoted wife, designer, actress, producer, writer, and DIY’er.

*Her kids are Liam (6), Stella (5), Hattie (18 mos.), and Finn (11 mos.) – WOW!

2. How would your kids describe you?

They would say I’m a fun, silly, and loving mom. They would also say that I’m a big antique lover, crafter, and DIY’er. We make everything!

3. Name 3 words or virtues that best describe what matters most to you as a mom.

Loving, Nurturing, Supportive

4. What does a typical Monday looks like to you?

Busy! Ha ha. Get kids ready for school, drop them at school, come home and spend time with the 2 babies, work from home, meetings, blogs, pick kids up, homework, dinner, kids to bed, little more work, and then hubby and tv time 😉

5. How do you balance work, family and “me” time?

Haven’t figured out the “me” part yet ha ha. But everything else works because we always put family first. I only do work that I’m passionate about and most of it revolves around my family. We do everything together.

6.  What’s your favorite way to de-stress after a long day with kids?

I do look forward to getting cozy in bed with my hubby and cuddling and watching a scary movie!

stella & tori

7.  What’s your ideal getaway?

Somewhere in the sun with the entire family, a pool, and amazing food!

8.  What’s your favorite spa treatment? Do you have a favorite spa?

As a busy mom of 4 I haven’t been to the spa in a long time! But would love a facial and foot massage!

9.  What’s your favorite comfort food?


10.  Wine (red or white?), champagne, vodka, or something else?

Red wine

11.  What’s your go-to drink on Tuesday night? On a Friday night?

Sparkling water with lemon and cranberry juice. And on Friday night maybe a glass of red wine!

12.  How or where do you find your ZEN?

My ZEN is watching my kids and animals play in our backyard. It’s so cute to see the kids running around with all our dogs and chickens! It’s a big crazy family but we do it with alot of love and always have fun! Fun is key!

We love watching Tori and thought you’d all like to check out her MUCHO entertaining blog post of a road trip she recently took with her kids:

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Read more about the road trip here!    


For all you BH 90210 fans out there, former “Beverly Hills, 90210” stars Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling are reuniting!  The actresses will co-star and executive produce the new ABC Family series “Mystery Girls.”  Check it out : HERE! 

Win an autographed copy of Tori’s new book SPELLING IT LIKE IT IS! Just leave a comment below telling us what you like most about Tori… from real life or as an actress! Two lucky readers will WIN!

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