This morning, I was hosing my five-year-old off in the shower – you know that technique, right? Put liquid bath soap on your kid – then stand him/her in the shower – and use the movable shower to hose said kid off.
Anyway – I was in the process of doing that, yelling for my 13-year-old to get up and moving because we had to get the the orthodontists, and I was checking in on Robin Roberts’ interview with Denise Richards.
This was all before I had any coffee or my green smoothie.
I loved what Denise had to say about:
- positively co-parenting with Charlie Sheen,
- focusing on the needs of her children,
- wanting a big family,
- and balancing her role as a mom and working single parent – with the help of her live-in dad.
Yes, Denise Richards knows and understands the importance of asking for help and getting it. She has opted to have a multigenerational household.
Denise talked about her father being an amazing support for her and her daughters when she has to travel for work. She mentioned her father being a great grandfather to his granddaughters and making their family work.
Denise alluded to the challenges that come with being a single mother, and she also made it clear that she is living her life and parenting in a way that worked for her.
As I have mentioned before, multigenerational living is not for everyone. But for those of us who seek it out and opt in, we are basking in the joys of creating our own balanced life.