My mom has always been a huge inspiration. She was a single mom raising two kids in New York. Now that is full-on all the time.
You finish a job and it's very emotional because you're working crazy long hours, and your work family is like a real family.
In this business, there is an insane amount of pressure, spoken and unspoken, to be thin. If you look at some of the television shows, eating disorders become like a competitive thing.
I have an incredible role model in my mom. She was a single mother raising two kids in New York.
As long as I get those running shoes on, then there's no turning back, and I have to go for that run. As long as you've got those workout clothes, you've got them on, you've got to go.
When I started 'Third Watch,' I knew I was going to be with the firefighters and lifting, so I was doing yoga, running, and swimming - all at the same time. I didn't have a kid then. Now I don't have time for that. I want to spend time with my son and my husband, so it's mainly just yoga now.
For a quick, healthy meal that's also fun for kids, I serve fish tacos: soft tortillas, lettuce, tomatoes, black beans and brown rice.
I think it's necessary to let kids get bored once in a while - that's how they learn to be creative.
I think what's so interesting for me is the different roles that I play. I love doing the research, and I love - I feel fortunate in the sense that I get to explore many different worlds, of things that I may not really get to learn a lot about.
I've learned from my French husband and the way they eat, it's all about moderation. And that's really sustainable.
When I need a break from the boys, I go with my girlfriend to buy pretty little dresses for her daughter.
Maybe because I didn't have a huge film career right off the bat, I've been able to create something different, which is so important to me. That's myself, my idea of who I am.
In my sports or workout life, I like to prove to myself I can do something, whether it's a half marathon or whatever it is. I like to take challenges that scare me because then once we've accomplished it, we feel stronger.
When you live in America, it's kind of insular - the news coverage that you get - unless you're really smart about it and find more international news coverage. I've learned that from my husband. In the French culture, they talk politics.
I just am a huge fan of PBS. They've taken great risks from great shows.
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