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Tori Spelling Says Leaving Her Kids Is The Hardest Thing About Being A Mom. Can You Relate?

Sun, September 26, 2010 11:00am EDT by Add first Comment

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Tori Spelling says she uses the buddy system with her husband, Dean McDermott, to juggle parenting their two kids.

Tori Spelling, 37,  who is busy promoting her first children’s book Presenting…Tallulah, admits that the hardest part about being a working mom is leaving her two children Liam, 3, and Stella, 2, at home. “I work a lot so there’s times I have to leave and now that they’re getting older, they know,” Tori tells TODAYMoms. “They’re hanging on to you and the tears are coming and you’re explaining I’ll be back, I always come back. It’s hard.”

Tori, who has been married to Dean McDermott, 43, since 2006, says when it comes to being a good mom, you just have to go with your gut.

“The best piece of advice I ever got from a mom was don’t listen to anything else anyone tells you,” Tori says. “Don’t take advice because you’ll go insane. Everyone has a way of doing something. Just listen to your instincts, that’s all you need.”

Luckily Tori and Dean, who co-star in the Oxygen reality show Tori & Dean: Weddings, along with Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, have a buddy system and work as a team to get things done. “With two, we kind of divide and conquer,” she says. “It’s funny, Liam will be like, ‘Only Daddy puts me in the car’ and Stella will be like, ‘Only Mommy puts me in the car,’ so were like OK easy you go to that side, I’ll go to this side, let’s go. In the mornings we get up and we’ll talk to each other real quick and he’ll be like, ‘I got breakfast.’ I’m like, ‘I got clothes.’ Somehow we get it all done.”

For the full exclusive interview with Tori, go to!

–Leigh Blickley