Celebrity Baby Scoop is thrilled to welcome Gena Lee Nolin as a celebrity guest blogger. Best known for her time on the international smash hit Baywatch, Gena is returning after having three children with an entirely new image and outlook on life. She is set to host a new television series and is also working on a book which delves into her own experience of postpartum depression after all three of her pregnancies.
Gena’s first blog is a refreshing look at her busy life in Scottsdale, AZ with husband, NHL defensemen Cale Hulse, sons Spencer, 12, and Hudson, 3, and daughter, Stella Monroe, 10 months. The Nolin-Hulses are pictured above (including Cale’s 8-year-old daughter Caia).
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Hello fellow Moms & Dads,
This marks my first blog ever. I have to say I was thrilled with its familiar subject matter, after all I’ve been a mommy now for over 12 years! Becoming a parent for me brought an overwhelming amount of emotion that ranged from pure bliss, fatigue, frustration and a deep love that’s indescribable for those without children. I thoroughly enjoy being a mom and the day to day monotony it brings. It’s clearly not the beaches of Baywatch, but it has its magical moments!
Mommy-hood for me is shuttling my 12 year old to every tween, school and sporting event possible. FYI- tweens are sassy! A 3 1/2 year old son who makes me laugh with his funny impressions of cookie monster and makes me cry due to his charming tantrums that make Target come to a screeching halt. Then we have my 10 month old daughter who’s brought us such joy, especially in the pink department and who’s thankfully just stopped screaming after 5 months of colic. I said just stopped, right?! I now sympathize with parents who’ve gone through the helplessness of it, something we should all talk about.
All in all I have a great team, a husband who’s hands on and really into the kids. The old school mentality, “mommy takes the brunt of everything”, has finally been kiboshed by us modern parents. Daddies are staying home now more than ever, while mommy brings home the bacon. Whatever works and truthfully there are no rules to the world of parenting, we learn as we go and ultimately whatever’s in our children’s best interest trumps all.
I’ve recently recovered from my last bout of postpartum depression. I sadly went through it with all three and just now decided to talk about it with a book I’m currently writing. It’s time us mommies let this scary illness out of the bag without shame or embarrassment. I find the more I share, the more cases I see and at the end of the day we have more in common than you think. It has nothing to do with Hollywood parties, red bathing suits or the car we drive — it’s sharing in the amazing ride called parenting. Buckle up, because we’re in for the ride of our lives!
Gena Lee Nolin
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