Actress Brooke Shields covers the latest edition of Scholastic Parent & Child. Currently starring as Morticia in The Addams Family on Broadway, the actress/mom performs eight shows a week–three matinees plus five evening performances. The busy mom opens up about her two daughters – Rowan, 8, and Grier, 5 – with husband Chris Henchy, holiday traditions, giving back and rules at the dinner table.
On family ties: “We get crabby if we don’t talk. Maintaining family rituals that keeps us close is key, like making sure to sit down to dinner together to talk about our day as often as possible. And no cell phones at the table!”
On holiday traditions: “I came from a non-traditional home, so it’s important to me that my daughters feel a sense of tradition.”
On waiting until Christmas Eve to decorate the tree: “We get it a few days before, but we wait to hang the ornaments and string the cranberries and popcorn. The kids love it.”
On last-minute gift wrapping: “It’s a tradition I treasure.”
Continue reading the interview with Brooke at Scholastic Parent & Child.