Marcia Cross, her husband Tom Mahoney and their girls Eden and Savannah were at LAX catching a flight out on Wednesday (August 14). The couple were all smiles holding their hands. The 6-year-olds pulled their own luggage.
The Desperate Housewives star recently wrote a piece for The Huffington Post on being a stay-at-home-mom.
She wrote: “It has been exactly a year since I finished a glorious eight-year run on the hit show Desperate Housewives. While working on the series, I became the mother of twin daughters, so I guess you could say that I began my journey of motherhood “leaning in” as far as possible. Now at one-year post series end, and having not “worked” in that time, I have experienced motherhood on the opposite end — “leaning out.”
“I ordered monogramed aprons, and cooked with the children at school on Fridays, read books at library, took pictures at most school events, drove a car full of girls to gymnastics practice and dropped mine off at play dates and sporting activities. I did “homework” with them, sat and listened as they learned to read, made lunches and snacks and worked on getting everyone out of the house in the morning without any of us melting down. I tried to keep up with book orders and the thousand and one notes home and permission slips for birthday parties and field trips. I would pencil “Me Time,” onto the schedule only to cross myself off to take care of someone or something else and then promise myself I would not do it again.”
She continued, “As the year unfolded I got to know the other mothers at the school. I first identified myself internally as a “working mother,” but after a while I realized that I was now, between the two definitions, more truthfully living the life of the “stay at home” mom. That label did not suit me or sit well with me. Not because I don’t think they are amazing, because they are. In fact, they are so amazing, that in spite of my best efforts I could not even come close to their “stay at home” achievements which are too many to mention.”View Slideshow »»