Just in time for Mother’s Day, AOL premieres a new series, “Little Women, Big Cars”. The show centers around 4 moms in Los Angeles and stars Amy Yasbeck (Wings, Hot in Cleveland), Kristy Swanson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Psych), Romy Rosemont (Glee), Julie Warner (Crash, Nip/Tuck), Ed Begley Jr. (Portlandia, The New Adventures of Old Christine) and Antonio Sabato Jr. (Melrose Place, The Bold and the Beautiful).
Yasbeck, who plays a comically harried mom, has a 13 year old daughter with her late husband, actor John Ritter. She answered a few questions about her own mom experiences.
In Little Women Big Cars, you are the PTA mom who can’t say no. Did you find yourself over-volunteering at your daughter’s school?
I did over-volunteer when she was younger…and I was younger. It took me awhile to come to grips with my own limitations. As evidenced by my office, car and purse, I am not, nor will I ever, be an organizer. I am a doer, a fixer and a last minute magician. I can pull anything off if I am given little to no time in which to do it.
Did you take your daughter on location when she was younger? What are some of places you traveled to with her?
Since Stella was born most of my jobs have been local. But we did caravan all over the map when she was baby, following her Dad from set to set. We even made camp at the Music Box Theater when he was performing with Henry Winkler in Neil Simon’s “The Dinner Party” on Broadway in 2000.
Where do you most want to travel with her?
I really want to take her to England. I want to roam around and absorb the absolute joy of observing Stella as she experiences London for the first time. I can picture us there so clearly. I think our first foray into international travel should be to a country where we speak the language.
What is your MUST PACK item when traveling?
Just Stella. Don’t like to leave home without her. And hand sanitizer. And Imodium. And ear plugs. And snacks. And comfy shoes. And art supplies. And…ok, let’s just stay home.
Whether you are driving a carpool, like your character in Little Women Big Cars, or going on a road trip, there is always vomit when driving with kids. What is your best vomit story?
Carpooling home across a ridiculously winding Mulholland Drive, one sweet little girl, (Jenny, you know who you are) blew chocolate milk chunks in our car. For years, on hot days, a faint version of that telltale sour smell would haunt the back seat. It may still be there. I don’t know. I sold the car last winter. I am a bad person.
You can watch the 15 episodes of “Little Women, Big Cars” starting May 7, on AOL On Parenting.