My Mom Confession and a New Show For Us Moms!
I was a stay-at-home mom once upon a time. I would take my kids to the park, shoot the sh*t with the other moms, and pretend that my life was amazing and pretty close to perfect. Oh yes – I pretended to be a member of the perfect mom club. Well, now that I’m a little
older wiser, I realize that most of those “perfect” moms out there are actually pretty dang far from perfect, including me. Don’t get me wrong, there are days when I am so proud of my children and the amazing spirits they have, but there are other days where I just need to escape to some sanity – even if it’s only for a few minutes.
This leads to my mom confession. I love chocolate…no, I mean I really love chocolate – like I have to have a piece every day! My favorites are the chocolates from See’s Candies. Oh man are those good! My kids learned at an early age what the See’s Candies bag and box looked like and they can spot the logo from a mile away, or at least on the other side of the room. So the last few times I brought home these yummy chocolates, I have actually resorted to changing the bag they came in and hiding them in our closet.
When I have those times where the kids are being loud or hyper and “mommy just needs a timeout,” I escape to our closet or the bathroom with one or two pieces of chocolate. Heck, sometimes I even escape to the garage to
eat chocolate do laundry for a recharge. There have even been a few times where Frank found my stashed candy, which was forgotten misplaced and was past the expiration date – ha ha! Ok, now that you know one of my mom confessions, I want to introduce you to a new show on CBS that all of us moms will enjoy!
MOM is a comedy from executive producer Chuck Lorre starring Anna Faris as a newly sober single mom raising two children in a world full of temptations and pitfalls, and multiple Emmy Award winner Allison Janney as her critical, estranged mother. Christy is a waitress at a posh Napa Valley establishment who is four months clean and doing her best to be a good mom and overcome a history of questionable choices. Her sobriety is tested when her recovering alcoholic mom Bonnie reappears, chock-full of passive-aggressive insights into Christy’s many mistakes. Bonnie joins Christy’s already complicated circle of relationships: her handsome, married boss – and lover – Gabriel; the restaurant’s hot-tempered chef, Rudy; her pretty, 16-going-on-25-year-old daughter, Violet; her sweet but overly honest son, Roscoe; her irresponsible ex and Roscoe’s father, Baxter; and Violet’s clueless boyfriend, Luke. Christy tries to remain positive as she pursues her new path in life, but she faces an uphill battle, surrounded by a dubious support system – and a copious amount of dysfunction.
ON AIR: Mondays (9:30 – 10:00 PM, ET/PT)
ORIGINATION: Los Angeles
STARRING: Anna Faris (Christy), Allison Janney (Bonnie), Nate Corddry (Gabriel), Matt Jones (Baxter), Sadie Calvano (Violet), Blake Garrett Rosenthal (Roscoe), Spencer Daniels (Luke), French Stewart (Chef Rudy)
PRODUCED BY: Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky and Nick Bakay
CREATED BY: Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky and Gemma Baker