Keep­ing It Straight

ABC Soaps In Depth - - Up & Personal -

When Re­becca Herbst clocks out at GH, she leaves El­iz­a­beth in Port Charles. “My worlds don’t re­ally cross that of­ten,” she ad­mits. “I come do my job, and then I leave it here and go home and put on a com­pletely dif­fer­ent hat.” That other hat is, of course, Mom — and as any mother can tell you, it’s not al­ways the most com­fort­able one! “Gen­er­ally, it’s not my kids that make me go crazy — it’s the mess that can ac­cu­mu­late in half a sec­ond,” Herbst cracks. So what’s her se­cret to keep­ing things in or­der? “Each of the kids has a des­ig­nated step on the stair­case and all their stuff gets piled onto their step. As they go up and down, they empty the stair­way. That’s one way I’ve tried to keep things some­what clut­ter-free, so I’m not the only one clean­ing up and tak­ing stuff to their rooms.” Of course, there are still times when she just needs a break from it all. “The other se­cret to not los­ing my noo­dle is, some­times I just crawl in my bed and turn on the TV,” she con­fides. “I tell the kids ‘I’m tak­ing a day off!’”

This mom of three strives to stay or­ga­nized.

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