The new mom of twins gets real about the pres­sures of par­ent­hood

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Mom ac­tress Jaime Pressly gets real with In Touch about the pres­sures of par­ent­ing

For 10 years, Jaime Pressly was mom to one son, Dezi James — so it was a bit of an ad­just­ment when she found out she and boyfriend Hamzi Hi­jazi were ex­pect­ing twins! “It was a com­plete shock,” says Jaime, who wel­comed sons Leo and Lenon in

Oc­to­ber. “But I al­ways wanted three kids!” While the Mom ac­tress, 40, is over­joyed to be liv­ing her dream, there’s one as­pect of mother­hood that she could live with­out: the judg­ment by oth­ers. There’s no one right way to raise chil­dren, she says. “That’s like try­ing to find the cure for the com­mon cold — there’s no such thing!” When In Touch’s Lanae Brody caught up with her at CBS’MOM event at Pa­leyFest LA, Jaime dished on life as a fam­ily of five, split­ting par­ent­ing du­ties and the joys of boxed mac and cheese.

Congratulations on the twins! How are they do­ing? JP: Thank you! They’re re­ally so damn cute.

You and your Mom co-star Anna Faris both have young kids. Do you ever give each other advice? JP: You know, I don’t re­ally be­lieve in giv­ing moms advice. What works for me may not work for you. I’m sick of all the mom-judg­ing.

Tell us more about the boys. Are their per­son­al­i­ties dif­fer­ent? JP: They’re just the most com­pletely op­po­site chil­dren, I don’t know how they’re twins! Lenon is so sweet and calm, and Leo’s loud and laughs con­stantly. What mile­stones have they hit re­cently? JP: They’re rolling over. I am wait­ing for the [solid food] mile­stone, be­cause this whole bot­tle thing, I’ve had enough. There’s two of them, so you have to do ev­ery­thing at the same time. With one, [the par­ents] can take turns feed­ing.

What has it been like to see Hamzi as a dad? JP: He was meant to be a dad. Hon­estly, he didn’t know how much he needed to be a dad! It’s been in­cred­i­ble to be able to do this to­gether.

So he helps out a lot? JP: I mean, I have an 11-yearold. I’m like, “I’ve al­ready changed the di­a­pers, I’ve done the overnight thing. It’s all you!” We have help, too, which I am very lucky to have. With two babies, any­one who can get help, re­ally should. No shame in my game.

Your hon­esty about be­ing a mom is re­fresh­ing! JP: [I just think] what­ever works for you and gets you through tough stuff, great. I’m hon­estly like, “OK, so not ev­ery­thing’s or­ganic.” Quite frankly, I love mac­a­roni and cheese out of the box. Kraft! Love it! ◼

STRAIGHT TALK “It’s all fun,” the ac­tress says of ad­just­ing to life with two new­borns. “But you’re sleep­de­prived and crazy!” HER BOYS “He’s been beg­ging Hamzi and I to give him a sib­ling since he was in kin­der­garten,” Jaime says of son Dezi.

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