Rachel Campos-Duffy’s book out today, is a “love letter to at-home moms”

Real World San Francisco star Rachel Campos-Duffy has a book out Tuesday called Stay Home, Stay Happy: 10 Secrets to Loving At-Home Motherhood, and it’s “a love letter to at-home moms,” she told the Duluth News Tribune. Rachel, of course, is the mother of five pure Real World spawn, since her husband is Real World Boston cast member Sean Duffy, who is running for Congress.

Rachel said her book “isn’t about whether to be an at-home mother or not” but says “if you’ve chosen to be an at-home mom or it chooses you — like happened to me — how to do it joyfully so you and your kids look back on the time with really.” She adds, “I make no judgment about what works for other families. What’s not discussed, what’s not focused on, and what I think is the missing component of the whole at-home mom experience is the pleasure that it brings the woman herself.”

Her expertise comes from her life experiences and the fact that she’s “AOL’s parenting expert,” according to the book’s promotional material, because she’s taught women how to be a good hostess and transitioning from summer to fall.

Also in the newspaper’s interview, Rachel said she still gets stopped in airports: “I could have a column — I can do anything in the world, and people are way more interested in what it was like to be on the ‘Real World.’ It’s something I’ve embraced. It’s something in my life.” As to her chosen path, Rachel said, “I really like what I do,” but “when I express that, whether through my blog or in my book, people kind of look at me like either I’m crazy or I’m a Stepford wife.”

I vote for just crazy, and those looks probably have nothing to do with her at-home parenting.

‘Real World’ star from Wisconsin praises motherhood in new book [Duluth News Tribune]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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