Interview with Marcia Cross: A Desperate Housewife She Is Not

Marcia Cross, Wake up with Motts

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Twins! That's what makes Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross's life all the more sweeter. She's been through a lot, but her family is stronger than ever. Marcia and her husband, Tom Mahoney, have been married since 2006. Mahoney is currently receiving treatment for cancer. Their 2-year-old twin daughters, Eden and Savannah, have helped them get through those tough times.

Marcia, who in real life is nothing like her character Bree, made time in her busy schedule to talk to me about motherhood!


Cafe MichelleL: Tell me about your daughters.

Marcia Cross: My daughters are the blessings of my life! The difficult thing about having twins is making alone time for each of the girls. I try to make time for Eden and Savannah, one-on-one time with just mommy.

CM:  What's a challenge for you, as a mom of a twin girls?

MC: I feel guilty sometimes, when I try to spend time with just one of the girls. I love them both so much, it's hard to choose! But I know that it's important to have alone time with me. I need to work on this.

There are so many good things about being a mom of twins. No matter what, they have each other. It's beautiful to watch them, they are so different in so many ways but so alike, too.

CM:  How do the girls sleep?

MC: The girls are both pretty good sleepers. But when one of them gets sick..that's when they have trouble sleeping. It goes in phases.

CM: What do you do when the girls are sick and can't sleep?

MC: I take Eden or Savannah, whoever is can't sleep, into our guest bedroom. We call it the peach room, and I sleep in this room with the sick baby.

This works pretty well but sometimes the girls ask for "the peach room" at bedtime and I have to tell them that's just for when they are sick. It's so sweet and I love waking up with my kids, they are so precious, especially in the morning.

CM: What has surprised you most about being a mom?

MC: (Laughs) Everything! I feel so lucky. Tom and I are so glad we have the girls, it's been amazing.

Marcia and I also talked about how she is helping feed hungry families, a subject she is passionate about. She's working with Mott's Apple Juice and Apple Sauce and the nation’s largest hunger relief organization, Feeding America, on a very innovative program to help the hungry called Wake Up with Mott's.

All you have to to help is schedule a wake-up call and you'll help feed families! Marcia will encourage listeners to make better food choices via Wake Up with Mott's. Here's the scoop on how you can help the nearly 36 million Americans who are at risk of hunger in our country.

  • Send a wake-up call from Marcia Cross to yourself, a friend, or family member for free.
  • Each dollar will provide more than seven healthy meals to children and families in need via Feeding America’s network of partner food banks across the United States. 
  • Calls will be available until Mott’s reaches its goal of providing one million meals to those in need.

As a mother, I am saddened by the number of families who go hungry in our country. I hope people will hear our message and help us make a difference by placing their own call today.

I've already reserved my wake-up call, how about you? If this busy mom can make time to do this, I can too.

I really enjoyed talking to Marcia Cross. She is beautiful on the outside...and the inside.

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