While most moms have tackled the art of multi tasking, Moon Bloodgood stands in her own arena. This gorgeous actress, mom to Pepper and Archie has graced the screens for over twenty years, and is now raising her kiddos while fitting in TV shows and movie roles in Hollywood.
We love talking to moms who march to their own drum and love hearing about their philosophies, ideas, methods, and how they manage motherhood. We sat down with Moon to ask her some of our most curious questions and love how honest and real she is.
Where are you from?
I was born in Nebraska and I was raised in Anaheim California. I am first generation Korean American or technically 1.5 because I was born in the states but my mother is Korean.
What’s your thing?
My “thing” is always about how to live an authentic life. How to feel connected to myself, the world and my crew. I also love being creative and being around people who are allowing themselves to be creative. I believe it be essential to any kind of joy we want to experience.
What do you find most challenging about motherhood?
Where do I start? Everything. Sometimes I’m frustrated with how much we shame moms who tell the truth about the struggle.
Like, how hard sleepless nights are, or how hard it is in general. We feel that we are failing as women if we can’t “keep it together,” or if it’s not going the way we expect. I find myself getting bored around moms who don’t keep it real, because being a mother is intense. There is no book, sorry! There is no right way. You make choices and you hope your kids don’t have to go to therapy one day!
What are your most favorite things to do with your kids?
I think structure is overrated. I like to be fun and impulsive. I regularly blast loud, obnoxious pop music in my house and let them run around crazy and dance. I dance around them all the time. I also wrestle with them. Knowing how to P L A Y with your kids is the most important thing to me. My kids are young ( 3 and 6), and they need to be free and unrestricted.
Do you feel like you need to be more present?
Of course. Who doesn’t? Finding balance in your life is extremely challenging. You also can’t be present all the time.
How do you practice being present with your children in a time when there are so many distractions?
I don’t have a good answer other then I just keep trying. I also don’t over-plan. I try not to overwhelm my kids or myself.
Do you have technology free time?
Even if I did, I’m not going to talk about it. I get annoyed with everyone hating on technology. Getting high and mighty is something motherhood can bring out in any good intentioned mom. I just try to do my best. I fail at a lot of things but one thing I know for sure… My kids love me and I love them deeply. I will never stop kissing their faces!
Any tips for the moms out there?
Yeah. Don’t be hard on yourself, and don’t be hard on others. We are ALL trying to do right. Even if it appears contrary to your norms. Be goofy with your kids. Show them you can laugh from your heart and belly, and most importantly, apologize when you have hurt them. Show them vulnerability. It doesn’t make you weak, if makes you BRAVE.
Big hug to all the moms out there kicking ass!