Eva La Rue talks to Modern Mom about being a 'multitasker extraordinaire'

06/21/2007 at 08:00 AM ET

Eva La Rue, on any given day, can fill a number of different roles: An actress on CSI: Miami, co-host of the Style Networks ‘Modern Girls Guide To Life,’ a spokeswoman for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, a correspondent for Extra…but no role is more near or dear to her heart than that of ‘mom’ to 5-year-old Kaya.  Eva recently spoke with ModernMom.com about just what it means to be a ‘modern mom.’

A modern mom is a multitasker extraordinaire who is constantly exhausted and trying to keep a happy face.  Most moms feel guilty that they aren’t doing a good enough job, even though they’re probably doing a better job then they think.  Being a mom, we all feel a deficit because as a woman the role takes so many forms.

Eva was raised by a single mom and is now a single mom, herself, having divorced actor John Callahan, Kaya’s father.  As such, she feels she has a unique appreciation for her mother, the person whom Eva says she admires most. 

Now that I have a daughter, my appreciation for my mom has grown a thousand-fold.  I now realize everything she gave up and everything she felt when raising me, and all the emotions make sense.  I really wonder how she did it alone with two kids and sometimes two jobs…yet she always managed to be there for us.

Modernmomlogo For more of the interview — including Eva’s thoughts on whether moms can really ‘have it all’ — visit ModernMom.com, where you can also read all the latest tips on parenting, finances, career, health, beauty, entertainment and more. 

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Katie on

I didn’t know she was a mom! Her daughter is cute. = )

jackie on

Does anyone know? Is John still involved in Kaya’s life? I’m pretty sure the divorce was amicable, so I was just wondering…

raquel on

John is still in kaya’s life. Just a few months ago Eva said john lives near by, and sees kaya a lot. Kaya is so beautiful, she has Eva’s features with john’s complexion and eyes.