Tracey Gold's fourth son to be named Dylan Christopher

02/25/2008 at 10:45 AM ET

Growing Pains’Tracey Gold and husband Roby Marshall, 42, are expecting their fourth son in April — and are willing to reveal what they’re calling him. Tracey tells In Touch,

He already has a name. It’s Dylan Christopher.

As the new host of The Secret Life of a Soccer Mom, a reality show that takes stay-at-home mothers and gives them the chance to live the career-pursuing life they exchanged to raise their families, premieres next Monday on TLC — and the 38-year-old actress has some personal experience with the title job.

I like being pregnant. It’s probably why I’ve done it four times! We’re certainly not closing any doors, but we’re very contentat the moment with our four boys.

Dylan will join brothers Sage Gold, 11, Bailey Vincent, 9 next week, and Aiden Michael, 3 ½.


Source: In Touch, March 3rd issue, p. 50

Thanks to CBB reader Susan.

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Mtoo on

I am really dreading that show. It’s such an obvious attempt to portray stay-at-home mothers as all unhappy and unfulfilled. As my mother says, “men may have once taken the CHOICE away from women, but now women take it away from other women; somehow it’s become a negative thing to be “just” a wife and mother.”

gabriella on

She is only 38, she looks older. I loved her on growing pains though, and glad she overcame her aneroxia and is having her 4th child. I have a feeling in 2 yrs she will have another baby. I know when she was pregnant with aiden she said she wanted to keep trying till she got a girl, so I think they might give it one more shot. Her kids look mostly like their dad. I like the name dylan, it’s cute.

Rebecca on

“It’s such an obvious attempt to portray stay-at-home mothers as all unhappy and unfulfilled.”

I disagree. I think, no matter how fulfilled or happy a person is with their life that it’s only natural to occasionally wonder what life would be like if you had taken a different path. That doesn’t necessarily mean that a person is unhappy with their own life and their choices. It’s just human nature to be curious. I think it sounds interesting for a person to be able to step into another life for a short time without actually having to leave their old life behind for good. I will definitely be tuning in.

Snapper on

The older two are 11 and 8? They don’t look that old at all. I would have thought they were about 6 and 8. Are you sure?

Sarah’s note: Yup.

just a working mom on

i really find it interesting that stay at home moms feel so attacked by working moms. i have friends that stay home and they act like they are such martyrs and sacrificed so much, like we should feel sorry for them! i know motherhood is not easy, but try juggling a full time job on top of it – then you that are lucky enough to stay at home would count your blessings and not complain that us working moms think you are “unhappy and unfulfilled.”

Lauren on

Bravo, just a working mom, for proving the very point you argue against. Your post is so contradictory it’s laughable.

Vanessa on

I will jump in on the work/stay debate. Why don’t you all try juggling a household and a full-time job where you work at home. No one takes you seriously even when you have a deadline to meet. Even on those occasions my husband is home they still come to me. It’s enough to make me want to run away from home most days.

Beverley on

I would be curious to see this show done in reverse too. They could take working women and have them be stay at home moms for a couple of weeks. I wonder how many of them couldn’t wait to get back to work and how many would decide it was exactly what they wanted to do and quit working.

CTBmom on

I don’t see how “Just A Working Mom”‘s post is contradictory. It makes perfect sense to me.

I totally get where you coming from. I have a full-time work at home job too. My husband and son, both think just because I’m home that I can stop and tend to their every need. Actually, my husband is worse then my son.

gabriella on

Of course it’s hard for stay at home moms, having kids, plus a house, pets, and a husband is never easy, but that’s what comes along when you decide to have a family. That being said I think it’s even harder when a woman has say a 9-5 job and still has to come home, deal with the kids, cook, clean, and go to work for a whole new day the very next morning. My mother did both was a sahm when I was young for a few years, and worked when my brother and I were older. She said working full time and balancing motherhood was a lot harder than being strictly a SAHM. At least when your a sahm you have the whole day to adjust your schedule, decide when you will cook, when you will do laundry, or clean, when you work and say get home at 6, your time is limited and you have to try to fit in everything in a matter of a few hours. And my mother by no means has every tried to put down sahm, she did it herself for over 6yrs, but truthful she said it’s a lot harder when you have a full time job and the pressures that go along with having a career, than when you just have strictly your family to deal with. So a working mom, I agree with your post.

Lauren on

I don’t see how “Just A Working Mom”‘s post is contradictory. It makes perfect sense to me.”

If acting as though SAHMs have no basis to argue that working moms attack them and proceeding to attack them makes perfect sense…

Campbell on

I deem it an honor to be the manager of my home and family. I could complain. I had things to complain about when I worked outside the home AND had grand motherly duties. But really, I just feel so blessed that at THIS particular time in our life my husband and I have chosen not to earn what we as a working couple could so I could do what we feel best suits our family/daughter. I’ve already raised a son and daughter that are college educated, world traveled, kind, and giving. I think that seasons come and go in our lives and our circumstances can dictate what we can or cannot choose to do when it comes to being at home moms/dads, or working outside the home/both. As for me and my husband, we have given up a huge income and we live a very minimal lifestyle so I can do what for ME is right at this time. I love being a SAHM, and feel so blessed that I have the inner peace to be what is best for me and my family and not feel any negativity or pressure whatsoever.

Carlie on

I love the name Dylan. My husband and I were going to name our youngest Dylan if she turned out to be a boy.

But we were blessed with another gorgeous little girl.

Who knows, prehaps we’ll try again in a couple of years lol.

As for stay-at-home mums, I’m one of those and as far as I’m concerned it is a full time job.

I honestly think sometimes people underestimate how much work goes in to being a stay-at-home mum.

Granted, you do have a lot of fun with your child/children but it’s still a lot of work.

magenta on

I’ve done all three. SAHM, work-from-home, and held down a full-time job. The easiest time I had was SAHM. I remember just being in Central Park all day every day. Sure I had to get the laundry done and dinner fixed but I never felt like I was playing beat the clock. When the children were napping or we were watching Alladin for the trillionth time I was pretty board.

I think I hated working from home the most. I didn’t have a home office so it just wasn’t conducive to my productivity. I need an office to go to even if it meant renting one.

A steady 8/9 hour job with children and husband always seems to me like a mad dash to the finish line. I felt like I was late for everything. Late for work. Late for school events. Late cooking dinner. Late relieving the babysitter. Ugh.

I think whatever your decision you simply have to own it and stop seeking approval or praise. And stop hating on those who made a choice different from yours.

I have a friend who is a SAHM with a full-time nanny and a chef and there is no shame in her game. Sometimes I secretly roll my eyes when she “complains” about all she has to do, but at the end of day she’s happy, her husband’s happy and her kids are the most fun-loving, prank-pulling (they got me good one April Fools), well-behaved cuties. She’s taught me that it’s okay to want, need, and USE help especially for those rough days.

kendrajoi on

Beverley- that’s a great idea! I have worked outside the home full time since my son was 3 months old. Honestly, it works fine for us. I would probably go nuts having to stay home full time. It isn’t for me. Ideally, though, I would like to work part time. That, for me, would truly be the best of both worlds!

mtoo on

I’ve noticed that the SAHMs or former SAHMs who say how easy it is usually dump their kids in front of the television all day or give them some toys and walk away. Try doing educational, fun activities all day with your children, homeschooling, cooking together, etc. and STILL having to get the laundry done, the house cleaned (I clean our home top to bottom each day), and three meals made a day. Oh, and then squeezing in an hour during nap time and an hour at bedtime to do something “fun” like write on a message board.

Baby Girls Make Three on

Isn’t it refreshing for the mom to just come out and inform us once the name has been chosen. No games, no fuss, no muss. I suppose it’s because she’s an old pro at this with three previous births under the belt?

magenta on

Why the assumption that if someone perceives something as not being difficult it’s because we’re lazy and didn’t do it right. Don’t make assumptions about people you don’t know about. I found being a SAHM easy. That’s my perception. Yours is different. So be it. I was not speaking for anyone else but myself. I never said being a SAHM is easy. I said it was easy for me. You don’t know what I or anyone else did with their children, so don’t play the high & mighty, I’m better than you are act. It’s such a boring cliche.

Beverley on

I think that working moms think SAHMs are “unhappy and unfulfilled” and SAHMs think that working moms (and I mean those that choose to work but could stay home, not those who have to work to support their family) are selfish and guilt-ridden.
I think most women would be SAHMs if they could afford it. I made the choice to be a SAHM for many reasons but a big one was I didn’t want someone else to be raising my children. Going to daycare for 10 or 12 hours a day is not my ideal life for my kids. And no matter what anyone says, there is no business meeting in the world that is more important than being at your child’s soccer game or ballet recital. If you drop them off at daycare at 7am and come home after they are already asleep, why did you have them? If you are only getting to spend an hour a day with your kids, that is terrible, and sends a message to them that your career means more than they do. Many of my neighbors are 2 income families and they spoil their children with the latest gadgets, expensive clothes, and tons of toys all to make up for the guilt they feel for not being there for their kids. When my kids look back on their childhoods, they won’t care that they didn’t have designer duds and every new video game system the day it came out, they will remember that mom was there for them every single day.

MM's on

Well guys…here I am posting months later but just in case anyone gets it or reads it here is the thing..we are all different. We are all going to handle things differently and have different needs. Some Mom’s have no choice but to work due to finances, others can get by not working, others choose to because they want to try doing both for the extra income. Some Dad’s I know stay home, Mom works. But I will say that I respect anyone’s decision to do and try what works for them. I fully respect the stay at home Mom just as much as the working Mom as I do the woman, like myself at the moment, who’s daughter passed away at birth last year to stay home and take classes and start a new business rather than throwing myself into another office situation 9-5 which I could not handle emotionally. Everyone, as I said, is different, and has different emotional needs and situations. We can all just agree to respect that and be supportive, whatever that is. And we will all go through different phases of our lives where sometimes one thing works where another would not at that time-am I making sense?

maggie on

i was lucky enough to be a stay at home mom for the first 5 years with my 2 children. i loved every moment of it. and i felt very lucky to be able to stay at home..

Anonymous on

I am so happy for Tracy and Roby. She is such a sweetheart and an absoluely BEAUTIFUL lady. I hope she’s always as happy as she is today. glad to see you back my dear. You were always my favorite on Growing Pains.