Jenny McCarthy says 'there isn't a balance' between motherhood, work

03/02/2008 at 02:56 PM ET

In her bestselling book Louder Than Words: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism, actress Jenny McCarthy chronicles the highs and lows of motherhood following the diagnosis of her 5 ½-year-old son Evan Joseph with autism in 2005.  Although parenting Evan has given her loads of inspiration to draw from for her new role on In The MotherHood, a Web series, Jenny says that she keeps the real-life mom and the on-screen mom separate. 

I’ve written so many books about Evan — about the funny things and not so funny things that have taken place — so I bring the depth of it in the character that I play, but I don’t have any of my own situations that I play out in the webisodes.

Evan is "awesome" and is "doing really great," Jenny says, adding that she’s "really proud" of her son.  On In The MotherHood, Jenny and co-stars Leah Remini and Chelsea Handler act out the stories of real-life moms and — like so many of us — Jenny says that if there is a secret to balancing it all, she hasn’t found it yet.

There isn’t a balance. You have to make the best of it because it’s always lopsided. I drag [Evan] around with me. That’s how I make the best of it.

Evan is the only child for Jenny and her ex-husband John Asher.

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Carol on

I really respect her for the way she has dealt with her son’s diagnosis. She has worked amazingly hard for him. Everybody should read her book if they deal with a child who has this disorder.

jennyfan on

I’m glad McCarthy joined up with the cast! I’m really enjoying the series so far, and just wanted to let you all know that the Academy is now allowing online content such as a web series to win an award at the 2008 Primetime Emmys =) It’s great to see the Academy acknowledging the internet as a viable source for entertainment, and to win against a primetime television show would rock.
If you’re interested, check out for the rules and regulations on how to enter. I’m currently working with the Academy to help spread this message to internet filmmakers, so definitely spread the love to others!

Jollie Harris III The Food Prophet on

Dear Jenny and Evan,

I want to say with open arms and hugs that God Loves You, God Loves You, God Loves You. If I have to say It a thousand times I will. Jenny I have seen you on Tv and wanted so badly to help your son Evan. God Has given me a talent of teaching people like you and your son God’s way to heal safely and Godly. I will teach you which foods heal the body in a 5 Starr Gourmet Way. These foods will unlock the blood passage and allow the blood to flow free, which will greatly help your son. One way of doing this is by giving Evan Ginger water everyday. You can put ginger root peal the skin off lightly and put a peace about the size of your hand in a very large pot and boil it. When it cools off add lemon and honey for Evan he can have it as a hot tea or cold drink you can also put this in a blender with pineapple, cocanut, honey and ice and make a smoothy yummy yummy to his tummy. I love kids, old people and animals, thats how I was raised to take care of them first I help dogs and cats also. I am the author of Home Cooking To Cure Cancer, You can find me at also my email address I am availible to all who have challenges with there health. This is a International book on how to heal your body from head to toe. I would also love to send my book to you free as a donation of my ministry. Jenny I hope you hear me lould and clear. Man is a lie and Man is his own distruction which is all about money. God does not need your money Jenny for health so please do not let man put anything in, on, are around, your sons body, but god’s food and your touch of love. There is only to way to go in health God’s way or mans way. Mans way will show you numerous side affects andd adverse affects also advers revers affects. The pills are no good, the shots are no good, man does not have a clue about this disease but I do. How do I know. I ate Red Devil Lie When I was 5 1/2 months old. The Devil Came to Take Me But God would not let me go. God knew he had a job for me to do an it is helping others as a servant of God. The poision burnt my throat alive like a firy acid. I had no throat. I lived in childrens hospital till I was almost 5 and 1/2 years old. I put my hand on one side of the glass and my mothers hand on the other thats how we talked for 5 yeays the nuns at childrens hospitol I called them mother because they where there for me everyday. I tell you this because I had 21 operations on my throat I ate no food for five years they put my food in a hole that is now closed, a big scare on my stomach. I had many side affects Jenny I was starting to live a artistic life at 6 years old . I use to make twitchy up and down motions, and use to have shocking pains all over my body which would not allow me to carry a food tray at school when I was 7 and 8. I use to stare at one spot for hours. I started to eating mustard greesn raw and in a salad also eating the green skin of the water mellon. I learned that this would keep the kids from cracking jokes about me at school many time I droped my food tray caused by my twitching and had no lunch on taht day. I ate my self out of this problem. Artisum is in the water you drink all the wate on all the shelves in the stores is bad. Treat your water with lemon in it or ginger or vinagar oin it. Jenny I can also teach you how to improve Evans hormonal, field, his electrical and magnetic field, one way to do this is by going up side down like on a gravity beed. This process also corrects the blood. Bats have the best blood of all species because they hang up side down. I will show you how to clear a virous and bacteria in the blood. Most important do not eat out of pots or pans that have scratches in them and please no bleach in his clothes and do not clean your house with bleach it is an air-born containiment that will disrupt the blood.
Please see me at type in the name of my bbook in the space bar I have 13 commercials there. By the way tell Jim Carey that I miss him I use to drive him a long time ago in the Limo’s as a regular diver for the In Living Color Show he use to love my shirts my style. Tell him I said Hello. God Bless you and Evan PLease get in touch with me I want nothing but to help. If you know of others I will help them too, I also do House Calls preparing food, you can video or tape this process. When You get in touch I have a 1 and a half hour DVD for you, a Live Chruch Health Seminar Chow for now. God Bless You And Evan in Perfect Health! Jollie Harris III The Food Prophet at your service.