Mayim Bialik on Her ‘Most Important Job’
Move over Tori Spelling, and make room for Mayim Bialik!
The Big Bang Theory star, 34, is poised to join the ranks of celebrity mom authors, with “one more draft” to write in a book she’s penned for publisher Simon & Schuster.
“I have a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old, and that is my most important job.”
Noting that she and husband Michael Stone “choose not to use nannies or babysitters” for sons Miles Roosevelt and Frederick Heschel, Bialik insists she passes no judgment on others.
“[It's] not because we think we’re better than anyone else, but it’s just a personal decision that we want to be the caregivers for our kids,” she says. “So we’re making it work that way, because that’s what we feel is best for our children, and everything else fits in around that. To us, nothing is more important than being with our children at any given point of the day.”
To that end, Bialik admits her approach doesn’t lend itself to much “down time.”
“I don’t sleep as much as I should, I work at night when my boys are sleeping, I’m one of those people who are just always doing a lot of things,” she concedes. “We don’t go out socially, me and my husband. I’m not able to keep up a lot of my friendships the way I used to, but that also allows me more time to do the things I need to do at home, and to write and things like that.”
Simplifying their lives across all contexts remains one of the couple’s best-kept secrets, Bialik adds.
“We don’t spend a lot of money. We don’t go on extravagant vacations. We keep our life really simple, and that allows us to make the time to bake two loaves of bread, like this morning, at 6:00 a.m. With two children at my feet,” she laughs.
Bialik’s confidence shouldn’t be misconstrued as cockiness, however. “I’m very hard on myself,” she muses.
“It makes me sad when people say bad things about me on the Internet. I think people assume that I must have this super-strong concept of myself, but I don’t,” she reveals. “I’m a person like anyone else, and I have moments of really feeling like I don’t know what I’m doing with my kids when I can’t solve this tantrum, or whatever it is.”