By Priyanka Singh
Former Full House actress and now mother-of-three, Candace Cameron Bure, recently talked with Celebrity Baby Scoop about how she keeps in touch with her former co-stars, including John Stamos and Bob Saget, and also how she handles the hectic life of motherhood. Bure comments on her parenting style and says her children consider her to be a “pretty cool” mom overall. Plus, she mentions what’s up next for her!
CBS: You also recently attended the 30th anniversary of the Starlight Foundation with Bob Saget and John Stamos. What was it like to reunite with your former Full House co-stars? Do you stay in touch regularly?
CB: We all see each other on a pretty regular basis, so it’s never as much as a reunion for us as it is for the fans. Just days after the Starlight event, we were all at Dave Coulier’s house celebrating his birthday. The jokes are endless and so are my tears from laughing so hard. I think it’s heartwarming for fans to know our love for each other is real among us. I’m always posting our pics together on Instagram and Twitter!
CBS: What are your three kids up to nowadays? Are you a typical soccer or hockey mom, driving them everywhere? Does your oldest have her driver’s permit now? How are you handling that?
CB: Maks is 11, and Lev is 13, and both play travel hockey. We’re at the rink six days a week and driving/flying anywhere between San Diego and San Jose on a regular basis for it. So yes, I’m a total hockey mom! Val coaches their teams, so he’s very involved, and together, we accommodate and coordinate our work schedules with the kids. It’s a balancing act for sure since Val and I travel a lot for work. Natasha plays Varsity tennis for her high school. You could say our family is all about sports.
Natasha turned 15 this summer, so she won’t get her permit until early 2014. We’ve practiced a few times in the car, but we’re taking it slowly! At least I am. She can’t wait to get her permit, and when she does, I’ll be happy to practice more with her. But let’s just say, she won’t have her own car waiting for her to drive when she’s 16!
CBS: If we asked your children what kind of mom you are, what would they tell us? What is your parenting style?
CB: So I just asked my daughter and here’s what she said: “You’re an encourager, always telling us positive things and motivating us. But you don’t hover. You teach us how to do things, and then you let us do it on our own. You’re very involved in our lives, but you’re not overprotective or making sure we never fail at things. You let us fail and make mistakes. Then, you teach us how to do it better or differently next time. I’d say, you’re strict but more that you give us boundaries. Boundaries that are good for us and consequences when we don’t stay within them.”
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CBS: Wow — that is a total compliment coming from a 15 year old!
CB: I think my boys would say I’m loving and encouraging, then say I’m too mushy and kissy and a little dorky, but then say I’m pretty cool overall.
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*Sidebar photo courtesy of Celebrity Baby Scoop.