Cheryl Hines stars on In the Motherhood.
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The true stories of real moms are the inspiration behind In The Motherhood, the new ABC sitcom starring actress Cheryl Hines. And she's doesn't just play a mom on TV—Cheryl has a 5-year-old daughter at home, so she can relate to this sisterhood of mothers. "It's interesting because, for whatever reason, we really don't talk about the down and dirty," she says. "Like when you drop your kid off at school and you try to keep it together for those 10 minutes when you see other people, and then you cry on the way home."

Cheryl's had her own share of confession-worthy mom moments—the latest of which took place at a pet store.

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"My daughter decided she had to have this pug puppy," she says. "She goes up to the cage and she's screaming at the top of her lungs, crying, 'I love you, pug!' I just backed up into a corner and acted like I didn't know her."

FROM: Secret Lives of Moms
Published on April 06, 2009

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