Tori Spelling: I'm "Trying to Balance" Family and Work

Celebrity Moms Aug. 13, 2010 AT 10:40AM
Tori Spelling: I'm "Trying to Balance" Family and Work Credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Between filming a reality show and embarking on a nationwide book tour, Tori Spelling says it can be hard to balance her career with her home life.

"I'm still working on trying to balance it all, and it's a struggle I deal with every single day. I want to do it all!" Spelling, 37, tells UsMagazine.com. "I'm passionate about everything in my life. Obviously my family and my kids are my priority. I want to be that stay-at-home mom, but I want to build an empire at the same time."

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The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum is quick to admit that raising Liam, 3, and Stella, 2, has sometimes taken a toll on her marriage to Dean McDermott.

"Four years into a marriage, we never thought we'd be having these issues and having problems," she says. "But you never think ahead what it's like to have kids, and a lot of our issues came from different view points on parenting."

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So how do the two parents find a compromise?

"We had communication breakdown, but we've worked through that. We're still working on stuff, but I think relationships are a work in progress," Spelling tells Us. "It all takes work, but if you love that person, you're willing to do the work."

And when things do get rough, Spelling says she only has to look at her children to regain her perspective.

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"They're best friends. They do everything together," she gushes. "Stella's new thing is that she sings 'Single Ladies' and dances to it. No joke, she shakes her hips! And people are like, 'Is that normal? She watches Beyonce?' And I'm like, 'No, she watches Chipmunks: The Squeakquel -- they do it in that!'"

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