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Oct 18 2013

Blossom & Six: Together Again & Talking About Motherhood

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What many people remember from “Blossom,” besides the hats with sunflowers which my character sometimes wore, is the relationship between Blossom and her best friend Six, named so because her “father said that’s how many beers it took.” The actress who played Six was two years younger than me and her name is Jenna von Oy.

Jenna is now a mother of a toddler, and although we had spoken sporadically over the years since the show ended, Jenna’s becoming a mom started a new phase of our relationship. I was able to do some breastfeeding counseling for her (I am a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor) and we have shared a lot about our parenting and lives in the past year. In honor of Breastfeeding Awareness Month a few months ago, we decided to start a dialogue which we would post jointly here and on her website. Some of it is about our lives, some is about our parenting, some is just us catching up. 

You can read my interview of Jenna below, and you can read Jenna’s interview of me on her website, www.cradlechronicles.com. I know it’s not a full “Blossom” reunion, but we think this might be a tad more interesting than seeing us try and dance like teenagers as grown adults while wearing flowered hats, floral dresses with vests, and those little clips that cinch the vest and clunky shoes with scrunched down socks. 

Actually, come to think of it, that sounds incredibly interesting. I’ll get back to you about making that happen.  Read the rest of this entry →

Feb 1 2013

Things That Happened This Week in Mayim’s World

By at 11:46 am
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Leaving the Svedka party.

1. I got tendinitis due to my continuing recovery from my accident and doing “too much” too soon.

2. I was “grounded” by prematurely grey hand therapist from driving my new Audi for now, since it’s a stick shift. I listen to him. I’m a compliant patient.

3. I am back to typing one-handed. Fancy Assistant Brandon may be used for me to dictate posts to for the next few weeks.

4. Back to full compression glove to manage the swelling.

5. Saw “Life of Pi.” Loved it, but highly recommend reading it, as well as Yann Martel’s other amazing novel about animals, Jews, and the profundity of existence, Beatrice and Virgil*.

6. Made my first “celebrity appearance” last night at a “Throwback Thursday” 90s pre-Valentine’s bash at a very popular LA bar, sponsored by SVEDKA Vodka (yum). It was actually pretty fun, and I got to hang out and pose for pictures with Joey Lawrence!

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Whoa!

7. We told our sons what “divorce” means and it was actually a very gentle and loving and non-traumatic conversation. Phew.

Shabbat Shalom!

*If you buy anything on Amazon by using these links, a portion of the profits will go to support Mayim’s writing on Kveller.

Feb 13 2012

My SNL Moment with Zooey Deschanel

By at 2:57 pm

Turns out Zooey Deschanel and Mary Kate Olsen pray to “Blossom” as the utlimate founder of the Quirky Girl’s Club. Check out the sketch from this past SNL! Thanks to The Shmooze for writing it up. (For impatient viewers, you can skip ahead to the 3:00 minute mark.)

About Mayim

Mayim Bialik is the grandchild of immigrants from Eastern Europe and the mother of two young boys. She is best known for her lead role in the 1990s NBC sitcom Blossom, as well as her current role as Amy Farrah Fowler on CBS' The Big Bang Theory.

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