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Tina Fey on Parenthood


  • Pre-natal appointments would be less nerve-wracking 1 of 10
    Pre-natal appointments would be less nerve-wracking
    Fey recounted to Conan O’Brien her experience having a 3-D ultrasound of her second child. “It’s horrifying … ohh, it’s a lava monster!” She also noted, “It’s a chance to bond with the horrifying little Gollum inside you.” Well, that certainly takes the edge off.
  • She’s a b-tch, in the best way 2 of 10
    She's a b-tch, in the best way
    Fey is an outspoken feminist. Defending Hillary Clinton she invoked the b-word, saying “b-tches get things done.” Yes, yes they do. And in the May issue of GQ, she admitted to changing the word “blonde” to “yellow” when reading bedtime stories to her brown-haired daughter to prevent her from thinking blondes have more fun.
  • She admits her kid can be a d-bag 3 of 10
    She admits her kid can be a d-bag
    Motherhood is tough, especially when you have kids that are, say, in the 2- to 3-year-old range. Tina shared in GQ: “I think that any person being an a*shole deserves [to be corrected]. Especially toddlers — they're total d-bags. You gotta let them know.”
  • She has a pretty good outlook on the future 4 of 10
    She has a pretty good outlook on the future
    Clearly, our kids would have an “in” to the acting industry, but Fey doesn’t want her brood to automatically follow in her footsteps: In Bossypants, she shares this prayer for her daughter: “Lead her away from Acting but not all the way to Finance. Something where she can make her own hours but still feel intellectually fulfilled and get outside sometimes. And not have to wear high heels. What would that be, Lord? Architecture? Midwifery? Golf course design? I’m asking You, because if I knew, I’d be doing it, Youdammit.”
  • Our girls won’t look up to Paris Hilton 5 of 10
    Our girls won't look up to Paris Hilton
    Fey has been pretty critical of Paris, saying: “She's a piece of sh*t. The people at Saturday Night Live were like, ‘Maybe she'll be fun, maybe she won't take herself so seriously.’ She takes herself so seriously! She's unbelievably dumb and so proud of how dumb she is.” But how do you really feel, Tina?
  • Alice would be just the influence our kids need 6 of 10
    Alice would be just the influence our kids need
    Alice is a hilarious human being, just like her momma. Tina admits to getting some of her best material from her mini-me. Example: Alice coined the phrase, “I want to go to there” after seeing the Disney website. It’s now a regular line on 30 Rock.
  • She’s got the whole work/family thing figured out, sort of 7 of 10
    She's got the whole work/family thing figured out, sort of
    Clearly she’s prioritized her career, as is evident by her tremendous success, but it hasn’t been easy. as she explains in her book: "What's so great about work anyway? Work won't visit you when you're old. Work won't drive you to get a mammogram and take you out after for soup." Food for thought for all of us.
  • We could afford some really nice things 8 of 10
    We could afford some really nice things
    Raking in $300,000 per episode for 30 Rock, Tina and our sister wives circle would make the Real Housewives of New York trip to the Middle East look like the lamest girls’ weekend in the world.
  • Her friends are awesome 9 of 10
    Her friends are awesome
    Alec Baldwin and Jane Krakowski seem like they'd bring the banter up a notch at our next dinner party. Aunt Amy and Uncle Jimmy would be godparents, too. We’d never need to watch TV again for laughs. Well, except for 30 Rock, of course.
  • Shes inspiring 10 of 10
    Shes inspiring
    Powerful position and celebrity life aside, her first priority is her family, and we think her hubby, daughter, and child on the way are all pretty lucky. Here’s what she has said about those priorities: "I work, and then whenever I have any other time, I'm with my daughter, and then I go to sleep. I think you basically have to abandon the dreams of having any other adult activities in your life." Tina, will you marry us?

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