Ask Tori: Me Time and Reality TV

Here it is! The fourth and final installment of my Ask Tori series with my toddlerista clothing line, Little Maven. We’ve covered school lunches, time-outs, me and Dean, and so much more.

Today I’m discussing a topic that every mom deals with at some point or another: mommy guilt. As a busy working mom-of-four I can’t help but get that gnawing feeling once in a while. Watch Part 4 to see my tactics for minimizing mommy guilt, plus, some exciting news on my next possible fashion project…

I absolutely love designing baby and toddler clothes for Little Maven, so it would be amazing to design for other moms too. Thanks again for submitting so many great questions! I can’t wait for our next Ask Tori series. Don’t forget to catch Parts 1, 2, and 3 for more tidbits on life in the McDermott house.

Is there anything you’d like to know?




    I would love to know how you stay so calm and not let the little things stress you out when it comes to the kids and their hi-jinks.

  • Cox Clan

    Are you done having children? I loved how you mentioned loving being pregnant and your pregnant body! Me too! I have 5 kids and was blessed to have each one naturally. I love my body more now after having kids than before! We were created to procreate and love!

  • T

    SO EXCITED about a possible maternity line! I borrowed my mom’s 70′s polyester maternity clothes 7 years ago because they were so vintage/awesome-but needless to say, polyester and pregnancy aren’t a comfortable mix!��

  • Ashley Taylor

    Totally hear you 100%. In fact, recently I took a look at what I was doing and decided to do something about it! ;)

  • Carolyn Levesque

    Tori I so hope you, Dean & the kids will be doing another TV Reality show. I’ve never missed an episode. Your friends & mother are also so nice and interesting. I just love your mother and understand were you got your creativity.

  • Lory Ann @OurMasonsJar

    Loved this video, as a new Momista, great advice!!! Do any of your Babes get jealous when you give attention to your Fur-Babies or vice versa?? My “FURst” baby was my Diva Pomeranian, it was only her soaking up all the attention for years…Enter baby Mason! They’ve been lovely together, but the last couple of days my son, cries whenever she gets on my lap :( Breaks my heart for both of them!!! xo, Lory Ann

  • Christina

    So excited for the new maternity line… Hope it’s coming soon!

  • Christina

    When is a new season coming? I love the watching you and your sweet family.

  • Ilene Spector

    Hmmm….I understand your guilt completely. It probably comes from your Jewish roots. My problem is Grandmother’s guilt. I hate to have to say “Sorry, I can’t babysit” many of the times asked. I have a busy life also. It never ends…..

  • desi

    Just love this “Ask Tori!” I really, really loved the maternity “gown” you made when you had Finn. Even though my pregnant days are over I wish you would make a line of gowns for every mom, even us old ones! That one was so gorgeous and looked soooo comfortable!

  • MsJillMF

    I think we all want to know when your show is coming back. I love being able to come on here to get my “daily McDermott fix” though. LOL

  • Kimberly

    I would love to see a new season of your show! I miss seeing you and your family on television. I would also LOVE to see past seasons of the show released on dvd. I have the first two seasons of Tori and Dean but why were none of the others released on dvd?

  • Silje

    i agree !! :)

  • lucy

    Dear friend it is almost two months now since i order a pregnancy spell cast on me by Dr Ekaka from the and which i started seeing changes on my body since the first week of last month and it two month and i am carrying my own baby in my warm i am so happy that i finally get pregnant after all i been through. All thanks be to Ekaka

  • ndpmom

    Tori, we really want you and your family back on tv! My son (who is 14) loves watching you all on tv too! Years ago we sent baby gifts for both Liam and Stella (my son Noah’s idea) We miss and love you all <3 Wendy Powell

  • Linda Dallis4

    please help me thank this man DR ABULU of for helping me brink back husband who left me for year and? stay in Russia with another lady but today he is back to me and our kids with the help of this great spell caster please help me in thanking he for what he has done

  • Heidi DuPree

    As one of your superfans, would like know if your show will be back! I quoted you in my book “The Other Medicine That Really Works: How Energy Medicine Can Help You Heal In Body, Mind, and Spirit” which recently won an International Book Award and was a finalist in the National Indie Excellence Book Awards. Would love to send you a copy.