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Y&R's Eileen Davidson Makes The Most of Motherhood

Celebrity Baby Scoop caught up with the busy Eileen Davidson (Ashley,The Young and the Restless). Davidson revealed, like most modern moms, she has to balance her career with her family life while trying not to sacrificing one or the other.


CBS: How has motherhood changed you? What are the greatest challenges? The greatest joys?

ED: Motherhood has completely enriched my life and fulfilled a dream. The greatest challenges are trying to raise a kind, confident, enthusiastic, open minded, loving person! There are a lot of obstacles to that out there in the world today. Achieving those things are the greatest joys.

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Davidson shares one son, Jesse, 6, with her husband, actor Vincent Van Patten, and is stepmom to Van Patten's two sons, Duke and Vinnie. She is also the author of two mystery novels, Dial Emmy for Murder and Death in Daytime, with a third book in the Soap Opera Mystery series, Diva Las Vegas, out next summer.

CBS: You've written 2 mystery novels and are currently working on your third, titled Diva Las Vegas. Tell us about the books. Has it always been a dream to write novels?

ED: We (my co writer, Bob Randisi) just finished our third book Diva Las Vegas. All three books are about the life of Alexis Peterson, a soap opera star who manages to get herself involved in murders and solving them. It's great fun and writing was my first love when I was a teenager.