Zarin took a few moments to tell Holidash a bit about their book, just in time for Mother's Day. Hey, what better time to hear secrets from a Jewish mother, right?
What does being a Jewish mother mean to you?
Speaking up for what's right, and for my family and friends. Not being afraid to speak up and speak out.
We've often seen your mom doling out wisdom on episodes of "The Real Housewives of NYC." What is the best advice she has ever given you?
So much good advice, hard to choose. Best? To understand that a marriage goes through ups and downs, that it is normal to have the bad times as well as the good.
What's your favorite thing about your mother?
She always tells us the truth. It has been her greatest gift to us.
If you could change one thing about your mom, what would it be?
We would want her to understand the reaction her words have on others. Sometimes she doesn't understand body language.
Your sister is also an important part of this book and you're both parents. Do you guys ever compare notes on how to be a good mom?
Yes we do. It's important to get feedback from each other, since we take great pride in each other's kids.
What do you think the "Real Housewives" cast mates can learn from your book about motherhood?
All the lessons about parenting are universal. Our particular motto is "don't take the blame; don't take the credit." Remember that you do the best you can, but not everything is within your control.
Those of us who watch the show have seen the highs and lows between Jill and Bethenny. Now that she's going to be a mom, what advice would you give her?
My advice to Bethenny? Make that child your first priority, along with your husband. This is very difficult to achieve when you have a career in media. But you need to set your priorities and keep to them.
How will you be celebrating Mother's Day?
At noon at Planet Hollywood with my mom, dad and sister, and book fans.