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Although she plays a perfect mom on TV in the Electrolux commercials, Kelly Ripa says in her real life she struggles like any other mother. "I'm not a supermom at all," the Live with Regis and Kelly cohost and mom of three -- Michael, 12, Lola 8, and Joaquin, 6 -- tells iVillage in an exclusive interview. "I think the commercials are fun and they're very whimsical and they make you long for a time when women really could be supermoms. I do my best. I am lucky because my job does not require a lot of my time so I really am available in the way I think they deserve."
Ripa, who is vocal every morning on her daily talk show, is using her voice for a different cause: to increase awareness for ovarian cancer. She recently participated in a cake-off (fans can go to Ripa's Web site to vote for their favorite confection and Electrolux will donate $1 to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund for every vote cast). And though baking is one of her skills, she's not a master chef. "I had this conversation with Rachael Ray (where I said), 'I actually have an anxiety attack when I watch you throw a pinch of something in because I don't know how many that was. How much is a pinch? Your pinch and my pinch are different. You know what I mean?'" she says. "It fills me with anxiety."
Watch our exclusive video with Kelly Ripa to discover the secret to her successful marriage to her husband of nearly 14 years, Mark Consuelos, and why she often feels mommy guilt.
Check out Kelly's Cake Off for a Cause.
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