Dorit Kemsley is like many moms right now: She's at home taking care of her family amid self-quarantining during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills mom has been finding ways to keep her two young kids, Phoenix and Jagger, busy during this uncertain time, along with her husband, Paul "PK" Kemsley.
Dorit spoke to The Talk host Eve during an Instagram Live interview on Monday (March 23).
"They've got a million questions and, truthfully, I've always spoken to the kids [as adults]. You have to gauge them. Me and my husband, we've always spoken to them like adults really, and as long as they can cope and understand, I feel like more info [helps]. How do I tell them they're not allowed to leave the house without telling them whats going on? We are just trying to adjust to our new normal."
The trick for Dorit and her family has been about finding the right daily schedule.
"Thankfully I'm with the family, my husband. We're doing the best we can. To me, it was a schedule. This happened so quickly. It was like you have to survive. You figure out a way through it," she said. "There are very challenging days. We do work and we have lunch and I always find some project for us to do," she added, noting that she's been using that time to also do projects on the family's new home, which they moved into six months ago.
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And their "new normal" includes Dorit homeschooling her kids.
"I have to tell you, I've done a lot of things in my life, never a teacher," she said. "It's very new. My hats go off to the school teachers. My kids' teachers have been so great about sending work. So we have a daily schedule. It's really about finding your routine."
She's also been keeping physical with her "munchkins." She said, "Well, the kids and I will do yoga. They're really cute about it and they enjoy it. I've always sort of talked to them about meditating. They encourage me. They'll get the mats. So we do it a lot together. When the sun does come out, I think going for walks is really great [with the family]."
Dorit has also managed to sneak in some time for herself, when she can. "You try and escape for the few minutes that you can ... usually my mom time is truthfully when the kids go down," she said.
She's also been FaceTiming with Boy George and members of their family. "Thank goodness for FaceTime. You can really social distance so easily today... it's amazing," she said. "We really do need to flatten the curve; it's in everyone's best interest [to social distance]... do it for the greater good."
Come this spring, fans can do some social distancing with the cast of RHOBH when Season 10 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills premieres on Wednesday, April 15 at 8/7c. Check out a preview, below.
For the latest, most accurate information on coronavirus, go to the World Health Organization (WHO) website.
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