Bethenny Frankel On Parenting, Wants Daughter to Have 'Fun'

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    Actress Bethenny Frankel attends the premiere of the fifth season of "Entourage"
By Benge Nsenduluka, CP Reporter
July 4, 2012|10:32 am

Bethenny Frankel recently opened up about her parenting style and the way in which she is raising her 2-year-old daughter Bryn Hoppy.

The 42-year-old wife of Jason Hoppy evidently adores the couple's daughter, and says that while they do not impose a lot of rules on Bryn there are a few that are never broken, according to Good Housekeeping Magazine.

"We don't have a lot of rules yet. This is her time in life to have fun," Frankel told Good Housekeeping.

"I'm diligent about making sure [Bryn] tries a variety of foods. And she never eats off the kids' menu. I want her to eat what I'm eating," she added.

Frankel, who became a chef after graduating from the Natural Gourmet Culinary Institute, is passionate about food and said there are five staples that she keeps in her fridge.

"Parmesan cheese, grape tomatoes, Dijon mustard, butter and organic milk for Bryn," Frankel said.

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The mother of one has had an exceptionally diverse career. After graduating from culinary school, Frankel formed a natural foods bakery and delivery service called BethennyBakes which was highly successful.

Following the opening of her bakery, the former "Real Housewives of New York" star launched her lucrative Skinnygirl Cocktails enterprise and instantly became a renowned and highly successful entrepreneur.

Frankel admits that owning a successful business can take a physical toll and revealed that she does have methods in place to help her unwind.

"Stretch, take a bath, get a massage, do yoga or grab a cocktail. It's hard to wind down, but then I beat myself up because I have a tense back," Frankel said.

When asked about the favorite part of her day, Frankel reverted back to her daughter.

"Going into Bryn's room when she gets up. She's so excited -- like a little bird hatching out of a shell: Let's do it!" she said.

Frankel recently added the title of "talk show host" to her list of career achievements, after launching her syndicated talk show "Bethenny."

"I'm the R-rated Oprah!" Frankel told In Touch magazine referring to her day-time show. "I'm talking about what my friends are talking about every day. We aren't talking about politics- we're talking about dating, marriage and what men think."

 

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