Swimsuits for moms, lies you tell your husband or even the things they’ve found in their bras. There’s nothing these moms won’t talk about.
#IMomSoHard stars Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley, whose YouTube videos about motherhood and married life draw millions of viewers, are at London’s Centennial Hall Sunday.
They won’t be bringing their kids — each has two pre-schoolers — or their husbands, having just finished a 40-stop mini-tour of the U.S. travelling with their families.
“No!” they yelled simultaneously when asked if they are bringing their families to Canada.
“Everybody survived that tour, so we’re not going to push our luck,” said Smedley.
Said Hensley: “We’re trying to lighten the load and keep it mom-centric. We get to have more of a casual and adult conversation with the ladies while they’re enjoying some drinks.”
Smedley has a son, 4 and daughter, 2. Hensley has a son, 6, and daughter, 4.
Their #IMomSoHard web series because so popular, CBS recently gave the green light for a pilot. A swim suit video alone has drawn 19 million views on Facebook. It’s not sexy.
The live show includes video, stand-up comedy and a question-and-answer session with the audience, followed by a “very revealing finale.”
The moms — who seem so tight they even finish each other’s sentences in a 30-minute interview — never have trouble finding the humour in their lives, although perhaps it’s not always funny at the time.
“Just this morning, my husband was out of town, I’m sick and the kids decide, while I was brushing my teeth, to wash all their stuffy toys in the kiddie pool in the back yard,” said Smedley.
Hensley recalls and still gives her reason to chuckle is when she enrolled her son in a dance class, even though he didn’t want to learn dance.
“When I go back to the studio with my son, it’s a class with mostly boys,” said Hensley. “So I told him it was a Ninja class. For…