the personal views, thoughts, and musings of donna d'errico

Friday, January 15, 2010

Donna D'Errico....the blogger?

Although I've read blogs many times, I've never done one of my own. I'll just plan on writing about my own thoughts on a variety of topics from world issues to organic gardening to parenting to current events, and so on. Sometimes it may read more like a diary entry. Maybe you'll like what I have to say...maybe you won't.

Most people have no idea what I'm really like. I was on the TV show "Baywatch", so some people still think of me running around a beach in a red bathing suit, saving people from drowning. I was married for a long time to a famous rock and roll guy, so some people think I must like to party it up, drink, use drugs, and listen to rock music. I've been in multiple films and television projects, so some people think I must be a millionaire with a bunch of domestic help and nannies caring for my children. In reality, I'm none of those things.

I'm a traditional Roman Catholic, and attend Mass every Sunday. I pray the Rosary every evening. This is nothing new - I've always done this.

I'm intelligent. I know this may come as a let down to some guys out there, but I'm not actually in my 20's with a head full of air, bouncing my way down the beach looking for a new boyfriend every evening. No, in fact I got straight A's through school, graduated at the top of my class, attended college, and excelled in math and science.

I don't go out, or "party". I grow my own organic vegetables in my backyard, and cook every meal myself at home every day. I never go out to clubs or bars, and the only alcohol I ever drink is an occasional glass of red wine with dinner. I don't use drugs, ever. I don't even believe in prescription medication. I prefer homeopathic and natural remedies.

I don't use domestic help. I raise my kids myself - I don't even use any childcare. Ever. I believe that being a parent is more than just providing care for your kids. Being a parent is actually parenting your own children yourself, personally providing all their care, all the time (except obviously while they are in school or day care). Too many people out here in LA rely on hired nannies to raise their kids for them. They think that seeing their kids at the end of the day for a couple of hours (after having had them cared for all day by a nanny) is just fine and dandy, and they think of themselves as good parents. If you use a nanny every day to care for your children for you, or if you always travel with a nanny while on your "family" vacation, you really don't deserve the title of "parent". I'll refrain from saying what title you do deserve.

So there you go. Now you know maybe just a bit more about me than you knew before. Many people probably don't have any idea who Donna D'Errico is, and don't really give a hoot. This blog is for those who have some idea of who I am, and might like to read what I have to say.

As for comments, let's keep it clean, folks. No profanity or dirty talk. I'm all about free speech and anti-censorship, but I draw the line at stuff I wouldn't want my own kids to read.

And we're off!


  1. Well, Donna, I knew alot of that about you and what I have to say is that you're a strong woman and humble. Traveling some of the roads you have would make most conceited. You are sweet. We've corresponded personally a couple times back when you owned Zenspa and you were not at all stuck in celeb status. I have a lot of respect for you and I admire you. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Congratulations on your new blog Donna. It is refreshing (specially in Los Angeles) to find a down-to-earth, conservative woman. Be well and all the best to you in 2010. Best, Max

  3. nicely done.
    I like your views on parenting, it's a shame more women didn't have those values on this planet.
    I would venture to say you have "choosen" ? to remain a single parent ? ....
    which I can only guess is a very hard task at the best of times.
    Do you believe that has been a benifit to your children ? or otherwise ?

  4. Great first post, Donna!

  5. YOU rock..and
    Im happy you aren't any of those thing Donna.
    I see you a a regular Mom like myself with worries, hopes and dreams for both your kids and the world...peace to you and your family xo

    Alexandra C.

  6. Okay Donna now we really have a reason to shoot some new photos.
    Christopher Ameruoso

  7. Beautiful, inside/out, That's Donna! :) I really enjoy reading about your thoughts and the things you share is priceless, and you are a true inspiration to so many. THANK YOU D! You're the best!

  8. Thanks for sharing. I'm interested and curious to hear more....Andrea Mc

  9. hi donna
    its Shali
    as i have said before u are a strong women for what you have gone through we have spoken many tines and i could not of gone through what you have keep strong

  10. Wow! Great introduction. I like it.

    Your Dad

  11. Nice post nothing i didnt know but well said Donna :)
    I like your new blog i will read it every day hoping for something new,expecally pictures ,)


  12. Nice post, sis! This is a great description of the real you. I love you!


  13. Donna,

    Interesting concept. Go for it!

  14. Donna you are a beautiful person from the inside and I like what you have to say. Stop by my blog some time. I need to update it, but you might enjoy. Blogging is fun and hope to do it more, mine end up like diary entries and tributes to friends sometimes. but it is fun! Welcome!

    PS my 7 1/2 year old son is working toward his black belt. :)

  15. Donna, you probably don't remember me from Columbus, Ga but I talked to you when you worked at the Mall and maybe once after. I have been an aspiring screenwriter in my spare time but I had an ad agency in real life... the closest I could get to showbiz. You may remember my creations, the Barrington Talking Fiats, TCC commercials, Grants, Katz Home Fashions, Chick-Chick-Chickasawww, Pant-A-Rama (Capt. Britches) and Johnny Catfish. Also my wife is the cousin of Bill Bowick who is the father of Joy Bowick Wells and Bernadette Coker. I admire what a lady you have become and your values concerning your life and your soul. I wish you luck in your projects and in your life. I wish you could have played the part in the comedy screenplay I wrote. It's kind of like "Young Frankenstein". I still have hopes for it. My address is

  16. Hey, I just stumbled across this. Great blog.
    You already know how I feel. Your such a great mom and role model. I didn't know the story about your dog, it just about broke my heart. How can people be so cruel to such a defenseless creature?

  17. Happy Birthday to you and your son.... My youngest son's birthday is also April 1. Keep doing the birthday thing!

  18. Just stumbled across your blog Donna. It is nice to hear some of your views. I guess I'm not the only one who is conservative and raises her own children.

    ; 0 )

    I left LA awhile ago and now I'm living in Florida with my husband and 4 homeschooled kids. I still see Greg and Tai when I come out to LA to visit though. Its nice to visit sometimes but I stay grounded.