My Favorite Moment: Dancing With The Stars Week 3

My favorite moment from filming last night’s Dancing With The Stars was when my mom came to the show! It’s awesome getting to see her watch the entire show from the corner of my eye (hey, I’ve got a job to do here!). No matter who is dancing — whether it’s Derek or someone she’s never met — if it’s a dance she likes she can’t contain herself. She jumps up out of her seat with excitement, beaming throughout the performance. I love it!

Whenever my mom is in town we try to pack in as much catch-up time as possible. She always says, “Hurry up and tell me everything!” I am elated that she’s staying with me for some much needed mommy/daughter time. I’m very grateful for my career, but sometimes it’s tough having to uphold an image of strength and certainty when you’re not feeling 100%. Like many of you, my many hats require me to make decisions that are overwhelming and make me feel weighed down.


Mom will sit with me and listen to my momentary struggles and allow me to have a vent session (or a mini-meltdown, depending on the day). When she’s around, I don’t have to be the adult I feel I need to be all the time in my professional life. It’s such a nice reprieve to go into little girl mode when mom’s here, to just be her daughter and nothing else. Because really, at the end of the day, that’s the one thing I have always been.

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Julianne Hough is just trying to be a nice person who dances as often as possible, usually in public. She recently wifed up to NHL star Brooks Laich and is the proud dog-mom of two pups, Lexi & Harley (they’re the real brains behind everything).
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  • Saffron

    This is so sweet! You are my role model, You inspire me to be a better person, to strive to do my best and be kind! Thank you Jules!

  • So true, I feel the same! Love this 🙂

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  • Christina

    Yes! Moms and dads are amazing. I definitely have noticed that the older I become, the more I appreciate everything my parents have done for me and what they continue to do for me. One of the best gifts my mom gives me is date time with the husband. She gets to spoil her grandson, and I get some adult time. haha 🙂

  • Daria

    She is the proudest mom ever, when she’s watching DWTS. You and Derek are taking part in unbelievable performance, so I can’t even imagine how happy is your mother.

  • Shali

    Thank you for sharing :). I totally feel the same about my parents.

  • Alyssa

    You will be seeing me and my momma at your Move tour in Indy this summer!!! We are so excited 🙂 might need a few dance lessons though!