Denise Richards debuts iVillage parenting blog

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“Wild Things” actress and Charlie Sheen ex-wife Denise Richards has just begun chronicling her “organized chaos” home life for iVillage, an online hub for all things women-related.

iVillage, which launched new section CelebVillage on Monday, hosts the “Real Girl Next Door” author’s weekly parenting blog. The former model’s first post was published Monday and introduces readers to Richards’ three little girls, two of which were from her marriage to troubled actor Sheen.

“One of the best parts of being a mom is seeing the world through my girls’ innocent eyes,” writes Richards, who adopted baby Eloise this summer.

Richards, who will host the website for the month of October, said in a statement that she’s excited to address the universal mother challenge of attempting to do everything.

“As a member of the iVillage community, I’m thrilled and honored to share my life experiences with millions of women, who just like me face life’s daily challenges of trying to do it all,” Richards said in a statement. “I know that all women have a story to share, and I’m looking forward to connecting and hearing from community members on the life lessons they’ve learned along the way.”

In her first post, Richards states that family comes above all even though she sometimes sacrifices time with her kids for work. (PHOTOS: Bond is back — and so are the girls [SLIDESHOW])

“When I’m on set working long hours, I’m not always home for dinner,” Richards writes. “When my daughter has a soccer game on a Saturday, I make the choice to miss a work event. My children come first — they are my first priority … I recently started turning my phone off once a week and just spend that day with my kids with no outside distractions. I actually didn’t realize how much I used my phone until I turned it off! Its a fantastic change I made and being present with my girls is the best gift I could give them.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Ironic” singer Alanis Morissette will take over CelebVillage in November and blog about baby boy Ever and juggling parenthood and music. In December, “Dancing with the Stars” contestant and newly engaged mother Ricki Lake will headline the site and write about “how she found true love the second time around.”

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