Candace Cameron Bure: My Kids Say “I’m Pretty Cool Overall”

Full House alum Candace Cameron Bure recently attended the Hub Network’s First Annual Halloween Bash with her dog in costume. The mom-of-three talked with Celebrity Baby Scoop about the event, shared her Christmas plans and how she’s still in touch with her former Full House co-stars.

CBS: You and your pet recently made a Celebrity Paw-Stumes appearance at Hub Network’s First Annual Halloween Bash. What were some of the highlights? Tell us about your pet.  Did he or she dress up?

CB: Our dog’s is named Samson and he’s a 6 year old German Rottweiler.  I’ve never dressed up Samson before, so when Hub’s Halloween Bash asked us to appear, it was the perfect excuse to get him in a costume! At first we tried a hot-dog costume, but all he wanted to do was eat it! He kept biting at it and spinning around in circles to get it off his back and chow down. We settled on him being a Rotti-gator! He’s a big, tough dog, so we needed to keep up his reputation with an  alligator costume. He loved it!

CBS: You also recently attended the 30th anniversary of the Starlight Foundation with Bob Saget and John Stamos. What was it like to reunite with your former Full House co-stars?  Do you stay in touch regularly?

CB: We all see each other on a pretty regular basis, so it’s never as much as a reunion for us as it is for the fans. Just days after the Starlight event, we were all at Dave Coulier’s house celebrating his birthday. The jokes are endless and so are my tears from laughing so hard. I think it’s heartwarming for fans to know our love for each other is real among us. I’m always posting our pics together on Instagram and Twitter @ CandaceCbure

CBS: What are your three kids up to nowadays? Are you a typical soccer or hockey mom, driving them everywhere?  Does your oldest have her driver’s permit now?   How are you handling that?

CB: Maks is 11 and Lev is 13 and both play travel hockey. We’re at the rink 6 days a week and driving/flying anywhere between San Diego and San Jose on a regular basis for it.  So yes, I’m a total hockey mom! Val coaches their teams so he’s very involved and together we accommodate and coordinate our work schedules with the kids. It’s a balancing act for sure since Val and I travel a lot for work. Natasha plays Varsity tennis for her high school. You could say our family is all about sports.

Natasha turned 15 this summer so she won’t get her permit until early 2014. We’ve practiced a few times in the car, but we’re taking it slowly! At least I am. She can’t wait to get her permit and when she does, I’ll be happy to practice more with her. But let’s just say, she won’t have her own car waiting for her to drive when she’s 16!

CBS: If we asked your children what kind of mom you are, what would they tell us?  What is your parenting style?

CB: So, I just asked my daughter and here’s what she said: “You’re an encourager, always telling us positive things and motivating us.  But you don’t hover. You teach us how to do things and then you let us do it on our own. You’re very involved in our lives but you’re not overprotective or making sure we never fail at things. You let us fail and make mistakes. Then you teach us how to do it better or differently next time. I’d say, you’re strict, but more that you give us boundaries. Boundaries that are good for us and consequences when we don’t stay within them.”

CBS: Wow- that is a total compliment coming from a 15 year old! I think she nailed my parenting style.

CB: I think my boys would say I’m loving and encouraging, then say I’m too mushy and kissy and a little dorky, but then say I’m pretty cool overall.

CBS: What’s up next for you?

CB: I’ll be kicking off Hallmark Channel’s Holiday season when my new Christmas movie “Let It Snow” premiers Nov. 30th, co-starring, non-other than my brother’s and now my t.v. dad, Alan Thicke! My second book “Balancing It All” hits shelves Jan. 1, 2014 and is available now for pre-order.

The Hub Network’s First Annual Halloween Bash encores Thursday, October 31, 8pm ET/5pm PT.

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