By peoplestaff225
Updated September 24, 2008 07:00 PM

As she juggles her commitment to Lipstick Jungle with her commitment to daughters Rowan Francis, 5, and Grier Hammond, 2, Brooke Shields must do so without the assistance of husband Chris Henchy. While the girls recently made the move to New York, where Brooke shoots the hit show, Chris has stayed behind in California because of his own job as a writer-producer. The 43-year-old actress has learned that in order to make the situation work, she needs to "maximize" her time — like having a nanny bring the girls by a coffee shop during a recent interview with USA Today. "I worked until late last night and this morning," Brooke explains. "I was like, ‘Girls, this is what we’re going to do, and you’ll come with me to where I need to be so we can spend an extra hour together.’ I made a plan for them."

Chris’ absence aside, returning to the city has been good for Brooke, who grew up in Manhattan and still considers it "home." That she gets to introduce it to her own daughters has made the move particularly special, and Brooke says that hitting the town with both girls in tow is "such a New York moment."

The new season of Lipstick Jungle premieres tonight at 10 p.m. on NBC.

Source: USA Today