The real mother of PHOEBE's Friends triplets is urging Julia Roberts to start managing her time skills if she wants motherhood with twins to be a success.

Roberts and her husband DANNY MODER are expecting twins early next year (05), and CATHY CIMOCH (corr) admits "multiples" are fun but a real handful.

Cimoch is actually the mother of quadruplets - who were used as the Friends' triplets - and states time management is very important.

Speaking to American news show ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT last night (07JUL04), she said, "When you find out you are giving birth to multiples, you really don't know what it means. You're happy, but you don't know what you're up against.

"The hardest part is time management. You have all these children who want love and hugs and you don't have time for you. If you really do it right, you put them first."

Cathy also said that during pregnancy, one of the biggest challenges is the weight gain.

She added, "A person giving birth to twins like Julia should gain at least 40 pounds. She's going to need to eat a lot, probably near 3,000 calories a day, which may be double what she's used to."

08/07/2004 09:09