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Amy Poehler Supermom? Poehler Talks Tricks for Distracting the Kids

Amy Poehler parenting tips

Amy Poehler parenting tips

Amy Poehler chats with Parade magazine, kicking things off by saying, “I’m just another supermom!”

She’s quick to set that ideal straight, however, saying, “Who am I kidding? I’m lucky to get everybody out the door without Cheerios stuck to their pajamas!”

Spoken like a true mom!

Amy Poehler is mom to sons Archie, 2½, and Abel, 9 months, whose famous dad is funnyman Will Arnett. Can you imagine how fun their household is?

Poehler dishes on her strategy for distracting her kids and points to technology: “I’ll bring my BlackBerry, and everybody wants it. But bring one that’s a few seasons old for them to play with and they look at you like, “Nice try.” Even kids under 2 seem to have a sense for technology and what the latest product is.”

Poehler also shares her inability to stay up late since having kids, sharing, “Before kids, there wasn’t a night for 10 years that Will and I went to sleep before 2 a.m. I’d sleep until noon or one, and I thought 10:30 a.m. was early. Now I’m sound asleep by 11:30 every night, and the kids wake us up around seven—on a good day.”

Who can relate? Now that my kids are a bit older, they don’t wake me up as early as they used to, which is amazing. But late nights are a total thing of the past since having kids!

Source: Parade magazine

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