Kelly Ripa may be famous, but she emodies every working mother out there! And after turning 40-years-old this past fall, she has found a new perspective on parenting!
“I’m like any working mom,” the TV star insists. “When I’m at work, I’m remembering what I forgot to do for the kids, and when I’m with the kids, I’m remembering what I forgot to do at work.”
Ripa who is a wife to Mark Consuelos and mom to Michael, 13, Lola, 9, and Joaquin, 7, maintains a technique with her children that keeps her marriage alive.
“We carve out time for ourselves. I think we’re better parents because date night gives us something to look forward to, a night where we’re not saying, Put that down, stop touching her, don’t spill that.’ Sometimes we’ll put the kids to bed early and watch Jersey Shore on DVR. It can be that simple, just the two of us, alone, one day a week, for dinner and hijinks…a little bump and tickle. Woo-hoo! I’m 40. I can say that now.”
Do your children come before your marriage or have you found a way to balance both? Tell us!
[Photo via Pacific Coast News.]