Kristen Bell has made a name for herself with her acting and musical talents. She has been on Broadway, television shows, movies, and has won several awards for her efforts. However, it is her parenting skills with her husband, Dax Shepard, that might win her the most recognition.
For someone who seems to have it so well together on the stage or the screen, life isn’t always sunshine and roses. In fact, Bell recalls the time she woke up to her kids, “blood-curdling screams.”
Kristen Bell’s happy family life
In 2007, Bell began dating Shepard. Three years later, in 2010, the two announced their engagement. The two co-starred in movies like When in Rome (2010) and Hit and Run (2012), before finally tying the knot on October 16, 2013. The wedding took place at the Beverly Hills County Clerk’s office.
The truth is, this happy couple wanted to wait on marriage until California legalized same-sex marriages. Otherwise, they would have likely been married much sooner.
However, things still have a way of working out for the best. Shephard and Bell have two daughters. Lincoln was born on March 28, 2013, and Delta joined the family on December 19, 2014, according to PopSugar.
Since building a family with Shephard, Bell has paired with him in yet another movie, bringing their total up to three. It came with the 2017 release of CHiPs. This couple also has a line of “better for baby” baby products, Hello Bello.
Hilarious moments prove Bells not a ‘Bad Mom’
This Bad Moms actor doesn’t seem to need alcohol to figure out how to handle the stress of parenthood. She simply needs a little bit of coffee, a fact which she is brutally honest about, according to Us Magazine in 2017.
When talking about the chaos that accompanies parenthood, Bell says that part of her everyday routine includes her new, and effective, alarm clock. It is the “Blood-curdling screams” of her kids, which causes her to “Bolt down the hallway thinking that someone’s fallen out of their crib or broken their arm or, I don’t know, drowning in the sink, and then they’re just like ‘Good morning, Mommy!'”
With such a strange wake-up call, it is not a surprise that Bell says that she tries, “Not to interact with my kids too much before I drink my matcha because I need to be caffeinated to be nice to anyone.”
Considering Bell is the one who figured out that sign language was a tremendous benefit for her family, and locking a door cut down on bedtime issues, she seems to have parenting down to a science. She even figured out the perfect Mother’s Day gift for herself!
Living life with her own special Mother’s Day ideas
Bell has a unique take on a lot of different things. For instance, she recently discussed her Mother’s Day plans while on the red carpet, according to Yahoo. Her big plan: celebrate Mother’s Day “Dad Style.”
She attributes it to Shephard by saying, “My husband says there’s such a double standard where dads go golf all day and go to dinner and moms are supposed to be served by the 3-year-old all day and like watercolor with them,” to which she says, “Leave me alone, I’m out.”
It gets even more fun when Bell expresses that “Parenting is a lot like sports—you’re either winning or losing every minute of the day,” and then reiterates, “Mostly losing, but that’s what makes the winning so sweet, and fleeting.”
Currently, you can watch Bell on the Netflix miniseries, The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window. She also has two up-and-coming movies: The People We Hate at the Wedding is in post-production and Molly and the Moon is in pre-production.