Elisabeth Hasselbeck on one-on-one time and overscheduling

View co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, 30, and her husband, Arizona Cardinals player Tim Hasselbeck, are parents to Grace Elisabeth, 2 ½, and Taylor Thomas, 11 weeks. In her latest blog for Dreft, Elisabeth discusses having one-on-one time with her daughter and the dangers of over-scheduling — losing board games to your toddler!

Finally! A date! With Grace! We hit Broadway running, as Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ filled our afternoon with magic. I had Grace on my lap for most of it, and for two hours, my otherwise independent little girl was my baby again. Just to have one-on-one time was the greatest gift.

This week is going to be incredibly hectic, as I definitely did not practice the power of ‘no, ‘and over-scheduled myself. Still no sleep in sight, as Taylor insists on feeding three times between 6 and midnight, and again at night. I don’t really mind, as he takes breaks between gulps to give me big coos and smiles!!! Thankfully Tim has been around to help me out with the nighttime feed. I am still trying to figure out how to manage days that are no longer mine with deadlines that definitely are!

I wish I could write more, but I have been spotted by Grace, who wants to play ‘Memory’ ($9). The scary thing is that, given the fact that she is much more well rested — I will most likely lose.

PS: Grace is becoming quite the little photographer… she took this with our digital camera and it is one of my favorite moments!

Source: Dreft

Thanks to CBB reader Kristen.

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