Dancing With the Stars co-host Samantha Harris received a lot of advice during her pregnancy, but the most important piece of information she gleaned was to keep her and husband Michael Hess’ name ideas private.

The arrival of Josselyn Sydney was a big surprise — Samantha, 34, and Michael had chosen to find out the sex at delivery, and their daughter arrived two weeks early. With everything moving so quickly, Samantha cites her epidural as her must-have to get her through the birth.

Click below for a typical day with Josselyn, being a working mom, and Samantha’s best advice.

Now that Josselyn is 6 months, the family has been able to settle into more of a routine — although it still includes very early morning!

Samantha returned to her duties at Dancing With the Stars last fall, but the most recent edition, which began March 17th, is her first full season back at work.

Having experienced mommyhood for a half-year now, Samantha shared that her best advice is to just live in the moment.

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