Celebrity Parents Sara Haines Barters Sex with Husband to Get Him to Put Their 3 Kids to Bed: 'Perfect Solution' The View co-host Sara Haines and her husband Max Shifrin share sons Caleb, 2, and Alec, 5, plus daughter Sandra, 3½ By Benjamin VanHoose Benjamin VanHoose Twitter Benjamin VanHoose is an Associate Editor on the Movies team at PEOPLE. He's worked at PEOPLE for over three years as a writer and reporter across our Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams, covering everything from the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial to the Oscars. He regularly covers red carpet events and has interviewed stars like Drew Barrymore, Ryan Reynolds and Kirsten Dunst. He previously worked as a copy editor at Topix Media Lab. People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 24, 2021 11:06 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Sara Haines found one key to getting her husband to help with their kids. The View co-host, 44, shares three children with her lawyer husband Max Shifrin — sons Caleb Joseph, 2, and Alec Richard, 5, plus 3½-year-old daughter Sandra Grace — and on Thursday's episode of the talk show, Haines joked about using sex as a ploy to get Shifrin to put their kids to bed at night when she's exhausted. "I turned to Max and I just said, 'I'm willing to have transactional deals with you if you can just put the kids to bed please,' " she said with a laugh. "That's about how romantic the suggestion felt too: 'I will pay you in other things, other currency, if you go ahead and put those kids to bed.' " Co-host Joy Behar said, "So you see it as a bartering system?" "If that is what he needs, and this is what I need, I think it sounds like a perfect solution," responded Haines. Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday. Sara Haines/Instagram; Inset: Lou Rocco/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images RELATED: Sara Haines 'Felt So Broken' That She Didn't Experience Motherly Instincts 'Instantly' After Birth Back in February, Haines talked about being a working mom during a Q&A session on her Instagram Story, explaining why she feels her family is complete with three little ones. When one follower asked, "More babies for you? Or is three enough LOL," she replied: "I would love 10 more!!!! But 3 is all I can handle while being my best version for each of them ❤️❤️❤️." Haines also explained what she feels as being the "best" and "worst" parts about being a working mother too. "Best part = feeling more energized and confident as a result of my work," she wrote at the time. "Worst part = the guilt of time away from them." When another fan asked, "How do you balance all the things on your plate?!? You must be superhuman?" Haines replied, "I'm not...I can promise you that. I have my days where I am unstoppable and so on it. And then the next, I feel overwhelmed. Just doing my best like everyone else."