Kelly Ripa And Mark Consuelo’s Kids Are Easily Bribed

All it takes is a little Chinese food and you’ll have Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ 3 kids eating out of the palm of your hand. Good to know…you know, in case they ever ask me to come over and babysit for them or something. 😛

If you offer my kids free chopsticks, they will do anything. They will
clean their room-they will clean your room if you say, ‘I have a
fortune cookie for you.’

As for Mark and Kelly, they try their hardest to be hands on parents and Kelly enjoys the soccer practice/piano lesson/everything else under the sun shuffle.

"My day is my own. It’s a great life. I want to take my kids to their things. I want to see that."

Mark definitely does his share.

“He’s very involved,” says Kelly. “I’d say we’re 50/50, more so than most couples. He’s good with consistency. He has far more patience than I have. If
the kids look at me and say, ‘I don’t want to make my bed today, help
me,’ I’ll help them. Whereas he’s like, ‘That’s your responsibility,
your room, and you have to pick it up.’ ”

When asked if she has help, Kelly says,

“Oh yeah, of course!” she says. “Oh my god, you need it, especially
with three kids. I am amazed that my mom never had a babysitter, ever.”

But she doesn’t have an army of nannies like some A-listers.

It’s just one person pitching in every day, running errands like
bringing a forgotten lunch to school. “I don’t expect anyone to do my
parenting for me,” she says adamantly.




  1. Passerby says

    Good for her for being so hands-on, and it sounds like she and Mark make a great team. But I admit, I’m jealous that she can talk so matter-of-factly and nonchalantly about the fact that, with three kids, she “needs” help. There are so many women out there who NEED help and don’t have it! Women who work full-time and still manage a home, care for multiple children, cook meals, run errands, and clean. Kelly’s fabulous for not letting anyone else do her parenting for her, but there’s no doubt in my mind that her day doesn’t involve cleaning toilets, mopping floors, or any of the other monotonous, day-to-day tasks that take up so much of a mother’s precious time (like rushing a forgotten lunch to your child’s school!). On those days when I have six loads of laundry to do, the kitchen looks like a bomb exploded in it, and I need to drag two kids to the grocery store or we won’t have anything to eat that night… Well, I would KILL for the housekeeper, assistant and nanny that Kelly is fortunate enough to employ!!!!

  2. Passerby says

    i admire her, most high paying actresses would just let the nanny raise her children, but not Kelly. I’m sure her help is in the form of a housekeeper, and that’s ok. If she has the money for it, why not?

  3. Amy says

    I was a stay at home mom untill my youngest was 7. Then when I did start back to work part time, it was at their school. So I don’t know what it is like to work full time with small kids, plus take care of the house. I know that I help my sister out with her one as far as taking her son back and forth to school because both her and her husband have to be to leave for work so early. Her kids are easily bribed by chinese food. I wonder if that is really true.

  4. Passerby says

    Kelly shouldn’t be looked down upon just because she can afford a housekeeper. She works very hard at her job and being a mother. We’re all just in the wrong business!

  5. Passerby says

    Kelly has money and can afford it… it drives me crazy when parents complain — if you can’t afford the lifestyle you want, dont have children… OR have children and shut up about the ‘rough’ lifestyle.