But Kristen has zero mom-shame about it.
“They have 15-minute breaks where they’re allowed to jump around and grab a snack and wiggle it out,” Bell, 40, revealed on Tuesday’s episode of the “Say Yes! With Carla Hall” podcast.
“I walk in to check on them at 9:30 and both of them are drinking an O’Doul’s on their Zooms. They’re both just sipping their Doulies.”
“And I’m like, ‘What must these other parents and teachers think of me?’”
But after a brief moment of doubt, she quickly realized how fantastic of a parent she is.
“You’re welcome to tell me I’m a terrible parent. I don’t care,” she said. “I’m a great parent, I think. I’m learning every day.”
She goes on to say how her daughters drinking O’Doul’s, which contains less than 0.5 percent alcohol by volume, is vital as they are learning about Shepard’s “sobriety and the importance of it and why Daddy can’t drink.”
As of this month, Shepard, 45, has been sober for 16 years straight.
“When we first had our child and … we’d walk around the neighborhood, he’d pop a nonalcoholic beer in his hand and the baby would paw at it and put the rim in her mouth,” Bell recalled.
“It’s a sentimental thing for my girls.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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