The sleepover is a rite of passage for kids who love to have their friends over for a night of fun and games, but the night isn't always easy on the parents! With three kids at home — Michael, 13, Lola, 9, and Joaquin, 7 – Kelly Ripa's spent plenty of nights coaxing her children and their friends to stop the chattering and start sleeping. Now that school's back in session, the Live With Regis and Kelly host is getting ready to host a new round of sleepovers. She's joining forces with Electrolux to raise money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund — simply visit their site and the company will donate $1 to the cause. She shared her best back-to-school organizational tips, her favorite party games, and who not to invite to the party if mama wants to get some sleep.
Talk about cell phone envy! I recently joined Kelly Ripa and Top Chef host Tom Colicchio to learn the key to throwing together a fast meal (see all of the details over on Yum). Following the cooking demonstration, I sat down with the Live With Regis and Kelly host, who was there with Electrolux to raise money for The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, discuss why she won't let her kids – Michael, 13, Lola, 9, and Joaquin, 7 – use Facebook, her kid that's dying to have a cellphone, and her favorite iPhone apps as a mom.
She spends her mornings interviewing Hollywood's biggest celebs, but Kelly Ripa's afternoons are filled keeping all of the balls in the air as she juggles life with her husband and three kids – Michael, 13, Lola, 9, and Joaquin, 7. The Live With Regis and Kelly host recently hosted a Tea Party For a Cause to support The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, and spoke with me about life with her family, their upcoming secret Spring break getaway, and why she's trying to educate mothers and daughters about the deadly disease. Take a look!