Vanessa Lachey: Balance, routines and Spanx

Actress Vanessa Lachey, wife of 98 Degrees frontman Nick Lachey, is a big fan of routine for kids. <br><br>"If you establish a routine for your child, then your routine could be more manageable. And then obviously a lot of times you gotta go with the flow," she told the HuffPost Live about maintaining her son's sleep habits and tending to things while her husband is on tour.<br><br>

And how does she do it? Well, apparently wanting to be a mom and wife has helped her make it all work.<br><br>

"I wanted to be in this role, so when things don't happen the way they should, I'm still happy ... and having a great support system."

<br><br>That also means not stressing out over losing baby weight.<br><br>

"I gained I think it was 65 pounds when I was pregnant," she said. "Don't stress about losing it. It will happen when it happens. Cam's 9 months, so it's been a minute, and we're working and we're traveling, and it's just about maintaining a happy, healthy lifestyle, not obsessing about it.<br><br>
"It's not about these get-skinny-quick diets or these fads. Just enjoy time being a mom. You just had this magical moment, and you shouldn't be stressing about that kind of stuff," she said, cheerfully adding, "And Spanx are amazing!"

( Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times / February 12, 2010 )

Actress Vanessa Lachey, wife of 98 Degrees frontman Nick Lachey, is a big fan of routine for kids.

"If you establish a routine for your child, then your routine could be more manageable. And then obviously a lot of times you gotta go with the flow," she told the HuffPost Live about maintaining her son's sleep habits and tending to things while her husband is on tour.

And how does she do it? Well, apparently wanting to be a mom and wife has helped her make it all work.

"I wanted to be in this role, so when things don't happen the way they should, I'm still happy ... and having a great support system."

That also means not stressing out over losing baby weight.

"I gained I think it was 65 pounds when I was pregnant," she said. "Don't stress about losing it. It will happen when it happens. Cam's 9 months, so it's been a minute, and we're working and we're traveling, and it's just about maintaining a happy, healthy lifestyle, not obsessing about it.

"It's not about these get-skinny-quick diets or these fads. Just enjoy time being a mom. You just had this magical moment, and you shouldn't be stressing about that kind of stuff," she said, cheerfully adding, "And Spanx are amazing!"

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