Let’s be honest. If someone gave any parent a mike and a podcast, there would be some interesting reveals that would leave the entire non-parenting world scratching their heads. It’s no surprise that married celebrity couple Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have raised more than a few eyebrows by discussing their family’s habits publicly, and we like them all the more for it.

During a recent episode of Shepard’s “Armchair Expert” podcast, Bell admitted that their whole family co-sleeps. “You know the girls sleep on the floor of our bedroom,” Bell said of their daughters Lincoln, 8 and Delta, 7. Regardless of where you fall on the bedtime arrangement spectrum, one thing is true: there’s no room for judgement in the Parentverse.

The confession came along with a larger part of a story that most parents will also identify with; random unknown smells popping up in the house. Bell admitted to waking up to a pretty awful smell, and thinking it was thanks to her “gassy” family. “I wake up in the morning and I go, ‘Wow nobody’s gas has dissipated, but it also smells like it’s burning,'” she explained on the podcast. After careful investigation, she learned that a spilled protein shake was the culprit. Well, that’s probably good news, right?

Any news from the Bell-Shepard household is welcome, honestly, because they are just so relatable. Whether it’s talking openly about homeschooling during a pandemic, admitting they lie to their kids sometimes, or confessing to things that tend to bring a lot of judgement in the parenting world — you can always count on this couple to be honest.

And that’s really, really refreshing.

Featured image Kristen Bell via Instagram

—Shelley Massey


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