Elisabeth Hasselbeck Says Her Kids are 'Pretty New York'

02/02/2009 at 10:00 AM ET
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Whether it’s enjoying a brown bag lunch on the roof of the Met or visiting one of the numerous Central Park playgrounds they know by name, Grace Elisabeth Hasselbeck, 3 ½, and Taylor Thomas Hasselbeck, 14 ½-months, are New Yorkers through and through. “My son loves sightseeing, and my daughter knows the subway system better than I do,” their mom, The View co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, tells Time Out Kids. “She told me the other day while we were waiting for the bus, ‘Mommy, I’m just going to hail a cab’… That’s pretty New York!”

The best part of raising kids in the city? The energy that surrounds them everywhere they go. Says Elisabeth,

“There’s vibrancy here. Everything is charged with information. Every day is a learning experience for city kids, and they are really sort of forced to interact with everyone around them and develop into social beings.”

There are drawbacks, however. Elisabeth, 31, complains that the crowded sidewalks leave little room for her double jogging stroller, and she admits that she considers a move to the suburbs “every single day.” Ultimately, the short commute is what keeps her in the city. “I would love the extra space, but I couldn’t handle knowing how much time I was spending just getting from one place to another when that time could be spent with my family,” Elisabeth explains, adding,

“I never use the word balance, because it’s more about juggling than anything else. I prioritize the things that need to get done at work, and I ask myself where I’m spending the majority of my time. The answer to that question always needs to be ‘with my family.'”

Grace and Taylor are Elisabeth’s children with husband Tim Hasselbeck, whom she married in 2002. She is currently expecting her third child, due in August.

Source: Time Out Kids

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Jared Snyard on

Is Elisebeth going to get a triple stroller.. for her third child.?

It is interesting that she is talking about them now..!!Since we haven’t seen or heard about her kids on the show!!

Gianna on

She recently bought a new $3.25 million dollar condo in upper west side NYC. It’s on 99th and broadway, it has 4 bedrooms, a playroom, lots of windows and the building has a gym and basketball court in it, it’s a beautiful place. I saw pics of the building, has a doorman and everything.

Toni on

Jared, you need to check your facts before you !! them. Taylor has been on the show and Elizabeth talks about her kids often. After all, the show isn’t about her kids anyway.

Nikka on

She talks about her kids often. I don’t watch it anymore since I work that time, but i remember that any issue she talked, she always included “my daughter this, my daughter that…” Also she brought her baby Taylor to the show when she came back from Mat leave.

And bus ? Wow !!! Kudos to her !!!

Jared Snyard on

She hasn’t brought them on lately this month.. Since the last time
I saw a pix of her son was on his birthday in the apartment..

So I guess I missed that show with them. Because I watch The View
every day..

Nikka on

If she didn’t talk about them this month, doesnt actually mean that she has never talked about them before as your first post suggested

Jill on

Balance? Elisabeth doesn’t need to think about balance with a personal trainer and a nanny/babysitter. That’s her life which is fine but it’s not a realistic role model for the rest of normal families.

alice jane on

Why does it matter how much Elisabeth talks about her kids on the show? Does it mean she doesn’t love her kids or isn’t a good mom if she doesn’t? Maybe if she had never talked about them in all the years she’s been on the show, and acted like she didn’t have children, it’d be strange, but she’s definitely talked about them and showed them off. It’s not really what the show is about.

Anyway, I’m not a huge fan of her but she sure seems to enjoy her kids, and they are cute ones at that.

Rebecca on

My husband is being denied access for awhile, I seem to get/be pregnant around the same time as Elisabeth! My oldest was born 2/05, Grace was born 4/05, my youngest was born 10/07, and Tyler was born 11/07. We’re done with 2, so I don’t want to follow suit with Elisabeth again, lol.

CelebBabyLover on

Rebecca- LOL! Your comment cracks me up!