Danielle Graham talks motherhood, must-have baby products and celebrities


As an anchor of CTV’s eTalk, Danielle Graham spends her days around celebrities, but the biggest star in her life is one-year-old daughter Beatrix.

Parents Canada: Best thing about working on an entertainment show?

Daniel Graham: The fact that every day is different at eTalk, and you never know what the next interview or assignment could be.

PC: The celebrity you still want to interview?

DG: Bette Midler. Beaches is still my favourite movie of all time.

PC: Your thoughts on #askhermore?

DG: I feel like we at eTalk have always “asked more.” Our focus is to ask smart and insightful questions. We are a show that regularly celebrates the achievements and accomplishments of women.

PC: Your latest binge-watch?

DG: The Night Of

PC: Date night for you looks like?

DG:We’re simple people. My husband and I love good food and great cocktails. I will always choose a taco spot or my favourite Italian restaurant. He’ll typically choose a steak house. And we’ll inevitably end up talking about Beatrix (and how she’s The G.O.A.T) and spend the night looking at pictures of her on our phones.

PC: The beauty product you can’t live without?

DG: Tinted Moisturizer. I love Charlotte Tilbury’s Light Wonder.

PC: Your morning drink/your evening drink?

DG: A.M.: Water, then coffee. P.M.: Wine then water.

PC: Favourite country to visit?

DG: Thailand

PC: People would be surprised to know that you?

DG: Can’t cartwheel. I’m an excellent parallel parker. I hate wind of any kind (fans, open windows, air vents). I had never seen Star Wars until I met my husband six years ago.

PC: What you wish someone had told you about motherhood?

DG: That breastfeeding can be really difficult and it’s not as “natural” as we’re led to believe. I had a very tough time with Beatrix. It was a painful experience for me both physically and emotionally.

PC: Words of wisdom for moms going back to work after baby?

DG:That the first day is the hardest, but it gets a little easier each day. And that holding your baby at the end of the day is the greatest feeling in the world.

PC: The parenting task your husband does better than you do?

DG: Definitely not dressing her! He’s really good an anticipating when she might barf. And catching it when she does. It’s a skill unique to Randall (a.k.a “The Barf Whisperer”).

PC: My must-have baby products?

DG: Cocoonababy Sleep Nest and Keekaroo Peanut Changer. The Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleep Suit was a game changer for sleeping through the night and I adore our Bugaboo Cameleon 3 stroller.

 

eTalk airs weeknights at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and the CTV Go App.

​Originally published in ParentsCanada magazine, Winter 2017.

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