The gorgeous Amber Valletta, 34, mom to Auden, 7, told Cookie magazine this month that she took away the television set in the hopes that it would foster her son’s creative spirit. So far, it seems to be working, Amber says. Auden has been playing make-believe, turning the couch he once used for watching cartoons into a doghouse, alien spaceship and the Yellow Submarine. Auden is also taking music lessons, currently working on mastering some Pink Floyd tunes.
Turns out that Auden isn’t the only one benefiting from banning the tube from the house, Amber and her husband, Christian McCaw, a former USA Men’s Volleyball national player, have also taken up instruments so the clan can rock out as a clan. Amber says it takes balance to keep her career and have a family, noting that Auden gets quality daddy time with Christian while she is on location. “When I’m back [from working] it’s our normal Mommy-Daddy routine. Somehow, it works. We have an interesting life and we want to embrace it, “ she said.