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Danelle Ice is an entrepreneur in Los Angeles and mom of 3. She is the creator of and Danelle is also known as internet personality SimDanelle, the first virtual person. Danelle is a beauty guru on YouTube, vlogger, blogger, and new media darling. She is a current brand ambassador for for Keurig and previous AMD Tech Mom, Kraft Foods Delicious Byte brand ambassador, and Purex Insider.


  1. Darla
    October 4, 2008 @ 7:25 pm

    Who are your two step children?


  2. Home Ever After
    October 4, 2008 @ 7:43 pm

    @ Darla:
    Before I met my current husband, I was in a relationship with a man who had two children. I went from not being a mom to suddenly being a mom with 2 stepkids. Their names are Camryn and Kylee, and I miss them very much and think about them all the time. When my ex and I parted ways the kids stayed with their father in Arizona.

    Readers may have heard me mention this before, as it was a very hard decision to leave my two stepkids, that I raised for 5 years, behind.

    I now have 2 more kids, one biological and one not, but I love them all the same. Kylee is the same age as my daughter, Hannah, and I often think they probably like a lot of the same things.

    Thanks for your question and thanks for reading. We hope to see you again at Homemaker Barbi!

    Homemaker Barbi (Danelle Ice)


  3. Michelle
    December 13, 2008 @ 5:03 pm

    Wow, I wish I read this two years ago when I had my daughter. But now she is a toddler that cant be contained anywhere and I cant get anything done unless she is asleep, and by then I’m too tired to do anything anyway!
    Will you be making an article to help us moms with toddlers?
    Cool site, it is my first time here. I’m gonna Twitter and bookmark you!
    Thanks! Michelle


  4. Susan
    February 18, 2009 @ 5:24 am

    GREAT article! Thank you so much! I am expecting #2 any day now, so a lot of these tips will come in really handy for me, especially the ones about dealing with a toddler & baby at the same time!


  5. Tweety
    April 23, 2010 @ 7:24 am


    I am so glad I found this link, thanks a bunch for posting it. I really appreciate this practical solution to a real problem, for which people on other forums give crappy advice like be with your baby and give your love blah blah and make you feel guilty for asking a way to get some time for yourself. I get so mad when I read such comments…it seems like they don’t think a mother should even go to the bathroom, geez!
    Your post is wonderful and helpful. Great work!



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