Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen s surprisingly down to earth account of their early days of parenting in NYC is as remarkable in its honesty as it is in its detail. --Cecily von Ziegesar, New York Times bestselling author of the Gossip Girl novels and mother of two at PS Fab
Alex and Simon don't take themselves too seriously which seems to be essential to parenting. Their fresh he said she said perspective on parenting is humorous and insightful. --Bethenny Frankel, New York Times bestselling author of The Skinnygirl Dish: Easy Recipes for Your Naturally Thin Life
A fun and entertaining read with an over-the-top enthusiasm for family and the joys of raising kids in the city. They manage to share lessons without sounding preachy and maintain a humorous light tone. --Alison Lowenstein, author of City Kid New York
About the Author
The married couple of Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen are first and foremost the proud parents of two wonderful and endlessly energetic and creative children, Johan and François. They also happen to star in the hit Bravo television show The Real Housewives of New York City, where they all enjoy (or suffer at the hands of) a modicum of celebrity. Simon runs the upscale boutique Hotel Chandler in Manhattan while Alex using her visual merchandising & graphic design skills, juggles several retail clients running the gamut from fashion to photography.When time allows she loves nothing more than to post her musings (as she's done many times) on the Huffington Post.