“At the end of the day, we always come back to, ‘We’re just Mom and Dad, end of story.'” Nick agreed. “What you do for a living might be different than what we do, but that doesn’t mean we are any different from everyone else.”

It’s important to spend quality time with your family and have fun rituals. Vanessa explained, “Daddy plays the music and I prepare the dinner. One or two kids help me.” The five of them together with their phones off, it doesn’t happen 7 days a week. It happens more than once a week. 

Their kids try to pitch in where they can as well. She added, “They are passionate about setting the tables.” She said, “Camden receives the plates; Brooklyn the spoons and forks; Phoenix the napkins.” 

However, the music on the dinner playlist might not include Dad’s iconic band 98 Degrees. “Nick would sing to Cam when he was little and he’d say, ‘Daddy, Daddy, no, no, no. Vanessa jokingly said, “I want to hear Mommy’s song.”  

“I’m just Dad to them,” Nick reasoned. They don’t know that I sing for my living. They just want Mom singing!”