Niki Taylor's Blog: Figuring Out Four Kids (2024)

  • Celebrity
  • Parents

In her final blog, Taylor shares her thoughts on welcoming her fourth child - son Rex Harrison arrived on Nov. 16.

ByStaff Author

Updated on December 2, 2020 02:49PM EST

Thanks for welcoming our celebrity blogger Niki Taylor!

Since making her debut on the cover of Seventeen at age 14, Taylor has become one of the industry’s most recognized faces, at one point appearing on six covers in the same month.

After a near-fatal car accident in 2001, Taylor underwent 41 surgeries and multiple blood transfusions during her recovery. Earlier this year, she appeared on Celebrity Apprentice, with the American Red Cross as her charity of choice.

Taylor, 36, currently makes her home in Nashville with husband Burney Lamar, daughter Ciel, 2½, and twin sons Jake and Hunter, 16. You can find her on Twitter.

In her final blog, Taylor shares her thoughts on welcoming her fourth child — son Rex Harrison arrived on Nov. 16.

Oh my goodness, a new title: Mother of four. What?! Who, me? Are you serious?!

It’s always that moment as a mom when you think to yourself, “Okay, I have four kids — now what? And who is going to help me figure this all out?”

How do you wrap your head around the fact that God gives you these kids and then sends you on your way home? Where is the instruction book? Where is the help?

I always laugh a bit to myself upon the exit from the hospital as I contemplate that they really just let you walk out with this tiny peanut. Frightening at times!

Bringing Rex home was definitely an adventure, especially with a 2½-year-old big sister who is not used to seeing her doll babies move. Burney and I got quite the laugh when Ciel squealed, “It moved, it moved!” — the “it” would be baby Rex.

We received lots of questions and comments about his name — Rex Harrison Lamar — and I hate to disappoint, but Burney and I just happened to be the second set of parents that liked the two together as a name! So no, he was not named after the actor.

Big brothers Jake and Hunter have already jumped in to help with baby duties and feedings. Hunter is a feeding master and Mom is grateful for the helping hands!

Last week, Grandma and Grandpa Taylor landed in Tennessee for the Thanksgiving holiday, so the house is full of family, love and new life. Not to mention a full pantry, butter, baked goods and a serious calorie run…

Note to self — detox is on my agenda very soon. So good getting it down, so hard getting it off! Thanks Mom!

More seriously, pregnancy and delivery could not have been a bigger blessing. If you are pregnant I highly recommend the Baby Plus system. I am not a paid spokesperson for this product so this is straight from my mommy beliefs.

I just saw such a difference in using it my last two pregnancies, in the baby’s sleeping patterns and their little alertness cycles and I guess I want to give credit where credit is due. I am not a scientist but I really believe in these devices.

If 10 years ago anyone would have told me that today I would be married to the man of my dreams and mothering two more additions to Jake and Hunter, I probably would have laughed. It is amazing that God really does have good plans and I see that in my family, in my marriage and in my children.

What more could a woman want than these things? I am honestly content and blessed beyond words.

I am sorry that my blog time with you all is coming to an end, but I have enjoyed writing to you and talking about Taco Bell, family and raising kids.

Please keep in touch by following me @nikitaylorinc on Twitter for updates!

Much love,

— Niki Taylor

Related Articles

Selling Sunset's Maya Vander Introduces 'Miracle Baby' Born Two Years After Losing Son at 38 Weeks (Exclusive)Celebrity Babies Born in 2022Celebrity Babies Born in 2023Nick Cannon's 12 Kids: Everything to KnowKim Kardashian and Kanye West's 4 Kids: All About North, Saint, Chicago and PsalmBlake Lively and Ryan Reynolds' 4 Kids: All About James, Inez, Betty and Baby No. 4Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Children: All About Archie and LilibetRod Stewart's 8 Kids: Everything to Know
Tennis Pro John Isner and Wife Welcome Baby No. 4: 'Our Family Got a Little Bit Bigger''Sister Wives' Family: Everything to Know About Kody Brown, His 4 Wives and 18 KidsKhloé Kardashian's 2 Kids: All About True and TatumMacaulay Culkin and Brenda Song Have Welcomed Baby No. 2, Brother Kieran Culkin ConfirmsMilla Jovovich's 3 Kids: All About Ever, Dash and Osian LarkEverything to Know About Cristiano Ronaldo's FamilyHeather Dubrow's 4 Kids: All About Max, Nick, Kat and AceABC News White House Correspondent MaryAlice Parks and Husband Welcome Baby Boy: 'Total Whirlwind'

Newsletter Sign Up

Newsletter Sign Up

By clicking “Accept All Cookies”, you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyze site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts.

Niki Taylor's Blog: Figuring Out Four Kids (2024)


How do you know if you can afford to be a stay at home mom? ›

Review Your Expenses

"There's a bit of math that goes into deciding whether you can afford to quit," says McCreary. "First, look at your monthly income after taxes, as well as your partner's, in order to figure out what you're working with. From there, get a clear, comprehensive grasp on your expenses."

How does it feel to have a child with special needs? ›

If your child gets a diagnosis of disability, autism or other additional needs, you might have a range of feelings, especially while you get used to the diagnosis. You might have times when you feel sad or have a sense of grief, especially when you think about the dreams you had for your child and family.

What is a good income for a stay at home mom? ›

However, it looks like researchers have actually put a price tag on all those hours mom puts in every single day. According to a survey from, stay-at-home moms should earn upwards of $162,581 per year.

How do I know if my son has special needs? ›

A child has special educational needs if they have a learning problem or disability that make it more difficult for them to learn than most children their age. They may have problems with schoolwork, communication or behaviour. Parents can get help and advice from specialists, teachers and voluntary organisations.

What classifies a child as special needs? ›

Examples of these impairments are: orthopedic, visual, speech, and hearing impairments; cerebral palsy, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, mental retardation, emotional illness, specific learning disabilities, HIV disease.

What causes a child to be special needs? ›

These factors include genetics; parental health and behaviors (such as smoking and drinking) during pregnancy; complications during birth; infections the mother might have during pregnancy or the baby might have very early in life; and exposure of the mother or child to high levels of environmental toxins, such as lead ...

Can a 5 year old count to 100? ›

Most 5-year-olds can recognize numbers up to ten and write them. Older 5-year-olds may be able to count to 100 and read numbers up to 20. A 5-year-old's knowledge of relative quantities is also advancing. If you ask whether six is more or less than three, your child will probably know the answer.

What is normal bad behavior for a 4 year old? ›

It's very common for preschoolers to push boundaries and act out on occasion—and for their parents to wonder how to handle these 3- and 4-year-old behavior issues. Tantrums and meltdowns, as well as asserting their independence by saying "no," are all normal behaviors at this age.

When should you stop dressing in front of your child? ›

Both Huebner and Bartell agree that you need to start paying attention to this issue as early as age 5 but that it's generally a good idea to set some boundaries by 10, at the latest. Some parents, however, point out that this is an American sensibility and that things are different in Europe.

Is it cheaper to be a stay at home mom? ›

When you stay home, you get to be the one to care for your babies, and you don't have to pay for daycare. When Allison stops working, she saves $2,232 in child care costs for her two children. Many moms find that it's cheaper to be a stay at home mom, and it isn't just ditching daycare that saves you money.

Can you get money from the government for being a stay at home mom? ›

The most common type of financial aid available to stay-at-home moms is the Pell Grant. This federal grant provides need-based assistance to low-income individuals pursuing higher education.

Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Ms. Lucile Johns

Last Updated:

Views: 5541

Rating: 4 / 5 (61 voted)

Reviews: 92% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Ms. Lucile Johns

Birthday: 1999-11-16

Address: Suite 237 56046 Walsh Coves, West Enid, VT 46557

Phone: +59115435987187

Job: Education Supervisor

Hobby: Genealogy, Stone skipping, Skydiving, Nordic skating, Couponing, Coloring, Gardening

Introduction: My name is Ms. Lucile Johns, I am a successful, friendly, friendly, homely, adventurous, handsome, delightful person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.