Kristin Cavallari: ‘The no school thing is tough, Jaxon refuses to do work’

Kristin Cavallari did an Instagram live interview with a celebrity stylist named Dani Michelle, who has a clothing line called Revolve. I didn’t watch the whole thing, that would have been an hour of my life I would never get back, but during the random segments I fast-forwarded to they were both shilling their products. Kristin was talking about her Uncommon James jewelry line. She was also modeling some of Dani’s clothes and mentioning how versatile they would be in lockdown, and how people need new key pieces. Kristin also revealed some details of her quarantined lifestyle. She used to wake up at 5am (ditto, although I still do it) but now is sleeping later and she’s letting her kids co-sleep with her. One of them gets to stay with her in bed a night. She has sons Camden, 7, and Jaxon, 6, and daughter Saylor, 4.

Kristin is currently living with her hair stylist, the guy she went on vacation with to the Bahamas, Justin Anderson. I guess she’s only doing that until the purchase of her $10 million Nashville compound goes through. It’s for her kids, because they need that much space to make memories, how many times does she have to explain this? (She didn’t talk about that in the interview as far as I know, I’m just being a sarcastic bitch/doing my job.) Here’s what she said, thanks to US Magazine:

“I’m at my friend Justin’s house right now. We’ve been together for the entire quarantine time, literally from day 1,”

“With my kids, it’s, like, ‘All right, what should we do today?’ We’ve maxed out every creative idea,” the Hills alum said. “I used to wake up at 5 a.m. every morning, work out and then I would get my kids ready for school, take them to school and go to the office. I haven’t set an alarm since all of this has been going on. It’s going to be really hard for me to get back into it. I don’t know that I can go back to that 5 a.m. lifestyle.”

“Because of my kids, I get up from anywhere between 6:30 and 8. I don’t normally let my kids sleep with me, but I’ve been rotating my kid for the last week,” she said. “It’s cute but those are the moments that will never be the same, we’ll never get those back. So in that sense, I’ve been trying to really enjoy that time with my kids.”

“I will tell you, the no school thing is tough. With the boys, Jaxon will not listen to me. He refuses to do work. I’m like, ‘I can’t fight with you about doing schoolwork.’ It’s too hard.”

“My kids are young so that’s nice. My boys are 7 and 6 so it’s not the end of the world if they’re not sitting here doing schoolwork every day but everyone’s going a little stir crazy because we really can’t go anywhere.”

[From Instagram via US Magazine]

Kristin has been with Justin from Day 1 because that’s when they left to go to the Bahamas for a couples’ vacation with Justin and his fiance and her now estranged husband, Jay. She must not have mentioned Jay’s lazy ass in this interview or the outlets would have reported that. Thank you to whomever watched this whole thing to get to those quotes. Kristin does this job well I have to say. She does an hour long sponcon for her products, talks a little about her kids, and then all the outlets cover it. I wonder when we’ll get the next sourced story about how Jay is being obstinate while co-parenting, followed by a denial.


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  1. Noki says:

    Between Kristic and LC ,I used to find Lauren Conrad insuffrable but it seems she has left the drama or maybe cause she is no longer on tv.

  2. Izzy says:

    Lady, it’s your JOB to make your kid do their homework. It’s called parenting. FFS.

    • Kat says:

      I agree. So tired of the nonstop complaining of parents having to homeschool and be with their kids. It started the minute the lockdown did. I keep my kids on a schedule and it’s certainly not perfect but it makes things go much more smoothly. School is not optional and my kids know that. Of course it’s harder but the constant parent whining annoys me to no end.

      • Turtledove says:

        “School is not optional and my kids know that. ”

        It would be a lot easier on parents in my town if the teachers would stop saying the assignments are optional. It would be fine if they just told parents that, but they keep saying it to the KIDS. So it is an epic battle with my 10 year old, as she knows it is technically “optional”. Makes it very difficult for ME. I want her to at least get some education over the course of the last few months of school. And in the meantime, I am working from home 12 hours a day as my company/industry (conference production) has been hit quite hard by covid19. My husband and I BOTH work for this company and are not sure how much longer we can stay in business without being able to run events. (and obv, even once the government says conferences are fine to run, our clients are not going to be rushing to fly to attend a large gathering)

      • Lua says:

        Ok Kat lol 🤣
        Do you have kids? I’m an essential worker in a hospital and my coworker, who is a single mother, spends her lunch break grilling her kid and yelling at him to do his homework. We treat patients Monday through Friday and were just informed we’ll be treating holidays and weekends now. So you go ahead and tell all the essential worker moms, single and otherwise, to get over complaining about how hard it is. What an ignorant, insensitive comment.

    • Cupcake says:

      It could be that her son has a learning disability or he’s dealing with emotional issues stemming from the divorce, etc. that make home schooling much harder for him. Poor kid.

    • Adrianna says:

      I read the other day that some parents have actually abandoned home schooling their children because they can’t make them behave enough to sit and do the work.

    • Sharona says:

      …and who can blame them for abandoning home schooling? This is not home schooling. Home schooling is usually done by a stay at home parent with cooperative play group options and organized curriculum. Quarantined teleworking parents barely keeping it together do not suddenly become experts at teaching. I am trying to educate my 5 year old while trying to do my actual job and this is not sustainable or ‘normal’. Children reject this kind of learning because it is not suitable or healthy for their development.

      • Milkweed says:

        Very well said! I completely agree.

      • MB says:

        Thank you!
        The lack of empathy here is actually kind of sick considering this site is usually crawling with virtue signalers everywhere you look.

        I prioritised my 5 & 7 y.o’s mental health (and mine) above getting through every activity assigned via online learning. We have given it our best shot, but its just not worth it to have all three of us in tears and me way behind on my work. Most days we put in a couple of hours of schooling, but the rest of the time we just focus on staying happy and healthy.

    • jbyrdku says:

      I don’t actually understand when people say their kids just won’t “do” something. I never had that option with my parents. If I had an assignment, optional or not, you’d better believe I did the work.

  3. Case says:

    Wow, it would NOT have flown in my house if I “refused” to do schoolwork as a child lol. My mom was generally not crazy strict, but not doing something that important would mean no tv, video games, toys, calls with friends…nada.

    • Milkweed says:

      It’s very unusual circumstances right now. My kids are barely schooling. They’re keeping themselves busy in a vacation/sleepover mode. My husband and I are shouldering all of the stress. It’s hard to come down on them about school when they can’t see their friends or do extracurricular activities or even go to the park.

      • Case says:

        @Milkweed And I totally respect that it is a really difficult time on everyone, kids included, even if they don’t understand the full extent of what is happening. It’s a weird, scary, uncertain time, and I think it’s important to have grace with ourselves and each other, 100 percent. We’re not working and schooling from home — we’re trying our best to work and school from home during a pandemic. Big difference.

        That said, I was born with a disability. My life was filled with doctors appointments, missed time from school, not being able to participate in a lot of activities with friends, etc. My parents had to enforce getting good grades even when I missed school for sucky reasons, using my mobility aids even though I found them embarrassing to use in front of my friends, etc. If my parents weren’t tough, I wouldn’t be the independent woman I am today. I wouldn’t even be able to walk, frankly. Going easy on me when things were hard would not have been beneficial to my physical or mental health. So I look at tough love a little differently than others do, though I recognize my situation is not at all the same as being suddenly thrown into quarantine as a child.

    • lucy2 says:

      Same here. My mother would have said “No, you sit there and do your work” and I wouldn’t have been allowed to do anything else until it was done. I know it’s a weird situation, but my parents were strict about school and wouldn’t have let us slack much.
      Someone I know, within the first few DAYS of quarantine, was blasting her kid on social media for freaking out and refusing to do work. She was ready to quit and let him do nothing. In the first few days.

    • holly hobby says:

      Yep school work is non negotiable. My kids know they will sit through every zoom lecture and do the work. Otherwise, I’ll start taking things away, toys, video games etc. They could end up with a bare room with a bed if they defied that order. They know it too.

      • Case says:

        Sounds very similar to my upbringing! My mom was the type that if I dared to not share a toy when a friend came over, she’d throw it in the garbage. I could either put away the toys I wanted for myself before the playdate or share, that’s it. She and I had a lot of fun and she wasn’t strict about everything, but I knew things like being kind and taking my schoolwork seriously were important, and she wouldn’t hesitate to punish me if I acted out. And I respected it and was very well behaved because of it!

  4. Mireille says:

    I’m sorry. I was expecting a new divorce gripe like “Home schooling kids is hard and Jay is not doing his part as a parent to help me!!!!” Oh well. I guess those statements are reserved for the “unnamed sources from Kristin’s camp” (not from Kristin HERSELF!!!) with a direct line to People magazine.


    There’s no way my mother would have let us get away with not doing our homework. That woman has magical powers though- we weren’t ever allowed television or video games or candy or anything, so she didn’t really have much leverage. But for whatever reason we listened haha

    • Milkweed says:

      But would she have during a pandemic when the work is optional? It’s a really unique situation.

      • CROOKSNNANNIES says:

        Knowing my mom, she wouldn’t view work as “optional” just because of extenuating circumstances. Education has always been incredibly important to her. Where I’m from hurricanes were common and twice in high school we were without power for 12-13 days. Very limited compared to now, but you’d better believe we kept it together and got our work done. I believe many, many parents are doing their very best in strange times. I just don’t believe Kristin is one of them. She has a very blasé attitude, if this interview can be trusted.

      • Mel M says:

        @milkweed Right! No one has ever been through this so to say, “I would never…” if you don’t have kids or “my mom would never..” isn’t a fair assessment. This is my first grader’s last week of e learning, he’s been home since March 16th, and thank goodness. The last couple of weeks have been rough because he doesn’t want to do the work. Can we please remember that these kids went from being in a structured group environment with a teacher and their peers everyday, knowing what to expect, to being at home all day with their younger or older siblings and parents. It’s like whiplash and we expect them to just adjust accordingly when many adults can’t even do that. My son, who will be 7 in a few days, has gone from being in a structured school environment all day that includes art, gym, music, library, recess and other activities or resources I can’t provide to being home with his younger siblings who don’t go to school so they get to play all day and being “taught” by his parents. And yes the “optional” thing is frustrating because the second he sees that he’s done, not even going to see or read what the assignment is. I’m not a fan of KC at all but I understand the frustration with not wanting to fight with your 7yr old about doing yet another day of work on a tablet which is what all of his work is on.

      • Milkweed says:

        I’m jealous! We’re keeping up this charade until June 11th. That will be almost 3 months. I appreciate the homeschooling families who have said this isn’t homeschooling because they normally are busy with extracurricular activities, friends, and trips.

      • Lua says:

        Or when mom and dad are essential and aren’t home to make sure the work is being done. People who say they can do better are delusional or already stay at home parents

  6. Kebbie says:

    “I used to wake up at 5 a.m. every morning, work out and then I would get my kids ready for school, take them to school and go to the office.”

    Lol completely taking Jay out of the picture. Wasn’t he the one who did the school drop offs and pick ups?

  7. Mumbles says:

    Camden, Jaxon and Saylor. What, no Kayden?

    • Justwastingtime says:

      Yes .. sorry to any CB reader who has kids with those names but the combo sounds … unfortunate. It screams poorly educated parents who want to be “creative”

      • lucy2 says:

        I like Jackson with the traditional spelling, but with the X, not so much.
        Someone I know just chose a trendy name and replaced all the i’s with Y’s. All these kids’ names sound like stuff I would have chosen when I was 12-13.

    • Winnie says:

      Unfortunately, I have a nephew named Jaxson. It’s cringe.

      Jackson without the cutesy spelling is nice. But with the x? No.

    • Case says:

      Trendy names with weird spelling drive me crazy. Reminds me of that meme of the pregnant woman standing next to a blackboard with crazy names written on it like McKarty and Lakynn, lol.

  8. Celebitchy- can you please cover the Meghan Fox and BAG divorce? I’m fascinated by the G Eazy, Ashley Benson, Megan Fox love triangle. BAG’s IG post see to confirm it . And G Eazy is my shameful dirty celeb crush..

  9. holly hobby says:

    If she’s modelling her jewelry line in that first picture all I have to say it’s hideous and done already.

  10. S a says:

    Whoa! Why the mom-shaming?! Everyone reacts differently to being made to stay home. Judge your own self!