(In the above pic Candace was snapped with her husband at the 2008 ESPYs Giant Event in Los Angeles on July 15th)
(In the above pic Cameron and her family were photographed together last summer)
(In the above pic Cameron was photographed with her husband and two sons)
Candace Cameron Bure has the most beautiful family and is such an inspiration! She is only 32 (and looks like a teenager!) and has 3 beautiful children with her husband of 12 years, Valeri Bure. Daughter Natasha is 9, son Lev is 8, and son Maksim is 6. She is an outspoken Christian and devoted mother. She’s come a long way since playing D.J. Tanner on Full House!
Faith is what defines Candace Cameron Bure. An outspoken Christian, she travels around the country speaking mostly at churches, and also writes a column for an online Christian women’s magazine. (Her brother, Kirk Cameron, of Growing Pains fame, is an evangelist who is currently a partner in the Christian ministry The Way of the Master.) She lives with her family in Broward County, Florida.
Below are some excerpts from her interview with Broward Family Life:
BFL: You’re very much into being a mom. You take that job very seriously. Talk to us a little bit about that.
CCB: It was so important to me when I had kids to stop working and be a full-time stay-at-home mom. I still enjoy being able to work a little and do things here and there; it keeps me fulfilled in other ways. I think if you’re fortunate enough to be able to stay home, it’s the best thing you can do. That’s why I stopped working, to devote my time to being a mom and to raise my children to be well-adjusted adults, to have manners, to just be all-around good kids and know Jesus. I don’t want to place that in anyone else’s hands, for someone else to do that job. God gave me these children. It’s super important to me, and I love it.
BFL: How are you involved in you children’s school?
CCB: I try to be there for every event I can. I am technically the party mom in all three of my kids’ classrooms, although I’ve missed a few of the parties because I’ve had to travel. But they always have school plays and all kinds of holiday celebrations, so whenever they need a helper I always volunteer and try to be available. I try to do everything that I can.
BFL: How do you spend your time?
CCB: During the week they’re at school. Usually my husband takes them in the morning, and I pick them up every afternoon. They have tennis three times a week, and my husband is super involved. So the two of us are full-time parents. He’s very involved in playing tennis with them. Usually, I’ll stay with my little one while the other two play tennis, so we’ll take a walk or bike ride. I do homework with all the kids – that’s my responsibility, to help them. On the days they don’t have tennis we’re very family-oriented. We usually exercise every afternoon after school, at least taking a walk with the dogs, or going rollerblading, or going on a bike ride. We make a point of not sitting in front of the TV. We’re very active. And then it’s making dinner and going to bed, and the whole routine starts again the next day.
BFL: Just like everybody else’s family.
CCB: Exactly. When it’s the weekend, we don’t like to schedule a lot of things because we like to be together as a family. The kids can play with their friends, but we like them to come to our house. We go to church together on Sundays. In the summer we travel, and the kids always go with us.
BFL: It sounds like you are enjoying motherhood.
CCB: I am, so much. I’d love to have another one, but my husband has cut me off. (She laughs.)