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"We've always made each other gifts, my husband and I," says Jewel, who lives in a sprawling ranch in Texas with her better half, Ty Murray, and son Kase, 16 months.
She's now the spokesperson for Pampers Baby Dry diapers and is part of the brand's Millions of Beautiful Morning Moments campaign. Given that Jewel is most definitely an early bird, she signed on.
"I gravitated to the mornings with the baby. My husband is home most days but the mornings are my time. He loves to read. I wake up with him. He's in a great mood," she says.
Her typical routine?
"I get him up at 7 a.m. He wakes up at 6:30. He eats and then we read books. He doesn't like to read at night," says Jewel. "We read a lot and we look at his alphabet cards. We get outside. We live on a ranch. We feed the horses. He feeds them hay."
Kase's parents aren't planning on lavishing their son with extravagant gifts this Christmas.
"I was raised on a ranch and we were poor but we were crafty and made each other things. We're making him a hope chest. My husband is good with wood building. I love doing wood burning. That's my nerd talent," says Jewel.
So there's nothing that Kase is demanding, toy-wise? Jewel considers herself lucky.
"He's really outdoorsy. He's getting into animal toys. It's funny, my husband and I aren't that way either. We have old cars. We're kind of plain. It's that balance," she says.
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