Tim McGraw is an Emmy-winning television host, writer and producer who co-created and starred in the hit NBC sitcom Girlfriends Guide to Divorce, and has been on the Today Show since 2007.
The 30-year-old is also a New York Times bestselling author, who has won seven National Book Awards and a MacArthur “genius” grant.
He is currently working on a book, The New 30-Minute Mom.
We asked McGraw what he loves about parenting, and he answered with the classic quote “life is the answer to anything.”
“If I had to choose one thing about parenting it would be, you know, the ability to look at the other people around you and say, ‘Hey, this is how I’d like to spend the rest of my life,'” he told ABC News.
“And that’s why I think it’s so much fun to be a mom.”
McGraw said he loves the spontaneity of having a 30-second timer for the first time.
“You know, a 30 minute timer is a great idea because, you’re going to have 30 minutes, and you don’t have to get up to get to your kid’s school or whatever,” he said.
“It’s just a great way to keep track of that time.”
The mom-to-be, who grew up in the suburbs of New York City, told ABCNews.com she has learned that the more you’re able to keep a clock on your body, the more time you’ll spend with it, and the better.
“I think that’s the key: just having the clock on my body, and being able to be creative with it,” McGraw said.
“That’s something I really enjoyed in my early 20s, when I was still living in my parents’ basement in Brooklyn.
You could get up, take a shower and go to sleep.”
Mcgraw’s family is a diverse one, with parents ranging from white and African American to Asian and Hispanic.
He grew up surrounded by people who were both successful and involved in the community.
He credits the flexibility of his family to his own upbringing, and how he has adapted to being a parent.
“It’s really important to me to have the freedom to do what I want to do and not have to be constrained by what my parents want me to do, but I have to do it,” he told Today.com.
“And it’s really a gift to me that I have the ability, because I’m a young child, to be free to do whatever I want.”ABCNews.net’s Dara Brinton contributed to this report.