Husband: #17 Sheldon Brookbank, Defenseman
Kids: Bennett, 16 months;
Baby #2 due in May
How would you describe your husband as a
dad? He's the best. I honestly couldn't
imagine doing it without him. He's so helpful and great. He takes
the early shifts and changes diapers and feeds Bennettº and he's
right on the floor with him playing.
And how do you handle it when Sheldon's on the
road? "Handle that" is actually a great way
of putting it. You get in kind of a routine; you get used to it. I
think it's tougher for Bennett because he's a daddy's boy. He loves
having his dad home. So for him, it's probably a little bit worse
than it is for me.
Would you like to see Bennett play
hockey? He likes playing mini-sticks with his
dad at home, which is fun. I know that, especially growing up in
Canada, it's such a part of the culture, having the kids play
outside and things like that. I think that he would really enjoy
it. But whatever he decides to do.
A lot of fans are kind of curious about the
Blackhawks wives in general. Is there one thing you wish they knew
That we are really just normal. We talk just like other
girlfriends do and do the same kind of things and share the same
kind of experiences. I think a lot of people would be surprised at
how boring our day-to-day lives really are in the grand scheme of
You went to culinary school. Is that something you
use in daily life?
At this stage of my life, it's more just doing it for the
joy of doing it and cooking for the family. We do like to have
dinner parties, although having a baby kind of limits that aspect
of things. But we still like to enjoy a nice meal every once in a