There were the Steak 'n' Shake cravings, a freelance newspaper article extolling the merits of $6.99 stretch undergarments and a phase that involved dyeing her well-known blond locks an uncharacteristic dark brunette.
The way Carole Sullivan tells it, we missed a colorful period of her life during the 12 months the 34-year-old former "Channel 3 Today" anchor spent living in Kalamazoo, Mich. "My parents thought I had gone Goth," Sullivan says of her drastic hair-dye decision. "I was painting my nails brown. It was hilarious.".
But the biggest change to Sullivan's life arrived weighing 8 pounds. Patrick John Sullivan — Carole and her husband Mike's first child — was born last October.
"When I found the right person to marry, I decided I couldn't wait to have kids," she says. "I never felt the biological clock ticking. But once I got married, it was racing."