TV presenter confesses it’s tough to raise children, pursue a career and look glamorous
Kirstie Allsopp has revealed it’s impossible for women to have it all, in an interview with Closer magazine.The Location Location Location presenter, who is mum to Bay, 3, and Oscar, 1, said she struggles to balance her work and family life. Last week she also revealed she feels the pressure to look good on the school run. As luck would have it, Claudia Schiffer’s children also attend the same school!“I resent women in the public eye who look glam, do glamorous jobs and try to pretend they have it all when they don’t. You can’t have it all without help,” she said. “Even as a ‘celebrity mum’ myself, there’s huge expectation that you’ll have a natural birth, get your figure back immediately, take naturally to motherhood and continue a successful career. It’s rubbish.”Kirstie also revealed she regrets returning to work just three months after having Oscar. “It was too soon, but he was born when the recession was starting to bite. People were saying property shows were finished and I panicked as I thought I might be out of a job. That’s one of my biggest regrets.”
Mums need to realise that we are all only human! And yes it is difficult, and yes you can have bad days. When you become a mum you are 'one and a bit', 'me and my shadow' sometimes this can feel very daunting and over whelming! Don't get me wrong I wouldn't change my life at all. I have a beautiful daughter Isabella, handsome and very kind husband Paul who is my rock. I have just started my own online baby gift store which is very hard work as I also look after Isabella full time. Which can be a juggle and a struggle!
So come on all you mums out there, no one is perfect. And if your hair is like a birds nest one day or you just haven't got a single second to put some makeup on. Then, that's OK!
i never wear makeup anymore, if i have a night off or a meal out i make time, but in the week its either makeup or 5mins to sit down and have a drink and toast with the kids!
Nobodys perfect and the pressure on new mums needs to stop, it took me too long to realise i could just enjoy being a mummy and nothing else mattered!
I do what I have to for me,shower,clean clothes and brush hair.I have house clothes and outside clothes,and that's it.I refuse to go further than the co op in my trackie bottoms,and that's as glam as it gets.I have been on the school run in jammies(maternity jeans hide that little sin well).As long as I get my cup of tea in the morning while I do the kids breakfast I'm happy.No time for anything else.
I don't do glam,I don't have a career ATM but I'm busy enough and certainly happy enough doing what I do.
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