Bethenny Frankel: Work is Easy, Motherhood is Hard


Bethenny Frankel Skinnygirl UpdateBethenny Frankel is used to being a workaholic having spent years focused on building her brand with two hit Bravo reality shows, a couple best-sellers, the Skinnygirl Margarita line, and an upcoming yoga video.  Now the new mom to daughter Bryn is facing life as a working mom for the first time.

“I still maintain that being a mom is the most difficult job in the world. Work is easy; motherhood is hard,” she writes in her Skinnygirl Summer Update from

Thankfully Bethenny has faced the challenges of motherhood much like she faced entrepreneurship – by building a solid team of supporters to help her navigate the ever changing course.  Tops on the list is husband Jason Hoppy who has stepped up to fatherhood like a champ.

Bethenny writes, “Jason is incredible at fatherhood. He loves giving baths, changing diapers, doing feedings. In fact, sometimes I just want him to let me do all of it. I get jealous. I love her so much that I want her all to myself. That feeling passes because I’m so grateful for him.”

Of course, the mere event of Bryn’s arrival hasn’t completely calmed the neurotic Bethenny viewers came to love on The Real Housewives of New York and Bethenny Getting Married?

“Motherhood makes you do crazy things. I had a trip to LA to film Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?and I came back 12 hours later on the redeye. I wanted to be home for her breakfast feeding,” she says of her mommy moments.

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