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They're Just Like Us: Brooke Burke On Juggling Fame and Family

37b6bf23-2117-4d3c-8948-94f84ef96c0clargeDespite a few big differences (salary, size of entourage, private air travel…) celebrity moms who work are still like the rest of us working moms who aren’t celebrities…right?

Ok, maybe it’s a stretch, but even though they take breaks for red carpet fittings (and have hair and make-up on standby) it looks like we’re all juggling schedules, driving carpool, making play dates and still trying to be at a meeting or a kid’s doctor appointment on time. And it gets even tricker when you’ve been on the mommy track and you want to jump back on the career track as Brooke Burke did when she got a new gig as host of She’s Got The Look last month.

Again, it’s hard to have sympathy when you have a latte handed to you every morning on the set, but in this post on her website, Brooke seems to echo the common lament of so many working moms — it’s just REALLY hard to do it all…at least to do it all without guilt.

While she says she’s been able to make it home everynight before bedtime and to have her kids visit her on the set as often as she can, she admits “it still doesn’t feel like enough.”

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Brooke also goes on to recognize that all working women do the best they can and what works for one, doesn’t always work for another –

I admire the strength that many working women have, ones who are able to do it all, raise a family, and even travel away from home. I, on the other hand, feel like a big baby, and I just can’t go too long without my family close. I suppose it is a choice, and that’s not to say that mine is any better than anyone else’s. I am so grateful that I can organize my schedule so, because it sure pulls at my heart strings to be too busy to enjoy the things I used to take for granted.

To that we say, we hear you Brooke!

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