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Finally an Honest Celebrity Mom I Can Relate To

Gwen and her son.

I’ve had a girl crush on Gwen Stefani ever since college. I love that she fronted an all male band. She’s uber talented, absolutely drop dead gorgeous, and I’ve always related to her songs –I’m Just a Girl is one of my all time favorite songs of the 90s, and I’m a 90s music junkie.

Gwen was recently interviewed about balancing motherhood and her career. She called it “a Nightmare.”

Before you get all up in arms about how she has all this money, resources and help that us “regular” folk don’t have access to, I found her comment completely relatable and refreshingly honest.

I’m not sure I would use the word “nightmare” to describe the balancing act but it’s definitely challenging. When you put your kids first yet still want to accomplish something in your career there’s a point where you simply get stretched too thin.

Gwen says,

“One moment I’m stir-crazy from working at home and never leaving the house, and the next I can’t wait to get back home because I’ve got the mom guilt for being away at a meeting the entire day.”

As a work at home mom, I totally get what she’s saying and I’ve struggled with these feelings myself.

“I think what I’d like to do is enjoy these boys while they’re young — so I don’t regret I was working too much when they’re big and don’t want to cuddle me anymore.”

I’m right there with you Gwen. I couldn’t agree more.

When you know where your priorities are and honor them while trying to advance your career, it’s stressful!

Who would have thunk it? Gwen and I actually have something in common!

Do you balance kids and career? How would you describe the balance?


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