‘The Office’ star Jenna Fischer is learning the ropes of motherhood – without the assistance of chefs, drivers, and nannies.
Jenna shares that since the birth of her son, Weston, 10 months, she has had to learn to juggle it all – without the help of ‘team’. “It’s so funny because I think there’s the perception that every [famous] woman has a driver and a chef and a personal trainer and a nanny. I don’t have any of those things. Like other working mums, I’m trying to figure out how to balance it all. When I say I’m going jogging with my son or eating certain things or whatever, there’s a tendency to be cynical and say, ‘Of course, because someone cooked it for her’ – or ‘Of course she’s on a date, because she had her nanny watch the baby.’ No, absolutely not. I want people to know that.”
Jenna also says that she meant it when she said she wasn’t rushing to lose the baby weight. “I didn’t start exercising until Weston was six months old and was taking regular naps. When I go back to work on the show, I’m probably just going to have to take a break from any of that extra working out. I think just getting through the day will be enough. It’s taken me every day of 10 months to lose the weight. I did it slowly and I did it moderately. It was important for me to lose it. I was a fit and active person before I had my son, but if there’s one thing I could do for a new mum, it’d be to alleviate her of any guilt or any stress over the idea of having her body look a certain way.”
The actress and new mum added: “It’s such a weird thing that after having a baby, you’re supposed to look like you’ve never had a baby. Well, I’m proud that I had a baby! I don’t see any harm in celebrating that.”
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