Considering that the average American woman gets about only 12 weeks (maximum!) of unpaid maternity leave, getting our postpartum selves back to the hypothetical office is a struggle many women are familiar with. And in a totally “Stars! They’re just like us!’ kind of moment, Jessica Simpson bemoans that exact timeline — only, you know, with scores of trainers and nannies and cooks.
The soon-to-be mother of two told People magazine that motherhood is stellar, but also “challenging.” And her schedule has just about the world to do with it:
â€śOn some of the days ofÂ Fashion Star, Iâ€™m awake before [my daughterÂ Maxwell] is awake, and Iâ€™m not home until sheâ€™s already back to sleep,â€ť she explains.
â€śThatâ€™s only happened about four times, but it makes the day awful. I definitely need to see my baby.â€ť
â€śI get really sad if I donâ€™t get to see her,â€ť she continues. â€śAnd then when Maxwell sees me, she just stares at me and touches my face. I can tell she missed me. That breaks my heart.â€ť
Ah, yes. The old they’re asleep when you’re leaving/asleep by the time you get home work-life balance ballad. “Only about four times,” however, is a quite a different (privileged) interlude.