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:
âOn some of the days ofÂ Fashion Star, Iâm awake before [my daughterÂ Maxwell] is awake, and Iâm not home until sheâs already back to sleep,â she explains.
âThatâs only happened about four times, but it makes the day awful. I definitely need to see my baby.â
âI get really sad if I donât get to see her,â she continues. âAnd 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
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.