Friday, March 16, 2012

January Jones Juggles Career and Motherhood

I’m really wishing all mothers could be treated like Celebrity Momsters when it comes to balancing work and baby.
January Jones talks with Us Weekly about her struggles with motherhood, which granted, do not sound too difficult.
"I was back when the baby was only 6 or 7 weeks old so it was difficult," the actress, 34, told Us Weekly about her return to the set at Mad Men's Season 5 premiere in Hollywood Wednesday. "It was difficult to be a working mom and just juggling all of that. But everyone made it work and it was great."
But luckily for both Jones and her son, 7 months, the team at Mad Men was more than willing to make things work for the first-time mom.
"They made it baby friendly for me, because I'm the first female on set to have a baby so I got to bring him," she said. "He had his own room and I was able to work around it because I was nursing."
It is probably statements like Jones’ that frustrate regular working moms. Jones describes what sounds kind of like an ideal situation to a lot of mothers: being able to bring baby to work, having people around you make sure everything is working for you, and even giving your baby his or her own room to hang out in so you can nurse when it is time.

Of course, this is not to say that everything is easy for Jones by any means, just being a new mother can be a stressful time regardless, but perhaps we can use her example to put our own situations in perspective, we can find new appreciation for the blessings we have in our own lives when it comes to those around us who help make balancing our careers and family a reality.

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