Alex Jones says she “made unrealistic promises” when she took three months of maternity leave in 2017
Alex Jones admitted that she ‘absolutely’ wished she had taken more maternity leave when she had son Teddy, two, in 2017.
Speaking frankly about her pregnancy with Good Housekeeping magazine’s Wednesday’s April issue, the One Show host, 42, also claimed that she felt she had “made unrealistic promises.”
When asked if she wished she had more free time during her maternity leave in 2017 after she had chosen to have only three months off, Alex said: “Absolutely. I had made unrealistic promises before I went to have a baby.
Candid: On Wednesday, Alex Jones said she had made “unrealistic promises” when she only took three months of maternity leave after the birth of her first son Teddy in 2017
“I had never had a child before; I had no idea. And I was afraid that it would interfere, that I would have to compromise my work.
“I now realize that it was ridiculous, because I think it makes you better at work. It makes you a little more resilient and that is what you need to be in this industry. And in life! “
Alex and husband Charlie Thomson share sons Teddy and Kit together for nine months, and the TV personality decided to take nine months of maternity leave after the birth of her second son.
She returned to work in January and told fans on Instagram that she felt “anxious” but “excited” emotions to return to the One Show in a sweet post, where she shared an image with her children.
Looking back: Alex said that she “certainly” would have taken more free time, but the moment she was “afraid it would interfere, that I would have to jeopardize my working life”
In addition to a black-and-white photo of her tenacious baby Kit and Teddy, two, Alex wrote: ‘Back to work today. So many different feelings. Worried about leaving the boys, eager to be back in the show.
“As soon as I put on lipstick this morning, little Ted looked at me with his huge brown eyes and asked,” Where are you going, Mom? “
“It almost killed me, but it’s time to go back and I am looking forward to going back to a job I love, but my god, I will miss these two. So here we go … juggling begins. “
Cute: Alex and husband Charlie Thomson share sons Teddy and Kit, nine months, and the TV personality decided to take nine months of maternity leave after the birth of her second son
Working mother: Alex came back to work in January and told fans on Instagram that she felt ‘anxious’ but ‘excited’ emotions to return to the One Show
For more: Read the full interview in the April issue of Good Housekeeping, now on sale
Alex and her husband refused to add to their offspring and claimed that two were “enough.”
She explained:Charlie is adamant that two children are enough for the planet.
“And I think I’m too old now to have another child.
“It happens for many people and good for them, but we are just happy that we have two healthy children.”
As she said about keeping the spark in their marriage: “It only takes a few hours to reset ourselves.
“It’s always hard to leave the boys behind, but you need those times to remember who your partner in crime is in all this.”
‘On some days I personally think that it is not possible. It is a struggle. I try to be the best mom I can be, but some days I’m absolutely terrible at it.
“Life is not this series of perfect days in which the work goes great and you are a brilliant woman … I think that’s how it is for everyone, but people are just too scared to say it. ”
Read the full interview in the April issue of Good Housekeeping, now for sale.
Family life: Alex talked about it when she and her husband wanted to add to their offspring, claiming that two were “enough,” and added that she felt she was “too old” for more children (photo 2015)
Wow: Alex looked radiant in the stunning shoot while she wowed in a white pantsuit