Jennifer Zamparelli has opened up about what she regrets most after the birth of her first child. The mother-of-two was speaking on her radio show about the pressure women face to return to work after having children.
She revealed that one thing she massively regrets is how quickly she returned after having her daughter, Florence.
“My biggest regret with my first kid was not taking enough time. Like I was leaking breastmilk in the studio with the two lads and you.”
Speaking candidly about the subject with Lottie Ryan, who us now expecting herself, she said; “we put this pressure on ourselves that we have to keep going and we can’t take that time.”
“I think there has been a narrative that’s been very toxic, a very toxic message that has been sent out over the years and that is ‘women can have it all’.”
Her thoughts on this? “It is absolutely impossible. You can have it at different times but at the same time having it all is near impossible and very stressful and exhausting.”
“There aren’t enough hours in the day to have it all,” she added.
Now, the 40-year-old shared that she has a much better balance between her work life and her home life.
“It took a long time to get to a stage where, I mean, when I had my first kid, my husband was at home a lot and I went back to work very quickly after the birth of my kid.”
“Now I am in a very good place where the timing of my job I can be home in the afternoons for my kids.”