It’s never easy being a new mom, let alone deciding when you should get back to work. In a recent interview, actress Nia Long admits that “it wasn’t like I called my agent and said, ‘I’m having a baby and I’m not coming back for two years.’ It was more like, ‘I’m having a baby,’ and they stopped calling me for awhile,” she said. Being in the entertainment industry, Nia didn’t need to take maternity leave, the industry basically gave it to her by writing her off with no offers for quite a while.
As a new mom to a baby boy, Nia didn’t want to jump into work right away. “I admire the women who can have babies and jump right back to work,” she said. “As a nursing mother, I couldn’t sit there and just pump all day. I needed to be close to my baby.” Everything fell right into place for the actress as she waited for the right time and the right role.
“Once the baby was born, and I was ready, the conversations gradually started to happen and eventually you get a job,” she said.
Can any of you Vixens relate? Let us know about your working mom experiences!
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