Myleene Klass has a lot her plate – she’s a singer, model, musician, fashion designer, and of course, a mother to 1-year-old Ava. So how does she juggle it all?
“I used to get stressed,” she admits. “But now I’ve taken the pressure off myself and just take it one day at a time. Thankfully, it’s easy to carry Ava around at the moment so I can take her to work with me most of the time.”
Myleene does not have a nanny, and admits that it’s exhausting,
“Yes, I’m permanently tired. Yes, I have to multitask, but doesn’t every mum? I’m not the sort of person who can sit at home on the sofa. It’s not like I’m perpetually trying to be at the top of my game, but when you are being given opportunities you want to take them and enjoy them,” she says.
She also talked about how scary things were just after her daughter was born,
“When Ava was born it seemed there was lots to do, and it overwhelmed me,” she says. “There’s so much to remember and you’re so frightened – you’ve got to get it right. The pressure is immense. Then there’s the sleep deprivation! There’s almost a conspiracy between women because you don’t want to be the one who says you can’t cope. After I talked publicly about it, I had so many letters and emails thanking me.”
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And her relationship with her fiance, Graham Quinn, who had been her bodyguard, also suffered a little,
“It was difficult in the beginning because Gray had to learn there was a new hierarchy,” she admits. “He still says now: ‘It’s Ava, then the goldfish, then me.’ There were times when you wonder: ‘Am I going mad here?’ Like everything he said was wrong. But you know we’re normal – normal as can be.”
Myleene sets aside one day a week for uninterrupted family time for Graham and Ava,
“I love it when I close the door behind me and it’s just the three of us,” she says. “No computers or phones. We barely answer the door.”
Source: Fabulousmag UK
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