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Working mom Padma Lakshmi confesses she is ‘overwhelmed’ and ‘exhausted’

Studies have shown that working mothers are more stressed than others, suffering increased psychological strain and lower-levels of well-being including higher blood pressure and hormone levels.

By: Parenting Desk |
Updated: November 5, 2019 1:26:21 pm
padma lakshmi, working mother Padma Lakshmi with daughter Krishna (Source: padmalakshmi/Instagram)

Padma Lakshmi recently took to social media to talk about the challenges of being a working mother.

Working mothers have to cope with balancing professional commitments and parenting, making many feel guilty about not being able to take enough care of their kids. And Padma Lakshmi is no exception in this case.

Posting a picture of daughter Krishna Thea and herself in their Halloween costumes, the Top Chef host opened up about how being a working mom left her too “overwhelmed” and “exhausted”.

“This year mom was lucky enough to get her new show made. This year mom was away a lot. This year mom was overwhelmed. This year mom is exhausted. I love Halloween. And, I’ve never not gone all out. But, I just didn’t get it together,” wrote the mother.

 

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Halloween is sacred to us. An official mommy/daughter holiday. We always plot and plan our costumes together, just after Easter. Usually. ⁣ ⁣ This year was different. This year mom was lucky enough to get her new show made. This year mom was away a lot. This year mom was overwhelmed. This year mom is exhausted. I love Halloween. And, I’ve never not gone all out. But, I just didn’t get it together.⁣ ⁣ Luckily, I managed to save #littlehands’ situation by what I think is a really kick ass Harley Quinn, but I just didn’t get my own costume ready I had no energy. But I didn’t want her to feel I was chumping out and didn’t care enough to get dressed up for her. For our beloved yearly ritual. Something had to give. ⁣ ⁣ As moms we try to do it all and often put more pressure on ourselves than others. It’s been intensely stressful balancing it all lately. I even cried. More than once. Luckily I found this mask to hide behind. #momlife #halloween

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While the actress and author managed to get Krishna a Harley Quinn costume, she could not get her own costume ready. “Luckily, I managed to save #littlehands’ situation by what I think is a really kick ass Harley Quinn, but I just didn’t get my own costume ready I had no energy. But I didn’t want her to feel I was chumping out and didn’t care enough to get dressed up for her. For our beloved yearly ritual. Something had to give,” she said.

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Talking about how moms often go beyond their means to take care of their kids’ needs, she added, “As moms we try to do it all and often put more pressure on ourselves than others. It’s been intensely stressful balancing it all lately. I even cried. More than once. Luckily I found this mask to hide behind.”

Studies have shown that working mothers are more stressed than others, suffering increased psychological strain and lower-levels of well-being including higher blood pressure and hormone levels.

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