Vogue Williams opened up about having to endure “the mother’s guilt” for leaving her children to work.
The TV presenter spoke about her struggle to balance work life and family time in a candid Instagram post this week.
The Dubliner has three children with her husband, former Made In Chelsea star Spencer Matthews: Theodore (4), Gigi (2) and baby Otto.
But Vogue, who lives in London, revealed that she had to be away from her children for a few days while flying back to Ireland to work on a “fun” project – which made her feel very guilty.
Sharing a video of a recent park trip with Gigi and Otto, she wrote: “Another day away from my piglets, the mother’s guilt is REAL!
“I feel very fortunate to be able to do a job I love and to be able to spend a lot of time with my children, but that guilt always clings to me.
“I want to spend all my time with them but then I miss work then I miss them then work then them.”
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She added: “I went to Cork to film something funny, I should be glad I didn’t have to be bothered by the kids all day! Sunday morning is over.”
Friends and followers flocked to the comments section to support the mother-of-three following her honest confession.
One person wrote: “You are a wonderful mother to three beautiful children. Even though you go on a business trip, you still make time for them when you return home. It doesn’t stop the guilt, but you’re doing the best you can. They will love you no matter what Vogue is. Love your posts about the little kids and your honesty xx”.
Another said: “The mother’s guilt is real. So tough some days! You are doing a great job!! (Some days that is all we need to hear).”
While the third added: “Keep doing what you’re doing, and you’ll have happy, fulfilled, and curious kids. Obviously you are doing something RIGHT! Thank you for sharing my favorite bright faces.”
And another said: “Don’t beat yourself up too much @voguewilliams, you are so lucky to have a good work-life balance! Working also shows your children that you work for everything in life, you are a role model for them as well as their mother️. Mom’s guilt never goes away even when they grow up and leave the nest xx.”
https://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/celebrity-news/vogue-williams-praised-for-honest-post-about-struggles-with-mom-guilt-42181573.html Vogue Williams praised for ‘honest’ post about struggle with ‘mother’s sins’