Ginger Zee is really opening up about motherhood in a recent story with Good Morning America. Ginger has a son Adrian who is two-years-old and just had her second son Miles Macklin in February. She took three months of maternity leave and is now back to work at Good Morning America. Some people might not understand her wanting to go back to work, but Ginger thinks it is just fine to be a mom and work as well.
Ginger shared saying, “And let me be clear. I’m a worker. I love my job. Since I graduated college I’ve rarely taken a vacation and when I do it’s to visit family in Michigan for a week. Excluding my two-week honeymoon, I’ve worked almost every day of my life and enjoyed it immensely.” She admits that she loved the maternity leave as well.
When Ginger Zee had her first son, she wasn’t sure about taking off and had trouble deciding how long to stay away from work. She was afraid people would forget her or that her job might not be waiting for her. Since she had a c-section, she had to take off at least eight weeks, but she didn’t actually do that like she was expected.
Fans remember watching Ginger Zee on Dancing With the Stars and she did it right after having her baby. She had just given birth six weeks before when Ginger started doing the show and also going back to work at GMA. This time around with her second son she took the entire three months off. Ginger explained how much she loved the first time even though she went right back to work.
“It was the first time I was genuinely living “in the moment" because I had to! The moments were all so important and I was so grateful for time with Adrian, time rehearsing with Val [Chmerkovskiy], time with my husband and time back at “GMA.” After “DWTS” ended, I started writing my books.”
Ginger Zee now has two books out and is back to work once again. She thinks it is totally okay to be a mom and a worker. Somehow, she has been able to make it work. Her husband is actually on hiatus from his show for the next two months, so that means he is home and helping out extra with the children. Ginger admits that she can’t do it all. She has her husband and also a nanny who helps out a lot.
Ginger is now proving to the world that it is okay to not be able to do everything and it is fine to feel guilty as a mom sometimes, but also to do things for yourself. It is great to see Ginger back on Good Morning America.