This fall, Christina Applegate and Will Arnett are returning to primetime TV in NBC’s “Up All Night.” (Let’s hope they stick around this time.) It’s a grown-up comedy starring some genuinely funny people — new mom Maya Rudolph is on the show, too, after all.
In fact, the network recently upgraded Rudolph’s role on the show, making her a daytime talk show host of the Oprah variety (remember Rudolph’s Oprah impression on “SNL?”), with Applegate serving as her new-mom producer. Applegate’s character, Reagan, finds herself struggling to balance her successful career with a baby at home. Sounds like a lot of moms I know!
As Regan adjusts to life with a baby and a job — her husband, Chris (Arnett), is a stay-at-home dad — she’ll face many of the same issues many real-life moms face: sleep deprivation, self-doubt, and the pressure of today’s parenting protocols. But there’s also a twist: Reagan will also have to deal with the endless needs of her boss, Ava.
All this baby talk has us thinking: how did all of you juggle motherhood and career? Share your experiences in the comments!