Talk show host Savannah Guthrie returned to her job on Today after her maternity leave. She gave birth to a daughter, Vale, in August. Because she’s a TV personality, a camera crew came to her house to film her and her newborn before her return. To capture the essence of Savannah’s maternity leave. She revealed that she was a little scared to return to work due to the sleep deprivation that comes with parenthood, aka “mommy brain.” A lack of sleep affects one’s speech and she speaks for a living, so she’s afraid of blanking out on camera.
Most professional women will tell you not to reveal so much at the workplace. Keep your professional life professional. But Rebecca Dube, a writer at Today, is trying to encourage Savannah by passing along some “words of wisdom” including “cry if you need to.” Being nervous is okay, and “it will get easier” as Dube says. It’s not for everyone, the crying. Not even for every morning TV talk personality. Mika Brzezinski, co-host of Morning Joe on MSNBC says: “Every time I have cried at work I have regretted it.”