Tonight photographer and TV personality Amanda de Cadenet hopes to change the face of the talk show when “The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet” premieres on Lifetime. The new show, executive produced by Demi Moore (Amanda’s BFF), features the British TV host sitting down with some of the most recognizable women around to discuss some pretty hot topics. As the promos say, “Nothing is off-limits.” From sexuality to death to relationships, Amanda’s guests open up their hearts about very personal issues.
They Talk about Motherhood on ‘The Conversation’
One big point of discussion for Amanda is motherhood. She had her first child at the age of 19 and then just five years ago she had twins, a boy and a girl. In a recent conference call interview she stated, “I have the most compassion and time for women who are mothers. I know what a joyful and often challenging combination of emotions it is being a mom.”
Amanda has managed to structure her life around being a mother. She shoots her show at her home while the kids are at school and is available at a moment’s notice if they need her. Admittedly she needs help with childcare to accomplish what she manages to do each day, but her kids always come first.
She said, “I’m really grateful for the woman who takes care of my kids because I wouldn’t be able to do my job otherwise… But even with having childcare, to be a present mom, you’ve got a do it. You’ve got to read them the stories. You have to bathe them. You’ve got to spend time with them. You’ve got to know them. You’ve got to hang out with them. The biggest loss comes, for me, with working moms who have to choose whether to work — it’s not a choice. You have to work to take care of your kids if you don’t have anyone else giving you money. To me, the lack of childcare and the lack of support for working mothers, it just deeply saddens me.”
To read the rest of our interview with Amanda visit Pop Culture Passionistas.
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