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'Perfect mum' is impossible, says TV3 host Lucy Kennedy


Lucy Kennedy

Lucy Kennedy

Lucy Kennedy

SPARE a thought for TV3 presenter Lucy Kennedy who feels pressure to be the 'perfect mum' while juggling a burgeoning broadcast career.

Lucy moved from RTE to TV3 in order to have more time to spend with her two children Jack and Holly.

The flexibility she has with Late Lunch Live at the Ballymount broadcaster suits her hectic home schedule.

Despite her good intentions to be super-organised, she confessed that at the school gates she is often extremely envious of mums who seem to be on top of everything.


"By 8.45am, I'm hoarse from motivating Jack and Holly to put their coats on. My hair is wet, only one eye is made up," she joked.

"I like me as a mum and I'm proud of what I can give and how I give it," she revealed.

But Lucy said that she prioritises making her children laugh over being a perfect mum.

Lucy said that she is able to make her children giggle and chill out in ways that other mums may not be able to.

"Maybe the 'perfect mum' doesn't make their children laugh like I do; maybe they don't let their children relax like I do; maybe they don't play as much as I do," she said.

And the hardworking TV host said that she has now realised it is difficult to be the best at everything.

"It's impossible to be perfect the whole time, I know that," she said in her blog on mummypages.ie. "So I try to do my best every day and hope that my best is good enough for my two little angels."

Lucy and her TV3 pals took a well deserved break to celebrate their Christmas party in style at Krystle nightclub last Friday.