Jenna Dewan Tatum On Being a Working Mom: “It’s Definitely a Challenge”

Jenna Dewan Tatum talks about motherhood.
Jenna Dewan Tatum talks about motherhood.  Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Since welcoming daughter Everly on May 31 with husband Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan Tatum is already a mom on the go! While promoting her upcoming Lifetime series Witches of the East End on Friday, July 26 in Beverly Hills, the new mom opened up about how she's been adjusting to being a working mother.

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"It's hard," she explained. "It definitely is a challenge. I'm finding I'm getting more in the flow of things now. It's about switching the brain like, "OK, now I'm mom, now I'm the actress" and then jumping into character and then coming back and breast feeding."

She added, "It's a juggle, but I kind of feel like every mom who goes back to work feels this."

While the actress, 32, keeps up the juggling act, her husband, actor Tatum, 32, is right there to support her.

"Channing's been amazing, he comes and visits me," she explained, noting how special it to see the her man bond with their little girl.

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"Aww … you see the thing you love the most love the other thing you love the most and there's this natural new awakening of the love you guys share together," she gushed. "Just caring for something that's so small and gentle and tender, it's just amazing.

With Dewan Tatum feeling so blessed with one baby, any chance the couple, who married in 2009, are already thinking about baby #2?

"Oh god, I don't know," she laughed. "I need to get a little more into my motherhood before I can think about another kid right now."

But that doesn't mean expanding their brood isn't on the horizon. "I was an only child growing up and I used to always say I wish I had brothers and sisters, so I would definitely like to do that at some point," she shared.  

While Dewan Tatum admitted she was missing her sleep since Everly arrived, she revealed that motherhood has been amazing thus far.  

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"Everyone can tell you certain things about motherhood and say it'll change your life but it's really a transformative moment that naturally changes everything," she said. "For me, everything feels different, everything matters more, every action I take, I think of her first."

Despite the challenges of being a working mom, the Step Up actress said that going back to work has made her "feel normal" again.

"When I was at that point where I was in sweatpants 24 hours a day, if I got a shower every two days I was lucky, and I was just carrying her and breastfeeding and doing nothing but thinking about this little baby, and I'm still doing that, but now I get to go and be creative," she explained.

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