'I Have HELP And A Half': Chrissy Teigen Gets Real About Having Help As A Working Mom

by Leah Groth
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It takes a village to raise kids, and Chrissy Teigen is the first to admit it

Chrissy Teigen wouldn’t be able to maintain a career if it wasn’t for the help she gets — and like all topics parenting-related, she isn’t ashamed to admit it. In a new conversation with one of her Twitter followers, the model-slash-host-slash cookbook author gets real about her work/parenting situation.

“Can you please talk about working while pregnant, shortly post-pregnancy and away from your babies,” wrote her fan. “I’m watching you on #BringTheFunny and you’re so pro and engaged and focused, and I know your babies were/are small and wanting of you.”

Because Chrissy is one of the most transparent, no BS and totally real stars out there, she didn’t try and pretend that this was one of those “Stars, They Are Just Like Us!” moments.

“Girl I have HELP and a half,” the 33-year-old mother-of-two tweeted in response. “That’s it. There is no way I could have done it without it. I’m so lucky to have it and I don’t know how anyone else does it. I have so much respect for all of you. (Also our amazing set provided an amazing daycare room).”

Despite the fact that Chrissy is juggling a seriously successful and demanding career, modeling, writing cookbooks, hosting cooking shows and even launching public service campaigns to help women who suffer from postpartum depression, she still manages to be a pretty hands-on mom and her experiences are seriously relatable. Seriously, thank the gods for celebrities like her, who remind us that parenting is all sorts of ugly-pretty and well-deserving of more than a few laughs daily.

She recently drew attention to the universal truth that moms rarely appear in family photos, because we are always behind the camera. But of course, her delivery was more hilarious than sob-story.

“I never have pictures of myself because I am selfless and am the designated photo taker and keeper for my family and no one else seems to care to be thoughtful and take good photos of me,” Teigen wrote on Instagram. “They merely click them off without paying attention to angles or lighting or general photo ambience. but it’s okay. such is the life I chose.” Teigen signed the post snarkily, “To john.”

She has also opened up about taboo (and relatable) topics such as the realities of postpartum sex, done her part to normalize stretch marks, breastfeeding and those hospital mesh panties we both love and loathe and provided us with hours of belly laughs over her pregnancy commentary over the years.

So while Chrissy might not be “just like us” when it comes to her childcare situation, we can very much relate to her on many other levels.