“Blossom” Star Jenna Von Oy Struggles with Motherhood
(NEW YORK) — Jenna von Oy hit it big playing Six, the quirky best friend on the hit sitcom, Blossom.
The actress, 35, is a mother to 10-month-old daughter Gray.
Von Oy, who also starred in the sitcom The Parkers, admits that motherhood might be her toughest role yet and that it can be overwhelming.
“When you have your child throwing up on your shoulder, and your dog is puking on the couch in the other room, and you’re not really sure what to do first, those are really the frustrating days,” she said.
Voy Oy echoes such feelings on her own blog and as a celebrity mommy blogger for People magazine, where she chronicles the challenges of being a first-time mother.
“It is a constant adventure,” she said of the experience. “It is crazy-making, wonderful, terrifying, and phenomenal all at the same time. On any given day, I — she and I both might be crying, or we both might be laughing.”
Von Oy said she hopes her blog can show other mothers that they’re not alone. Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News’ senior medical contributor, said that can make all the difference to someone.
“I think for a lot of mothers they have an idea of what motherhood will be like and pretty quickly reality sets in … Support is key,” Ashton said.
Von Oy acknowledges that she might never achieve parenting perfection, but she’s trying.
“In the middle of … you know, a day where she’s teething, and things are not the easiest, is it more difficult than I imagined? Sure. But the surprises really are the best parts of parenting, I think,” she said.
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