How Jenna Bush Hager Finds ‘Love And Pleasure’ in All Parts of Motherhood


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How Jenna Bush Hager Finds ‘Love And Pleasure’ in All Parts of Motherhood

By Movieguide® Contributor

Jenna Bush Hager is opening up about the motherhood moments that are “not glamorous” and “exhausting,” and how she spins those moments into something positive. 

Hager shares three children with her husband Henry — Mila, 9, Poppy, 6, and Hal, 2. 

The TODAY show host loves being a mom, but she did admit there are also “parts of mothering that are tedious and can be boring.”

She explained, “What I try to do is think that is life, those tedious parts are also that’s what we’re doing, that’s what we’re living. I try to find the love and the pleasure that I know I have for my kids even in the tedious parts of parenting.

“I hope I can have fun even when I’m exhausted and ready to go to bed and have asked them to brush their teeth for the one-hundredth time,” Hager shared. “I just want to try to love those moments because that is it, that’s all we got.”

Hager also shared her joy at her twin sister Barbara’s new baby, 13 month-old Cora.

“I think watching somebody you love become a mom, watching [Barbara] have her dreams come true has been this incredible gift,” Hager gushed.

She added, “She loves being a mom — it’s just the most natural, wonderful thing for her. I’ve loved it. I love being an aunt. I love that little baby pumpkin!”