Celebrity Mom, Danielle Fishel Talks Why She Decided Against Being A Stay-at-home Mom

Danielle Fishel, an American actress, director, model, and television personality, has been working as a professional actress since she was a child, but when she gave birth to her son, Adler earlier this year, she was ready to give up her career in entertainment to be a stay-at-home mom.

Adler was born four weeks early, and because of his health issues at the time, Fishel disclosed that she thought to herself, “Here’s gonna be what makes the decision for me.”

However, as the baby grew bigger and stronger, she realized that she needed, eventually, to go back to work in order to be the best mom she could be. The 38-year-old mom told “GMA“:

“I truly have to remind myself that what’s best for him is what’s best for me. And I’m not my best self when I’m just home with him all day.

For a lot of women, that is when they’re at their best. My best friend is a stay-at-home mom. She works her tush off. And that’s what’s best for her and her family. And there is no right answer. For me, that’s not what’s best, but it is for her.

I have so many interests that are outside the house. And I also think that for our family, it works best for us that I teach him … I’m not only his mother. I am other things.”

Fishel and her husband, 40, welcomed Adler on June 24 after an ultrasound revealed that the baby had fluid in his lungs.

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He remained in the neo-natal intensive care unit at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for three weeks, but according to Fishel, he is doing very well these days, with a recent x-ray indicating that he does not have any fluid in his lungs.

Happy and healthy, baby Adler also appears to be taking after his mom, personality-wise. She said:

“I actually just realized over the Thanksgiving holiday how much he is like me. For being in entertainment, I’m actually much more of an introvert than I am an extrovert. I really recharge in quiet moments and I like dim lighting and small groups. And that’s what he’s used to in our house.

On Thanksgiving, we went to two big family get-togethers and he was like, ‘What is this? Why are there so many people? Why is it so noisy? Why is it so bright?’ And the minute we got him out of that environment, he was like, ‘Aah.’ And I was like, ‘e’s his mother’s son! He’s his mother’s son, for sure.'”

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It is so helpful that Fishel has a supportive partner. Although she said that her marriage has shifted a bit since welcoming a baby — spontaneity has gone completely out the window, she noted — she also said that it’s deepened her bond with Karp. She added:

“I have no doubt in my mind that there’s nothing we can’t overcome together. There will be more dark days, but I know now that nothing is too big to test us. We can definitely get through anything.”


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