It’s right now that many female news personalities are realizing how strong they really are. Working and producing news from home while taking care of the children can be comical, but also exhausting and mentally draining.
So much so that WBTV anchor Molly Grantham has written two books about life as a working mom in news. Her second book, The Juggle Is Real, was just released amid the Covid-19 crisis.
“I wrote the first one when I was on maternity leave with my second child,” she said. “It wasn’t intentional. I didn’t plan to write a book while I was on maternity leave, but I did it because I was missing myself. It was hard being at home for me and I love my job and I love my kids. I feel blessed to have a daughter and a son and a career and all of those things are pieces of me. One is not like the other two, but all are pieces of me.”
The Charlotte, N.C., anchor, who is expecting her third child, released the book on May 3 online, but because of the coronavirus pandemic and stay-at-home orders, there were no meet and greets.
This book is a sequel to her first book, Small Victories, which started as a Facebook blog post during maternity leave with her first child.
“I really missed the piece of me that was in editorial meetings and having adult conversations,” she said. “Almost to save my own sanity, I started to write on Facebook, ‘Showered today! Small victory!’ And I thought I was crazy for putting it out there, but it was just to get the thought out of my head and to the world outside. Then, people were responding.”
Grantham has done a number of readings on Facebook Live. The book is also for sale on her website.