Sunrise's Edwina Bartholomew makes startling parenting admission

Sunrise newsreader Edwina Bartholomew has been missing from our screens for six months, after welcoming a baby boy in March.

After appearing on the show last week, the star has made a startling parenting admission — she was excited to go back to work!

L: Edwina Bartholomew in a black hat smiles with her son Tom. R: Edwina Bartholomew on the set of Sunrise.
Sunrise newsreader Edwina Bartholomew has opened up about her return to work. Photo: Instagram/edwina_b & Seven

“Don’t tell my boss but I’m looking forward to having a bit of a break,” she told New Idea.

“It’s a few hours out of the house every day where I don’t have to worry about whose nappy needs changing or who needs to be fed.”


The 39-year-old newsreader also says she has no problem with the early starts now, with her youngest child Tom acting like a natural alarm.

“Tom has just started sleeping a bit more now, but I’ve gotten used to getting up at 3am. Though I understand why people think I’m crazy to do it voluntarily!” she told the publication.

Two selfies of Edwina Bartholomew and her two children
The star has admitted that raising two children hasn't been easy. Photo: Instagram/edwina_b

The star is also a proud mother to 2-year-old Molly, and got candid about the struggle of adding a newborn to the family.

Explaining that Tom’s arrival ‘turned the family upside down’ in her new column for The Daily Telegraph, Edwina admitted she ‘struggled to cope’.

“There was food on the walls, full-blown tantrums on the floor, screaming and that was just me. It has been by far the most challenging period of my life, and yet the most beautiful,” she wrote.

“Do I miss them in the mornings? Yes, I do but when I say I’m ‘happily’ back at work, I really do mean it. It feels good to get a little bit of myself back. Am I allowed to admit that?”

After sharing her parenting thoughts on Instagram, she was showered by praise by fans for being so honest.

“Don’t know how anyone deals with a toddler and baby at the same time! And so true [about] being a better mum when you do something else that makes you feel like you, like work,” a fan commented.

“Absolutely love this Eddy! Could not agree more, the adjustment to 2 kids is A LOT!! We also have a little monster on our hands who keeps me well and truly on my toes every day. Good luck out there!!” a second wrote.

“From a mother of 4, yes it’s just another seat at the table or as I like to say you just keep buttering bread. But like you, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Love it! Welcome back,” another added.

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