Amy Schumer is getting candid about life as a working mom, and her words are encouraging other mothers to open up. On Sunday, her son Gene turned 5 months old, so the 38-year-old comedian took to Instagram to share an honest message about her experience.
"5 months today and like all moms I love him so much it hurts," she captioned two adorable photos. "[I'm] feeling strong and good and like I'm still a human being with interests and ambitions and goals I'm excited to reach. It's felt good to be back at work. I was so worried about it and was afraid to go back after he was 3 months old. A couple days I've cried from missing him. But it's mostly good to be back and the breaks energize me to be a better mom and appreciate our time even more. I have it a lot easier than many people but I wanted to share my experience."
Amy concluded her message by asking her followers, "What was your going back to work experience?" She received a flood of comments, including a few from her fellow celebrity moms, like Drew Barrymore.
"I didn't care about anything. Everything seemed trivial if it wasn't about my kids," Drew replied. "But after time, things fall into the new place. Not the old. Old is gone. Forever changed by a love that is indescribable! And it just seems to get better and better every day! I am no longer interested in myself as me. It's being their mom. That's who I am now. You are such a cool person Amy! Your kid is gonna [be] so proud of you!"