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Giada De Laurentiis Goes Back to Work

Welcome Back to the Kitchen Giada!

Working 9 to 5 without a child is challenging but add a newborn to the mix and sometimes it's unbearable. The hardest part isn't usually the lack of time to yourself or sleep deprivation. It's leaving your kid with someone else and missing on that experience that gets many moms down.

Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis discussed going back to work since the birth of her daughter Jade. The pint size Italian cook said:

I thought I would be so excited to get back to work, but I feel bad that I'm leaving her. She's out of the 'blob' stage of just eating and pooping. She's starting to become a person; I see her character and personality coming out. And now I won't be around that much.

Luckily, the chef will be able to spend more quality time with baby Jade as she starts taping her new show Giada at Home in her home base, Los Angeles. I have selfish reasons for being happy about the mamacita's return to the cucina. Giada is coming out with a new cookbook, Giada's Kitchen: New Italian Favorites that will have a chapter of family friendly delilicious recipes that wee ones can enjoy!

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SugarFreak SugarFreak 9 years
She seems to have everything balanced now.
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
She never really seemed excited to have a baby, just in interview she always seemed really down about the whole thing. I love her food, but I dunno...
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
I think she looks great!
CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 9 years
It was good to see Giada back on the Today Show this week. I look forward to watching her new show in the future.
apma apma 9 years
She didn't really call her daughter a blob, just that newborn stage the blob stage. And it seems as more of a lack of a better word phrase.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
I'm with ElizabethRae. It struck me, too, when she referred to her daughter as a blob. I am sensitive about language, so maybe for me, it's about that. I knew someone who used to refer to babies as "it." For some reason, she used the improper pronoun. She would say,"It's smiling." I would correct her, and say,"SHE'S smiling." It was odd.
citizenkane citizenkane 9 years
I love Giada! Hope she returns with a strong new show...
Greggie Greggie 9 years
I think it's dehumanizing to use "kid." I don't know why, but "leaving your kid" rather than "leaving your baby/beloved child/etc" really rubs me the wrong way. I wonder if Giada will get as much crap for using "blob" as Angelina did.
ElizabethRae ElizabethRae 9 years
I don't like it when people refer to babies as blobs. I think it dehumanizes them. It really struck me when I was reading the transcript.
partysugar partysugar 9 years
I'm excited for her new show!
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