The first black woman to host the Today Show is about to hit the airwaves next week with her new ABC television series, Tamron Hall. Before the 48-year-old host returns to work, she opened up in an interview with People Magazine about her her four-month-old baby Moses and mommy shamers.
“It’s like when you’re a child and you see Christmas on the calendar but it’s only June and you think it will never happen,” she tells People Magazine in regards to her upcoming ABC talk show. “Then suddenly it’s right there. A year ago I could not have imagined this.”
Hall, who struggled with infertility, welcomed her beautiful baby boy to the world on April 24th and has been nothing but grateful for her little miracle. She has even brought little Moses on set with her, who, is as she says is a natural.
“We brought him into the studio for his first visit when they were building the set and I am not kidding you, my child saw that camera and locked in and just owned it,” she said. “I’m like, ‘I need to get you a little suit and a tie.’”
However, not everyone believes that Hall should be a “working mom.” The television personality has received criticism on her Instagram such as:
Your poor baby must miss you.
Well, Hall hit back with her own retort.
“I am so sick of this,” she responded within the post, adding she “can’t wait to discuss” it when her new show premieres. “This mom shame lameness is so corny and toxic,” she continued. “Fyi my ‘poor baby’ is right here with me and when he’s not he is in the loving arms of Dad, Granny, Nanny…yes I have a wonderful woman who helps me. My mom had her sisters and other women help her too. No shame in women helping women.”
Hall tells the magazine that, “I am embracing the advice and wisdom and the love and support from other parents, because they outnumber the shamers.”
“Mommy shaming” has been a serious problem for those working moms that either choose or have no choice but to work. Have you been “mommy shamed?” We want to hear your story. Sound-off, what do you think about this hot topic?