Jodi Anasta has opened up about feeling guilty when she’s away from her daughter, Aleeia for work. She admits she’s just like every other mum in that respect.
When asked what it’s like being a working mum Anasta tells The Motherish, “I’ve started being really honest, it’s tough.”
“I don’t get when women say it’s easy, because it’s tough,” she says.
Anasta, along with rugby player husband Braith Anasta, is parent to one-year-old Aleeia.
The 30-year-old Australian model and actress says she sits down with Braith every Sunday afternoon to go through their schedules, planning what they've got on for the week and figuring out how they're going to make it work.
"What he can do, what I can do, what I can't do. With acting...it really has to be worth my while - I don't mean that in a rude way. It just has to be something amazing to have the time away from [Aleeia]," Anasta says.
When asked if she ever feels guilty about being away from her daughter for work, the Australian personality admits that she does.
"Yeah, yeah I do," she says. "All mums would get an element of guilt."
While Anasta says she doesn't work five days a week so she doesn't experience 'intense guilt', she says during her one or two day shoots she really feels it. She also tells us that during race season, with her commitments for retail giant Myer, the guilt kicks in.
"Half way through Derby Day it will kick in. And I've just got to swallow it and get on with it," she says.
But Anasta does manage to spend a lot of quality time with her gorgeous toddler and posts a lot of cute snaps to social media of their time together. The doting mum wants her young family to be present on social media, so people can get to know her.