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Natalie Barr reveals she struggled with motherhood when her sons were young

Sunrise host Natalie Barr reveals she struggled with motherhood when her sons were young and even went back to work early because she ‘found it hard to be at home with kids’

Sunrise host Natalie Barr has spoken candidly about struggling with motherhood when her sons, Lachlan and Hunter, were young.

The 53-year-old Seven presenter admitted it was extremely difficult to balance her TV career with raising her children.

‘I was barely keeping it together. I went back to work in three months [after giving birth] because I really struggled with motherhood at that stage and found it hard to be at home with young kids,’ Natalie told TV Week.

Candid: Sunrise host Natalie Barr revealed how she struggled with motherhood when her sons were young on Monday

The journalist went on to say she couldn’t have done it without her husband Andrew Thompson’s support.

‘I really couldn’t do anything of this without him,’ she said.

‘He’s so much stronger than me. I might appear strong but I’m not really. I’ve learned to be a stronger person over the years and through my job,’ Natalie explained.

'I was barely keeping it together... I went back to work in three months [after giving birth] because I really struggled with motherhood at that stage and found it hard to be at home with young kids,' Natalie told TV WEEK

‘I was barely keeping it together… I went back to work in three months [after giving birth] because I really struggled with motherhood at that stage and found it hard to be at home with young kids,’ Natalie told TV WEEK

Natalie has been a newsreader on Seven’s breakfast show since 2003, and was promoted to co-anchor this year after the departure of Sam Armytage.

Her husband Andrew is an Oscar-nominated film and TV editor best known for his short film The Eleven O’Clock.

The couple married in 1995 and they share sons Lachlan, born in 2001, and Hunter, born in 2005.

'He's so much stronger than me': Natalie also said that she couldn't have done it without her husband Andrew Thompson's support

‘He’s so much stronger than me’: Natalie also said that she couldn’t have done it without her husband Andrew Thompson’s support

Last year, Natalie celebrated 25 years at Seven; however her career in journalism actually began at the Wanneroo Times in 1987.

In an interview with Yahoo, Natalie also revealed she was the ‘fittest [she’s] ever been’ after embracing a ‘back to basics’ approach to her health.

‘I exercise regularly, eat well most of the time, cut out sugar and make sure I get enough sleep,’ she said. 

'He's so much stronger than me. I might appear strong but I'm not really. I've learned to be a stronger person over the years and through my job,' Natalie explained

‘He’s so much stronger than me. I might appear strong but I’m not really. I’ve learned to be a stronger person over the years and through my job,’ Natalie explained

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