‘Real Housewives of Dallas’ Star Dr. Tiffany Moon Says She’s Always ‘Disappointing Somebody’ as a Working Mom
You might think Dr. Tiffany Moon, one of the greatest stars of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Dallas season five, has a perfect life. She is a stunning anesthesiologist who graduated from medical school at the age of 23, is married to a supportive man, successful lawyer and hotelier Daniel Moon, and has two adorable 6 year old twin daughters, Chloe and Madison. But as Dr. Moon revealed in the episode of the reality show on Tuesday night that she feels like a working mom “always disappoints someone”.
Yes, even those with the most adorable lives still struggle to strike a good work-life balance. Maybe we can all agree that there is no such thing?
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“I’m not the best version of mom for her because I’m so tired from work,” shared Dr. Moon on the show. “Chloe was going to ride a bike outside yesterday and I said, ‘Can’t we? ‘And Chloe said, “Mom, you’re always too tired to play with me.” It made me so sad. … I don’t want to be that mother. My mother never played with me. I don’t want to turn into the kind of mother I had. I want to be a better version “
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Growing up as the daughter of Chinese immigrants, Moon has always felt tremendous pressure to succeed and appreciate her parents’ efforts to bring her to the United States for a better life. But lately, she’s been struggling to know if her priorities are in the right place – a battle every parent can relate to, especially with the pandemic.
“Imagine all your life you wanted to climb this mountain,” Moon said to her husband. “It’s everything you ever wanted. You work so hard to get to that mountain and then you get to the top, but then you look around and say, “Why did I go up that mountain again?” I just feel like no matter what, I’m disappointing someone. “
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Tiffany, we hear you, we feel you. Equal. As a mother, you are really rethinking your life and how you spend your time. Dr. Moon, you should be proud of yourself when you think critically about your life and priorities! This makes you a great woman and an equally great mother who is a great role model for her daughters.
Also high five to your husband Daniel for their support! His response to the reception of his wife? Daniel assured her that she was not a disappointment to anyone. Damn right!
Daniel reminded Dr. Moon also thinks that she doesn’t have to work full time.
“I still think anesthesia is the coolest thing in the world,” she said. “I love my job. I just don’t want to do it all the time. … I feel like I’ve been a full-time doctor and part-time mother for the past six years.”
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