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'Life isn't perfect and there is no such thing as balance'

TODAY Moms discuss the daily struggle all moms face In an interview published on Moms And The City, TODAY producers, authors and moms Alicia Ybarbo and MaryAnn Zoellner answer questions about how they wrote their book, "TODAY's Moms: Essentials for Surviving Baby's First Year," and how they juggle some of the basics of busy moms. Here's an excerpt: Moms And The City: How do you juggle it all

TODAY Moms discuss the daily struggle all moms face In an interview published on Moms And The City, TODAY producers, authors and moms Alicia Ybarbo and MaryAnn Zoellner answer questions about how they wrote their book, "TODAY's Moms: Essentials for Surviving Baby's First Year," and how they juggle some of the basics of busy moms. Here's an excerpt: Moms And The City: How do you juggle it all as producers of the TODAY show? All three of us worked in breaking news and something had to give. How do you do it every day? Alicia: Life isn’t perfect and there is no such thing as balance. Some days family comes first and other days work comes first, but I love both and wouldn’t want it any other way. Still, the urge is there to want things to look, feel, BE perfect. I get that. Recently I went to see the movie ’ Julie and Julia’ and Julia Child said something like ‘no matter what happens in the kitchen, never apologize.’ Sounds like a recipe on how to live life, and the more people you can surround yourself with who support that notion, the better off you’ll be as a mom. Moms And The City: What is your support system like? Do you both have hands-on husbands? Alicia: The world wouldn’t rotate without my support system. My husband does so much for the kids, but we also get help from grandparents and babysitters. It also pays to be organized, so on a weekly basis my husband and I double check work and family events into our calendars. MaryAnn: My husband is absolutely the best. He does breakfast and I take my daughter to school. We try not to have big projects at the same time. We also have an amazing babysitter. Read the full story on MomsAndTheCity.net and share your thoughts below.