RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married
Nekesa is a veteran journalist who is Global Entertainment & Lifestyles Editor at Associated Press, where she previously served as Music Editor.
What was your road to parenthood like? It was definitely an uphill climb! I always wanted to have children, and when I Married my soulmate, I hoped it would happen quickly, since I was already what you would call “advanced” maternal age (which these days seems to be past 35!). But it didn’t. I had fertility challenges and went through a lot of struggles until I was put on the path to adoption. Even adoption can have its challenges, but we have been blessed with our amazing baby boy.
How does being a mom influence your work? It makes me more focused because I don’t have the time that I used to. I can’t stay as late as I once did, or work without interruption at home. I also drive now because of him, so I don’t have that subway reading time.
I try to knock out as much as I can in my day, though of course I still do work late at home when my son takes his naps.
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