San Antonio anchor Isis Romero gets back to work
After three months of intense bonding with her three sons, including newcomer Noel, the baby of the house, Isis Romero will return to her KSAT-TV 10 p.m. anchor job on Tuesday.
She’ll slide into the seat next to Steve Spriester with both a heavy heart and a pair of open arms.
“I think for many moms — myself included — going back to work after having a baby can be a tough transition,” Romero wrote in an email.
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“While I’m looking forward to seeing my co-workers and getting back into the swing of things, I’m going to miss my family tremendously.
“I’ll miss a lot of precious moments— but that’s just the reality of being a working mom. Finding the right work-life balance can take some time, but will come eventually.”
She said she especially treasured evening meals with her family: KENS-TV weekend anchor Phil Anaya, and kids Elijah, 3, Phillip, 2, and Noel, 3 months.
“During my normal work schedule, I rarely get to have dinner with my family, so I truly savored this special time with them.”
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Romero’s work day starts at 3 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m.
This particular leave was more of a stay-at-home period than usual, she said. The reason: the highly contagious illness that hit the city — and the country — hard since January.
“Because of the active flu season, we stayed home much of the last three months, which meant lots of play time and at-home activities,” she said.
The toughest part of her leave wasn’t keeping three young boys entertained, however.
“I think I’ve been able to adjust quite well to being a mom of three. I don’t know if that’s attributed to me being more experienced as a mom, or if it’s because Noel is such a good, sweet baby — maybe it’s a little bit of both,” she said.
“Of course, I also have to give credit to my amazing husband — who is our family MVP! He’s the kind of dad that takes on a lot of the heavy lifting at home, which has made my job as mom much easier.”
What did take its toll this maternity leave, she said, was her latest C-section. “Recovering from surgery takes so much time physically, and since this was my third one, I found it especially difficult.”
Is she satisfied with her party of five or does she hope to addget more offspring down the line?
“We’ve had three kids in just over three years, so we have our hands full right now,” she said. “We’re really happy with the size of our family.”
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