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Marissa Mayer Says You Made Motherhood Out To Be Way Harder Than It Actually Is

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Marissa MayerLast we heard from Marissa Mayer, she was kindly informing us that all those crowdsourced baby names weren’t really to her liking after all. But a couple of months into motherhood with baby Macallister Bogue, Marissa has come up for air to say all of you were blowing this newborn thing way out of proportion.

Appearing at Fortune “Most Powerful Women” event in Palo Alto, CA, Marissa says she was gifted a fairly easygoing newborn:

“The baby’s been way easier than everyone made it out to be. I think I’ve been really lucky that way but I had a very easy, healthy pregnancy. He’s been easy. So those have been the two really terrific surprises: the kid has been easier and the job has been fun!” Mayer said…

As for getting back to work after a noticeably miniscule maternity leave — for which there was lots of huffy responses — Marissa maintains that she’s having a grand old time:

“I think that there’s two surprising things,” Mayer told the audience, comprised mostly of women, “I knew that the job would be hard and I knew that the baby would be fun. And the thing that surprised me, and really puzzlingly so, is that the job is really fun! Yahoo is a really fun place to work.”

Despite all the rampant concern trolling over Marissa’s choices, it seems that the new mother and CEO is doing just ducky. The newbie even seems self aware enough to cite luck as a prominent factor in her baby’s easy temperament. Talk about a mother who can count her blessings.