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America Ferrera Gets Candid About Working at Home With Two Kids Amid Pandemic

America Ferrera is opening up about life at home.

The 36-year-old actress got candid about raising her kids with husband Ryan Piers Williams – daughter Lucia, who arrived in May and 2-year-old son Sebastian – amid the pandemic in an interview with People.

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“Oh my goodness, it’s a world’s difference. Everything’s been so compounded by the pandemic and by quarantine, and truly not being able to have the extended network of family and friends that one would normally have when you bring a new baby home to hold the baby and give you a break or to help. My son went everywhere with me. I went back to work when he was only 10 weeks old and I would hand him to like a camera grip. I’d be like, ‘You hold him. I’ve got to go over here,’” she said.

“Whenever there is an occasion for a new face, she just bursts into tears. She doesn’t know what to do with new faces, so hopefully she’s young enough that this will all start to get better before it can really start to stick with her,” she said of her newborn daughter.

“I could never have imagined that we would be growing the family in this circumstance, but it’s also been wonderful because it has forced us to to really just spend time as a family of four and really get our rhythm of just being our little family. As challenging as the year has been, I think there will be a lot of fond memories of this time of really having to slow down and take the time to be together and sink into family life.”

Find out more about how she celebrated her son’s birthday in quarantine.