Exclusive Blog: How Giuliana & Bill Rancic Balance Work and Family

The iVillage Guest Editors juggle high-profile careers, marriage and baby -- with TV cameras in tow! Their secret: Organization and hard work

Giuliana: I am living proof that yes, you can have it all. I am a product of the American Dream, coming to America from Italy as a young child. I was told at a young age that I would never achieve my dream of becoming an anchorwoman on television. I was told I wasn't pretty enough or smart enough and I didn't speak English well enough. Well, I worked my butt off and never gave up.


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I ultimately landed my dream job at E!, where I met my dream guy, Bill, while interviewing him following his win on the first season of The Apprentice. We haven't exactly had the fairy tale marriage that we thought we would. Between my struggles with infertility and my battle with breast cancer, we have gone through our share of tough times. But I am happy to say that I am cancer-free and we are enjoying our 8-month-old baby boy, Duke.


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In the midst of these health struggles, I questioned whether or not I really could have it all, but Bill and I never lost hope and we got our baby. People often ask me what the hardest part of motherhood is, and I have to say that it is definitely leaving Duke every morning to go to work. I am among the millions of working moms around the world, and it's not easy. It is important to remember how essential it is to instill a strong work ethic in our children. And as a working mother, it's comforting to know that I am teaching my son by example.

Bill: I believe you can have it all if you work hard and stay organized. I have always been a hard worker; I started my first job when I was 15 years old. I also started at the bottom and worked my way to where I am now. I washed cars and boats and bussed tables when I was in high school. Staying organized is something that is extremely important to me. Giuliana makes fun of me because I am always writing things down and making "to-do" lists for myself. If I don’t make lists it is easy to get side-tracked.

But you also need to make sacrifices along the way to make this all happen. I used to golf, but now I don’t really have the time to spend seven hours on the golf course. I will leave that for retirement!

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