'I won't become a baby-bore mum,' says Maura
She's embraced motherhood since giving birth to son Cal last year, but Maura Derrane is adamant that she won't become a baby bore.
The Today Show host (44) loves being a mother, but makes sure she doesn't talk about babies all the time, especially with her friends who don't have kids.
"If you have a child and you have friends that don't have children, don't talk about the child the whole time, it's unfair," she said.
"I think you should be aware of it," she added.
"That's one thing I would say about having a child late in life, I never liked being around people that yapped all the time about their children, because you don't get it."
The presenter, who is married to Fine Gael TD John Deasy, said that it's important for mothers to "stay true to themselves" rather than letting their kids take over their lives.
"We're naturally programmed to be mothers and carers and it kicks in once you have a child, but that's why you have to salvage yourself a little bit, to be true to yourself," she explained.
"It's so brilliant being a mother but you're also a woman, and you have a personality that you can talk about other things apart from the baby."
It's been just over a year since the chat show host had her first son, but Maura has only just recovered from the difficult birth.
"I'm only getting back to myself as a person, sleep deprivation and everything aside, I feel like I have come out the other side and it's a good feeling," she said.
Speaking to Woman's Way, the popular presenter added that she is "not political" despite her husband's job as a TD.
"I'm not political, I am not into politics, and just because I am married to a TD, people lob you into a certain camp," she told the magazine.
"I have my own views and I keep my own views separate so I always keep myself and John as individuals," she said.