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Heather Thomson Gushes About “Working Mom” Status Before RHONY Exit: Watch the Video!

All hands on deck! Heather Thomson is trading in drama for more time with her family. The mother of two gushed to Us Weekly about being a “working mom” just weeks before Us exclusively confirmed her departure from The Real Housewives of New York City after three seasons.

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“As a working mom it’s really, really important to set boundaries. And you either have to let your employees know or your employer know that the weekends really are your family time,” Thomson, 45, explained to Us. “And barring an emergency, you are going to be off the grid.”

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Heather Thomson chats with Us Weekly

Thomson joined the Bravo series in Season 5 back in 2012. As previously reported, executive producer Andy Cohen understands that her fashion and lifestyle brand, Yummie by Heather Thomson, already takes up a lot of her time. Her children — son Jax, 10, and daughter Ella Rae, 8 — are also a priority.

“As a working mom today it’s important that we stop apologizing for having to pick up our kids at school or leaving early to catch their play or take them a doctor’s appointment,” Thomson told Us. “If anything, you are sending a good example for your children. You’re setting a good example for your coworkers that we can have work/life balance, and that’s what it is.”

Heather Thompson WITH kids
Heather Thomson and her son Jax, 10, and daughter Ella Rae, 8

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Thomson recently wrapped Season 7 of the oh-so-addictive series. She last filmed the reunion special with Bethenny Frankel, Ramona Singer, LuAnn de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, Carole Radziwill, Kristen Taekman, and Dorinda Medley.

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