‘Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond Opens Up on Stress of Juggling Career, Life: ‘It’s Hard’

by Amy Myers

These days, everyone has to act a bit like a clown and learn how to juggle in life. Between having a career, taking care of the home and maybe taking the kids to soccer practice, life can easily become chaotic. No one knows this better than Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond.

A mother of four (and one bonus child), a cook show host, an author and a doting wife, Drummond leads a busy life. Of course, if you ask her, she’ll likely gush about how lucky she is to have all that she does. But that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t take hard work to keep up with all the different aspects of her life.

When Drummond stars in the Food Network show, Pioneer Woman, she shares recipes, stories and tips about cooking that have shaped her life on her family’s Oklahoma ranch. From comfort food and decadent desserts to healthy weeknight dinners and snacks, Drummond provides her viewers with the blueprints to a good meal for just about every situation.

‘Pioneer Woman’ Drummond Says She Only Does What’s ‘Fun’

Outside of her career on television, she still has a very demanding life. When she’s not filming new shows, she’s likely writing a new cookbook or children’s book. Or, she might be attending her daughter’s wedding or one of her three sons’ sports games.

Just writing all of the Pioneer Woman’s duties and responsibilities is exhausting. We can’t imagine accomplishing all she does in one day without a gallon of coffee keeping her awake. Although Drummond takes it all in stride, she did admit to Design & Living that her daily schedule is no easy feat.

“It’s hard. I do the things that I really enjoy,” Drummond said. “I get a lot done when I love doing it. There are so many things that people are chasing me on a daily basis, and there are lots of loose ends.”

But, since there are only 24 hours in a day, sometimes, Drummond isn’t able to complete everything on her to-do list.

“I just became okay with going to bed at night and not having everything done. My dad used to tease me that I only did what was fun and it’s kind of true still,” the Pioneer Woman shared.

Drummond Pitches in With the Ranch Chores

When she’s at home, the Pioneer Woman doesn’t just stick to the kitchen. In fact, she pitches in with the more laborious chores around the ranch.

Every now and then, the animals all need to have their vaccinations to stay healthy and free from any ailments. So, Drummond and the rest of her crew all chip in to make sure the goats, cattle and other farm animals all receive their shots.

“Blood and things like that don’t bother me. My father was a surgeon, so maybe that’s why,” Drummond explained. “I seem to always be the gate opener. I give shots.”

A jack of all trades, we wouldn’t be surprised if the Pioneer Woman could literally juggle, too.