Mommy January Jones Takes a Time Out

January Jones expects to keep her schedule clear for awhile to focus on all her attention on her precious guy in life — that guy being her six-month-old son, Xander.

“I promised myself I wouldn’t take any work after we wrapped unless it was something special,” says the blond beauty of “Mad Men” – which returned for its long-awaited fifth season on AMC last week.  “Kids are only babies for a year so I only want to be with him, and get some rest. There’ve been a lot of sleepless nights.  I went back to work quite soon after I had him,” she notes.

One would not guess she’d recently had a baby by looking at the spectacular actress.  As far as having a rigorous workout routine, she says she does not.  I fact, “I haven’t done any exercises yet.  I want to get back into yoga. I did a lot while I was pregnant, but haven’t done any since.”  She supposes her slimness has to do with “not having time to eat, and running around breast feeding.  Also, my mom’s very petite; I’ve got good genes.”

The Emmy-laden drama finished shooting for the season two months ago.  January had pink highlights put into her hair prior to new season premiere events – and fashion-following crowd took note appropriately.

“It’s fun.  I have fun.  I’m a girl.  I like to do silly things sometimes and I love to be able to experiment with things.  I wanted to be able to wake up in the morning and smile at my hair.  You know, as a mom you don’t get a lot of sleep.  I wanted to feel something to feel kind of girly and excited about.  A little retail therapy goes a long way.  Pink streaks go a long way – or, rose gold highlights.”

MEANWHILE:   January feels as if her Betty Draper Francis has been like a different character in each of the show’s seasons.  She credits creator Matthew Weiner for “taking Betty on a different journey each year.  He does that for all the characters, that’s the beauty of his writing.”

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I grew up in the San Fernando Valley when it was a kids' Shangri La in the 60s and we had Fabulous Eddie's miniature golf and trampolines on Ventura Boulevard. My big brother frequented The Third Eye psychedelic shop back in the day, but he wound up turning out anyway. Dad was an NBC video man who worked on "Laugh-In," Dean Martin's show, and specials by everyone from Sinatra to Fred Astaire. Mom was a first class home maker and PTA and GCA volunteer. They're still doing great. Anxious to get going in life, I quit college and jumped into journalism when I was still a teenager, and was writing for the New York Times syndicate and People magazine before turning 20. But that was a long time, many adventures, lots of traveling around the world and thousands of interviews ago. I go back to the very last days of hot type and getting to talk to Henry Fonda and Bette Davis, and Sammy Davis at the old Brown Derby...What a ride. That's in no small part thanks to my amazing writing partner, Marilyn Beck, one of the grand old-school Hollywood columnist stars -- a true star -- who knows how to do it right. I'm lucky, for sure. Now is fun, too. I love going out to events with my 17-year-old daughter (Jonas Brothers!). Seeing everything fresh through her eyes renews my excitement about the game. In-between I went back and finished school -- University of Redlands -- married, divorced, and at long last found my true love. My favorite things outside of the show business realm are being with my family, my faith and spiritual growth, learning new things (from doing Qigong to uploading stuff on Facebook), and running. See you on the trail.

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